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November 10, 2018
5 Tips for Decorating With Books

5 Tips for Decorating With Books

Are you a bookworm? Do you want to give your home a chic update using what you already own? Perfect. Below are five tips for turning […]
November 3, 2018

6 Renovations for the Average Joe

Hoping to renovate or remodel a space yourself? While certain jobs should be left to the pros, there are a few you can tackle yourself, regardless […]
October 28, 2018
Credit Card Habits Your Kids Can Take to College

Credit Card Habits Your Kids Can Take to College

Starting college is full of all kinds of new experiences. Students are left on their own for probably the first time in their lives, and it […]
October 20, 2018
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List of Local Pumpkin Patches for Solano, Napa and Surrounding Area’s

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California?  Scroll down and you will […]
October 20, 2018
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4 Tricks for Better Sleep Habits

Getting at least seven hours of sleep a night is imperative, yet many of us get much less and never feel truly rested. There are a […]
October 6, 2018

Budget-Friendly Tricks for Updating Your Older Home

When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop of […]
September 29, 2018
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture

While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no time. […]
September 22, 2018
How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

How Music Lessons Can Help Your Child’s Development

Music is an integral part of life from an early age. Parents sing and play soothing music for babies to help them fall asleep. Music can […]
September 17, 2018
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9 Ways to Save on Life Insurance

Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a good […]
September 9, 2018
Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Is Adding a Deck a Good Investment?

Enjoying a meal with family and friends on a deck is the perfect way to relax. Depending on where you live and the choices you make, […]
August 31, 2018

The History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and […]
August 26, 2018

5 Tips to Keep Work Burnout at Bay

Have you been getting worn down lately? If you’ve been feeling overly tired, lacking in motivation and generally ill-at-ease, it could be the early signs of […]
August 19, 2018
3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

You don’t have to be a pro to tackle every home fix-it problem that arises. Home repair expert Bob Vila offers simple fixes for three very […]
August 12, 2018
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7 Tips to Hosting a Summer Party

It’s summer—when the sun sets later and patio furniture is on sale! Now’s the time to dress up your backyard and host your friends to a […]
August 4, 2018
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Expert Insights: How Can Owning a Home Pay off at Tax Time?

A home provides many tax benefits, literally from the time you buy to the time you sell. The mortgage interest paid on a home loan up […]
July 28, 2018
What to Ask a Home Inspector Before Hiring Them

What to Ask a Home Inspector Before Hiring Them

If you’re looking at hiring a home inspector to get to the bottom of your dream home (literally), congratulations! This probably means your offer has been […]
July 15, 2018
5 Positive Things to Do When Stuck in Traffic

5 Positive Things to Do When Stuck in Traffic

Sitting in traffic can be a major mood drain. When it happens at the start of the day, it can leave you feeling grouchy for hours. […]
July 7, 2018
Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Buying a house is one of the best decisions you may ever make, and it’s always a thrill to go through the process. But there are […]
July 1, 2018

4th of July Rockets For The Kids

SUMMER CAMP: 4TH OF JULY ROCKETS We borrowed this idea from Moms Craft Space and I’m so excited to be sharing another fun kid’s craft idea. […]
July 1, 2018

4 Tips for Buying a New Sofa

While it can be exciting to hunt down that perfect sofa, with so many options online and in-store, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And considering the […]
June 16, 2018
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Making the Most of a Small Backyard

Summer weather brings backyard suppers to mind; picnic favorites, savory barbecues, chicken roasting on a spit. But it calls out for company, and entertaining can be […]
June 9, 2018
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5 Ways to Pick the Perfect Color Scheme

If you’re revamping your interior design scheme, you may be considering a new color palette. Should you go with earthy hues? Vibrant jewel tones? Cool blues […]
June 2, 2018
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Turning Your Dining Room into a Restaurant

Do you love fine dining but don’t quite have the budget? Or perhaps you’re looking to jazz up date night or create a fun evening for […]
May 26, 2018
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Transforming Your Bath Into a Spa

A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that feels like a spa […]
May 23, 2018
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4 To-Dos Before You Sell

The weather’s better in a neighboring state. It would be nice to be closer to the grandkids. Those are a lot of stairs to walk up. […]