10 Upgrades for Better Holiday Hosting  

Ding, ding! What’s that? It’s the sound of your alarm clock, the doorbell, the oven timer, and the Salvation Army volunteer rolled up into one. Does it signal the last of your sanity escaping you? Possibly. It’s no secret that you’ll be running non-stop from […]

Refresh Your Deck

As that hot summer weather finally starts to relinquish its grip upon the Central Valley, it’s time to start enjoying the outdoors again. But, what if you neglected your outdoor digs all summer? Are there some jobs that need to be done before you can […]

Home, Made Easier

In a world that’s growing busier by the second, it can be hard to stay on top of all your daily household tasks. But, with advancing technology, innovative companies are working hard to make life just a little bit easier for all of us. If […]

Top Five Tips for the First-Time Seller

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your life, you will part ways with your very first home. Sure, memories were made there, and milestones occurred-but, it’s important to embark on this new life adventure with a strictly-business state of mind. Whether you need […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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