Foods that boost your energy

Many people order an espresso or reach for an energy drink when they need a boost. However, there are other foods that can give you a similar increase in energy and are, arguably, a lot healthier. Here are a few examples:

  •  Coconut oil. It contains high quantities of medium chain fats, which are a quick source of energy. 
  • Honey. It tastes sweet because it’s a natural form of sugar. As we all know, sugar gives you a quick boost. 
  • Iron containing foods. Lack of iron in your diet can leave you feeling sluggish. Adding more beans, spinach, and lentils to your diet – perhaps in salads – can help boost your iron levels. 
  • Nuts. Almonds, cashews and other nutrient-rich nuts are the ideal quick snack for an energy boost. 
  • Dark chocolate. It’s great news for chocolate lovers, but keep the portions small.
  •  Finally, not drinking enough water can also rob you of energy. In fact, water may be the best energy-boosting “food” of them all.





Making sense of a crazy market

Unless you’re a real estate expert, you probably look at the market and think things are pretty confusing. Even a bit crazy! You hear news about “bubbles bursting”, “higher or lower home sales in a particular month”, “new home starts” that are up or down, and on and on it goes.

 It’s a lot of news and a lot of jargon.

 If you’re thinking of selling your home within the next year or two, you will want to understand what’s happening in the market so you can make the right decisions and get a clear sense of what to expect. So, how do you make sense of it all?

 That’s where a good REALTOR® can help.

 Even if you don’t have any definite plans to move in the near future, a REALTOR® who is an expert in the local marketplace can help you understand what homes in a particular neighbourhood are selling for, and what you can expect to get should you decide to list your property.

 Getting to know a REALTOR® also means you’ll have a trusted expert to talk to from time to time, when you have real estate-related questions.

 You’ll have someone you can think of as “Your REALTOR®”.

 Plus, when the time comes to sell your property, you won’t have to deal with a stranger. Instead, you’ll be able to work with a REALTOR® that you know well — and who knows YOU. Overall, that will make the buying and selling process go more smoothly and more successfully.

 Looking for a good REALTOR® who wants to get to know you? Call today!


Condo for Sale, 665 Bathgate, unit 1102, Ottawa, Ontario

Freshly painted,laminate floors, updated, bright and spacious condo Close to shopping, Cite Collegial, CSIS, and the National Research Council, Watch the Canada Day fire works from the comfort of your living room, View of Peace Tower. Watch the hot air balloons. Freshly cleaned by Enviropure Cleaning.Many building amenities including a library in the common areas. .

For Sale, 903 Admiral Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

Freshly painted well situated detached home with two full baths, one on main level. Perennial garden beds in the front. Ramp access to front door. #14 bus on street, goes to the Rideau Centre and St Laurent shopping Centre. 30 minute walk to the Civic Hospital on Carling and Parkdale. Metal roof. The oil tank replaced approx. 2003. The furnace has been maintained yearly. The other room is part of, and forms L-shaped family room.

Now is a great time to get out and buy a

Now is a great time to get out and buy a home. Interest rates are down as are house prices.

Another Great Summer!

There is never a shortage of things to do in and around Ottawa. Here are a few events you may want to attend.

Gloucester Fair, May 24- 27,

Bicentenial Heritage Fair, Spencerville, June 1 – 3

Ottawa International Children’s Festival, May 30 – June 3rd,

Dickinson Days, Manotick, June 1 -2,

Orleans Festival, June 1 -3,

Medievel Festival, Upper Canada Village, June 9 -10,

Russell Celtic fest, June 16,

Bluesfest, July 4  – 15,

Osgoode Medievel Festival, July 6 -8,

Hope Volleyball Beachfest, July 14,

Glenngary Highland Games, Maxville, Aug 3,

Navan Fair, Aug 9 – 12,

Almonte Highland Games, Aug. 25,

Russell Fair, Sept. 6 – 9,


For a more complete list of festivals, please follow this link!

For a more complete list of fairs, please follow this link!

I hope you all find something that piques your interest. Enjoy the summer!!



Up coming Events around Ottawa in March 2012

Here are some events that will be taking place in March that you may find interesting and want to attend.

Making Wishes Fly: March 9, 2012 My Condo Lounge 34 Clarence, In the Byward Market, raising money for the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Saint Brigid’s Pancake Breakfast with Live Irish Music, March 11, 2012, 10:00am – Noon.–IRSIH-MUSIC—LIVE-ENTERTAINMENT.html

The Speakeasy, an evening in the roaring 20′s, March 15, 2012, 7:00 – 11:00pm, The Velvet Room, 62 York Street, proceeds going to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show, March 17 & 18, 2012, the C.E. Centre

The Ottawa Home and Garden Show March 22 – 25 2012., The C.E. Centre

Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show, March 22 – 25, 2012, Ottawa Convention Centre


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