Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! We could all use a bit o' Irish luck these days. Here are some fun facts about everyone's favourite green holiday:
St. Patrick's Day is an official holiday in Ireland! Banks, schools and businesses all shut down so they can celebrate this fun holiday.
"Though we've come to associate kelly green with the Irish and the holiday, the 5th-century saint's official color was "Saint Patrick's blue," a light shade of sky blue. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century" (Mental Floss).
"Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick's Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every
Some people are critical of Valentine's Day. Theask, "why must there be a specific day of the year to force people to show love? In a healthy relationship, every day should be Valentine's Day. You shouldn't need an arbitrary Hallmark holiday to do something special." While some of this argument is valid, because it is true that you should love on those important to you all year round, it neglects to remember this:
No matter how much you love someone, there is no possible way for every single day to be filled with wild love and special moments. Love is messy, life is crazy, and not every day will be a perfect fairytale. Does this mean your love is not beautiful? No! It is passion, both good and bad, that fuels relationships.
In the New Year many people make personal resolutions, such as losing weight, advancing in their career, paying off debt, etc. Kicking off the new year with specific goals in mind will help you stay focused. There is nothing quite like the start of a new year, in this case 2020, to inspire you to be the best you.
Read about The Most Popular New Year's Resolutions.
While many of us make personal and professional resolutions, another area of your life to set some goals for is your home! Here are some suggestions:
Renovate: Make this the year you finally renovate that room you have been wanting to forever, or to finish a renovation you began but abandoned. You don't have to complete it in one day; you can do it in phases. Looking for advice
Calgary has been experiencing a wild winter season, with warm chinook days contrasted by incredibly cold stretches. Just how cold has it been, you ask? So cold that not even the Penguins want to be outside.
You read that right. CBC news reports, "just how cold is it in Alberta these days? Colder than the South Pole — at least in Calgary, where the zoo locked even the penguins indoors to keep their tootsies toasty. The Calgary Zoo cancelled its much-loved 'Penguin Walk' — a special event that can attract large crowds — for a third straight day Wednesday." The official statement from the Calgary Zoo read, "the Penguin Walk has been cancelled once again due to extreme cold weather conditions. As this weather puts physiological stress on the birds, we
All of us here at Team Ken Richter would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas. May your days be merry and bright as you take time to rest and reflect during this holiday season.
We would like to extend out sincerest gratitude for your continued support. We appreciate all of our valued clients, both past and present, who made 2019 an incredible year! We look forward to another fantastic year ahead.
We hope that your Christmas and new year is filled with peace, love, prosperity and happiness.
Merry Christmas! Ken & Vivian Richter Ken@KenRichter.com www.KenRichter.com 403-630-6363
Christmas is only a few days away! You know what that means… the malls are packed because people have not finished shopping for gifts. This may be the most wonderful time of the year for businesses that are profiting from last minute gift-buyers, but it is definitely not the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers that just want to get home.
1). Starbucks: Starbucks has a wide range of tumblers, coffee beans and gift cards that make the perfect little gift trio for that special coffee lover in your life. This gift is thoughtful and useful. Since there are millions of Starbucks’ in every neighbourhood, you won’t have to travel far to find the perfect gift.To make your last minute gift shopping process faster, we have complied a list of
One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is to stage it properly. Staging is the art of presenting your home in its best possible light. When staging your home you want buyers to come away remembering it as clean, bright and open. They should be able to picture themselves lounging on the couch in the living room or having breakfast in the kitchen.
If you are looking for an idea of what a well-staged home looks like, visit a staged new infill. There are professionals you can hire to stage your home for you, as you will see in a show home. You can also stage your home yourself. Check out this link to read all of our blogs on home staging!
Home staging is easy, but what about during the holidays? What if you want to
In Calgary we are blessed (and somewhat stressed) to get all four seasons. It means that in the spring we get rain and fresh blooms, that the summer brings hot sunny days, the in the fall we can walk through crunchy golden leaves, and that in the winter we get a blanket of snow over beautiful Calgary. In many other places in the world, they are lucky to experience two seasons, let alone all four.
Because we get all four seasons, Calgary has worked hard to make sure that there are activity opportunities for residents no matter what the weather looks like outside. One way they have done this is by efficiently transforming sites from season to season, adapting to each new need. The best example of this is the Bowness Lagoon.
Check out some of these great December events happening around Calgary, Alberta:
December 1 First Day of Advent December 1 - 31 NOEL Indoor Light Display & Christmas Market: This event is new to YYC, so be one of the first to check it out! Located at the Stampede grounds it is set to be a light display and holiday market like none other. Rumour has it Santa will also be making appearances throughout the duration of the event... December 10 - 28 A Christmas Carol with Arts Commons December 13 Holiday Market Collective December 13 - 24 The Nutcracker: Nothing will get you in the spirit of Christmas quite like seeing a production of the Nutcracker. This spectacular show features world-class dancers, choreography, symphony music, audience…
This Thursday was Thanksgiving in America, a holiday filled with turkey and cranberry sauce for our neighbours to the south. While American thanksgiving used to pass by without notice for many Canadians, these days it marks the start of something very exciting: great deals.
Canada has fully embraced Black Friday and Cyber Monday, both days marked by incredible retail sales. For many Canadians, this long weekend of savings has marked the start (and end) of all Christmas shopping. Many retailers boast incredible sales, free shipping and one-day-only savings events. Want to take advantage of this year's great deals? Here are some tips:
1). Make a list & check it twice: What are you hoping to get during this weekends deals? Make a list and
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