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Container planting on apartment balconies

Container Gardening on Apartment Balconies

When it comes to gardening, whether it be a plot of land or a small container, a successful harvest depends on the type of soil you use, moisture and sunlight. At Abbotsford Apartments we want you to have a pleasant outdoor space, but please remember these rules for apartment balconies. Rules for Enjoying Apartment Balconies: […]

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Unwanted Noise in Your Apartment

Dealing with Unwanted Noise in Apartment Living

Apartment living means there are people all around us. You never have to be lonely, but we all share in the responsibility of not creating unwanted or excessive noise. What is an acceptable amount of noise? Being in such close quarters, we do hear each other’s voices in the hallway, footsteps, the elevator, the laundry […]

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Why do I need Renter’s Insurance?

Submitted by Fraser at Lyle Insurance: lyleinsurance.ca Renter’s insurance, tenant insurance, content insurance, whatever term you use, insuring yourself and your contents from a major financial loss is very important.   The evening news is regularly filled with reports of apartment fires that force dozens of people into the street with little else but the […]

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Ranka Burzan tips on organizing and downsizing your lifestyle.

10 Tips to Downsize and Simplify Your Lifestyle

1. Know Your Authentic Life Get to know the real you and what’s important to you. When you choose to live the life that is a reflection of your values, you will have more joy, less stress and a sense of personal accomplishment. 2. Choose Your Beliefs Positive beliefs contribute to positive behaviours; negative beliefs […]

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What to Recycle in Abbotsford

Recycling: What’s In & What’s Not in Abbotsford!

When we recycle, we all benefit. To do your part, here is a list of what you CAN and CANNOT put in your blue or clear plastic bags for recycling in your apartment building in Abbotsford. Recyclable Materials: Newspaper and inserts Cardboard Wax cardboard/paper Junk mail/flyers School and office paper Cereal and pizza boxes Phone […]

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Blackberry Galettes - a recipe from Tracy Dueck of Tracycakes

Blackberry Galettes Recipe

2 – 8” flaky pastry rounds 1⁄2 c (120 ml) sugar 2 Tbsp (30 ml) cornstarch 1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice Pinch of salt & cinnamon Fresh blackberries – rinsed and dried Granny Smith apple – peeled and grated Egg wash Preheat oven to 375F. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. […]

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Borscht Abbotsford Fall Food

Borscht – A Recipe for Fall Comfort Food

6 c chicken broth 6 c water 1 ½ Tbsp salt 1 c carrots – sliced ½ c green pepper – chopped 1 c celery – sliced 2 medium beets 2 – 28 oz. cans of tomatoes – diced 5 potatoes, peeled & cubed 2/3 c butter 1 c onion – diced 6 c cabbage […]

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Crocusus blooming

Getting Ready for Spring

The sight of snowdrops and crocuses pushing through the ground while it’s still winter makes it hard not to think of spring. One of the most common thoughts about spring is – house cleaning. But spring cleaning can be more than just sorting, dusting, empting out cupboards and cleaning what has built up over the […]

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Downsizing with help

Talking About Downsizing

As parents age and their children find it more and more difficult to enter the real estate market, many baby boomers are choosing to downsize. In turn, parents use the equity in their home to buy or rent a smaller dwelling while giving their children the much needed finances to become first-time home buyers. “Condo […]

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Keeping The Joy In Christmas

Christmas is intended to be a time of joy and giving. Getting caught up in the pressure to purchase more than you can afford for family, friends and work colleagues can spoil the true meaning of the holiday season, and place you in debt in the New Year. If this is where you find yourself […]

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