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Embracing Mindful Living

Discover mindful living through intentional spaces, daily rituals, tech detox, and meaningful connections for a balanced and fulfilled life.

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Outdoor Space Makeover

Looking to brighten up your space? Read on for tips to create an outdoor environment you'll be happy to spend your time in.

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DIY At-Home Valentine’s Ideas

Valentine’s Day is when we show love to all the people we care about. Try some of these activities to enjoy Valentine’s fun with the whole family!

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Sliding Door Maintenance

Explore the pivotal role of sliding door maintenance in preserving both the aesthetic charm and functional efficiency of your home

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Driving Home for Christmas

Winter roadways can be risky, especially during the holidays. Check out our safety tips for when your driving home for Christmas.

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SoCal Fall Home Care

While it feels like the seasons barely change in SoCal, there are changes that still happen. Check out our tips for SoCal fall home care.

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Fall Plant Care Made Easy

As we embrace the autumn season, let's not forget to extend our care and affection to the green wonders around us. Discover the secrets to successful fall plant care and keep your garden blooming beautifully as the seasons change!

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Making a Germ-Free Haven

School's starting which means an uptick in germ spreading. Eww! Try our tips to create a line of defense and keep your home germ free.

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Battling an Ant Infestation

Learn how to deal with ant infestations in your Southern California home. Discover preventive measures, natural deterrents, and effective control methods to keep your home pest-free. Say goodbye to unwanted ant invaders and enjoy a clean, serene environment.

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Summer Lawn Care Essentials

Don't let the heat get to you! Revitalize your Southern California lawn in the scorching heat with expert tips for summer lawn care.

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Essential Patio Care Tips for Summer

SoCal homes often requires special care, especially in the summer. Check out our porch care tips for dealing with heat and dry conditions that many homes deal with in and around L.A. County.

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Stay Cool: Surviving the Summer Heat

Summer heat can be exhausting. In SoCal, it can get really bad if there's a black out or brown out. In case you find yourself needing to no rely on home air conditioning at any point, check out these tips to stay cool.

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Natural Insect Repellents Are In

Do you know the benefits of using natural insect repellents in your home and yard? Discover how to effectively repel insects without any harmful side effects, and how they can be made using simple ingredients.

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Cleaning and Caring for Wood Furniture

Most homes tend to have at least some wood furniture; dressers, tables, chairs. They can add a charm and character that other material can't quite match. That's why cleaning and proper care is essential.

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Clean Sweep: The Laundry Room

Dealing with clutter and chaos is no one's cup of tea, especially on laundry day. Check out our top tips and tricks for a smooth running laundry room.

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Say Goodbye to Springtime Allergies

It can be easy to forget here in bright and sunny SoCal that, oh yeah, other forms of weather exist. Check out our tips to keep your home safe and dry during the less sunny seasons.

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Rain, Rain, Don’t Be A Pain

It can be easy to forget here in bright and sunny SoCal that, oh yeah, other forms of weather exist. Check out our tips to keep your home safe and dry during the less sunny seasons.

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4 Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

Don't let yourself be intimidated by home repair! Our handy how-to guide will help you along some of the most common home repair jobs. Once you know what you're doing, you'll be surprised how easy it was all along.

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Going Green in the Kitchen

Going green doesn't have to be hard, especially for your kitchen. Check out our tips and suggestions for making your home an eco-friendly one.

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The Benefits of Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are an understated, but essential items of a California home. From letting in some glorious sunlight, to opening up your living space, to being helpful in curbing your heating bill, we have plenty of reasons here for you to consider why you should add one to your home

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5 Ideas for Easy Bedroom Organization

It's often easy to let clutter build up around your bedroom and put off doing anything about to a someday that never seems to come. But it doesn't have to be like that. We have some easy solutions to help you get your bedroom clean in no time.

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The Benefits of Having Pocket Doors

pocket door: (noun) a stylish, discreet door that slides into the walls and helps you make the most of your living space. for list of benefits, continue reading!

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Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

Are you looking for ways to quickly clean your house without taking up too much of your time? Look no further! We have compiled a number of home cleaning ideas that will help you save time and keep your house looking spotless quickly and efficiently. Keep reading to find out

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What Is Weather Stripping?

You may or may not be familiar with this piece of hardware, but weather stripping is an important part of your home. Learn more now.

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Making the Kitchen Christmas Ready

Often the kitchen is described as being the heart of the home. It’s where we cook, make the coffee and conversation, let the bills gather, do the homework, pray to an appliance that its contents will change to ingredients we are craving. Without it, what would we do? We can

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Four Fall Films for the Family

Fall is a great time to curl up under a blanket, eat some popcorn, and take in a good movie with the family. Here are some of our top selections.

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FALL SAFETY

Every season has its own unique safety concerns. Check out tips today and help better ensure a safe fall for you and your family.

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NOT-SO TRICKY TREATS

Sweets can come in all shapes, sizes, and scares, especially at Halloween. Check out some of our favorite spooky and delicious treats you can make right in your very own kitchen.

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FUN & FRIGHTS FOR YOUR PHANTOM MANOR

Greetings Foolish Mortals. Spooky season has crept upon us. Is your home ready for some spirited guests or is it as quiet as a graveyard chapel? Let us be your grim grinning guide to conjuring you a happily haunted home.

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OLD DOORS, NEW TRACKS

Older sliding doors can be frustrating. If you find your sliding door being too stubborn, we have a few tips and workarounds for you.

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THE RIGHT STUFF

Different sliding door types have different strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about each and figure out which one is right for you and your home.

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IF WALLS COULD TALK, ER…SHOUT.

Walls are more than just a room divider or protectorate of the outside elements. They are a canvas for self-expression. Here are some easy tips to do just that!

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Pride, Property, & Protection

Parades and protests are often organized with peaceful intentions, but often there’s an opposition who would see to its disruption, causing destruction, leaving the original party to blame. Here is how you can protect your homes in businesses during such instances.

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The Guest-Friendly Bathroom

One of the first questions a guest will ask you is where the bathroom is. Despite the opportunity, not many people realize the guest bathroom is a great way to make an impression. Here are our best tips that will make it a great one.

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How to Succeed in Resting Without Really Trying

We know that getting good sleep can sometimes be difficult. However, if it’s a frequent occurrence, it may be time to adjust your behaviors. We’ve got a few simple yet effective tips that will help your body relax and rest with ease.

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A SoCal Home Garden: March Edition

Our year-long series on SoCal home gardening returns with a new entry! Get ready to learn which plants are your best bet for growing in your garden in March.

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Maximizing Organization

Getting the most out of your space is a priority in any house, and triply so in Southern California. Here are a few small ideas to help get some more value out of your living spaces.

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A SoCal Home Garden in January

Looking for a new hobby? Why not try gardening? It’s an efficient way to incorporate organic vegetables and fruit into your diet. Here are recommendations for ones that will grow best in the early part of the year.

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DIY Done Right

Inspired by the project you saw on HGTV or Pinterest, but have concerns about realistically implementing them into your next home project? We understand your concern. That’s why we’ve found a few ways for you to get hands-on, without worrying about having to hire a professional to come in once

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Everything Except the Kitchen Sink

Oh, how to change up your kitchen? Let us count the ways! In fact, we've got four, FOUR ideas that can help you make what is sure to be one of the busiest rooms of your house (or if not yet, is sure to be).

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Can’t Find the Right Shade?

Remember when toilet paper was hard to find? Now it's paint cans! Yes, with many becoming overly acquainted with their home walls over the past couple of years, applying new colors is an easy creative fix to alleviate over familiarity. However, high demand makes paint harder to find. Check out

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Avoiding the Contracting Scams

In an ideal world, what you see is what you should get. That's not always the case, especially when hiring a contractor for your next home project. To give yourself some piece of mind, here are a few ways you're scammed out of your valuable time, money, and patience.

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Easy Ways to Save Money on Home Repairs

There's nothing quite like making a much wanted to change your home. There's also nothing like that sinking feeling when you realize how much that dream back deck or new counter is going to cost. We understand too! That's why we're here to provide you idea to make the process

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Organizing for Peace of Mind

For many of us, how we work and where we work has changed in the last couple of years. We've got a few tips for you to try in creating productive home office.

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WFH Essentials in 2021

Are you starting to realize you made too many Amazon purchases in the last couple years and your house looks more like a warehouse than a home? Maybe on a walk, you saw your neighbors garage filled to the brim with clutter, and as you were about to silently shade

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The Amateur’s Guide to Going Green at Home

Going green is in (and, fyi, it always has been). If you want to be a part of the solution in minimizing the effect of climate change in our local environment, we have a few simple, easy ways you can help right now!

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How Do I Pick The Right Contractor?

So, you know it's time to get that renovation project going. You've googled and you think you have found the right contractor for the job...but, you not yet 100% sure it's the right call. We've got a few questions you will want to ask every contractor when interviewing for your

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Going Green in Your Garden

Planting, composting, and mulching may seem like a lot of hard work, but the time and money they save you in the long term can be well worth the investment. With resources at your fingertips (and often already in your backyard) there’s no reason to not build or maintain your

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National Home Improvement Month Deals

Every month is a National "Something" Month, but one you want to remember is that May is National Home Improvement Month. Why do you want to remember that? Because, you're sure to find big savings for that home project you're thinking about. Check out these great deals and discounts now!

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The Second Wave of Home Renovation

Home renovation has been on an upswing since the start of the pandemic. Homeowners and DIY-ers are pushing a market that hasn't seen as wide a demand in such a short period of time for the last decade.

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Dreaming of a Full Night’s Rest?

Are you dreaming of getting a good night's rest instead of actually getting a good night's rest? We've been there, and we've got a few solutions by way of changing up your surroundings, that is sure to help you ease off into that gentle, sweet sleep you are craving.

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Is It Time to Update Your Sliding Glass Door?

"It's all in the details," so the saying goes. And guess what? It's true! While your sliding door is sure to already be an understated benefit to your home, we have a few ideas to add onto it to make the most of its presence.

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Should I Renovate Before Selling?

When you move into a new home, are there things you find that you wish the previous owner did before you bought the place? Pay it forward to the next owners of your home with these simple ideas, as well as give a bump up on your ROI.

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Making Your Home COVID Safe

In the past year, while we rethink about what color is best to repaint the walls with or whether to redo the kitchen cabinets, another consideration is coming to mind: how to make homes safe and healthy. We have a few solutions to keeping your household to minimize the risk

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Channeling the Renovation Stress

There's a lot we get stressed over: traffic, taxes, home renovations. The first two are not completely in your control, but the last one is! We've got three important tips to consider that is sure to help you reduce renovation stress, and just might help eliminate it altogether.

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Easing into Comfort

The world is crazy, chaotic, and let's face it, your home should be an oasis. If it's not, don't worry, we've got some ideas that is sure to help you unwind and feel relaxed soon enough!

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Innovative Home Design Shows Sparking Lifestyle Trends

TV has long been the source of many for changing up their home, whether it's just putting on a new coat of paint or adding a whole new addition. It's a huge market, and a lot to keep up with. Here are a few of our favorite shows, and they

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Renovating to Sell? Here’s What You Should Avoid

It's not uncommon knowledge that the housing market can at times become competitive. So, it comes at no surprise the looming temptation to make your home sellable. Now before you go make an attempt at boosting your ROI, we have a few things you should AVOID doing. Trust us, your

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A Penny Pincher’s Guide to Home Improvement

So, want to save money? When it comes to potentially prices purchases, we certainly do! We have some idea to help you save on projects you can enjoy now, as well as an invest in for the future...like, when you sell your home.

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Drought Resistant and Money Saving Gardening

The heat and dryness that is experienced in California can make it hard for residents to maintain their own gardens. This gets difficult when there's water shortages. We have some ideas to help you have a wonderful, easy-to-maintain garden that you will enjoy anytime of the year.

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Renovating for the New Homeowner

It's inevitable (maybe) that when you buy a home, even if you thought it was THE dream place for you, that you will want to make some changes. We've been there! And whether it's your first, second, or tenth time through this, we've got some tips to keep in mind

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Decking the Halls this Holiday Season

Every November, many make the trip to the trek to the garage or the attic to pull out that tote of the same Christmas decorations. Traditions are fun, and there sure to be pieces you enjoy, but sometimes you wish the décor wasn't always the same old same old. Try

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Spicing up Your Home & Dinners

Going green is (always was) in! In the midst of COVID, we've taken up a lot of different activities to make most of all these hours at home. Some of us started baking bread, others rewatching The Office for the eleventh time. Well, how about gardening? We've got some ideas

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Winter Proofing Your Home

With a usual warm-to-hot climate in Southern California, sometimes we can forget that winter exists. Yes, winter is coming, as it does every year. We have some ideas on how you can have your home ready and warm before the first blow of the Santa Ana winds.

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The Benefits of Double Paned Windows

There are serious benefits to considering updating your windows by repaning, sealing, or purchasing and installing double-paned windows. We’d like to break down exactly what those windows can do for you and whether it’s worth the good old DIY try.

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Your Guide to Recycling

As the effects of global warming become more obvious, the more we are reminded how much we need to take care of our planet. Getting started may seem intimidating, but in fact it's quite easy! Here are a few tips and tricks for living green.

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How to Spark Your Own Joy by Organizing

You may have been inspired by Marie Kondo to do some much needed deep cleaning to your home. But old household items aren't the limit of decluttering. We have a few ideas in of practices and habits to make the most of your time, that will ultimately give you a

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How COVID-19 is Shaping Home Design

COVID has changed a lot of things, including home design. While there's a lot of negatives that have come with this pandemic, at the very least, it has prompted the importance of much needed changes to the modern home. Check out these ways current homeowners have adapted their spaces to

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How to Create a Sustainable Home

Retrofitting or building a home that is more sustainable is important not only to reduce your carbon footprint but also to save you money in the long run. Here are some easy options to get started with your new sustainable home.

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How to Create the Best Home Office

Now a days, many of us are working from home. While there are benefits from the WFH life, there is room for unwanted overlap that can prevent the home from feeling like the oasis that is should be. Here are our favorite tips to keeping work at work and home

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Is a Specialty Contractor Right for Your Project?

You wouldn't use a hammer to put in a screw, would you? Well...maybe you would if it was being stubborn and you were losing your patience. The same can be said for hiring the right kind of contractor for your home renovation project. We share why you may want to

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

Home renovations can be a stressful ordeal, especially if it's a big enough project to have a contractor involved. Like anything else, communication is absolutely key. Here are some questions you should always ask a potential contractor.

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10 Ways to Save Money on Home Repairs

It's good to have a plan, or a check list, or really just something to keeps you on track. The bigger the project (like a home renovation), the more important that becomes. Here are ten things we know you need to keep in mind when going into renovating your home.

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