• Empress Gardens (461 Larry Uteck Blvd)

    May 21, 2020

    Looking for a new place to call home in Halifax? Look no further than Empress Gardens (461 Larry Uteck Blvd) in Millview. This rental community is calling your name, will you answer?

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    Life in Halifax

    Life in Halifax is wonderful. The locals are known for their vivacity and friendliness, making you feel right at home in this new-to-you locale. It's a small city with a big heart that wholeheartedly embraces the arts, nature and community. There’s no shortage of rugged natural beauty here, either.

    About the property

    You’ll love living at Empress Gardens in this new, modern and clean building. It’s close to downtown Halifax, Bedford and the airport. Our suites feature stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher and microwave), granite flooring, in-suite laundry, balconies and the community boasts a convenient onsite gym. 

    Your new neighbourhood

    Our property is conveniently located at 461 Uteck Blvd. It’s just 15 minutes from downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. The property is conveniently close to public transit, Nine Mile Circle, Hemlock Square Shopping Centre and Southgate Village. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll love being close to multiple Halifax parks and that the building itself is situated in a beautiful park-like setting in the heart of one of the city's hottest and most natural-feeling areas -- Millview.

    Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to call Empress Gardens home! Contact Timbercreek Communities today to arrange a viewing. Call 902.800.0858 or click here to email us.

  • Spring pet safety tips ​

    May 18, 2020

    Spring looks so innocent to the untrained eye. It appears to be safe and inviting as it's bursting with colourful flowers and patches of fresh green grass -- seemingly perfect for your pet to explore. But spring can be a surprisingly dangerous time of year for your pets -- especially dogs. Here are our best spring pet safety tips.

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    Watch out for pesticides

    Do you ever notice little signs on pristine lawns in spring? They're often there as a warning because a harmful pesticide was sprayed on the grass. If you notice them, steer clear if you're with your dog. Sniffing and eating the treated grass can be poisonous for your dog.

    Avoid unknown plants

    Your dog is likely easily distracted by all the delightful greenery that comes with spring. If he or she has a penchant to munch on plants on walks, be sure to keep him or her away. Some plants can be quite harmful for your dog, causing vomiting, diarrhea or even death.

    Avoid tall grasses

    Ticks love to burrow in your dog's fur, so try to keep your dog out of tall grasses where they tend to reside. 

    Hide the Easter chocolate

    Your dog loves chocolate as much as you do, but shouldn't eat it under any circumstance. Chocolate can be lethal for dogs so be sure to stash Easter chocolate out of sight and reach for your pet.

    Avoid sticks

    Your dog might love to chew on sticks but this is actually incredibly dangerous and can cause choking. Bring a tossable toy on walks to keep your dog distracted from nature's toys.

    Get a microchip

    Your pet will naturally explore the great outdoors more frequently in spring. An abundance of new smells and encounters with other animals can provoke your pet to separate from you and wander far from home. To avoid losing your pet, ensure you microchip them so if separation does occur you can track them quickly. 

    We hope you'll take our advice and put these spring pet safety tips into practice. You can never be too careful when it comes to your furry friends after all!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Delicious recipes for Victoria Day

    May 14, 2020

    Although Victoria Day weekend may look a little different this year, doesn't mean you can't get creative in the kitchen. Grab your partner and get messy with these delicious recipes!

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    Victoria Sponge

    Stay on theme with this classic sweet treat! If you've never tried one, a Victoria Sponge is a delightful double decker sponge cake layered with a sweet strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream. It's naturally red and white so it feels a bit patriotic, too! Get the sweet recipe here.

    Creamy Potato Salad

    We love a good potato salad on Victoria Day weekend! It reminds us that more picnics and summer BBQs are on the way. So why not get creative and set up a picnic on your balcony or in the backyard! This particular potato salad recipe is simply delightful and has wonderful contrasting textures thanks to the addition of radishes and cucumbers. Get the creamy yet crunchy recipe here.

    Vegan Caesar Salad

    Caesar salad is one of those dishes pretty much everyone loves but shouldn't be served at gatherings where it will sit out for too long. This is because the classic recipe includes raw egg and can spoil and make people ill if unattended for too long. We LOVE that vegan caesar salad is a thing because it totally solves this problem! Caesar salad for us and all our friends! Get the vegan recipe here.

    Peri Peri Kebabs

    Have you ever tried Peri Peri chicken? It's delightful! It's zesty and rich tasting, marinated in a tangy and spicy pepper sauce and grilled till smoky over charcoal. You can achieve the taste of peri peri chicken, and please a crowd, by following this easy and delicious Peri Peri Kebabs recipe. Everyone will love these!

    We hope you give one or all of these Victoria Day recipes a try! Happy Victoria Day!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How to work efficiently at home ​

    May 12, 2020

    If you suddenly find yourself working from home, it can be a big adjustment. It can be hard to practice discipline in an environment normally designated for rest and relaxation. But not to worry, we have some great tips for you that will help you work more efficiently at home.

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    Carve out space

    This one matters more than you might excpect. Part of the issue many remote workers face when it comes to efficiently working from home is separating work space and personal space. When you’re surrounded by all the things you enjoy in your off hours (the kitchen, TV, bathroom, couch etc), it’s easy to get distracted. A good way to combat this is to designate an official workspace in your home that is exclusively reserved for work. This way when you’re in your workspace you know it’s time to get down to it. This can be a room (if there’s one available), a nook within a room, or even just a desk or table.

    Take scheduled breaks

    Breaks make most workers more productive, not less. It’s important to stop and step away from what you’re doing now and then so you can better focus your mind and give it a chance to rest. We recommend taking short, scheduled breaks throughout the day to recharge and refresh.

    Make an agenda for the day

    If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Make a work agenda for each day and stick to it. This will help you stay on task, meet your deadlines and focus. 

    Dress for the day

    Another psychological one. Be sure to get up every day and dress as if you’re going to work. You don’t have to wear a suit, but it’s important to dress in a manner you’d expect a professional in your occupation to dress. By dressing for work you send a signal to yourself that it’s time to work.

    Set hours

    You wouldn’t go to work indefinetly, so set working hours for yourself. When you work from home, it’s easy to let the time roll by without giving it a second thought because you’re already at home. Just like in an office, when 5pm rolls around you know it’s time to put things down and head out for the day.

    We hope you give these working from home tips a try. Let us know how you do!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • 5 Home workouts that will kick your butt

    May 07, 2020

    Not sure how to work out efficiently at home during the pandemic? These 5 home workouts will kick your butt and ensure you don’t lose your gains in this unusual off season. No matter what you’re into, there’s an excellent workout for you.

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    Tabata

    If you want to really challenge yourself at home with no equipment, tabata is your new best friend. This 30-minute tabata workout is tough and will torch calories. It’s cleverly designed with modifications for every exercise to ensure that basically everyone can join in. Watch the video.

    Bodyweight HIIT

    Even if you only have 20 minutes to spare, you can still get in a great workout. This 20-minute bodyweight HIIT workout will work your body from head to toe. Guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your muscles flexing.

    Power Yoga

    You don’t need to venture out to a yoga studio to sneak an excellent flow into your day. In just 20 minutes, this power yoga flow will invigorate your mind, body and soul. The class is challenging even though it only takes a fraction of the time of most studio classes to complete.

    Free weight circuit

    You can be on your way to toned arms in just 10 minutes per session with this great free weights workout. Use any free weights you have that you’re able to lift for 10 minutes straight! Don’t be afraid to go a bit light -- this will be exhausting with heavy weights.

    Tae-bo

    If you want a heart pumping workout that uses your whole body, look to the past! Remember Tai Bo? You can watch the original videos on YouTube! Try this one which will get you moving and sweating in no time. 

    We hope you try and enjoy these fabulous home workouts! By staying home, you are doing your part for the planet and we salute you. 

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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    Looking for a new place to call home in Halifax? Look no further than Empress Gardens (461 Larry Uteck Blvd) in Millview. This rental community is calling your name, will you answer?
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  • Spring pet safety tips ​

    May 18, 2020
    Spring looks so innocent to the untrained eye. It appears to be safe and inviting as it's bursting with colourful flowers and patches of fresh green grass -- seemingly perfect for your pet to explore. But spring can be a surprisingly dangerous time of year for your pets -- especially dogs. Here are our best spring pet safety tips.
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    If you suddenly find yourself working from home, it can be a big adjustment. It can be hard to practice discipline in an environment normally designated for rest and relaxation. But not to worry, we have some great tips for you that will help you work more efficiently at home.​
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