“Love Where You Liv” is so much more than our Company catchphrase; it’s something that I truly hope to help others achieve because everyone deserves to find their best selves in where they live. I've lived everywhere from Saskatchewan to the Gulf of Mexico, before finally settling in Edmonton; I can easily say that with 5 children, homemaking has quite literally been my profession for over twenty years. We recently just celebrated four years in our current home - the longest period of time we've lived in one house. With so much moving around (2 countries, 5 cities, and 8 houses…) I've learned that home is truly where the heart is, and I understand the importance of finding the right home that fits you.
The "right home" often requires making a few "adjustments," even if it’s just a simple change in paint colour. I believe that even the smallest renovations to a home can bring about amazing results. Our own adventures in house-hunting have brought about an obsession with power tools and DIY projects, and I have even discovered that I’m a pretty good (albeit slow) Jill-of-all-trades. I love the challenge of improving and beautifying my surroundings, even when resources are limited (as an at-home mom of 5 who had a husband in Grad school, I truly get it!). It’s not about how much you have, it’s about what you do with it.
Growing up, I was that kid who made friends with the new move-in and didn’t put up with bullies on the playground. In Grade 3, I was kicked off of the school bus for telling the bus driver to "pick on someone his own size" after he wrongly accused one of the other kids of mischief. I believe in using your voice to defend what is right and helping to build up those around you. I take a lot of pride in these traits as a Mother and now as a real estate agent, I like to protect those around me from being taken advantage of, and nowhere is that more important than the complicated world of buying and selling Real Estate in an ever-evolving fast paced market.
If you’re looking for a strong voice to represent you, I’m here to help!
I Liv for:
My family, Garlic Toast, Dance parties in the living room
Things I love:
All things antique, Documentaries, Also, Garlic Toast
Places I want to live:
Scotland or Ireland (preferably in a castle), France, Disneyland
Favourite Books (ooh, this was painful to narrow down!):
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, Ophelia by Lisa Klein, Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (seriously, SO funny!), Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Favourite TV shows:
Gilmore Girls, Modern Family, Kim Possible
“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” Gordon B. Hinckley
“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
My husband and I really loved to work with Liv Real Estate®, specially with Beverley Hasinoff. She was so candid, looking out for what we wanted, diligent and so helpful in helping us understand all the process as first homeowners. They really follow through and make sure everything is in place. I absolutely recommend them. This is a really professional team.‐ Gabriela Siade Read More