Spring BBQ Overhaul

It's time to overhaul the BBQ in preparation for summer entertaining. Always carefully follow the manufacturer's safety instructions for cleaning and maintaining your equipment. Keep your instruction booklet handy.

Remove the grills and clear out loose debris or nesting insects. The grills and BBQ equipment can be soaked in the laundry tubs in a solution of dishwasher powder (or tabs) dissolved in very hot water. Soak for several hours before rinsing. As a more environmentally friendly solution, apply liberal amounts of baking soda to grills, rotisserie spit, and tongs and soak in hot water to loosen baked on grime. Scrub with a stiff brush until everything sparkles. Replace the briquettes if necessary and you'll be ready to go.

Tackle it Now Day

Tackle it Now Day


Do you feel overwhelmed by obligations and priorities that never seem to end?

Are you bogged down by clutter and piles of paper?

Don't worry, everyone occasionally needs a push in the right direction.

Semi-annually, on the Sunday designated for the change to Daylight Savings Time, Havoc to Harmony will provide simple shortcuts to inspire you to tackle whatever action items that you've been procrastinating about.

Listen to the message that was featured on Wave 94.7 FM.


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Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


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