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How Do I Stay In The Loop With My New Build?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Blog, Design | Comments Off on How Do I Stay In The Loop With My New Build?

 At Krest, we use a Custom Builder Software that keep the selections process simple, fun, and flexible for our clients while getting on-time decisions, accurate financials, and a solid paper trail.

 Informed clients make better decisions when they can get to information in an easy-to-use format from any device.

 Whether via web, mobile, email, or text, and whether from the Krest team, clients, and trades, you can see all of the communications about a particular topic on one screen.

 Our team will update photos to your build so you can see where your build is at, by just logging in!Organized, 24/7 access to selections, costs, photos & conversations!

 Whether via web, mobile, email, or text, and whether from the Krest team, clients, and trades, you can see all of the communications about a particular topic on one screen.

 Our team will update photos to your build so you can see where your build is at, by just logging in!

 Organized, 24/7 access to selections, costs, photos & conversations!

When Does Red Deer Salt & Sand?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Blog, Communities | Comments Off on When Does Red Deer Salt & Sand?

Sanding is an ongoing program throughout the winter. When and where we sand depends on the road conditions and the weather.
 

Much like plowing, sanding priorities are based on the use and traffic volume on our streets. After frost, freezing rain or snow, we sand Purple Routes (hills, bridges, overpasses, high hazard locations and hospital accesses) and Red Routes (arterials) first. Green Routes and Orange Routes are sanded next.

We use different methods to provide traction control depending on the temperature of the roads:

  • -7°C or warmer: Salt brine is used to provide traction control.
  • -12°C or warmer: We use salt brine to pre-wet the roads and then lay down sand for added traction control in the cooler temperatures.
  • -12°C and colder: Straight sand is used as salt is not effective below -18°C.

When it becomes extremely cold and the road is bare, sand is pushed off the roads by high volumes of traffic and does not stick.

Public Works is constantly monitoring road conditions with dynamic weather conditions and fluctuating temperatures in mind. Adjustments to the sand and salt mixtures are made as necessary.

To request sanding, please call Public Works at 403-342-8238 at any time.

Sidewalk and Trail sanding

While Trails are maintained by our Parks department, Sidewalk maintenance is a shared responsibility between our Public Works crews, local Schools and property owners.

Residents and business owners can pick up free sand for ice control on the sidewalks in front of their property. The sandbox is located beside the large white tent outside of the City Civic Yards at 7721 40 Avenue, North of the main front entrance gate. Please remember to bring your own sand pail and shovel.

For more information, visit the Sidewalk and Trail Clearing page.

Source: http://reddeer.ca/city-services/roads/snow-and-ice-program/how-it-works/when-do-we-salt-and-sand/ 

Mint Snowman Marshmallows

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog, Holidays | Comments Off on Mint Snowman Marshmallows

There’s no better way to spend the holiday season than snuggled up by the fire with a big, delicious mug of hot chocolate! If you really want to make your hot chocolate stand out, why not whip up a batch of these adorable Mint Snowman Marshmallows!

This is a super cute way to decorate marshmallows (including a recipe for homemade minty ‘mallows if you really wanna get crazy). Get the recipe here.

How To Make Easy Reindeer Nose Gift Wrap

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog, Holidays | Comments Off on How To Make Easy Reindeer Nose Gift Wrap

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a certain reindeer and his big red nose! Create this fun and festive reindeer nose gift wrap using just a few simple materials… This is such a great way to decorate your presents in no time at all. 

You Will Need

  • Red wool 
  • Pom pom maker 
  • Kraft wrapping paper 

Craft Essentials 

  • Black sharpie 
  • Pencil 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue gun 

How To Make:

1.Start by wrapping the wool around each side of the pom pom maker.

2. Always leave a little bit of wool hanging loose as this will stop the wool from unravelling while it is on the pom pom maker. Lock both sides of the pom pom maker together to create a circle.

3. Trim down the middle of the pom pom maker.

4. From where you have cut down the middle of the pom pom maker; wrap a piece of the same coloured wool. Tie both ends and pull tight so that the pieces of wool come together. Keep a tight grip on the ends and tie a knot to hold everything into place. Cut any excess pieces.

5. Using a glue gun, stick the pom pom onto a present that you have already wrapped. Hold it in place for a few seconds.

6. Draw on the eyes and antlers for the reindeer with a black sharpie pen.

Christmas M&M’S Christmas Cookie Bars

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog, Holidays | Comments Off on Christmas M&M’S Christmas Cookie Bars

Delicious M&M’s Christmas Cookie Bars! The recipe is really, really good and perfect for holiday baking. Awesome for a party or holiday gift giving!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&M’s , plus more for topping
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

Instructions

 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.
  3. Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.
  6. Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  7. Add M&M’s and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M’s, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.
  8. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.
  9. Press additional M&M’S, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.
  10. Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.
  11. Let cool completely and cut.

2018 Red Deer Activity Guide

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog, Communities | Comments Off on 2018 Red Deer Activity Guide

Register TODAY! 
• Online at the Look n Book page:www.reddeer.ca/looknbook.
• By phone at 403-309-8411.
• In person at the Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre or Recreation Centre.

Give the Gift of Laughter & Longevity

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Blog, Communities | Comments Off on Give the Gift of Laughter & Longevity

Give the gift of laughter and longevity with recreation gift cards. 
A $50 RPC gift card buys multiple visits to seniors’ swim, skate and fitness activities at the Collicutt, G.H. Dawe, Michener, Recreation Centre and the arenas.
It’s a gift that’s worth more than you think!
www.reddeer.ca/RPCGiftCards

Welcome to Evergreen – Red Deer’s Newest Community

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Communities, Evergreen | Comments Off on Welcome to Evergreen – Red Deer’s Newest Community

WELCOME TO EVERGREEN

   

Taking its cue from the simplicity of nature, Evergreen is Red Deer’s destination for relaxed living. Embracing the natural beauty of water features, native green spaces and mature woodlands, this sustainable community is designed for exploration and outdoor recreation. With modern architecture reflecting the natural surroundings and contemporary amenities nearby, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds.

 

Neighbours with Nature

Tree-lined streets welcome you to the neighbourhood and surround the community creating natural walls between you and life in Red Deer. Within Evergreen nature surrounds you – but just outside you have access to urban conveniences like dining, fitness, groceries and gas stations. Replace traffic with trails and long line-ups with wildlife in Red Deer’s most relaxing community.

 

Homes with Style 

Evergreen’s natural surroundings blend seamlessly with the traditional house styles and calm colours of the neighbourhood. A mix of materials, colours, housing styles and architecture create a mosaic of character-rich homes with a focus on high quality design. Providing a variety of housing options is important to us, and we are happy to be one of the first communities to offer wide-shallow and park front/reverse housing lots — two new types of single family homes for the Red Deer community.

Red Deer Lights The Night

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Red Deer Lights The Night

This Saturday, November 18 for The City of Red Deer will be holding their annual lighting of City Hall Park and the Christmas tree. Enjoy live entertainment, free popcorn & hot chocolate, a winter market along Ross Street, games & crafts for the kids and a visit from Santa!

It’s free to attend and fun for the entire family. Proudly presented by Stantec and hosted by The City of Red Deer, Downtown Business Association and Red Deer Public Library. www.reddeer.ca/reddeerlights

 
 

Step 1: The Initial Design Meeting

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Design | Comments Off on Step 1: The Initial Design Meeting

–> Our Lead Designer, Lise will meet with you in our Design Lounge! This is your window to make some of those FUN decisions!

*** You will review your allowances, your floor plan and you will receive a list of your suppliers.

–> Your supplier appointments will be booked and you will get the chance to visit your suppliers and select the product that will be featured in your NEW Home!

*** Lise will be your building liaison and help guide you through your New Home Journey!

–> Follow this link for more info on the Home Building Process http://kresthomes.ca/blog/.