If you’ve caught my Instagram stories this week you would have probably guessed I’ve partnered with Edo Japan. By no means am I new to the franchise, I’ve been loving them for over a decade. I’m so excited to share this exciting partnership opportunity with my family while ‘Edo for a week.’ We got to ’Edo Your Heart Out’ while eating some menu favourites and trying some new finds from the ever evolving Edo Menu. We made three visits in one week and this is what we found:
Chop Chop Bowls. Perfectly grilled chicken, beef, or crispy tempura shrimp on top of rice, raw veggies, and Savoury Bulgogi sauce. We tried both the shrimp and beef this past week. This has been a go-to of mine since last summer. I love the fresh ingredients and size. I usually share mine with my toddler. He loves it as much as I do!
Iced Coconut Coffee: This one is unreal! It’s like a vacation in a cup. During this heatwave it was the perfect midmorning break for this mama.
Tempura Sweet Potatoe. A twist on the ever so popular tempura shrimp, this appetizer was my children’s fav of the week. They couldn’t get enough!
As you may have seen on my Instagram a week ago, we had the pleasure of staying at The Residences at Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia. They are a collection of 44 vacation homes for sale, boasting cozy interiors, fantastic views, and an abundance of recreational activities right at your doorstep. We took a family friendly hike, followed by lunch at the cutest Mexican restaurant and finally a swim at the popular Radium Hot springs. Whether you’re looking to own a vacation home for weekend getaways with the family, or purchasing a rental income property, The Residences at Bighorn Meadows are the perfect investment.
Bighorn Meadows Resort is unique in that it offers luxury and comfort while maintaining highly competitive rates in a breathtaking area of the Columbia Valley. Situated on an expansive 9-acre site surrounded by the prestigious Springs Golf Course, Bighorn Meadows is a resort community that provides the comforts of home while setting you worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city life. Bighorn Meadows has sold out of ten phases, and is a second home to over 1000 families. Phase 1-10 have sold out, and Phase 11 of these incredible duplex vacation homes are now available for sale. Over 80% of their buyers are from Alberta, and I can see why, it’s such a beautiful area of BC with lots of recreational activities right at your doorstep. Another great plus is that these vacation homes are in an area of BC that are speculation tax exempt. If you’re an Albertan looking for a great vacation getaway home, you don’t have to worry about that tax.
Patio season is in full swing! I love an outdoor space, it’s easily my favourite “addition” you can make to your home. By that, I mean creating an outdoor living place can essentially add another room or two to your home. In my case, I’ve added an additional living-room and dining spot with some help from The Brick. A patio space can be an investment but it does provide additional living space much cheaper compared to adding an actual structural additional to your home. I’ve included my 3 must have components to help create a well rounded and multifunctional outdoor living space:
“Create Several Different Types of Seating”
I want my guests to feel at home and stay away on our patio. So I added both dining and lounge seating. We’ve been enjoy many a meal in the sunshine with the Park Terrace Patio Dining Set! Featuring durable resin rattan wicker on the chair and table frame, this set will look sleek and sophisticated in any backyard setting. After dinner, take in the sunset and have conversations by the fire with a lounge set. The Park Terrance set (pictured) is 2017 model, but this year’s set renamed The Morris is great too built with the same durable material. Double the seating, double the function of the space. Adding multiple forms of seating will help you stay out longer on your new patio.
If you’ve ever experienced flooding of any kind in your home you know the high level of stress it can cause. Not only the structural damage to your home but the potential for lost memories through damaged personal items like photos or heirloom furniture. I’ve partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to talk everything flooding. It’s one of the last F words you probably ever want to hear. So, I thought I’d share 3 easy tips to help in the event of a flood or to help protect your property from flood damage: