A Greenhorn’s Guide to Gardening

Here in the “breadbasket of the world” it’s practically a sin to admit a lack of gardening knowledge. While so many San Joaquinians do find joy in getting their hands dirty-literally-those who have never tried but are interested in growing their own garden may not […]

The Tiny Life

Tiny Homes: Less a housing decision and more a lifestyle choice. Most of us have seen the endless variations of these cute living spaces, but few people really understand what the tiny house movement is about, or why anyone would choose to live in a […]

Allergy Friendly

Hypoallergenic friendly dogs present good option for sensitive pet owners For some, allergies are a daily struggle. And for dog lovers, this reality can be heartbreaking! Constant shedding and dander can pose significant problems so severe that some people fear that they just cannot have […]

Butterfly Gardening

Picture this: Upon waking up to a glorious morning, you pour yourself a cup of coffee and step outside into a garden that’s bursting with a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Too serene to be true? Au contraire! Butterfly Gardens do exist, and if you’re interested in […]

Parents Magazine

Your Smart Home

The digital age has influenced everything from social interaction to transportation, and now, our homes! Check out these tech-savvy picks sure to make life a little bit easier on the home front. Illuminate your musical experience with this levitating Bluetooth speaker! According to Music Audio […]


How to choose, and what trends to act on. Our floors are high-traffic, highly visible areas of our home. They either work for us or against us—trapping dirt and stains that force us to spend Saturdays steam cleaning, or facing our brood with style and […]

Storefront: Boxwood Finch

The mother-daughter-team behind Lodi’s home décor store For Amanda Denton and Pamela Snell—the mother-daughter-team behind Boxwood Finch, a home décor store in Lodi—shopping trips are more than just a bonding experience. From San Francisco to Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the two women scour shelves […]

On the Town

Turn Up the Heat

Winter chills inside and out, so how are you staying warm for the holidays? Turn up the heat on home design with these hot design tips that will have you wishing winter never ends. Toasty Toes Stop cringing over too-cold bathroom floors every time you […]

Reinvent Your Home for the Holidays

Hosting season is almost upon us! And sure, the kids are back at school, but your house is still reflective of the three months spent surviving the summer heat…I mean, enjoying quality family time together. Maybe there are crayon drawings on the wall, stains on […]

The Smart Home

  Remember those movies made for TV from the nineties about futuristic homes taken over by technology? It turns out they weren’t that far off, only without the melodramatic endings. Advancements in technology continue to impact all areas of our lives—particularly in the home. Clear […]

Power to the Houseplant

The perfect indoor botanicals to fit your lifestyle There’s something about a houseplant that truly draws a room together. Whether it’s a centerpiece on the dining room table, adding life to the corner of a room, or soaking up sunshine next to your bookcase—plants really […]

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