Protect Yourself From Air Pollution: Air Quality Tips During Wildfires

While most of us worry about how we can stay healthy on a day by day basis... air pollution is an important topic - especially with the current wildfires raging surrounding  the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles areas.  Whether you're in Encino and Sherman Oaks closer to the Skirball [...]

Infographic: Opting for the Outdoors

So let's say you are in the market buying your dream home and you have the option to choose more rooms - more square footage or a bigger yard around the house: What would your choice be? According to the California Association of Realtors, more than half of the [...]

7 Ways To Get Better Rates On Fire Insurance And Protect Your Home

Fire is the most common cause of property destruction. More than 1,000 home fires are reported on an average day. That’s one every 85 seconds! Home fires kill seven people per day. 1 out of every 310 households reports a fire each year. This is why mortgage lenders require [...]

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: A 2017 Guide To LADWP Rebates

If you are interested in lawn replacement and going California-friendly in your garden but don’t know where to start, here we offer you a guide on xeriscaping, how to apply for a rebate program and get cash for your grass. Namely, the Waterworks Districts offer customers a rebate for [...]

California Watering Regulations 2017

Even since a state of drought has been reported in California, the LADWP has adopted several water conserving ordinances that can help preserve the precious potable water. Namely 80% of the water supplies in the state are imported which is why we all need to respect the water restrictions [...]

Spring Gardening Tips for the SFV

After such a wet winter here in the SFV...Spring is going to be amazing! Some of you have a green thumb and are most likely already out in that soil planting your garden away, but...I thought I would help those of us that have a harder time getting our [...]

Infographic: Beyond Curb Appeal

Having the perfect home interior is the goal of many a homeowner, but what about the outside?  Your home's exterior is the first impression friends, family and neighbors have of your style.  Good landscaping can elevate the overall look and worth of your home, but did you know it [...]

Our Garden 2016

Our garden: if there’s one thing many people who’ve gotten to know us over the years have figured out, it’s that Hubster and I have great pride is our garden.  From changing out our garden beds along our house to vegetables – to creating full on raised vegetable gardens, [...]

Recipe of the Day: Ceviche

Summer come back! I know, I know, summer is over... and ceviche is one of my favorite summer dishes.  It's a taste of summer in my mouth.  But ceviche is so good that I can't help but have it no matter the time of year. It's also quite possibly [...]

A Little Patch of Dirt

After a full day of running around at the office, all you want to do is get into your bumming around clothes, make a healthy chicken salad for dinner, plop down on the couch and catch up on the Bridezilla (don't judge me...) marathon on the DVR. You finally [...]

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