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A San Diego Thanksgiving – Do’s and Don’ts for the Home

A San Diego Thanksgiving “Do’s” and “Dont’s” – A Carmel Valley Homeowners Survival Guide. Clogged drains are not what most people think about when they make Thanksgiving plans, but countless thousands of Americans will be adding a plumber to their guest lists sometime during the long weekend. Did you know Black Friday is the busiest day […]

My mom, Liz, has always been and still is the inspiration for my love of “all things cooking”. She is not a gourmet cook but her food, as basic and uncomplicated as it may be, is always delicious. At eighty nine she still makes the best cream puffs I’ve ever eaten, and of course from […]

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During this Thanksgiving season, its important for the community of Carmel Valley San Diego to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Here are just some quick and simple suggestions to having a Guilt Free Thanksgiving! Water Before the eating frenzy even gets started, down 2 glasses of water. Regulate hunger Speed up metabolism Turkey Oven baked NOT […]

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Holiday Gift Giving

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With the holidays just around the corner, children and adults alike are struggling to find that “right” gift for a loved one and become concerned with issues such as quantity, quality, degree of personal appreciation, and amount of money available for gift buying in an economy that is tight for many.  The giving of a […]

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I hope all the Carmel Valley cooks are painstakingly planning their Christmas dinners… or I should say, Holiday Dinners, to be politically correct…and if you’re not, shame on you because you should be.  If your family is like mine you, you probably have a traditional menu for the meal that you’ve come to love and […]

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Listen up parents, if your kids get bored over the upcoming Holiday vacation, things could get rough. However, some simple things you can do will not only make the Holiday time for enjoyable for them, but also for you with Holiday activities. Although many children complain about school work, the social benefits of the school […]

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Healthy Holidays I can’t believe I ate the whole thing! 3 key components to healthy weight management are setting short and long term goals, a structured schedule, and discipline.  Yet when it comes to the holidays, all of those factors are put to the test.  Here are 5 reasons why people tend to gain weight […]

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Where Eagles Dare

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Living in a coastal environment, residents of San Diego are no strangers to spotting sea gulls; but to experience the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles, a trip to Canada is the ticket. To learn more, read details shared by local resident Cynthia Dial. The year 1994 was a banner one for Brackendale, B. C. […]

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Halloween Book List. With Halloween right around the corner, why not explore some children’s literature for Halloween fun! Whether your child is a Carmel Valley San Diego community preschooler, an independent reader, or somewhere in between, I have some children’s Halloween books to recommend. These books explore ideas, customs, activities, crafts, fun, and background about […]

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A San Diego Thanksgiving and the “O” Word Large family, house not big enough, everybody for Thanksgiving dinner…YIKES!!!  But not to worry, no problema, it’s a snap. And not everybody needs to be a gourmet cook to contribute. If your Carmel Valley San Diego community family is like ours, once we hit California we stayed regardless of […]

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Halloween Tips It’s that time of the year again where most kids in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego are busy daydreaming about getting ready for another Halloween. Dressing up, decorating the house, and making things “spooky” is all in the October weeks prior to the “big day”. However, the spirit of Halloween can […]

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Market Trends in the Real Estate Industry The World as we know it, is quickly becoming more international and selling to international home buyers has never been more important.  And we’re no exception here in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego.  In fact, San Diego is a destination of choice for so many people in other […]

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