Magnify Your Home’s Natural Light

by Blake Herzog Getting more natural light into a home that doesn’t have much may not sound like an easy or affordable project to take on, but plenty of design tricks have been invented to maximize the brightness of the rays that do make it in. Putting a few of them together will create a … Read More…

Refreshers for Worn-Down Rooms

by Blake Herzog Have you been in your home for a while and watched the walls turn from beige to greige? Or maybe you’ve just moved into your fixer-upper knowing the fix may have to wait for a year or three? If you hit a mental or budgetary block when it comes to the word … Read More…

How to Build Raised Wicking Beds

by LeeAnn Davis, Master Gardener, Pinal County Cooperative Extension This is the perfect time to gather the family and grow your own food. Self-sustainability in your backyard can be done in a small area and yield a surprising amount of production. It is wonderful to go out in your yard to collect fresh nutritious homegrown … Read More…

Garage Parking is Still a Thing

by Blake Herzog The trend toward garages storing more “stuff” than vehicles has gotten noticed in recent years. Between our tendency to accumulate more belongings than we know what to do with and our trucks getting too big for our garages, more of us than ever are parking on the street and in the driveway. … Read More…

Losing Everything Due to Inadequate Auto Liability Coverage

All states set minimum coverage levels for drivers, but if you are involved in a serious accident, minimal coverage may not get you off the hook for the full extent of damages. Your state’s goal is to make the required insurance affordable, but in many cases, the established minimum coverage is not adequate to cover … Read More…

Check out County Real Estate Market

by Pat Lairson, Realtor, Maricopa Real Estate Company There is no doubt Pinal County is on the move. If you drive through Maricopa, Casa Grande, Florence and almost any other city, you will see new construction. The growth is not just in residential building but also commercial. The City of Maricopa will be sporting a … Read More…

Put Spring in Your Step with a Clean Home

by Blake Herzog Giving your home a thorough scrub down as winter gives way to spring is a tradition found not just in the U.S., but around the globe. The concept may have begun taking shape in Persia (Iran) about 5,000 years ago at the beginning of its new year, which coincides with the first … Read More…

Let Inside Spill into Your 2021 Yard

by Blake Herzog Our enforced nesting in 2020 has led many to put more resources into their homes. As the new year arrives that effort is spilling out to the yard, as people want to make it more comfortable for their own use and more functional for meetups that have been relocated to the great … Read More…

Get Your Garden Ready for the Spring Planting Season

by Staff Reports With the spring planting season fast approaching, it’s a good time to get your garden in order. This is when you want to prep your soil, purchase seeds and assess your garden tools. Here are some tips to make the job easy. Soil Prep Prepare your soil by working well-composted organic matter … Read More…

Pinterest Predicts Neutrals, Neon

by Blake Herzog Pinterest, the page where countless home décor, fashion, lifestyle, food and other ideas are born, releases its predictions for what will be trendy for the next year based not on what’s being most searched worldwide at the moment but on those rising the most quickly in the rankings. For 2021, Pinterest Business … Read More…