The Milan plan great room and kitchen viewed from the entry

Four Central California Sleepaway Camps for Kids

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Instead of listening to “I’m bored” this summer, why not consider an overnight camp experience for your kids. If they’ve never been away from home before, this is a great approach to getting started where they’ll be kept busy, meet friends, learn new skills and maybe want to go back every year! Some of these sleepaway camps are a bit of a drive, but the extra journey will be worth it as your kids settle into some of the prettiest places in California and potentially have one of the best summers of their lives!

Special Mother’s Day Activities for Everyone

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, so you might be starting to plan a unique or special day with this very important person in your life whomever she may be. These gift ideas range from experiences to places to visit. No matter what you choose to do, she’ll for sure love the effort and enjoy spending the time with her loved ones.

Eggcellent Easter Activities around the Central Valley

There are so many spring and Easter festivals in the Central Valley, that your kids will be screaming hip hop hooray! From egg hunts to arts and crafts to good family fun, there are activities for all ages. So, grab your baskets (BYOB!) and plan for an eggcellent spring day! Be sure to visit the websites for each of these events for the most up-to-date information.

Helpful Features for Your Closet

When you open the closet doors in your new home, you’re essentially looking at a space that is screaming for customization. Whether it’s your child’s closet, a linen closet or a walk-in closet, there is a range of helpful tools and solutions to make it just what you want and need. These handy accessories may make a world of difference for you when it comes to being organized and tidy. We’ve checked out the latest in closet customization to provide this list of options for you.

Four Reasons Downsizing Can Be a Good Idea

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It may be the period of your life when you realize it’s time to potentially downsize your house. Your children may be grown, or you simply think it’s time to go smaller and to minimalize and simplify your life. If you need some good reasons to tip the less-is-more scale, read on.

Tips for Meal Prepping

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Do you feel overwhelmed at the end of the day when it’s time to start making dinner? For some of us, that turns into ordering takeaway or throwing in a pizza because it’s easy and fast! Yes – these options are simple, but they’re not always healthy. These tips can help you get organized and do a little meal prep for the rest of the week. When you don’t have to answer at 5 p.m., “What am I going to make tonight for supper?” you’ll be less stressed and able to cook with a little more ease.

Four Ways to Ease the First Night in Your New House

Four Ways to Ease the First Night in Your New House
The first day in your new home will be exhausting! You’ll have spent the day running back and forth, unpacking, cleaning and setting up places for everyone to sleep and eat. If you have kids, they may be toggling between excitement for their new house and sadness for what they’re leaving – especially if the move isn’t a close one. To ease everyone’s transition from the old to the new, these suggestions may help.

Hanging Shoe Organizers – Not Just for Shoes!

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Who doesn’t love a good storage hack! And especially if it’s inexpensive, easy to find and takes little to no set up. You may even have it at your house already doing the job it was meant to do. But let’s think outside the box a little when it comes to over-the-door shoe organizers. You know the ones...with the little pockets that fit a pair of shoes. Well, a lot of other things will fit there too!

Homeowner Tips for the New Year

Homeowner Tips for the New Year
During the chillier months of winter, it’s tempting to curl up into a ball on the sofa under a blanket, light the fire and binge watch your favorite show. But home ownership comes with a few responsibilities and there’s no time like the beginning of the year to get things done! The following is a list of items to tackle or start in January to make the rest of the year easier on you.

San Joaquin Valley Homes and Presidio Residential Capital Close on Land in Northwest Dinuba, Calif.

San Joaquin Valley Homes (SJV Homes) and Presidio Residential Capital recently closed on land in northwest Dinuba, Calif., in Tulare County, where they will build 175 single family, detached homes in a new community named Montebella. Located at the intersection of Road 72 and Saginaw Avenue, construction is slated to begin May 2022 with model homes available in late summer 2022.

New Year Resolutions for Your Home

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To commemorate the beginning of each year, many of us take the time to list out what we want to do to better ourselves...our new year resolutions. While you’re making a list, why not consider adding some resolutions for your home as well. After all it needs to be taken care of too!

What to Buy a New Homeowner for Christmas?

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If someone you know has just purchased a new home, or if you did and you’re writing your own Santa wish list, here are a few items that you’ll love to give and receive! From high to low tech options, these gadgets and gifts will come in very handy!