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I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer! Taking time to see friends and family, catching a ballgame at the local field, or even going to see the Jays in the city. This is such a great time of year and before you know it, the kids will be back in school and the days will be getting shorter.

There are many great events happening in Georgina this month. One of which is the 164th Sutton Fair and Horse Show that is this weekend starting Aug. 8th, through to the 11th. There will be rides for the kids, live music from lots of local talent, derby's, horse pulls, food trucks, beer tent, plus plus plus. So load up the kids and make some great memories at this great annual event.

So with that being said please enjoy this month's newsletter!

Edward Ward  Sales Representative

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Cowboy Salad - A Spicy Kick to any BBQ!!



1-2 hearts of romaine lettuce, cut into strips 1 can (15oz.) kernel corn, drained and rinsed 1 can (15oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, cubed small
1 avocado, diced, sprinkled with lime juice
1 jalapen~o, seeds removed, minced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped


1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup bbq sauce 1/4 cup spicy brown

2 tbsp. Worcestershire

sauce 2 tbsp. lime juice



In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, bbq sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lime juice together until smooth, then side aside.
Place romaine strips in a large bowl, then top with corn, beans, tomatoes, cheese, avocado, bell pepper, jalapen~o, red onion and cilantro.

Pour on dressing and toss together to combine.
Let rest 15-20 minutes before serving, giving flavours a chance to build. Enjoy!


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Reinforce a Drawer Front


Here's a quick home fix for a drawer front that's pulling off. Remove drawer face from drawer box. Cut a couple of lengths of quarter round the same height as the drawer sides. Hold them in place while you drill a couple holes through the sides and front of the drawer box. Dab some polyurethane glue (wood glue doesn't stick well to finished surfaces) on the pieces of quarter round before screwing them into place. Replace drawer front and it is as good as new!


Homemade Streak- Free Window Cleaner for outside.

1/2 bottle Jet Dry (approx 3 1/2oz.)
4 tbsp. rubbing alcohol
1/4cup ammonia
1/4 dishwashing soap
2 gallons of hot water

Spray windows with hose, use long handled microfibre brush in solution and wipe on windows. Lastly rinse windows with water and let dry.


Summer Games for the Kiddies


Want to have some fun around the back yard without a huge expense?Here are some great ideas for keeping the kids busy with their friends or ok maybe you and your friends having some laughs. Most of these items, you will already have or can just take a quick run to the dollar store or Walmart for.

Tic-Tac-Toe - painted stones and a base.

Mud Play Station(For the really little ones) - You can make this one up as you go!

Back Yard Yahtzee - dry erase board & marker, home made wood dice, and a bucket

Twister - Simply paint your grass and go!



Glow in the Dark Bowling - Glow Sticks, clear water bottles, and a ball.


Balloon Darts - Balloons, piece of wood, darts. Maybe put some cool prizes in certain ones such as movie passes, or favourite candy!


Old Wives Tales 

You can't swim after eating, or you will drown...The old wive's tale that you can't swim after eating is not actually true - although you've probably heard your mother say it countless times. Cue the eye-roll and dramatic sigh over all those lost minutes in the pool. This myth assumes that after eating, the body diverts blood from your limbs to the digestive tract, depleting your arms and legs of enough blood to swim. While it is true that digestion requires extra blood, the body does not drain the limbs of enough blood to work properly. According to health officials, the worst thing that could happen from swimming after eating is a small, harmless cramp. This is only one of many rampant health myths that need to die.

It takes 7 years to digest a piece of gum... This ubiquitous old wive's tale probably comes to mind each time your gum loses it's flavour and there is no trash bin in sight. Performing a quick analysis of your options, you ask yourself whether swallowing this gum now is worth carrying it in your body for the next seven years. While it is true that the synthetic portion of chewing gum is indigestible by the human body, it does not just sit in your stomach for several years. Instead, your stomach periodically empties it's waste in to the small intestine, which soon passes it along to the colon. Within a week, the swallowed gum will emerge in your stool. Now you are likely wondering whether you should start swallowing your gum more often?

Finding the Right Mattress

You've got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when you're shopping for a perfect night's sleep.

1. Mattress construction: The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each has pros and cons when it comes to durability and comfort customization.

2. Firmness: Mattress firmness plays a huge role in the quality of your sleep. Mattresses that are too firm or too soft can cause aches and pains, so it's recommended that you test a mattress for 10 - 15 minutes in a store before making a purchase.

3. Sleeping position; Your mattress should match your sleeping style (side, back, face-down, etc). You want a mattress that keeps your spine in proper alignment. For example, some mattresses are better for side sleepers, while others are better for back sleepers.

4. Size: It's not quite as simple as choosing between
a king and a queen mattress. You should also consider your height, as some mattresses are better fit for shorter people while tall people will want a longer mattress so their limbs aren't hanging over the edge of the bed.

5. Stability: For couples, you should consider how the mattress reacts when one person moves, so the other person's sleep isn't disturbed in the middle of the night.

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