Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 10:23am. 1080 Views, 0 Comments.
In every state, there are certain icons that the state is famous for. Washington, for example, is known for the Space Needle. And New York is known for is the Statue of Liberty. In Idaho, for many people is only known for potatoes. Despite this lack of knowledge, there are structures in Idaho that are well designed and used--and somewhat famous. Perrine Bridge is connected to Evil Knivel's lore. Bridges are constructed with the utmost skill and precision. These bridges in Idaho were designed for a practical purpose; some were made to help residents be able to travel across the state more efficiently, while others were constructed to allow companies to transport their cargo. Whatever the purpose for constructing, these bridges are used today for both…
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 11:21am. 709 Views, 0 Comments.
Just north of Idaho’s capital city of Boise lies one of Idaho’s greatest treasures: the Boise Foothills. The Foothills consist of a vast network of trails, hills and valleys open for the public to observe and explore. The Foothills are a rich part of the Treasure Valley culture and is the playground for all sorts of people and creatures.
The Boise Foothills are also a home to diverse types of wildlife. From the fish in the stream to the birds in the air, the foothills has it all. One type of animal that you may encounter in your adventures in the foothills is deer. The Boise river and the adjacent foothills have almost always been a place for deer to wander. The deer feed on the shrubs and plants that cover the foothills area, mainly close to…
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 12:27pm. 686 Views, 0 Comments.
Boise, Idaho continues to top lists as one of the most livable cities in America. Check out these great articles that spotlight Boise and you're bound to find another reason to fall in love with the City of Trees.
2010 - Best Overall Town in the Western US - Outside Online
2008 - #2 Best Place for Business and Careers - Forbes
2009 - #4 Best Place to Live - US News and World Report
2014 - #12 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability
2012 - #4 Top 10 Downtowns - Livability
2014 - 9 Fittest Towns of the West - Sunset
2011 - Top 10 Best Places to Live in the US - Marketwatch
2013 - 10 Best Places to Retire - CNN Money
2012 - #11 Most Secure Large Cities in the US - Farmers Insurance
2011 - Ten Best Places to Find a Job - The…
Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 4:10pm. 453 Views, 0 Comments.
In this day and age, things are unpredictable. It's no secret that bad things happen, whether you are expecting it or not. Imagine that you are on vacation, you and some friends are on a road trip and you left your new home unattended. While you are out having fun and living the dream, the unthinkable happens, your home is broken into. The perpetrators have barged in, ransacked your place, damaged your things and taken your valuables. It is the worst thing that anyone could come home to. Whether you are on a trip or just out for the day, no one wants to find their home in this condition.
Luckily there is a solution to this problem- a home security system. Now there are several different types of security systems and the one that is right for you,…
Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 1:49pm. 316 Views, 0 Comments.
Many people moving to Idaho may have heard or wonder for a couple minutes, "what is there to do here?". If you aren't interested in world-class recreation like many that come to Idaho, you may have wondered the same thing. The fabled Sun Valley area of Idaho, alone, should be enough to convince anyone that there is an endless number of quality Gem State events and activities.
Just a three-hour (or maybe 15 minutes less) drive from Boise, Sun Valley is a resort town worth moving for. Naturally Sun Valley is known for the abundance of great ski and snowboarding opportunities that bring thousands of visitors alone, but there are more local pearls that are a little less known.
The Sun Valley Resort acts as the headquarters of area action.During…
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 5:07pm. 431 Views, 0 Comments.
Have you ever gazed up at the sky and witnessed the masterful beauty of an eagle? Have you ever seen an osprey dive deep into a river to bring a fish straight out of the water? Have you ever watched as a peregrine falcon performs it's death-defying, head-first spiral down to the earth? If you have, then you understand the majesty that is birds of prey. If not, there is a place right in the Treasure Valley that can give you the chance.
Birds of prey are amazing animals, but they, like many other animals, are endangered. There are many different reasons why they are endangered, but our world would be a sad place without these creatures, for both ecological and recreational reasons.
In an effort to preserve these wonderful birds, the Peregrine…
Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 1:01pm. 697 Views, 0 Comments.
There are probably many who dream of living in a great big house, maybe even a mansion. That is the way America is, right. Bigger, better, that's what it's all about... or is it? For some Americans, it isn't practical or even desirable. In the past decade and a half, as the American home has been growing larger, there are some people who have decided to downsize, a counter movement. This downsizing is moving to a smaller house, sometimes even to a house that is even smaller than an apartment. There is a new fad towards what is called Tiny Houses, and just smaller real estate in general.
What are they? A tiny house is a home that is made at a drastically smaller scale. Where an average American home is over 2,000 square feet, a tiny house is…
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 9:21pm. 805 Views, 0 Comments.
If there is something that will give you more access to your yard, make it look prettier, and give you a fun project for a few Saturdays, it's creating a path. Paths can come in many different shapes and sizes and you can put them nearly anywhere: front yards, back yards, in the garden. You can have paths professionally put in by landscapers if you prefer or you can look to purchase a home with a path already artistically put in. Putting a path in to spruce up an otherwise common yard isn't a bad idea for home sellers, either. Regardless, one doesn't need a reason to start working on their path besides the desire to increase the appeal of the house's surroundings--here are a few ideas for you to start thinking about what you want.
1. Leveling and…
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 10:06am. 313 Views, 0 Comments.
For many homeowners, the attic is a place to store things that are out of season or used only occasionally. It can be a cold, (or hot) dingy part of your home; a place that not many like to visit often. If that is the situation in your home, this article is for you. Have you ever thought to do something different with your attic but never really knew how, even what, to do? Maybe it's never crossed your mind. Well, you can make your attic better than it is; you can upgrade it. Here are some do-it-yourself attic restoration steps and ideas.
The first thing you need to do is to assess your attic. Take everything out, clean it up and take a good look at it. You need to be aware of a few things: pipes, leaks, vents, chimneys, wiring, and lights. If you…
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 4:39pm. 286 Views, 0 Comments.
There is nothing quite as wonderful as walking into a house that feels and smells fresh. People who might be looking to buying your house will be be aware of every detail. Covering up an odor is not a solution- it often just adds to the sensory unpleasantness. There are many contributions to the smell of your house, both good and bad. The key is to increase the good smells and get rid of the bad smells. Here are some areas that might be overlooked.
The first thing you need to do to get rid of the bad smells is identifying the source of the smell and getting rid of it. Reading this, you might say to yourself, "Well, duh." Though this is an obvious conclusion it is often overlooked when people are trying to find a solution to the problem. Many people…