Happy September…And just like that, it was back to school. Although this summer went by in the blink of an eye (doesn’t it always?), there’s something comforting about the changing of seasons. Getting back to the routine and swing of things also means setting new goals. At the turning of the seasons, this comes at a great time, in my opinion.
I love Fall; it means sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes, cozy fires and my kids playing in the leaves. In the hustle and bustle of your lives, try to enjoy the colours of autumn. It’s my favourite part! Well that, and pumpkin spice everything!
Make Ground Rules
No TV until you finish your homework, put your phone away when studying. Make a list of ground rules for the school year. If you set them ahead of time, you’ll be more likely to stick to them.
Establish a Morning Routine
Figure out how much time you need everyday to get dressed, do your makeup, eat breakfast, etc. That way, you will know exactly when to wake up, and you won’t start falling asleep at the kitchen table.
Make a list of your goals before the school year gets started so you can keep checking back to see progress.
Find Ways to Chill Out
Stress is an inevitable part of school.
But you can make it more manageable by finding some stress-relieving activities you enjoy, whether that’s watching your fave rom-coms with your besties or going for a run.
Start Your Days with a Healthy Breakfast
Kick off your morning with a healthy breakfast that will keep you going throughout the day. Try an omelet, or a oatmeal topped with some fruit. Something that will fill you up and fuel you up at the same time.
Write Things Down
Do a brain dump. Take two minutes each morning to get all your thoughts on paper. Put down everything you want to do for the day. Once it’s all out of your head, it’s easier to tell what your biggest goals are for the day and prioritize from there. It’s a great way to de-stress and make the day look less intimidating.
August 2019 stats are in, what did the previous month bring? City of Calgary, September 1 2019 – August 2019 stats are in, what did the previous month bring?
With easing inventory and increased sales, August was met with 6% sales growth compared to last year and a rise in attached sales compared to last year.
Detached // citywide growth has been driven by homes under $500k. Homes priced above that increased in supply and eased in sales activity. Benchmark prices over the city range from a year over year decline.
Apartments // Sales activity has improved yet inventory is on the rise. Benchmark prices eased compared to last year yet some districts recorded modest gains.
Attached // Year to date attached sales are up nearly 5% and inventories are further reduced.
What does this mean for you as a future buyer or seller in Calgary? Drop me a line, I’d love to help.
*Stats obtained from CREB.com
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In honour of the Made in Alberta Conference and Awards Celebration on Friday, September 20, 2019, we are highlighting the top businesses in each category honoured this year!
- Best Beauty: PEPPERMINT TEXTURIZING SHAMPOO AND BLACK PEPPER MATTE STYLING PASTE from Mast Hair Made in Calgary $23 and $25 masthair.com @mast.hair
- Craft Winners: MINERAL COLLECTION SHAVING TOOLS by Rattlestick $1,100 to $1,600 per set Made in the Foothills rattlestick.ca, @rattlestickshaving
- Best Drink Category: PRICKLY PEAR EQUINEOX from Eau Claire Distillery Made in Turner Valley $50 eauclairedistillery.ca @eauclairecraft
- Best Decor Winners: SAM MALOOF-INSPIRED ROCKING CHAIR from GaraWood Made in Calgary $4,400 garawood.com @garawood
- Best Fashion Winners: HANDCRAFTED HEIRLOOM BRIDAL ACCESSORIES from Joanna Bisley Designs Made in Calgary $50 to $475 joannabisleydesigns.com @joannabisleydesigns
- Best Food Winners: BLACK GARLIC from Forage & Farm Made in Foothills County $12 to $15 forageandfarm.com @forageandfarm
- Games Winners: SNOWBOARDS from Olive Skateboards + Snowboards Made in Spruce Grove $300 to $1,500 olivesnowboards.com @oliveboards
Meet the finalists here.
| – Beautiful home in sought after Lake Bonavista Estates|
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I had the pleasure of assisting some very special people on the sale of their homes this month. Congratulations to you all, you know who you are! I love helping people in their home buying and selling endeavours. Contact me today to get started. I can’t wait!
THINGS TO DO IN CALGARY
Watch a Mexico-inspired Cirque de Soleil show
When: August 16 to September 22
Experience the magic and wonder of a Cirque de Soleil show as the Canadian circus arts company brings Luzia, one of its latest productions, to Calgary for around a month. Get ready to be amazed by acts that feature hoop diving with treadmills, contortion, Russian swings and more during this colourful, Mexico-inspired production.
Under the Big Top, Stampede Park, Lot 6, cirquedusoleil.com
Zip around the city on an e-scooter
By now, you’ve probably noticed Bird and Lime e-scooters popping up around the city. With only a month or two of good weather left (if we’re lucky), now is the time to try one. The scooters are easy to use since they’re electric and are reasonably affordable — there’s a small unlocking fee and then an additional per-minute fee.
Relax in the sauna or steam room at the newly opened Cedar & Steam
If you find yourself needing to relax and escape for a bit, check out the newly opened Cedar & Steam in Lake Bonavista. This new spa features a steam room and three kinds of saunas (cedar, infrared and Himalayan salt), not to mention a rinse station for cooling down. You can also get a hot stone, deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, sports, lymphatic drainage or therapeutic massage. 102, 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. S.E., 403-452-2257, cedarandsteam.com
Catch a performance of Alberta Theatre Projects’ season opener
When: September 11 to 29 Love, wedding shenanigans, six actors playing dozens of characters, cabaret seating — Alberta Theatre Projects’ season opener, The Wedding Party, has it all. While you can check out any of The Wedding Party performances during its three week run, there are a few shows with special perks. There’s a pay-what-you-can preview on September 11, a pre-show pizza night on September 12, afternoon tea at the September 22 show and more. Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons, 215 8 Ave. S.E., albertatheatreprojects.com
Participate in one of the many fall runs and walks happening in Calgary
Whether you want to stay fit, get outside, support a good cause or any combination of those, there are tons of walks and runs taking place this fall. In September, race options include the Kidney March, the Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, the Terry Fox Run, the Run For Childhood Cancer and more.
Read more: Upcoming Fall Runs and Walks In and Around Calgary
Attend the first Made in Alberta Conference and Awards Celebration
When: September 20 to 22
We recently revealed the winners and runners-up of the first-ever Made in Alberta Awards, but the fun doesn’t end with that announcement. Learn how to grow your business at the Made in Alberta Conference and Awards Celebration at SAIT on September 20 or check out some of the winning products at one of the markets and showcases this month. There will be markets at Calgary’s Southcentre Mall on September 21 and Edmonton’s Kingsway Mall on September 28, as well as a showcase at the Calgary Fall Home Show from September 19 to 22. SAIT, Heritage Hall, madeinalbertaawards.ca
Drive to High River for the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival
When: September 25 to 29
This might be one of the coolest events you attend all summer. From September 25 to 29, make the 45-minute drive to High River for the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival, where dozens of hot air balloons will gather for five days of competition flights and glowing spectacle. Be sure to stop by on September 27 for the Glow Night, when the balloons will be gathered in a field and glowing in the dark night sky. Not only is it an amazing photo op, but you can check out the balloons up close.
Visit six local artist studios in the Ramsay and Inglewood neighbourhoods
When: September 21
Six local artist studios in Ramsay and Inglewood are opening their spaces to the public as part of the annual East Side Studio Crawl. On September 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., walk from studio to studio to check out the workspaces and work of painters, weavers, ceramists and more for free. This year, participating studios include the Burns Visual Arts Society, Jeff DeBoer Studio, Heritage Weavers & Spinners, Nvrlnd and Workshop Studios. burnsvisualarts.com
Dress up to watch a fashion and art show
When: September 28
Don your most stylish duds and check out one of Calgary’s biggest fashion events of the year this month. On September 28, PARKLUXE will stage its 2019 fashion and art show at Brookfield Place in downtown Calgary. This year, featured designers include Lauren Bagliore, Nonie and Adesso Man. The night includes an opening reception, two runway shows and pop-up shops. Brookfield Place, ourparkonline.com
See the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race perform live
When: September 30
Aquaria, Monét X Change, Asia O’Hara, Violet Chachki — they’re some of the most iconic drag queens to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race and you can see them perform live when the show’s Werq the World Tour stops in Calgary on September 30. And of course, the one and only Michelle Visage will be there to lead the night’s performances. Southern Jubilee Auditorium 1415 14 Ave. N.W., jubileeauditorium.com
List by Avenue Magazine.