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November 2018

Found 8 blog entries for November 2018.


The holidays seem to bring out the creative side in people. Many of these creative folks take advantage of this time of year to express these creative urges through decorating their homes, specifically their yards. As you drive around the Treasure Valley it’s not hard to spot these masterpieces. Some are elegant and minimalistic while others are whimsical and full of fun festivities. Each year it seems as if neighbors fall into competition with each other for the most creative and quirky displays. This, no doubt, is spurred on by department stores who readily supply these creative geniuses with the latest in holiday decorations.

Tradition dictates to many the longing to experience these displays of stunning successes. If you’re one who shares that

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The Pacific Northwest, or the Northwest for short, is arguably one of the most scenic regions of the United States of America. WIth mountainous vistas, verdant forestry, bountiful rivers and, in fine, just about any piece of wilderness you could imagine or want, the Northwestern United States just about has it all. Idaho, the Gem State of the Northwest, is no exception, but one thing that sets Idaho apart from a good chunk of the Northwest is that, for the most part, the entire state of Idaho experiences all four seasons. This might seem like a no-brainer to most, but for Idahoans, such a fact is, in fact, quite the boon.

With that fact comes a host of possibilities for year-round enjoyment, whether it be something as simple as watching the seasons

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Many dream of the ideal house, that kitchen they can cook in, the bedroom with that ideal book nook, etc. Many do not want to spend that fortune or are not able to on building that dream house. A solution to the dilemma might be to purchase a foreclosed house or a home that is similar to your dream home that is within your price range and remodel. At other times, someone finds a home and lives in it for a while. Then decides that it is to remodel. No matter the reason for your remodel, here are some steps that might help you get started.

A dream, the first step to build that dream room or dream house is to dream simply. Identify the needs that will help your dream come true and approximate the easiest solution possible. Most projects like this will

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The history of the downtown Boise area and the eastern Boise area are almost parallel to each other, so it is best to share the histories of both in the same article.

The city of Boise itself was named long before the establishment of Fort Boise by the federal government. The fort itself was abandoned in the 1850’s, but massacres along the Oregon Trail prompted a new one to be built. The new location of the fort was selected because it was near the intersection of the Oregon Trail and a major road connecting what is now Idaho City to the Silver City mining areas. The town of Lewiston used to be the capital of Idaho, but once the state of Montana was created, Boise became the new capital of Idaho after a controversial decision in 1866.


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Throughout the mid-1860's, Idaho City was the fastest-growing city in the Northwest until Fort Boise’s population started growing rapidly. So rapidly that it was officially made a city 155 years ago in 1863. Since then, the City of Trees has become a thriving center for art and culture. There are buildings and landmarks that have stood the test of time, serving as a reminder of progress and growth.

From a booming gold rush town to the capital of the Gem State, Boise has come a long way from its early beginnings. With so much rich history to discover and learn from, let’s dive in and take a look at the important historical landmarks that tell Old Boise’s story and give the city its character and charm.

Fort Boise

In 1834, Fort Boise was

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It can be tough sometimes living in a house without enough space to move around freely. Many people in the world make do with living in smaller spaces to cut down on everyday costs, but it’s also becoming a trend to discover a quirky, tiny place to call home. Just because you live in a small house doesn’t mean you can’t have some personal space! Thankfully there are tons of clever space-saving hacks out there that will help you make the most out of the home you’ve claimed.

Some of the tips we will go into include furniture configuration, furnishings, color palette, and using natural light to open a room up. Making a compact living area more spacious can sometimes seem tricky, but with a little planning and some DIY magic, you can make it work!

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You may not be very fond of your tiny backyard, but the truth is they can be just as fun and entertaining as having a large outdoor space. One great thing about having a small backyard is that it requires less maintenance. So, you see, bigger isn’t always better! Having a place to enjoy the outdoors at home increases the enjoyment of living there. When the weather is great, it’s almost as if there’s a new wing of the house that’s been opened to entertain in. The trick is to utilize every corner, each unused nook and cranny, and choose furniture and decor that are minimal and multifunctional.

If you live in a big city, you are likely very familiar with the small backyard space you are allotted virtually anywhere you decide to live. Landscapers and

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Do you have any pets that you consider family? If you are thinking of relocating to the Treasure Valley, specifically the Boise area (which is a great place to live!), and you are a true animal lover, it is important to know which animals you can and can’t have inside of of your home prior to bringing them with you. Since Boise is an animal friendly city, many animals are permitted within the city limits; however, each category of animal species has their own personal limitations that you need to be aware of. Continue reading to find out more!

Birds- When it comes to these feathered creatures, domesticated birds are always welcome, such as parakeets and parrots, such as parrots, parakeets, and canaries. If you are raising any chickens, you can have

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