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Published on February 2nd, 2022
Sneaky ways to create more storage space in your home
Most of us have faced the never-ending quest to find more storage space in our homes - it is an ongoing battle between our square footage and our creativity. So, it's not surprising that the request I receive most often from clients comes from families trying to create ...By Jennifer Raftis, Certified Professional Organizer


Published on February 2nd, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"I love to prune my roses. That's the one thing I really feel I do pretty well!" ~ Julie Andrews
My roses are still blooming, and the bushes are filled with leaves. Yet, it is February ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on January 19th, 2022
The Real Estate Year in Review
Last year was another extremely strong year for sellers of residential real estate in Lamorinda. Sales volume was solid with a minimal increase in supply matched by continued strong demand and desirable interest rates; the result was average prices went up in ...By Conrad Bassett, Licensed Real Estate Broker and CRP, GMS-T


Published on January 19th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Having plants in your house is a natural way to continuously clear yourself!" ~ Doreen Virtue
Forty-five! That's the number of houseplants that filled my tiny dorm room on the seventh ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on January 5th, 2022
The best New Year's resolution ever
I have found the secret to making the best New Year's resolution ever. Here it is: Do not ever make another New Year's resolution!
Why, you ask? Because lasting change rarely happens ...
By Jennifer Raftis


Published on January 5th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." - William Blake
The rainy days and nights have been a welcome respite to our dry, drought-driven California. What a delight to ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on December 22nd, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia BrianA berry, merry Christmas ... mostly for the birds
"To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them, of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries."~ Anne Raver
By Cynthia Brian


Published on December 8th, 2021
What to know about water valves
One of our greatest creature comforts in modern life is the availability of hot and cold running water in our homes. We take this for granted because it is so reliable and constant. Consider how many times each day we wash hands, dishes, clothes and bodies, water ...By Jim Hurley


Published on December 8th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day!
Every leaf speaks bliss to ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on November 24th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Are you feeling grateful? Although I feel thankful for every day that I walk on this earth, after ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on November 10th, 2021
The month before the holidays and all through the house
After an unpredictable year, I am looking forward to spending some extra quality time this season with my family and friends. The pandemic is far from over so our typical holiday season might look a little different this year. If we have learned anything, it's ...By Jennifer Raftis, CPOr, Certified Professional Organizer


Published on November 10th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Ifa butterfly flutters its wings in Brazil, could it cause a tornado in Texas?"~ Edward Lorenz, meteorologist

By Cynthia Brian


Published on October 27th, 2021
Stop the drips
We've all seen a comedic scene in shows where the protagonist can't sleep because the noise of a dripping faucet is driving them to distraction. In reality, especially during a prolonged drought, that drip is a waste of precious water.
By Jim Hurley



Published on October 27th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Gnome and elf and fairy, Witch and ghost make merry On this last of dear October's days." ~ Lettie. C. Van Derveer, Halloween Happenings, 1921
The howling, nipping, and barking of the ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on October 13th, 2021
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The third quarter of 2021 continued to show ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T



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