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Archive for July, 2013

Fun with Fido: Tips for an active summer with your dog

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Pet parents know that the best way to put an extra wag in a dog’s tail and a spring in his step is to mention the word “walk” or “outside.” We’ve all seen it before. Pets automatically perk up at the opportunity for time outdoors. Additionally, an active lifestyle is just as beneficial for the…Read More »

Tenant screening: Check those tenants out!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The usual landlord/tenant relationship goes something like this.  The tenant rents an apartment, pays the rent, the landlord maintains the property and all is well.  The times that the landlord/tenant relationship goes sour can often be traced back to the tenant screening process. Bad tenants usually do not just develop overnight, they have been bad…Read More »

Expanding outdoor living space adds value to your home

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The outdoor living trend remains popular as homeowners seek to add lasting value and functional living space under the sky and stars. Whether it’s a do-it-yourself patio or a professionally installed outdoor kitchen, the beauty, usefulness, value and ease of maintenance in outdoor living space is limitless. Extending living space outdoors is as old as…Read More »

Foot care tips to keep you moving while on vacation

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Decongestant, check. Sunscreen, check. Antacids, check. So you’re going on vacation and your bag is well-stocked with remedies for every illness that could possibly derail your good time – from sunburn to an upset stomach. While you’re taking steps to preserve your good health on vacation, don’t overlook the body part that will carry you…Read More »

Creating super summer snacks with grapes is a breeze

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Early summer marks the beginning of the California grape season. These bite-size treats are the perfect snack – crisp, sweet and only 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving. Grapes are also very juicy, making them a welcome source of hydration as outdoor activities and temperatures increase.   Always ripe and ready-to-eat, convenient (no peeling, no…Read More »

Reclaim your garage in a weekend

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

  Is your garage dingy, cluttered and in need of a facelift? Transforming it into a “showroom” for your car, reclaiming it for a workshop, playroom or man cave isn’t difficult. All it takes is a weekend and a little elbow grease. “Many homeowners view the garage as an extension of the home – not…Read More »