All Blog Entries by Kerri-lyn Holland

Found 25 blog entries published by Kerri-lyn Holland.

When it comes to one of the most desirable neighbourhoods to live in Edmonton, the enchanting west end neighbourhood of Glenora stands out. An established oasis of tall canopied trees, lush landscapes and grand homes rich in history is mixed in with impressive modern architectural abodes to combine for a picture perfect image of living the best life.

A stone’s throw away from some of the city’s most popular trails and stunning sights along the River Valley, this community of over 3,500 residents, is close to the exceptional amenities, trendy restaurants and High Street boutique shops of 124th Street.  Glenora is bordered by 107 street to the north and 142nd Street to the west, where the up and coming spectacular West Block luxury residential towers

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A big thank-you to super mom, blogger and guest contributor this month Christine Bruckmann from Just Another Edmonton Mommy for partnering with us and for sharing her top playgrounds to explore with the kids this summer.

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In Edmonton, there are so many great playgrounds for kids to explore. Whether it’s searching for new ones or going back to old favourites, they each have their own uniqueness. When I was asked by Holland and Associates to write about 10 of the best playgrounds in Edmonton, my park loving kids (and I) were definitely up for the challenge!

 

Castle Downs

A favourite for many families, you can find both a playground and spray park here. There is also plenty of green space, picnic tables, as well as bathrooms

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There’s never been a better time to head out west — to the beautiful community of Secord, in Edmonton’s changing far end of the city.

Not too long ago, the west end was defined by classic neighbourhoods like Belmead and Aldergrove and that shop till you drop world-famous West Edmonton Mall.  Fast forward a couple of decades, new areas have sprung up, linked by Anthony Henday Drive, making it easier than ever for families to move further from the core.  This new area offers fine affordable houses, modern day retail and transportation, and the virtues of a happy simple family life which keep homeowners rolling in to the naturally friendly, lush neighbourhood of Secord.

Rooted in the outskirts of Edmonton for over ten years, the popular Secord

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This month we are super excited to be teaming up with the talented Designer Cory Christopher for a little spring decor inspiration. Cory was kind enough to make a house-call and share some great tips for boosting the curb appeal of your home with a spring planter and a colourful wreath for your front door.

 

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Cory Christopher has dedicated his life to the business of creating. As a designer, artist, florist and event planner Cory is known for transforming spaces and homes with his truly one-of-a-kind creations. Cory was born into a hard-working family of farmers in Sturgeon County, Alberta. He spent his childhood planting trees and helping with the harvest before and after school,  but as he grew, so did his dreams,

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Spring has officially sprung and right along with it - the spring housing market is in full swing. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or you just want to clear out the cobwebs and freshen up the place, the outside is a great place to start. Your home’s curb appeal can greatly impact the first impressions of potential buyers, so it’s important to put a little TLC into it. We’ve put together a quick and simple guide to help you boost your home’s curb appeal and leave a lasting impression.

  1. Work that green thumb - adding greenery and flower accents to the outside of your home will go along way to freshen up the look. You don’t need to spend a tonne to make a big impact.  A few standing planters and flower boxes to accent key features

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Bright, Bold & with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.  That’s the perfect definition of Edmonton’s popular urban centric Westmount neighbourhood.   Located off Groat Road and minutes from the university and downtown, it includes the popular 124th Street area shops and restaurants with a mix of character homes that blends history with modern charm.

A community that consistently places in the top 5 neighbourhoods to live in the city, it’s where Ryan Lister calls home, and where he crafts specialty soaps on the side.  Ryan launched Westmount Soap Company a few years back and cleverly names each one after Edmonton neighbourhoods, like Oliver, Glenora and Summerside. His most popular bar of course happens to be the neighbourhood he lives in – Westmount – and

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A big thank-you to plant lover and guest contributor this month Kimberly Wynn for partnering with us and sharing her top tips for creating an indoor house plant oasis.

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"Kim my plant is dying! How do I save it?"

"Kim, the leaves on my _________ are turning yellow - what do I do?"

"Kim, I have a black (or brown) thumb. Please help."

"Kim, what's the best plant for someone who forgets to water all the time?"

Messages I get all too often on Instagram DM. Although I don't call myself a plant doctor by any means, I have through trial and error, become somewhat of a plant whisperer. I truly believe everyone has a green thumb, but only some have unlocked the natural powers within! What's the secret? It's all about choosing the right

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Tucked away between tree-lined ravines, wide winding roads and gorgeous green spaces, lies a tranquil west end neighbourhood made up of dreams for a well-lived life. This lovely community defined by the picturesque Buena Vista Road, bordered by Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, the Edmonton Valley Zoo and dotted by paths that lead to River Valley trails, is an adventure waiting to be discovered by locals.  Yet with beautiful nature at their doorsteps, the over 2,800 residents of Laurier Heights have plenty more to experience in a friendly community brewing with modern amenities for all homeowners to enjoy.

See you at Sweet Pea Café & Playhouse

For Olympic figure skating medalist Jamie Salé, launching the new Sweet Pea Café & Playhouse in Laurier

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A big thank-you to coffee lover and guest contributor this month Hannah from Honey & Betts for partnering with us and sharing her favourite top spots for a high quality caffeine jolt!

Coffee is essential for people - it doesn't matter if you work full-time, or are a stay-at-home mom, or are somewhere in between - coffee fuels us, and good coffee excites us! And if you're looking for some amazing Edmonton coffee shops in your neighbourhood, good coffee is not that far away!

These 5 Edmonton coffee shops hold a special place in my heart because not only are you drinking a delicious cup of coffee, you're also supporting small businesses where your impact matters greatly.

My list of the top 5 Edmonton coffee shops you must try:

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Whether it’s about feeling connected to the community or finding the best finishes to suit your style - building a new home is a great option if you’re looking for a turn key home that’s  perfectly tailored to your lifestyle. We’ve partnered with Daytona Homes to bring you a few top tips to keep in mind while embarking on the construction of your new home.

Choosing the Community

The neighbourhood where you choose to live and build your home is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make along the way - and one of the most important. It’s all about research. Consider what commute times will be like, what schools are in the area and if amenities that are important to you are close by. Daytona Homes Associate Sales Manager Tania Nash

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