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August 2016

Found 7 blog entries for August 2016.



Along your search for a new place to lay down your roots, you may or may not have thought about moving to Idaho. However, whether or not you should move to a place is a decision that needs to be thoroughly researched. Now, we don’t claim to be able to tell you all the pros about moving to Idaho, but here are at least a few things that may help to make that decision.

If you search for Idaho online, you’ll probably get things like potatoes, football, and mountain lakes; but if you dig a little deeper, you may find more than you were looking for. Idaho has, over the last few years, found itself on many national top ten lists for numerous reasons. For example, CNBC rated Idaho the tenth best place to live in America, but why? Why has Idaho

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Eating out is always a treat. Whether you prefer a specific cuisine, a café, or even a fine dining establishment there is nothing that compares to a great meal out. Many cities have portfolios of all the great restaurants they have to offer their residents and guests, and Boise is no different. Here are a few of the great places there are to eat here in the Boise area. They range from prestigious dine-in establishments to local originals. So, the next time you get a hankering for some good food, try one of these on for size and send your taste buds on the ride of their lives!

Ruth’s Chris

Probably one of the newest restaurants to Boise on this list, Ruth’s Chris has quickly found a place in the hearts of Boiseans everywhere. This amazing

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Part 2 of 3: Upcycling — “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”

In part 1 of this series we talked about the recycling program that Boise has in place for its residents. Today, we are going to talk about some of the things you can do at home to make Boise greener by upcycling your things.

What is upcycling? In short, upcycling is like recycling, but you do it at home. Usually, it is a crafty thing you can do, but not always. The following are several ideas that you can do to upcycle your things making Boise a greener place to live.

Pillowcase Garment bags

Ever had one of those pillowcases that just doesn’t match your style anymore. Or one that is starting to get faded or maybe even raggedy? If so, then you might like this idea.

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Are you a first time home buyer? If you are, you probably have been doing some research into mortgages. Your research might be purely educational or it could be to find the best home loan. This article, on the other hand, will be a bit different. Here we will try to arm you with questions to ask so you are in the know when it comes to your mortgage. Now, keep in mind, this is not a comprehensive list of everything you need to know about your mortgage, but, before you accept a home loan, be sure that you have the answer to the following 10 questions to ensure that you have a clearer understanding as to what you are getting into.

What is the full amount of the loan?

This might seem like a strange question, but it is an important one to ask.

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The City of Meridian is a diverse community with a broad spectrum of recreational opportunities to offer its residents. With summer upon us, many people are eager to get outside the house and enjoy the world around them. Meridian is certainly a favorable environment for those looking to have a little fun – or a lot. Here are just a few places to visit and activities to participate in for those looking to add some entertainment and excitement to their lives in the coming seasons. Enjoy!

The Village at Meridian

With its tree-lined lanes and charming European architecture, welcoming outdoor space paired with inviting indoor space, the Village at Meridian is a fitting icon of Meridian’s bustling retail and recreation scene. Complete with

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There is a host of reasons why Idaho has been growing in popularity for the past few decades. It is a state where, even in the big cities, you can still find small town charm and helping hands. It is a state where businesses can grow, the economy thrives, and fluffing lives can be lived. And it is a state where homeownership is still possible and the American dream is still alive.

Thanks to its continually growing reputation, there has been a fast influx of great subdivisions, neighborhoods and other new developments in Idaho. Some of these are highly coveted luxury neighborhoods and some are small urban communities. However, with all these subdivisions and new developments, it begs the question: What can they offer me? What makes Idaho

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Summer is on its way, along with warmer weather and longer daylight hours. You may be excited to enjoy the warmer months of the year, and you may have a list of outdoor activities you hope to engage in while you have the chance. However, in order to fully enjoy the warmth of summer, it’s important to have a home where you can find refuge and take time to cool down when needed. Here are ten cost-efficient ways to keep your home cool through the summer.

Keep the blinds/curtains closed

Minimizing the amount of sunlight that enters your house can go a long way toward keeping cool indoors. Focus on south-facing windows during the mid-day hours and west-facing windows in the afternoon. Your options for sunlight reduction are many, including blinds,

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