2207, 2015

Knock Knock

CUTEST knock knock joke my 4 year old said to me the other day:

Knock knock
Who’s there?
Kristine who?
Kristine in the city

807, 2015

Taylor Swift Concert Pictures

Concert pics pdf draft 1-1

2506, 2015

Do You Want To Win FREE Ice Cream Once A Week???

Ice Cream contest draft 4 pdf-1

2805, 2015

Thank You To Our AMAZING Sponsors!

Sponsors TS Final with name PDF-1

204, 2015

Taylor Swift Give Away!

Do you know an amazing single parent with a child who is a HUGE Taylor Swift fan? If so, Kristine In The City and Proud To Be Me are giving away TWO tickets to the SOLD OUT Taylor Swift concert on July 6! The evening also includes dinner before the show at Fratelli Kanata.

To nominate either yourself or a deserving single parent, send an email to proudtobedoingitonmyown@hotmail.com by
May 20th to share with us either your story or your nominee’s story. The winner will be announced June 1st.

For complete contest details, please read below.


603, 2015

Just Released From The Ottawa Real Estate Board

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 853 residential properties in February through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 868 in February 2014, a decrease of 1.7 per cent. The five-year average for February sales is 914.

“Even though we had one of the coldest months on record, resales for the month of February are only slightly down from last year,” says President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board, David Oikle. “Looking at residential properties alone, 13 more properties were sold this February over last February – a 1.9 per cent increase; while the condo market on the other hand, has been a little slower to gain momentum. That being said, both residential and condo sales are up a total of 226 combined units since January and there are a total of 6,519 residential listings going into March – both telling signs that the spring market is fast approaching.”

February’s sales included 168 in the condominium property class, and 685 in the residential property class. The condominium property class includes any property, regardless of style (i.e. detached, semi-detached, apartment, townhouse, etc.), which is registered as a condominium, as well as properties which are co-operatives, life leases and timeshares. The residential property class includes all other residential properties.

The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in February in the Ottawa area was $358,206, an increase of 1.3 per cent over February 2014. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $267,880, an increase of 3.8 per cent over February 2014. The average sale price of a residential-class property was $380,358, a decrease of 0.3 per cent over February 2014. While average sale price information can be useful in establishing trends over time, it should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value, because the average sale price is calculated based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold.

“The hottest segments of our market in February were sales between $300,000 to $400,000, followed by the $200,000 to $300,000 range and $400,000 to $500,000 range,” says Oikle. “These price ranges continue to have the highest concentration of properties sold, while residential two-storey homes and bungalows continue to have the highest concentration of buyers. In addition to residential and condominium sales, OREB members assisted clients with renting 366 properties since the beginning of the year.”

403, 2015

Great Reasons To Have A Glass Table Top

Transparent glass is awesome at creating the illusion of space, making a room appear larger and more airy than it actually is.

It’s very versatile and matches virtually all interior decors. Glass tops look great in traditional, vintage, modern and contemporary spaces.

‎Whether it be an old rustic table or a wooden trunk, whatever the base is, a glass table will work! Anything goes, so it is up to you to go as funky as you like!

Glass is also a great way of protecting a table top and is easy maintenance.

An added bonus is that glass table tops don’t take away from amazing pieces you have in your home!

Check out the pictures below for great examples of how a glass table top can accentuate your home!

glass pic 2

glass pic 1

2602, 2015

Crowd Funding Campaign For Phoebe Rose

Phoebe Rose’s journey is something that is very dear to me! Please read the link below!

Ottawa Citizen – Crowd funding campaign for family of four-year-old cancer patient

For more information about Phoebe Rose, please take a look at the section dedicated to her on my home page.

1602, 2015

Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday Feb 25th 2015 is PINK SHIRT DAY. Stand up against bullying! Check out this site for more info: http://pinkshirtday.ca/

pink shirt day

1202, 2015

ALT Hotel

Cool lounge at the ALT Hotel, right by the airport, in town for the night for an early morning meeting.