Student life can make a difference if you think green. Check out these awesome tips from Apartment Therapy…
1. Turn off the overhead lights. Use task lighting with compact florescent lights to save energy.
2. Share a fridge. The more people using one fridge the better, just don’t forget to label your food!
3. Start composting. Check out some great ways to compost indoors here.
4. Eat raw. Buy foods that don’t need to be microwaved or cooked, instead eat healthy fruits and veggies in between dining hall meals.
5. Buy used. Don’t buy all new supplies check out the campus classified ads and get what you need broken in (and cheaper!)
6. Use a fan. Don’t turn that window air conditioner on instead use a fan to cool the room.
7. Ditch the plastic water bottle. Find some great reusable options here andhere.
8. Choose organic cotton. Your sheets and towels can be eco-friendly too when you pick organic cotton, here are some great options.
9. Use power strips. By plugging all of your electronics into power strips and being sure to turn them off when you’re not in the room you can save tons of energy.
10. Get a plant. Improve your air quality and decorate with a constant visual reminder of the fact that you’re going green. For some great options that will also help you get some shut eye before your final check out our post here.
WONDERING WHERE THE BEST PATIOS ARE IN WATERLOO? Check out our list of patios great for dinner and drinks!
1 Shoeless Joes (NOW OPEN!!) → Rooftop Patio 2 Morty’s → Great for wings and beer 3 Chainsaw → Best French fries in all of waterloo 4 McGinnis Front Row → Try their amazing nachos! 5 Beertown → International beers!! 6 Barley Works → Local beer… yummm 7 Failte’s → Check out their daily special and poutine! 8 Ethel’s → Taco Tuesdays!! 9 Duke of Wellington → Live entertainment! 10 Symposium → Great for dessert and daiquiris 11 The Flying Dog → Great seafood and SALSA Thursdays! 12 Wildcraft → Fancy night out on the town
May 1st Move-In, the Domus Team is all ready to go!
Exam season is right around the corner and I’m sure you’re all getting a little nervous about hitting the books again. Check out this cool learning styles quiz and see where you fit in! At the end it’ll provide you with some tips and tricks on how to study based on your learning style!
Take a look and maybe this nifty site will help you get those A+’s! And while you’re studying, enjoy this delishhhhh treat on this side!
WARNING: it makes A LOT of popcorn (I covered three bags of popcorn with it!)
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 bags of unsalted no butter popcorn
Melt all the ingredients together in a saucepan (a pot works too!). Once boiling, stir constantly for two minutes and then pour immediately onto the popped popcorn. And voila! A delicious sweet study treat to help your stay motivated through those long hours of studying.
On Tuesday March 19th, Domus was proud to accept a Top Employer award given out by the University of Waterloo co-op department. This award recognizes Domus a great supporter of the UW co-op program. Currently Domus employs 7 co-op students from the University of Waterloo for the winter 2013 work term.
Pictured below Fraser (Assistant Leasing Manager), Lynda (Director of Finance) and Ho (Partner) at the awards ceremony in Kitchener.
Ever think about what you want to have accomplished by 25? 30? 50?
Its never too late to start working on creating AND accomplishing that bucket list of yours! We thought we would give you a few amazing place and things to start it off. Write them out, start a blog or Pinterest page and just keep adding and checking them off! This way, you’ll never forget about some of the amazing places this world and country has to offer. -ef
Maldives – gorgeous clear shallow waters that never seem to end
Salar-de-Uyuni, Bolivia – after a rain shower the salt flat turns into a huge mirror
Kauai Backcountry Tubing – tour guides take you along the canals of an old sugar plantation on inner tubes
Backpack (or bike) around Europe – visit the smaller towns instead, they are just as beautiful and interesting as the big ones
Try Skydiving – for me, this would also mean conquering my new found fear of heights
The Grotto in Tobermory – climb up a rock and you’ll get a nice treat
Machu Picchu, Peru – small town built on the side of a mountain
Looking for another craft to kill time and brighten up your room, house, or apartment? Well, here is a nifty (and sticky) idea!
DECOUPAGE! …all you need is Mod Podge
Find something in your house that needs a new look or stop by the Dollarama, Value Village or any other store to find something you want to decoupage! You’ll also need to pick up some Mod Podge (depending on what materials you plan on using there are different types of mod podge available, you may also want an acrylic sealer to finish it), probably a foam paintbrush if you don’t have one lying around already and some pretty patterned paper or fabric to stick onto whatever object you want to decoupage!
Step 1: Make sure that the object you are covering is completely clean and dry. Cut out the pictures (or whatever you are using) so they are ready to glue on.
Step 2: Lay out the pictures onto your object in the desired pattern you want, then working in small sections at a time, remove the pictures and either spread glue onto the back of the picture or onto the object directly.
Step 3: Place the pictures back onto their desired spots and try to push out any bubbles. Let it dry completely!
Step 4: Once dried, apply a finishing coat on top of the pictures to seal it all together. You may want to continue adding on layers after the previous one dries to smooth down the edges and get the desired effect. And voila! You have a wonderfully decoupaged table, frame, vase (or whatever it was) to add to you fabulous rooms!
Now go get sticking! Pro’s tip – keep a damp cloth near by to wipe off any sticky glue! ef