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Keys tothe City of Barrie: Holiday Light Tour

We love the Holidays, and we love how the City of Barrie gets festive. We took a drive around town to see some of the most Griswaldy light shows around. Here are the homes we checked out! 123 Violet Street – Tune into a local radio station and you will see the lights dance to the music! Nearly every inch of this home is covered by lights. Emms Drive – Candy canes and lights galore! This one is not to miss. 399 Codrington – SelfContinue reading


Horseshoe Valley Trading Co. Gift Guide

Just 15-20 minutes north of Barrie in Craighurst, a charming log home sits on Horseshoe Valley Road. From the outside, it looks like it fits right in with chalet lifestyle, but inside it’s a shopper’s haven! Horseshoe Valley Trading Company carries unique items for anyone on your list. From lounge wear, to sleepwear, food, mugs and jewelery, they have it all. We went in with people on our lists for Christmas, and boy, did Brenda and Yvonne deliver. Sarah was able to find a gorgeousContinue reading

The Chat

Men’s PMS – The Chat

It’s no secret, women have fluctuating moods around that time of the month. However, we prove that men also suffer from PMS, but it happens more frequently, and more sever than us women!  Do you agree? Also, still in shock that Sarah’s husband gets to nap!

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Drysdale’s Tree Farm

Every year, since 1973, families have flocked to Drysdale’s Tree Farm for festive fun. From cutting down your own Christmas Tree, to visiting with Santa, this is the place where the Holidays are alive. With more than 400 acres of trees, located just outside of Barrie, the Drysdale family has been growing and caring for these evergreens for three generations. When it comes to the perfect tree for your home, Doug Drysdale believes Fraser Fir is your best bet. It’s the perfect place to kickstart theContinue reading


Custom Home Feature Trends with Chris Messecar

Chris Messecar has seen it all when it comes to homes, but he’s noticing people are making some changes to houses that make living easy. He showed us around a custom home in Snow Valley, 69 Minnell Drive , a beautiful custom built home that is sure to grow with your family. Some of the features that can are on trend right now are the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen boasts a huge island that is taller than most, pot fillers,Continue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Brew Tour

Craft Beer has never been so popular, and Barrie boasts three big contenders in the beer game. Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co., Redline Brewhouse and the original craft brewer in Barrie, Flying Monkeys, all have unique offerings which makes them a destination for beer tourists. We check out all three in one day to check it all out iin this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes.