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Finally We Have Warm Weather!!!
We have had a wonderful start for 2019 and I hope that you too have been having a wonderful year so far. Now that Old Man Winter has decided to go to sleep for a good long time, now is the time for us to get out and get our curb appeal back and enjoy the sun shine.
Monday, May 20th is the Victoria Day Long Weekend and it is fast approaching. The first of many great long weekends to come this summer. Some will be opening their swimming pools, others will be opening their cottages. And some of us will be enjoying time with friends and family. No matter what you are doing for this holiday weekend, please stay safe and play responsibly.
Inside this month's newsletter, you will find some great tips to getting your Spring on!
-1/4 c. beef stock
- 1 12/ tbsp. low sodium soy sauce.
- 1/2 tsp. chili pepper paste
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 12 oz. boneless sirloin or strip steak cut in 1/4" strips
- 1 lb. medium asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2' pieces - 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1/3 c. chopped green onions
1. Whisk together stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, ginger paste, pepper paste, garlic, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tbsp. oil and shake or swirl the skillet to coat bottom with oil.
3. Add beef and stir-fry until just browned but not cooked through. Transfer beef to a plate and discard liquid and oil from the skillet.
4.Return the skillet to high heat. Add remaining 1 tbsp. of oil and shake or swirl the skillet to coat the bottom with oil.
5. Add asparagus and bell pepper. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add green onion and fry for 30 seconds.
6. Add stock mixture and stir to coat vegetables. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
7. Add beef and any beef juices back to the skillet. Toss and cook for 1 minute.
Serve immediately. Yummy!
We donate a portion of our income from home sales to many worthy causes. So your referrals really do help to put money back into our local charities.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Who do you know considering buying or selling a home? Refer your friends, neighbours, associates, and family members!
Contact us at 905-953-1577 to help someone in your community today!!
75% of people will drive by a home after seeing it online, to decide if they want to go inside. When your home is for sale, boosting your home's curb appeal doesn't necessarily require a major renovation or big landscaping changes. Sometimes, just a few tweaks and simple DIY projects can do the trick.
Bold Colours can be fun for sure, but when it comes to curb appeal, they can
do more harm than good. When you're selling a home you want to appeal to as
many people as possible, and a striking colour will not do.
Outdated Fixtures, Door hardware, house numbers, mailboxes and light
fixtures should all look stylish and up to date. These items are like the
jewellery of a home's exterior, and anything that looks dated or damaged will
give a poor first impression. All of the items are relatively inexpensive too.
Quirky Lawn Ornaments As much as you may like flamingos or garden gnomes, they're not for everyone.
Peeling Paint is never good, whether it's on the siding, the trim, the porch or the fence.It will immediately tell potential buyers that not only has the exterior not been well maintained, but also it's a signal that they'll have a lot of maintenance work to do once they move in.
Missing or Damaged Roof Shingles When people see your house for the first time, they will notice the roof right away.
A damaged roof means potential leaks and can be a deal breaker.
Clutter such as garbage cans, lawn tools, kids toys and bikes should be put away and not left out for people to see. These everyday items being left out can make the lawn and driveway look messy and unappealing.
Dead Plants are depressing, ad they do nothing to help your curb appeal. Always keep things fresh and healthy to create a good first impression.
Christmas/Holiday Decor once the weather is nice enough to get out there, take those Christmas lights down that are drooping off of your eavestrough.
- The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
- People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a
cow. They try to live their life as a cow.
- The two tiny holes drilled in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.
- In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies.
- Sunsets on Mars are blue.
- The term 'footage' comes from films being measured in feet, when being edited in the
early days of film making.
- Strawberries can also be white or yellow, and some can even taste like pineapples! - All dogs are banned from Antarctica since 1994. This ban was made because of
concern that dogs might spread diseases, such as canine distemper, to seals.
- The state of Ohio gives out different coloured license plates for those convicted of DUI. - In Japan, you are equally likely to die from being struck by lightning as you are from being shot by a gun.
- The brain is our fattiest organ, being composed of nearly 60% fat.
- Dead people can get goosebumps!
- Iguanas have three eyes. Two normal eyes and a third eye on top of their head that only perceives brightness. - Although Australia is home to the largest number of venomous snakes in the world, it averages only one fatal snake bite per year.
Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where natural disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan.
Assign pet evacuation to an adult. Everyone should know how to act during an evacuation, and that includes assigning one parent or adult to the pets.
This allows the other parent and the children to focus on their part of the evacuation plan, so there's no confusion during a high-stress moment when time is of the essence.
Keep evacuation maps and pet carriers readily accessible. If you need to evacuate, you should know exactly where every important item is. If your pets require carriers, keep them in a place that you can access easily.
Practice your plan. Include your pets in your home evacuation drills. It'll help you see how they will respond and make changes to your plan
if necessary. Getting your dog out of a window may
not be as simple as you think!
Be prepared in case you get separated from your pets. No matter how much you drill your evacuation plan, it's possible that a dog or cat will run off while you are focusing on keeping your family safe. A microchip or a GPS-compatible tag can help you find your pets once it's safe to return to the area.
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