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December 2018

Found 8 blog entries for December 2018.

Winter in the Treasure Valley is somewhat like one out of a fairytale. The snow-capped mountains visible in the distance as the towns grow sleepy in the cold. There are great coffee shops and stores to find refuge in if you are wanting to stay near home and just spend a day of spending time indoors and out of the cold. There are great places to go that are indoors and outdoors for you in the winter. There are museums, theaters and more all over Boise. In the Treasure Valley, however, it is not as popular to stay indoors when there is snow on the ground. People like to find little ponds to go ice fishing at or go somewhere to ski, snowboard, and sled. There is a ski resort in Boise called Bogus Basin that is a great place to spend the day skiing or

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A home’s backyard is often the make-or-break feature of a home. It can be the factor that makes us say “sold” to the house or turn away. Size, shape, and maintenance are important features to consider. But say you already have a great backyard with lots of potential, but it needs some help. How can we amp up the backyard space to make it better? This article will give you some starting inspiration on how you can create a space everyone wants to be in. As a bonus, most of these ideas won’t take up a lot of time, nor will they break the bank!

There are a few ways you can go about starting your simple backyard remodel. You can either pick some basic products and create ideas from there, or you can start with an idea and create the necessary items to

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The capital of the great state of Idaho is Boise, it is the most geographically remote city in mainland United States. However, that is not to mean that it is cut off from the rest of the world. It is known as the best place to live and has a fantastic dining scene.

Janjou Patisserie

If you are searching for the ideal pastry, you should visit Janjou Patisserie. The shop first started by selling cookies to local businesses. In 2013, the owners finally opened up a bakery and cafe. You can find only the items made with the best quality, organic and local ingredients. Cloverleaf Creamery provides the bakery with the mild and cream for the coffee bar and butter. The coffee beans are roasted weekly by a company in Ketchum, Idaho. Janjou Patisserie is

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Boise is a city known by its residents to be one that holds true to its roots, all the while reaching into the future. By embracing both its future and its past simultaneously, to the first time visitor Boise comes across as a mixture of quaint and dynamic all rolled up into one beautiful, friendly city. Current Mayor Dave Bieter has said, “Boise has independence and creative spirit not found in many cities.” You can feel that “independence and creative spirit” when you talk to longtime Idahoans, residents of Boise included, but for a first-time visitor, you might not get the opportunity to do so much of that.

Sometimes, you have to let the city do the talking, and Boise will surely impress. In this post, we’ll explore a few of those places in

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When unpacking a new home, it always seems like there's too much stuff and not enough places to put it. Saving space in cabinets and closets can be an essential skill to have, especially when living in a smaller house or apartment. There are a plethora of tips, tricks, and ideas to help you save that precious, much-needed space so that you can find room for all of your essentials.

Saving space is all about being organized. If you can find the right materials and products to get your things organized, space will be naturally conserved, and you have room for more things. The only limits are your own creativity, imagination, and ingenuity.

The most important tip to get you started would be to store vertically as much as you can. The more stacking

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In recent years, the cities in the Treasure Valley have increasingly tried to pride themselves as being a so-called “Green Cities”, which according one definition means, “a city designed with consideration given to (1) the impact on the environment, (2) the effort to minimize the required inputs of energy, water and food, and (3) the elimination of waste output of heat, air pollution (i.e., carbon dioxide), methane and water pollution.” With that consideration in mind, cities in the Treasure Valley have been participating in a number of environmentally friendly practices, including water conservation, recycling, land conservation, and more. With a state as beautiful specifically because of the abundance of pristine natural landscapes and open land,

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Boise is a great place to live and, like anywhere else, it has its own culture and a list of things you must do if you want to experience it to the fullest. A classic, quintessential Boise day would most likely occur during the weekend, on Saturday to be specific, and would include a visit to the farmer’s market, delicious local food, checking out the sights of downtown and, to wrap things up with some excitement, a football game at Boise State University.

Every Saturday, there is a farmer’s market downtown, along Idaho Street and 8th Street. The sections of these roads that include the market are closed off to vehicular traffic and over one hundred and thirty vendors pop up their white tents, ready to sell their local foods and crafts. During the

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Idaho is a fairly big place. It comes close to cutting the country in half on the United State’s western side. It is by no means the largest state in the country, though because Idaho is so tall, it inhabits a large variety of different kinds of terrain and land. Alternatively, if you ask pretty much anyone about Idaho, they will say that there is not much there. Despite its size, Idaho is one of the least populous states in the states. There are parts of the state where you can go for miles and miles without coming across anyone. However, while it is still pretty unpopulated in comparison to parts of the rest of the country, Idaho is not a barren wasteland. There some major urban centers with large populations, one of those being Boise, the capital

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