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Summer Backyard Designs

Summer Backyard Designs We Love

It’s warm out and all you want to do is sit in your backyard and enjoy the day. That’s why our blog is going to feature some Summer backyard designs we love. Different ways you can decorate and make your space unique.

Cottage Vibes All Day
Summer Backyard Designs Muskoka Chair
Muskoka Chair

There’s just something about Muskoka chairs that gives us all those cottage vibes. They come in a variety of colours and styles, so you are sure to find the right one.

Movie Nights Under The Stars
Outdoor Theatre
Outdoor Theatre

Summer nights spend outside watching movies with your favourite snacks and people. It couldn’t get any better than that as far as we’re concerned. You can use a clean white sheet and string to create a screen or even purchase one online. This one is sure to be a big hit with everyone.

Outdoor Rugs
Outdoor Rug
Outdoor Rug

Outdoor rugs can add a pop of colour to your deck or patio. You can get very creative by adding one of these large rugs. By using one of these large rugs, you’re really creating an outdoor room.

Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Kitchen

Why not have a whole kitchen outside? There are endless deigns you can do for an outdoor kitchen and so many of them are beautiful. Get creative and create the most unique and beautiful space that you’ve been dreaming of.

Contact Lori VanDinther and Team Today

If you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market and not sure where to start, contact Lori and her team now. They’re ready to help you find the home of your dreams. We know times are different right now and so we have taken all the safety precautions and are complying with government COVID-19 regulations.

Creative Activities to do at Home Family making cookies

Creative Activities To Do At Home

Creative Activities That Are Fun For The Whole Family

We’ve all be practicing social distancing and isolating at home for almost 40 days. You might be home with kids and are now looking for more creative ways to spend a few hours. Here are a few creative activities to do at home. Get the whole family involved and turn off the screens.

Make a Cardboard Dollhouse

Let’s talk about cardboard dollhouses. They’re not too difficult and can be fun for all ages. There are some great creatives activities to do at home. And they can be so much and the results can offer hours of play time for the kids. What you’ll need to make a cardboard dollhouse are as follows:

  1. You’ll need flat cardboard to make 5 walls
  2. Gift wrapping paper for the wallpaper
  3. Utility knife
  4. Duct tape
  5. Glue stick

Now you can get started and create the walls, roof (optional) and decorate the interior. You and your family can get as creative as you like. It’s time to go outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. It’s time to wash the car and even have a water fight.

Time To Wash The Car

There are a lot of creative activities to do at home. And washing the car doesn’t need a lot of instruction. We’re here to encourage you to get outside on a nice day and enjoy the fresh air.

You get to accomplish two things here; getting fresh air and getting a chore done. All you’re going to really need is a bucket of soapy water, some cloths and room to get your car clean. And time for a family water fight. Once you get inside and dried off get to the kitchen because it’s time to bake.

Time To Bake

Baking can be a very wonderful learning experience. Getting your kids measuring and learning how to pour ingredients into a bowl. You’re helping with hand-eye coordination and learning how to get the right measurements.

let’s get the kids learning how to cut cookies with cookie cutters. Practicing their reading skills with you by reading the recipes and then seeing their hard work done and they get to eat it. It can be a fun activity for the whole family and even just for yourself. There are other activities that are a bit more quiet to consider as well. Let’s sit down with a puzzle and a cup of tea.

Puzzle Time

It’s been very popular right now to order puzzles and challenge yourself and your kids too. Why not make it a family event one afternoon and see how fast you can finish it. Puzzles offer creative, cognitive and problem solving practice.

And there are so many out there that you can try. You can find a wonderful list of 87 fun things to do at home here and you can still get looking at new listings with Lori.

Contact Lori And Team

The world is going through an unprecedented time and we want you to know that Lori and the VanDinther team are here and working hard. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us by phone or email.

Halton Events Upcoming events

Halton Events for February and March 2020

Halton Events To Look Forward To

There are always so many fun and family friendly events and activities happening in Halton. Burlington is part of the Halton region and its a beautiful place to explore. From the shores of Lake Ontario to the incredible views from the Niagara Escarpment. Today I’ll feature 5 different Halton events that you need to check out.

Walking Tour – Downtown Burlington

When: Saturday, February 8th from 10:30am to 11:30am

Where: 414 Locust Street, Burlington

About: Explore downtown Burlington and learn more about the city with Alan Harrington. This event will happen rain or shine so come prepared for various weather conditions. This is a great event if you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful city.

Family Day Winter Fun

When: Sunday, February 16th from 10am to 4pm

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

About: Bring the whole family and enjoy some Family Day activities. You’ll explore the children’s farm and Playbarn, meet some animals check out the great demonstrations. It’ll be a fun day and we know your family will love every minute of it.

Museum After Hours – Discover the Myths and Mysteries of The Great Lakes

When: Thursday, February 27th from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 North Shore, Burlington

About: Spend the evening learning with access to all the galleries, the special visiting exhibition; Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creature. And enjoy a unique presentation from Swim Drink Fish Canada about the myths and mysteries of our Great Lakes. There will be snacks and refreshments provided at this event.

Maple Syrup Festival

When: March 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th – 22nd and the 28th & 29th

Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

About: Learn about the history of Maple Syrup at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. The Provincial Park is located on a heritage farm from the 1900s. Other activities will include; the pancake house, maple syrup candy, fresh maple taffy, guided tours of Maple Lane, gift shop, wagon rides, visit the farm animals, historical tours, family activities and so much more.

Taste of Burlington Prix-Fixe Dining

When: Sunday March 1st from 11:30am to 10pm

Where: Participating restaurants in Burlington

About: This event is happening across Burlington and participating restaurants with lunch being offered at $15, $20 and $25. And dinner being offered at $30, $35 and $40. This is a fun way to try some restaurants you’ve never been to before or to go to an old favourite and try something different.

Contact Lori VanDinther

What’s better than trying out a new restaurant? There are events listed here I know I’ll be trying, it’s nice to keep busy during the winter. Another way to keep busy is to explore some great open houses and check out what’s on the market. I love helping people find their dream home and I know together we can find yours. Contact me today and let’s start the journey.