Father’s Day Contest!!!

Is Your Dad THE Super Dad? Do You Think He Deserves A $100 Gift Card To The Keg?! Tell Us Why & You Could Win!!! Call Or Text Elaine Jones at 416.951.1633 On Friday June 15th Between 9:00am-3:00pm And Tell Us Why The Dad In Your Life Deserves To Win!

Kids Korner: Maya’s Moving Experience (Age 6)

We have officially launched Kids Korner! Kids Korner features moving experiences written by kids for kids. May featured: Maya (Age 6) a great client of ours! Here is what she had to say:

How Did You Like Working With The Elaine Jones Team?

It was lots of fun, when we toured around the different houses and picking which room was for me! She is very kind, smart and funny. I really liked going to all her events – Fall at the Pumpkin Farm was cold but I ate lots of candy!!! Skating – I met Santa Clause and decorated a gingerbread man – he was delicious!!!

How Did You Feel About Moving?

I was sad when we were moving, I didn’t want to leave my stuff behind. Mommy & Daddy told me all my stuff was coming with me and it would be OK. I had to put all my stuff in boxes and mommy let me write the names on them. I was sad and missed all my friends, my room and my teachers. I didn’t think I would make any new friends or like my new school. My new teacher was awesome. My new school does music and yoga and it is fun. I am making friends and its better. My new house is better than my old house because I can play in the basement and have a HUGE backyard. Mommy & Daddy put up a trampoline which I didn’t have the room for before and I have a swingset. I got to pick the paint for my bedroom and its lime green, its awesome! Our new house has a pool and I learned how to swim with no water wings which made me happy. I still miss my old house sometimes and my old friends but I talk to mommy about it and sometimes we go visit them for their birthday.

Thank you so much for participating Maya & for being our first kid to do so! We loved hearing Maya’s story and look forward to hearing many more. If you have a kid who you think would like to participate in our Kids Korner, feel free to contact us at: elainejonesteam@gmail.com!

RED Day at World Vision Canada!

The Elaine Jones Team’s first RED Day was a success! RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day is a day that all Keller Williams close down for the day to make a difference in the lives of others and to better the communities that we serve.

We went to World Vision Canada where we sorted and packed rain boots that will be going to countries such as: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Armenia! We had so much fun! Thank you for having us!

#KWRedDay #PackItForward #Magic #TheElaineJonesTeam

Follow Us On Instagram!

The Elaine Jones Team is now on Instagram! Follow us @elainejonesteam to find out what we’re up to, as we are always on the go!

Caledon, Ontario!

Caledon is a town located in the Region of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. It is a developing urban area, however it remains mostly rural. The nine communities located within Caledon are: Bolton, Caledon East, Belfountain, Cheltenham, Alton, Palgrave, Inglewood, Caledon Village and Terra Cotta. Caledon is a very charming town with a population of over 65,000.

This town has so much to offer and tons of things to do. With multiple conservation areas and gardens to explore any nature lover would easily fall in love with this town. Caledon offers great trails and scenery for walking, biking, bird watching and photography. With great restaurants, unique shops, country markets, historic sites, live theatre and so much more, Caledon has become a great place to live!

The Elaine Jones Team currently has a listing listed in the town of Caledon that sits on a 1-Acre Lot! This home is located at 5 Terry Street in the community of Caledon Village (Highway 10 & Regional Road 24). If you would like more information regarding this property you can visit our Facebook page or contact Elaine Jones today at 416-951-1633 or elainejonesteam@gmail.com!

Hockey Magic!

Congratulations on great seasons to the teams The Elaine Jones Team sponsored this year! We were honoured to sponsor such great teams! Magic 🏒

Spring is Here!

Spring is finally among us, goodbye snow and hello warmer weather! Spring is also a great time of year to partake in Spring Cleaning and take a day or two to take care of our homes and welcome the warmth. The Elaine Jones Team is sharing this Spring Cleaning Checklist from parentsavvy.com for all of your Spring Cleaning Needs  😀 🌷

 

Spring Forward!

It’s that time of year again: Spring Forward! Don’t forget to move your clocks forward 1 hour this Sunday, March 11th for Daylight Saving! Clocks move forward at 2 am to 3 am. You may be losing an hour of sleep, but that means more light in the evenings and that warmer weather is just around the corner!

Family Day 2018: Things To Do

Family Day is a holiday that celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities. Family Day is February 19th 2018 and there are tons of events happening across the GTA that allow families to get out of the home and make memories. Here are some things your family can partake in over the Family Day Long Weekend.

Lunar Fest at Living Arts Centre

When: February 19th 11am-5pm
Description:  This year the Living Arts Centre Celebrates Lunar Fest – The Year of the Dog with several free activities for the whole family to enjoy. Some activities that are taking place are the Lunar Fest Moon Crawl, Family Game Show, Family Talent Show, Fire Building with Marshmallow Roasting and so much more!
For more information visit: http://www.livingartscentre.ca/courses-and-events/family-day-2018

 

Big Family Day Skate at Celebration Square

When: Monday February 19th 12-4pm
Description: Come out to Celebration Square to enjoy this FREE skating event with your family. The Square will be transformed into a whimsical winter forest fit for the most huggable Bigfoot. There will be a DJ Skate Party, Photo Booth, Maple Candy Station and Fun Activities! The Big Bite Café will also be open for families to grab a bite to eat. Skate rental is available.

 

Family Weekend Fest

When: Saturday February 17th and Sunday February 18th
Description:
The event will be filled with a variety of different activities: inflatables, obstacle courses, electric train, photo booths, arcades, live music, face painting, food vendors and much more! Admission is $25/child, $10/adult, $15/Family Pass – all tickets available on Ticketmaster.ca – for more information visit:  http://www.familyweekendfest.ca/

 

Family Day Activities Mississauga

When: Monday February 19th  Free – Various Venues

Description: Make time for family fun by enjoying FREE activities like swimming, skating and playing on at Missussauga Community Centres, Pools, Arenas and SportZone. See http://www7.mississauga.ca/Departments/Rec/familyday/schedule/index.html to find a venue near you.

 

Family Day Activities in Halton Hills

 

When: Monday February 19th
Description: There are tons of free activities happening across the Town of Halton Hills this Family Day. Some of the activities include: Skating, Swimming, Crafts, Yoga, and many more partaking at community centres in both Georgetown and Acton. For full schedule and more information visit: http://www.haltonhills.ca/familyday/

Valentine’s Day 2018: DIY Crafts and Recipes

Valentine’s Day  is the perfect day to show the ones you are close to how much you love and appreciate them! To make this Valentine’s Day the best yet, The Elaine Jones Team has put together a list of DIY Crafts and Recipes that are simple and easy to make but are sure to impress that special someone!

Valentine Glitter Candle Holders

For the perfect gift that doubles as a perfect decoration for any home The Elaine Jones Team thinks that you should try making Valentine Glitter Candle Holders They’re cute but simple and can bring light into any room.

What you’ll need: Mason Jars, Foam Heart Stickers, Acrylic Paint (White & Pink), Mod Podge, Painters Tape and Glitter (White & Pink)

  1. Use the foam heart to trace and cut out the heart from painter’s tape. Tape the heart to the mason jar.
  2. Paint one jar with white paint and one with pink paint. Once completely dry use mod podge (around heart shape) then coat with glitter (white glitter on white mason jar and pink glitter on pink mason jar).
  3. Wait for the glitter to dry then remove the tape to reveal the heart shaped glitter votive.
  4. Add ribbon as a finishing touch and place a tea light candle inside.


Homemade Heart Bath Bombs

These bath bombs make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and are so easy to make! Who wouldn’t love to get a bath bomb? Especially one made personally from someone they love. Here’s how you can make one.

What you’ll need: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Fine Epsom Salts, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oil (Scent of your Choice), Red Food Colouring, Witch Hazel, Mesh Strainer, Spray Bottle, Silicone Heart Mold, and Plastic Gloves

  1. Place a mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour in 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup citric acid and ¼ cup of fine Epsom salts. Sift to remove any lumps.
  2. Slowly add ½ tablespoon of jojoba oil to the dry mixture. Add 10 drops of essential oil and 1-2 drops of food colouring.
  3. Wearing plastic gloves, mix the oils and food coloring through the dry mixture, until it is well incorporated and pink.
  4. Once mixture is blended, slowly add witch hazel, one spritz at a time, until the bath bomb mixture sticks together when squeezed. (8-10 spritzes will be needed- don’t make it too wet or it’ll fizz)
  5. Pack the slightly damp mixture tightly into the heart shape molds. Be sure to pack the mixture well, fitting in as much as possible into each mold.
  6. Allow drying overnight then remove the bath bombs from the molds. They should be hard. Wrap bath bombs tightly in plastic wrap and store in a cool dry place.

Personalized Scratch Cards

Homemade cards can show your loved ones how much you care about them. Want to write a message that only your loved ones can see? Make your very own scratch card with a secret message for them to discover! Here’s how you can make one:

What you’ll need: Cardstock, Measuring Spoons, Dish Soap, Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush, Scissors, Pen, White Crayon, Plastic Cup, Popsicle Stick

  1. Draw hearts for where you will write your secret message on the card.
  2. Write your secret message in the hearts on the card. You could do a message or secret gift options.
  3. Fill in your heart with white crayon, coloring heavily over your writing.
  4. Thoroughly mix 2 tsp. acrylic paint with 1 tsp. dish soap.
  5. Fill in the hearts with your paint mixture using a small paintbrush and let it dry.
  6. When you gift it, don’t forget to include a nickel — or quarter, if you’re feeling extra generous!


Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

What you’ll need: 16 ounces of milk chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons of shortening, 1 pound of fresh strawberries with leaves

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool


Conversation Heart Bark

 

What you’ll need: 8 oz chocolate candy melts, 4 oz bright pink vanilla candy melts, Conversation Hearts

  1. Spread a piece of parchment paper out over a cookie sheet.
  2. Melt chocolate candy melts in a microwaveable bowl, microwaving for about 30 seconds at a time and stirring each time so that the chocolate doesn’t burn, until fully melted and smooth.
  3. Repeat the same melting process with the pink candy melts.
  4. When both kinds of candy melts are melted, spread the chocolate into an even layer over the parchment paper, being careful not to make it too thin.
  5. Quickly drizzle the pink candy melts over the chocolate, then use a toothpick or spatula to swirl it through the chocolate.
  6. Quickly drop conversation hearts onto the chocolate before it hardens.
  7. Allow chocolate to hard completely, then cut up.