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 […]

Seal in Savings

No one enjoys high cooling or heating bills, and yet we so often neglect to take the steps necessary to reduce heat and cooling loss in the household. Before you spend another summer suffering the heat, or chilling the winter away, check out our tried […]

5 Reasons to Paint

Slide a new coat of paint over dull walls to create a fresh, new space. From adding a pop of color to covering signs of wear and tear, learn five reasons new paint is the right response to your home décor conundrum. When old paint […]

Ways to Feng Shui

Feng Shui—which directly translates to Wind and Water—urges practitioners to design a harmonious environment that reflects who you are and where you want to go. Ever feel overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? This ancient Chinese art believes you’re affected by your surroundings and […]

Parents Magazine

Swinging Along: Have hammock, will hang

It’s an understatement to say that we love sunshine here in San Joaquin. Paired with that whimsical Delta breeze, just the right amount of sunscreen, and a good book, we can easily whittle away our summer days outside. Oh, yeah. We know you’re grinning from […]

Kitchen & Bathroom Trends

Old futuristic movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey that depicted a design style of modern elegance with classic white and stark contrasts in their set designs could have become the blueprint for some styles now trending in the kitchen. Meanwhile its counterpart, the bathroom is […]

Cool It

Summer is right around the corner and ready to kick our thermostats into the triple digits. Make sure your electric bill doesn’t follow suit by getting your air conditioner checked before our Central Valley’s lovely heatwaves hit. We sat down with one of our very […]

On the Town

Real Estate Rebound

How the San Joaquin Housing Market Has Recovered and what it means for the county’s economic future. It’s been almost a decade since the housing bubble popped, since California home values plummeted and foreclosures threatened to tank the U.S. economy, and it’s taken time for […]

Art by the Barrel

Sometimes memories are made by more than a moment behind the selfie stick. Every now and then, they’re etched into a signature stem glass, or prepared through a nostalgic dish you’ve enjoyed as far back as you can remember. And now, they’re carved as a […]

Tree Huggers Unite

Trees help clean our air-removing fossil fuel emissions, improving air quality, and reducing nearby indoor air pollution by more than 50 percent. They provide us with oxygen, help clean our drinking water, and as the Arbor Day Foundation puts it, “Trees are simply amazing.” Dating […]

Low Cost High Impact Updates For Your Home

Of course, we’re all running around with our heads cut off mid holiday season. The in-laws will be here in a few weeks, and the last thing we have time, or money, for is home improvement projects. However, there may be features of your home […]

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