Home & Garden


Get the Look: Kitchen Design Trends

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The kitchen is the place that busy families cook, chat and congregate.  Long considered “the heart of the home” kitchens are now the new family room, a hub of activity for families and guests. “Whether you are entertaining, helping kids…


Your How – To Holiday Hosting Guide

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By: Michelle Cannon Epting As the holiday season approaches, the annual rituals of decorating, shopping, and consuming delectable treats are frequently punctuated by holiday gatherings.  If you find yourself hosting a celebration for coworkers, family, or friends, you probably desire…


Life Care

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How can a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) such as Buena Vida Estates, provide more physical and financial security than other retirement living options? The answer lies in the greatest benefit a CCRC has to offer — a license to…


What? I’m a Senior Citizen

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By: Jim Barfield The theme of this month’s magazine is senior citizens. So have you ever wondered where the expression “senior citizen” originated? It began in the late 1930s and referred to an “elderly or aged person, especially one who…


Tips for Carving the Perfect Pumpkin

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Five Tricks to Carving the Perfect Pumpkin Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is likely that you will soon see jack-o-lanterns popping up on doorsteps. But don’t be jealous of your neighbor. You, too, can have a…


Staying Active Through the “Golden Years”

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Four Exercises to Stay Fit at Any Age Staying healthy and living an active lifestyle is important at any age; however, as we begin to enter our “golden years”, the importance of maintaining our bodies and minds is exponentially increased….


Let There Be Light

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Lighting design is a key factor in getting a room to accomplish the homeowners’ intent.  In general the lighting of a room truly sets the mood and functionality of that space. Whether it’s a soft, warm, inviting light or a…


Island Time

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An Island Gives Style and Functionality to Kitchens By Andrea Lacourt With the holidays approaching quickly, the kitchen is going to be a busy place. Many of our homeowners like to customize their kitchen island to fit their needs, whether…


Tips for the Perfect Halloween Party

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By Michelle Cannon Epting ‘Tis the season for costumes, candy, carving pumpkins, and cringing in delighted terror at scary movies and haunted houses.  Halloween has arrived, and children anticipate post trick-or-treating surges of sugar, while adults look forward to attending…