• Property Highlight: 15 Bently Drive

    Feb 26, 2020

    If you're on the hunt for a wonderful new apartment to call home in the heart of Halifax, look no further! 15 Bently Drive is calling your name. This is your opportunity to live in a fantastic apartment community in sought-after Clayton Park West. 

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    About your new neighbourhood 

    Welcome to Halifax's Clayton Park West community. If you're new to it, it couldn't be more convenient. Everything is at your fingertips here. You can easily enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment at the Bayers Lake shopping district, and commuters will love having easy access to Highway 102. Fitness enthusiasts  and outdoorsy types will be happy to learn that the Halifax Mainland Common, a large recreational area consisting of parkland and walking trails, is located just a short walk away. The Canada Games Sports Complex is also close by. 

    Adventure waits outside your door here. You'll have easy access to public transit, beautiful 

    parks, delicious restaurants, fun pubs and memorable entertainment venues. 

    About the apartment community 

    The buildings that make up the community of 15 Bently Drive are new and waiting for you to call them home. They boast spacious, open-concept suites with premium amenities. You'll love it here!  Our condo-style apartments feature in-suite laundry, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and much more. 

    Other community highlights include a gym, party room, and professional building management located on-site. Parking is also available. 

    Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Contact Timbercreek Communities today to arrange a viewing. Call 902-703-7367 or click here to email us.

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  • How to wear skirts and dresses in winter without freezing

    Feb 17, 2020

    Winter is in full freeze but that doesn’t mean you have to dress like it’s 20 below outside. You can look chic and stay warm -- you can even wear skirts and dresses in the winter! To help you wear your favourite skirts or dresses in the colder months, here are some fashionable tips to make your outfits more winter-friendly.

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    Wear high boots

    This tip is key. If you love wearing skirts and dresses, but you live in a cold climate, high boots can be your best friend. Look for thigh-high boots or at least boots that reach your knees to ensure the bulk of your legs have coverage and wind protection

    Wear opaque tights or leggings

    Instead of going bare-legged or wearing stockings, wear leggings under a skirt or dress. This will help shield your legs from winter’s cold temperatures and bitter wind. You might not get the exact look you’re after but you won’t get frostbite either.

    Wear longer skirts

    Mini skirts can be great but they’re not well suited to winter. Opt for longer skirts like knee-length or floor-length skirts. They’ll keep you warmer and will look just as good.

    Wear a long coat

    If your heart is set on wearing a short skirt in winter, you can keep yourself warm by wearing a long coat over it. It looks great and is a totally practical solution to the problem. Look for a long and warm peacoat or a long puffer coat to stay extra toasty.

    Wear leg warmers

    If you want to wear a skirt to an indoor event, but you need to get from point A to point B and it’s cold outside, give leg warmers a try. You can wear them with virtually any shoes and they’ll keep your legs toasty warm. Once safely inside, simply take them off and stash them in your purse.

    Timbercreek hopes that these tips for how to wear skirts and dresses in winter help you stay chic and warm this season. 

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

  • 4 DIY Winter Blankets

    Feb 13, 2020

    With winter in full swing in Canada, now is the perfect time to get cozy and crafty at home! To help you enjoy the season to the fullest, here are some epic DIY winter blanket projects to try. They’re fun to do and will make your apartment even cozier!

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    No-sew fleece blanket

    If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project that requires no special skills, give this no-sew blanket project a try. Basically you use fleece that won’t fray and cut it around the edges to make knotted ends. The end result is pretty attractive and the process couldn’t be easier. This is a great starter project for people who don’t DIY. Make it

    Faux-fur throw

    When winter is at its worst, it’s nice to have a cozy blanket to wrap around you. If you want the ultimate cozy blanket, you need to make this DIY Faux-fur Throw Blanket project. It’s really easy and the end product is plush and warm. It’s also pretty chic and will look awesome draped over your couch or bed. Make it.

    Patchwork sweater blanket

    If you’re a bit of a clothes hoarder, you can hold onto the clothing you love --without the guilt-- with this Patchwork Sweater Blanket project. Basically it’s a blanket compsed of old sweaters pieced together like a patchwork quilt. It’s a great way to upcycle clothing you no longer wear and divert that clothing from winding up in a landfill. Make it.

    DIY Chunky knit blanket

    Instead of buying an expensive chunky knit blanket, make your own for way less with little-to-no hassle! All you need is oversized yarn and your hands. Watch this easy-to-follow video to learn the process (and how to fix any mistakes). This blanket looks amazing, is warm and cozy, and would make a great handmade gift!

    We hope you give one of these DIY blanket projects a try! Timbercreek hopes that these homemade blankets keep you cozy and warm.

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

  • How to protect your pet this winter

    Feb 11, 2020

    Your pet is part of your family so it’s very important to go out of your way for them. They provide you with so much love and affection and expect so little in return. This winter, protect your pet with these tips.

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    Dress them up

    It won’t hurt to give your dog or cat a little extra clothing if they’ll be spending ample time outdoors with you. Try a pet coat, vest, hat and/or shrug to protect their body and head from the cold. 

    Try booties

    Road salt can be harful to your pet’s paws and quite painful. Protect their feet with waterproof booties. Look for booties with good grip so your pets don’t slip on icy streets and sidewalks.

    Take shorter walks more often

    You don’t enjoy walking for long periods of time when you’re chilled and neither does your pet, but they still need to walk. Instead of going for an epic walk, take several shorter walks instead. Try to make them long enough that your pet can do their business, but short enough that they don’t shiver too much. Most pets will let you know when they want to head back in the winter, but don’t stray too far from home to ensure they don’t freeze on the return journey.

    Make a cozy nook for them at home

    If your home is drafty, your pet will feel it. Ensure they have a cozy space where they are free to snuggle. This could be a fluffy dog bed, a couch or comfy chair or a big pillow on the floor. 

    Dry them off after spending time outdoors

    Your pet might love frolicking in the snow and slush in winter, but by the time they get home they will be cold, wet and miserable. Leave a towel by your front door and take time to dry them off and remove salt from their paws and fur if it is caught. Your pet will be healthier and happier for it and your furniture will thank you! 

    We hope you and your pet have a wonderful winter! Timbercreek hopes that these winter pet protection tips make it your best season together yet.

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

  • Affordable Valentine’s Day date night ideas we love

    Feb 11, 2020

    Planning a date night for Valentine’s Day? If you’re on a tight budget, going out can be tricky. We want to help you enjoy a magical date with your date. Here are some fabulous Valentine’s Day date night ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

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    Cook dinner

    If you really want to impress your date, on a budget, pull out all the stops and cook for them. Few things are sweeter than a delicious homemade meal. You’ll earn extra points if cooking isn’t your thing and you give it your all. If you’re new to the kitchen, there are countless recipes online tailored to beginners. Pro tip: ask if your date has any food allergies or restrictions before choosing what to make. 

    Go out for dessert

    Dinner on the town can be a bit pricey if you don’t have a big budget for your date night. A dessert on the town can be just as sweet, if not sweeter, and much more affordable. Pick a nice late night cafe, bar or restaurant and invite your date out for dessert. If you want to be super cute about it, you could both order a dessert or two to share. Ask if your date has food restrictions to ensure the place you suggest can accomodate them.

    Go skating

    If you can skate, you can go skating with your sweetheart. It’s a really fun winter activity that can easily be romantic. Hold hands, sip cheap hot chocolate and unwind as you take in the night (or day) together on the ice. Skating outdoors under the moonlight tends to be a bit nicer than indoors under a flourescent light.

    Go for a walk

    Another fun and active activity for your Valentine’s Day date night is going for a scenic walk. If you live near a beautiful park, ravine or trail, taking a scenic winter walk can be very romantic and fun. It will give you two plenty of time to talk or get to know eachother. Dress warmly, wear sensible shoes and bring snacks and drinks so you don’t have to cut it short.

    Go bowling

    If you want to plan an affordable date in a lighthearted environment, bowling can be a lot of fun. Going for a game is usually affordable but it can get pricey if you stay for hours. If your budget is tight, plan a post-bowl activity to ensure you don’t blow it all in one place.  

    Go see some comedy

    A comedy show is a great date night activity. The jokes will break the ice and put you and your date at ease. It’s usually an affordable activity too as many comedy clubs cost about $10 to $20 to visit. 

    Have a picnic

    If you live in a cold part of Canada we don’t recommend this, but if you’re in a mild climate a picnic can be a really fun date night plan. Pick a scenic spot and bring prepared foods or prep your own meal. If your budget is tight, sandwiches are affordable and easy to make. They also travel well.

    Go see a band

    Going to see a band can be affordable and fun. When we say “a band” we mean a local band as seeing a famous band can get really expensive fast. To earn extra points with your date, try to pick a local band that your date loves that is playing a show. If that doesn’t pan out, take the opportunity to introduce your date to a band you love instead.

    Grab a drink

    Though a bit generic, grabbing a drink is a classic date for a reason. It’s budget-friendly and will give you and your date an opportunity to get to know eachother and chat. Try to pick a bar based on ambiance. Look for something not too noisy or way too crowded. 

    We hope you enjoy your Valentine’s Day date night! Timbercreek hopes that these affordable date night ideas impress you and your date.

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

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