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Found 7 blog entries for June 2016.


For builders, the Parade of Homes is a chance to show off all the hard work that they have done and all that they can offer prospective buyers. For prospective buyers it is a chance to see what kinds of things builders in the area can do and to get ideas for when they finally get to build their own home. The 2015 Spring Parade of Homes has just drawn to a close and builders and real estate agents can now breathe a sigh of relief. However, if you unfamiliar with the Parade of Homes, it may not hold much significance to you.

The Parade of Homes is a bi-annual event that is held every spring and fall in the Treasure Valley. Builders in the area can submit their homes to be part of the parade so that the general public can get a taste of what they…

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Well, now that you are in your new home, you are probably wondering what’s next. You’ve finished all the contracts, moved all your belongings, figured out where to put all your things, and now it’s time to add the finishing touches and make your home your very own. But what to do? Are you going to turn your basement into a fallout shelter, add a second or third floor, or something else? Whatever it is that you decide to do with your home, you may want to make your home ready for entertaining. If that is something that you like to do, then the prime part of your home to get ready for entertaining is the backyard.

Throwing parties can be difficult, there are many things that go into a successful party; you need to have great activities, good…

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One thing that many homeowners worry about a lot is storage. Storage is a necessary thing. You’ve gotta have places to store things. If you are strapped for space and still have stuff you need to store, here are a few ideas that can help you to get the space you need:

1) Tennis Ball Key or Pen Holder

This is a pretty common life hack. What you do is you take a tennis ball and cut a line about a third of the way down the ball that is about an inch or so long. You then mount this on your wall using a suction cup or a screw through the back. You can then put your keys or mail or what have you in the slit and it will hold it for you (weight permitting). This eliminates the space you would have used for a key bowl. For extra measure, you can add…

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Moving to a new home can be an adventure. There are contracts to write, preparations to be made, and deals to be debated, and amongst all that hype, a seller had better have their new home already arranged. If it is not arranged quickly, one could find themselves out of a place to live very quickly. Usually, a selling agent will help get the process of buying a new home started, but in the case of those wanting to build their new home, having a place to go may not come as quickly as anticipated. If the construction of a new home is not started months before a person’s current residence is listed for sale, they could quickly find themselves without a home. So what is there to do if one wants to have the comforts and unique features that are…

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Whether you have just moved into a smaller home, a larger home, or just want to tame the home you are already in, it is not uncommon to search for new organizational ideas. We often collect a lot of stuff over the years and it can get a bit claustrophobic sometimes—especially when we start tripping over it all. So, to make the mess a little less stress, here are a few tips for organizing your home.

Use Shoe Boxes in Dresser Drawers

If you have ever run into the problem of not being able to find your clothes in your dresser, then you will probably enjoy this idea. Old shoe boxes, and other boxes that size can be great for organizing your clothes; especially anything small like socks, belts, and neckties. Just slide a couple the front or back…

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No matter what kind of home you have, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, or, rather, the most important room in the home. It’s where you cook, eat, and socialize. So, for many homeowners, having the right gadgets in the kitchen is a must to make it efficient and fun. The following is a list of some of the cool gadgets we suggest for your kitchen.

Cupcake Creations

When you take the time to make cupcakes, you want to make them well. No one wants to make bland cupcakes, so, to at least make them visually appealing, you can get a two tone cupcake insert. This handy gadget lays across your cupcake tray, creating a separation between the batter you put in the center,…

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Tired, sweaty and exhausted, that is how most people describe the way they feel after running a race. Though it is hard to run a marathon, 10k or even a 5k there are many people that are willing to pay to do it. Now, what would motivate a person to pay to do something that they could do in their own neighborhood? Charity… charity is the answer. In the United States, there are many different opportunities to run for a good cause, and Idaho is no exception. Idaho is home to many different charity races that are designed to help people or organizations in need. There are races all over the state. There are some in the north, south, east and west -- they’re everywhere.

Northern Idaho has many races, but one of these is quite amazing. If you’ve…

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