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March 2017

Found 7 blog entries for March 2017.


When getting a pet or moving to a new place, it can be a little overwhelming to think of everything that needs to be done for things to be pet-proof. Have no fear—read on for some tips and tricks to keep your fuzzy ones safe and your home nice and clean.

Precautions to Take for the Little Ones

Small spaces can cause great panic in your home for your little animals, such as puppies and kittens, or small dogs and rodents. To keep these little fur balls out of trouble, make sure you apply the proper care to pet-proofing certain areas in your home. For instance, if possible, block off the area around your washer and dryer, with furniture or simply by keeping the door to a laundry room closed at all times. If this isn’t a possibility in your

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Boise was featured as Number one in Time Magazine’s Cities that “Get It Right” in 2014 in the “Solutions for America” Article. In 2008 Boise landed the number two spot in Forbes for “Best Places for Business and Careers.” Boise is also the #6 place to live in the US according to US news and world report as of 2016. It's also ranked #3 for places to find jobs in the spring according to Business insider's 2016.

The Treasure Valley is a great place to retire. Boise was listed in the top 10 best places to live in 2009 and Meridian, Idaho as listed in the top 25 places in the US to retire, in Forbes Magazine. Boise airport serves more than 3 million people a year and is less than five miles from downtown Boise so it's great if you would like to visit

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Boise is filled with musical events and art of all kinds. Throughout the year concerts are performed regularly and festivals and music series of various genres fill Idaho’s capitol city and its surrounding cities in the area. Whether you are new to the Treasure Valley or have been here for generations and are new to the music scene in the area, it is helpful to know of popular concerts and events that take place each year, such as the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. The following is a list of some of the most popular musical attractions in the Treasure Valley:

The Gene Harris Jazz Festival

This jazz festival is an event that is put on annually by the Boise State University Department of Music. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is comprised of

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Renting can be a drag. Always having to listen to the upstairs neighbors race with their pet elephants, trying not to make noise that will bother the downstairs neighbors and still hearing them bang on the ceiling signifying your slippered shuffles are too loud, and many other grievances tend to come with renting from an apartment complex. Living in a separate rental home isn’t always the greatest option either. Often, landlords take a bit of time to get things fixed and you can’t shower since you must wait for a plumber to come clear out the drains. Sometimes, renting can be a great situation with a landlord who gets your jokes and lives to care for their properties. Though, a new chapter in your life may just around the corner.

Buying a home

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The decision to buy a house is a big one and one that can end up costing you quite a bit of money. After the actual mortgage payment that goes into buying a house there are actually a lot of other expenses that you need to be aware of. We are going to explore these extra expenses, the hidden costs if you will, and help you get ready to pay for the dream home you have always wanted. It is important to know that this is not an exhaustive list of expenses and costs; the actual amount you will be paying and the number of costs is dependent on your local laws, the lender you work with and chosen real estate agent.

The Down Payment

Down payments are very important when it comes to buying a house and are a cost that everyone needs to be aware of.

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There are few things as beautiful as eastern architecture. The awesome traditional building styles of Asia are much different from what we are used to here, but they are still enamoring. One such style is Washitsu which will be our topic of discussion today as well as how you can change your home to have a more Washitsu feel.

Washitsu(和室) architecture is, simply put, traditional Japanese décor and design. When you translate it directly into English it literally means Japanese room. It is a way of decorating and design that is to be expected in a traditional Japanese home. It is a beautiful design and one that can be replicated here in our western housing market as well. While there are only a few companies that specialize in Washitsu

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Is your bathroom drab? Why not remodel and bring in personal touches that will make your bathroom a pleasant place for you porcelain throne instead? There are so many intriguing ideas that can elevate your loo and turn it into a room of which to boast. For one of the most often visited rooms, the bathroom is frequently at the bottom of the list of decor, but there are so many cool ideas and tweaks that can help you to enjoy the time spent in your own restroom.

Showers may be tricky for tall folks. One helpful tip that doesn’t require a full remodel involves swinging by the local Bed, Bath, and Beyond and picking up a shower head with an extra, detachable shower head. It’s important that the attachment comes with a rod to rest on in order to make

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