Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 4:29pm. 1595 Views, 0 Comments.
In the dead of winter, spring seems like a distant dream. Though it may seem far away, it's not too late to start gearing up for spring. Just as there are things you need to do to 'winterize' your home, there are also some things you should do to prepare your home for spring.
Cleaning is simple, yet effective, and it's a great first step to preparing for spring time. Spring cleaning isn't just something that your parents joke about, it's something that should be done to transform an dreary, winterized home into a bright lively dwelling. Clean everything. Clean what you might not normally clean. Scrub the walls, baseboards and cabinets, vacuum and dust under everything and replace broken things.
The biggest thing you can do to help your…
Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 4:59pm. 3158 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…
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 1:24pm. 3327 Views, 0 Comments.
There's something equally eerie and compelling about a ghost town; whether it's the old, abandoned buildings, the whisper of history, or the faint visual telling of a simpler time. There are ghost towns that dot America's landscape in every direction, and while some retain only a few glimpses into the past, others hold on to period specific architecture that lure in tourists.
Ghost towns crop up when the economic factors that stimulated the town into existence become depleted or fail, sometimes because of disaster. For example, the towns of Centralia and Byrnesville, Pennsylvania were abandoned after a coal mine fire broke out in 1962 – and continues to burn to this day. There's the famous Pripyat, Ukraine, which was abandoned after the…
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 10:23am. 2446 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…
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 12:27pm. 1111 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. 885 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. 729 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. 784 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. 1116 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. 1716 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…