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Trusted Saskatoon framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse share an article on matting

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of framing materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S Picture Frame warehouse they are the best framers in Saskatoon - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Frame Experts.


TO MAT OR NOT TO MAT YOUR ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHS . . .



Have you ever wondered why mats are used in framing artwork and photographs?  

Martha Stewart shares some matting examples here :


Well, they serve several purposes.  One of the main purposes is to protect the piece in which you are framing.   Artwork and photographs over time, and with temperature changes, can stick to the glass if there is no barrier in between the piece and the glass. Glossy photographs are the most likely to stick to glass – matte finish papers usually won’t.


A piece of fine art should be allowed to ‘breathe’ in the frame (expand and contract) and the mat allows for that. The mat serves as a layer of protection so that the image is not in contact with the glass.  Especially if you have an original piece of art (like a pastel) or a photograph that you want to preserve for years to come.  



No Mat vs Mat


Another way that mats are used is to make an image stand out.  When you mat your image it can help by adding depth and dimension to your piece, thus making the eye focus in on the image.  It can also help enhance certain colors in the piece making them pop off the page.  If you would like to add more depth and dimension to your work you can double or even triple mat your piece.  Also, if you have a small image, instead of enlarging it you can put a larger mat on it, making the piece overall a lot bigger.

Most picture framers will have dozens of colors and textures to choose from to help enhance your piece and help you show off your precious piece of artwork and photographs, as well as show off a little of your personality at the same time. 


 

Double Mat



Always choose mats that are acid-free so they will not harm your artwork or photographs and the bevel will not yellow over time.  

So…. to mat or not? Some pieces of art need to be matted; pastels (so the color doesn’t transfer to the glass), needlework, shiny photos, and delicate papers like rice paper. 

It also comes down to budget  – single mat vs triple mat – and personal preference. Same with the width of mats. I love the look of a wide mat on a piece of art… others don’t.


                                    

Triple Mat


As always you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse they are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store! 

Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts at Culligan Talk About Water Softener

From simple bottled water to Reverse Osmosis Systems and Water Softeners, Culligan Saskatoon has solutions for you –The team are hard-working, honest and understand the value of relationships and excellent customer service, and that's why they have Given the Thumbs Up by Trusted Saskatoon!

Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon Water Experts!

A Culligan Water Softener is Great for Skin




Culligan Water Softeners


You know you have “hard water” when a build-up of lime resides or soap scum is on your bathroom fixtures and dishes, and you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair. That’s because “hard water” contains excessive amounts of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which leave behind a hard scale on the surfaces they contact.
 
A Culligan water softener removes the materials that make your water hard. Culligan offers water softeners for homes and business, and no home or facility is too big or too small. Their water softeners are designed to handle a variety of flow rates and remove from 25,000 to 1,250,000 grains. After all, Culligan Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon water experts. They’ll help to determine the water softener that best fits your needs so you can enjoy the following:

Cleaner sinks, bathtubs, fixtures and tile with much less scrubbing

Cleaner, brighter laundry

Softer, smoother skin

Shinier hair

Softer, fluffier laundry

Easier dish washing and household cleaning

 Spot-free glassware

Reduction of scale build up in pipes and water heaters

 Less soap, shampoo, and detergent use

Water heating bills reduced by up to 29%


You’ll also save money by using less salt, water and electricity!

 




Since 1949, Culligan Saskatoon’s mission has been to deliver high-quality water treatment products that will benefit every part of their customers’ lives. The team at Culligan hopes to raise the quality of your life by purifying its most essential element: water. Culligan Saskatoon’s trained experts have seen about every water problem imaginable…. and solved these problems to deliver the refreshing, clean and pure water that’s become their hallmark. Free of contaminants and minerals, water treated with Culligan softeners or filtration systems will make an impression on you and your household, and at the work place. 

 

Don’t put up with smelly water. Call your Culligan Man.

Culligan are your Trusted Saskatoon water experts! 

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Owner of Find Local Labour Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service Shares Tips About Millennials

Find Local Labour solves the problem of finding a reliable employee for a position that needs to be filled. They recognize that local job seekers and employers need a better venue for connecting efficiently, so they created the solution! FindLocalLabour.ca is listed under the Trusted Saskatoon Legal/Professional Services Category. They are a unique Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. 


Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Specialists at Find Local Labour Shares Tips About Millenials 


FindLocalLabour.ca is Evolving!


 


Everything in the world seems to go through an evolution, even windmills!  Find Local Labour is no exception. As you may have noticed, they have a new name and logo! Find Local Labour is a new addition to TrustedSaskatoon.com as they are a Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. They recently began working with the Trusted Team and they are following some recommendations that include; a new name (Find Local Labour), a new logo, a new website - with a great new look (coming soon), and new email addresses, etc.  It is still a work in progress so please bear with them...hopefully they can make it seamless for users.  Find Local Labour will maintain forwarding of all old email addresses and website links forever, so don't worry about updating your records immediately.  Going forward, the company name is now Find Local Labour.


Find Local Labour Owner Rory Perron Tips to Encourage Millenials


Adults, parents, and society have a way of passing on a somewhat cynical attitude to the next generation.  When kids hear the low probability of becoming a professional athlete often enough, they adjust their attitude and goals downward accordingly.  How many times have you heard how bad the Millennial generation is? They hear it too and start adjusting their lives accordingly.  I recently heard about a Millennial that had already given up on ever buying a house because he felt he had no chance as a Millennial.  Many Millennials are giving up on life itself...  Are we contributing to a suicide problem by constantly trash talking Millennials? Perhaps it is time to start encouraging them instead of bashing them?

How Do We Encourage Millenials? 


Here are some thoughts from owner Rory Perron himself.

1. I generally keep my personal life to myself but I have a general desire to help people. So, if I can help some people by sharing some of my personal experience, I guess I will share. Last month, at 49 years old, I completed my first sprint distance triathlon. I am proud of myself because I achieved a goal that I had set for myself. (I am not looking for kudos from anyone, #SaskHumble.) Our next generation also needs to be proud of themselves. That's what makes them take pride in their work, makes them productive citizens, helps them feel good about life, and gives them a sense of purpose = positive mental health. Goals are the starting point. 

Here is a peek at some of Rory Perron's goals:


Fitness Goals:


  • Complete a Triathlon Sprint distance (short distance) --> DONE!
  • Complete a Triathlon Olympic distance (medium distance) --> Currently training for it this year
  • Complete a Triathlon Iron-Man distance (long distance) --> Before he turns 60 years old

Business Goals: 

  • Build a business for 10 years and sell it --> Done (but it took 18 years.)
  • Build a business 100 times bigger in half of the time --> Working on it


I think you get the picture - Can we support the development of goals? (bigger and bigger goals? Or S-M-A-R-T goals?) He has given examples of his fitness and business goals, but goals in relationships and spirituality or fulfillment also need to be nurtured. And, it is OK to dream BIG!


    2. The recommended dosage of positive to negative commentary is five to one.  People need approximately five positive reinforcement comments for every one constructive criticism.  Let’s get on with the positive reinforcement by offering five suggestions about how to succeed in every one pitfall to watch out for.  Let's pass out five compliments before pointing out a problem.

    3. I had a "down day" a few weeks ago.  I was having a hard time motivating myself to be productive and I doubted myself about everything I was doing.  I decided to make myself an “Up List”.  It is a list that I can use/read/activate on my next down day. (It is really hard to make this list on a down day!)  Over time, I came up with a list of the positive things that I have accomplished, things that I love about myself, and things that I am proud of.  It also includes some people that I can talk to that will inevitably make me feel better.  I also received some great input from other people.  This could be a great tool or exercise for any generation.  


 

Sign up as an employer or a job seeker now. Find Find Local Labour on Facebook. Call 306-700-5114 or email Rory@FindLocalLabour.ca. The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to give Find Local Labour THE THUMBS UP as a Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. 


 

Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Experts Palliser Rooms EQ3 are now carrying Stressless recliners

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for ten years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. 


Stressless is one of the most famous comfort furniture brands, and is manufactured by Ekornes in Norway. Stressless has built the world’s finest leather recliners since 1971. Design, function and comfort are at the heart of the Stressless concept, and they are continuously working on improving every detail of their products. The leather recliners that Stressless builds feature unique functions found nowhere else like their PluspastedGraphic.png System, which gives you perfect lumbar and neck support, and the Glide System that follows your body’s movements to adjust your leather recliner to the perfect position. Their adjustable ottomans complete the experience of comfort you’ll find in no other recliner. 

Ekornes patented innovations are only found in Stressless seating solutions. Try their comfort furniture solutions today and experience all of their Stressless product benefits. Take the Comfort Test at in the brand new Stressless Gallery at Palliser Rooms EQ3. Stressless products found at Palliser Rooms EQ3 are built to the highest standards and feature a 10-year warranty on the internal mechanism. No one builds a recliner like Stressless.




Palliser Rooms / EQ3 is an independently owned, family run business in Saskatoon, SK. Palliser Rooms has always taken pride in supporting local charities including the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Wish Foundation. Visit their Spotlight Profile to learn more about Palliser Rooms / EQ3. If you are looking for some cool dining furniture, drop by the Palliser Rooms / EQ3 showroom at 2125 Faithfull Avenue.





Find Palliser online at www.pallisereq3.com  or go to their listing in SASKATOON FURNITURE here, or go and visit their massive showroom on Faithfull Ave, Saskatoon... they are on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence ..they are your Saskatoon Furniture experts!

Trusted Brags about Wiebe Windows & More a Trusted Saskatoon Windows & Doors company

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team is ecstatic to announce our latest Trusted Saskatoon partner in the  Saskatoon Window, Door & glass category.

 

Wiebe Windows & More

“A View You Can Trust”

Owner, Bradley Wiebe has been in the window and door business for over a decade and when the Trusted Saskatoon Team spoke with him about why he branched out on his own this is what he had to say:

 

“I always knew I would be a business owner, when I was younger I always talked and dreamed about all these businesses I would have! Then when I entered the workforce I wanted to gain the skills and experience I needed to do so and when the timing was right it would happen. I’ve been a business owner for over 10 years and could not imagine things being any other way. I love being able to work with my clients to first gain a relationship with them and then second see their smile after I complete their job! That’s the most rewarding part of owning my own company.” 

 

Bradley believes in supporting the community and has volunteered to coach his sons' hockey teams in previous years and has volunteered for the Mending Little Hearts Fund of Saskatchewan. The Mending Little Hearts Fund is a designated fund through the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation that designates it's funding to supporting heart families and pediatric cardiology right here in Saskatchewan! Bradley knows a young boy, William who had open heart surgery in 2016 and understands how important it is to support this great cause.



Every client or contractor that has worked with Bradley and the team at Wiebe Windows & More that we spoke to had nothing but positive feedback- read some on the Wiebe listing by clicking here : 

A recent client Leanna shared her Wiebe Window experience with us, it really does showcase why he is an ideal Trusted Saskatoon business.

  "I have been wanting to get renovations done in my home for many years. When I was put in touch with Brad I was very grateful! I was impressed with his knowledge about what I needed repairing and his recommendations on the best way to do it. I  told him my budget and with the choices, we made together we actually spent less! Brad was always communicating with me in regards to when and what he would be working on and the timeframe it would take. Brad installed new interior doors, casing, baseboards and helped fix some electrical issues that I had. Whenever Brad was at my place working he always cleaned up before he left. My house looks completely different and I know that Brad added value to my home. I would highly recommend him to anyone and that is why I nominated him to trustedsaskatoon.com.  I look forward to having him back to do some more work at my house in the near future!" 
-Leanna (Saskatoon) 

 

Wiebe Windows & More offer everything from window and door replacement to maintenance, handyman services and small renovations to Saskatoon and surrounding area.  Be assured, they are all about quality and service!



 

Trusted Welcomes Bradley and the team to the Trusted Directory of Excellence! and we give them the THUMBS UP! 



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