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Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Not only do trees beautify your home and neighborhood, they can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs during the hot summer months. Sacramento County residents are eligible for up to 10 free trees through the Sacramento Shade tree program, a partnership between Sacramento Tree Foundations and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Businesses, parks and schools in the SMUD service area are also eligible for free SMUD shade trees.

Sacramento Shade customers can choose from over 30 deciduous trees (deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall to allow the warm winter sun into your home).

Fun with Peeps!

Fun with Peeps!

A fun and inexpensive way to decorate and celebrate with Peeps!  This easy to make Peeps Centerpiece is colorful and yummy! Come check it out here.

Meet Carri Stokes, Our Mom of the Week

Meet Carri Stokes, Our Mom of the Week

This week we're featuring the gardener/writer/mom behind the local blog Read Between the Limes, Carri Stokes.

Carri's great at helping things grow, whether they're plants or children. She's a true inspiration as well!

Read more about Carri Stokes on MomsLikeMe...

National Sandwich Generation Month Honors Parents Who Care for Aging Parents

National Sandwich Generation Month Honors Parents Who Care for Aging Parents

July marks National Sandwich Generation month in the United States.  The holiday celebrates a generation of people sandwiched between caring for their young children and aging parents at the same time.   Approximately 1 in 8 Americans between ages 40-60 face the daily challenges and struggles of being a 'Sandwich Generation Kid'. Gold River attorney, Heather Chubb, offers 5 ways sandwichers can avoid legal or financial catastrophe in the process.

Gold River, CA- July marks National Sandwich Generation Month in the United States.  The holiday honors a generation of people sandwiched between caring for their young children and aging parents at the same time.

Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Gallery showcase: The Ayana Bath Caddy

Our friend Ms Lady Goats has done it again!  She literally built this fine friend the day it posted!  I adore the color, and I’m pretty fond of the final use for it, that she settled on…


What would you use it for?


I was thinking this would be fabulous for my own personal needs to make it a tad wider and use it for filing and paper!


Free DIY Furniture Plans for this unit can be found here…and to read about her build, visit her here~


Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.