Buying a house?

What to consider when buying a house. Credit Score Home buyer...

Proposition 10

This November there will be a Proposition on the ballet about rent control. I encourage everyone to do their research since it will affect the housing market in Contra Costa County. Below is just a quick...

Calendar: Crazy or Not?

With school back in session, my calendar is crazier than ever. Between school events, sports and work, I don't seem to have a free minute. It can feel overwhelming at times. In my calendar I have plenty...

Have you ever thought about a She Shed?

Everyone has heard of a Man Cave, but how about a She Shed? I have decided that I would like a She Shed! My house is full of boys. I would love a place that I can make super girly that is quiet and just for...

End of Summer

Summer is ending (even though it does not feel like it...whoa it's been hot out). There is definitely more traffic on the roads, longer lines in the morning at Starbucks and Peets and more people looking for...

Recipe of the Month:

This is more of an adult recipe (unless your kids are more adventurous eaters than mine) You may have to make them PB & J or Turkey Sandwiches and then make this recipe for yourself. It has just been so hot...

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

There are two kinds of wine shopping experiences. The first is casually browsing, reading labels and looking for something interesting.The second options is more what I am used to. Running down the wine aisle,...

Did You Know?

Did you know three of the first five U.S. presidents died on the Fourth of July? John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on Independence Day. Even weirder, Adams, the second president, and...

Recipe of the Month

Whether I am hosting or just attending a 4th of July BBQ, I am always stressed about what to cook (I like to keep it fun and celebratory). Better Homes had the idea for Patriotic Candy Bark for a July 4th...

Summer Travel Tips

I always get so excited when I first make summer vacation plans. Then I think about packing, as well as the travel itself and I start to break into a cold sweat. Before I had kids, I could pack the morning of...