Showing posts from November, 2017


With the colder temperatures, comes preparation for winter and time to celebrate with family and friends. If you have not checked to see that your heat tape is functioning correctly, here is a friendly reminder to do so. The best way to protect the waterline that runs into your home is to not let it freeze in the first place. In addition to making sure your heat tape is functioning correctly, allow a small amount of COLD water to run in your home which keeps the water flowing through the waterline, thus helping prevent the water from freezing. The City of Idaho Falls has some wonderful tips on preventing frozen waterlines and what to do if you have a partially frozen line in your home. Visit their website here to view a pamphlet that I found very informative. Let’s all get together for PIE NIGHT Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 pm over at Perkins Bakery and Restaurant. RSVP to me (Amy DeWidt) via email or a quick call to the office so I can make sure Perkins sets up enough chairs for a


There are many things you can do to give your home a makeover that are quick and inexpensive. Even small changes can make a big difference and give your home a fresh, new look that’s sure to brighten your mood when the temperatures drop outside. Replacing cabinet hardware brings new life to your kitchen, bathroom, or even your dresser. If you use knobs or pulls that are the same size as the existing ones, you won’t have to re-drill or do repairs. Going from classic styles to a more modern look can make a big difference. And it’s an easy change to un-do if you’re not happy with the results. Feeling more ambitious with your projects? Paint the cabinets while you’re at it to get a whole new room. Like to scour garage sales or flea markets? Next time look for old furniture that you can give new life. Dressers and bookcases do well with a coat of new paint, but look beyond that! Use multiple paint colors to create stripes, dots, or an ombre pattern. Use stencils to give extra deta


As the temperatures dip, appetites for cold foods and salads dips and our cravings lean more toward soups, stews, and baked goods. Don’t fight the urge to have warmer food, use it to try some great new recipes and take advantage of a bumper crop of fantastic fall fruits and vegetables. Fall and winter fruits are just as juicy and appetizing as summer berries. Whether you prefer apples, pears, or pomegranate seeds, there’s something for everyone. And using these fruits in warm desserts really brings out their rich flavors. Spices we associate with fall like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, pair well with apples, especially. Why not try making a baked apple dessert when you’re craving something sweet? Here’s an easy recipe that uses five simple ingredients: apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans. For some other healthier takes on dessert this season, check out these recipes . There’s nothing better than a perfectly roasted fall vegetable, especially the root veg