You know it’s a good thing to donate blood. People need transfusions every day across the country and someday you could be one of them. But some people don’t like giving blood. It gives them the chills just thinking about that needle going in and someone taking their blood- I mean, it’s their blood and they would like to keep it that way. Then the...

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How to Bring Spring Home.

Who doesn’t love Spring?  This year for certain will be much anticipated.   Although we needed the rain and we are grateful, we are now truly looking forward to the promise and beauty of Spring.  One way to welcome in Spring is to do it through your decorating.  Happily, you can bring Spring into your home now, even if Punxsutawney Phil the gro...

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Happy Chinese New Year that is! The 2010 Chinese New Year began on February 14th with the new moon and involves a host of festivities lasting approximately 2 weeks. Welcome the Year of the Tiger (see a traditional chinese papercut version of the tiger below). The Tiger is a sign of bravery and brings protection, courage and power. Sounds to me like a much needed sign ...

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Following up on Allison’s great blog on sweet getaways and restaurants for Valentine’s Day, here are some unbelievable deals for you and your Valentine. Flowers... the veritable Santa Clause of Valentine's Day. So it's a good thing FTD is having a super sale! If you haven’t seen the tv ads they are pushing this big and for a good reason. For...

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It was not long ago that many homes in the United States didn't have refrigerators. In fact, it was only in the 1930s that fridges became affordable enough for 60% of households in the US to own one and many people in the UK didn't own one until the 1970s, that is pretty recent!  (source: Wikipedia) Before that people would grow food or go to the local store dail...

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Or at least have an excuse to unglue your eyeballs from NFL.com and media day to enjoy some home town sports news.  And so it is with eager anticipation of this year’s 44th Annual Super Bowl that we look at the success of our local community high school sports teams as 2010 kicks off at great year. Redwood Gate in Palo Alto funnels to Gunn High School where...

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Yes, that's right Merimont in San Bruno has sold 3 beautiful homes in the last week and a half.  Talk about excitement. The community is hidden in the hills of San Bruno making it the perfect escape from city life and a busy work day.  Wondering where you can find a single-family home with a backyard that's close enough to the city for a breezy commute?  Yup...

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The Wall Street Journal posted the following story on 1/28/10. We are all eagerly anticipating what will happen next with the housing market and thought you might be too. The Federal Reserve believes that when they pull out of the mortgage market, that investors will be looking to jump on the bargain mortgages and that will keep mortgage rates low. Good news for all y...

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