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December Newsletter

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7 Winter DIY Ideas

With the cooling weather and rainy season here, you might find yourself indoors more often. I know that is true of me. Here are 7 DIY projects to help you pass the time inside and improve your home!

  1. Paint inside: accent wall or ceiling paint, if you don't want to tackle painting a whole room
  2. Kitchen face lift: install a backsplash or change the cabinet hardware
  3. Bathroom freshener: deep clean, re-grout the tile, replace the hardware, install LED strip lights, or even just change the shower curtain
  4. Refurbish interior doors: paint doors or even just change door knobs
  5. Declutter: toss out clothes and junk, reorganize with floating shelves over-the-door hooks & hangers
  6. Add insulation: seal windows & doors and replace windows, since it is cold and can lower your utility bill
  7. Install a programmable thermostat: the convenience and energy efficiency savings are amazing

Winter Beauty Hacks

With the colder weather and upcoming holiday parties, I have definitely been looking into ways to keep my skin hydrated, protect my skin from the cold, and look my fabulous best for the parties. I recently came across these beauty hacks. Check them out! I hope you find them just as useful too :)

  • Use a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips, with the bristles removing dead and rough skin to make your lips soft and smooth
  • DIY lip scrub with equal parts sugar and honey for more exfoliation
  • Vaseline - slather on your heels before putting your socks on for an instant, low cost foot treatment that softens and hydrates your feet
  • Unscented baby wipes to remove that holiday party makeup
  • Prime eyelids with a layer of white eyeliner to make eyeshadow more pigmented and pop

Hacks courtesy of Buzzfeed
Home Improvement - Remodeling Stats & Spending Trends to Inform Your Improvement Plans
T hinking about remodeling? Well you're not the only one. Check out these stats!

Top 3 types of spenders
  1. homeowners using surging equity
  2. homeowners playing catch up on deferred maintenance & updates
  3. rental property owners

Average expenditure
  1. < $2500
  2. < $10,000

Most common improvements
  1. Adding or replacing plumbing fixtures
  2. Built-in dishwashers or garbage disposals
  3. New windows or doors
  4. New water heaters


  • 12/3 - Champagne Tasting in Walnut Creek @ Vinous Reverie Wine Merchant in Walnut Creek from 6pm-8pm
  • Coming Soon: COPA Soccer Training Center in Walnut Creek - opening January 2020 (check out more here)
  • 12/11 - Cookies & Photos with Santa @ Keller Williams Walnut Creek 201 N. Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
  • All December - Christmas Lights @ the Christmas House
  • Where: 817 Old Glen Cove Road, Vallejo
  • When: Throughout December from 5 to 10 pm Sunday thru Thursday and 5 to 11 pm Friday and Saturday. Santa visits Friday and Saturday from 6-8 pm, arriving on a fire truck.
  • More info here

As the weather gets colder, I look for cozy meals for the whole family. This soup is perfect; it's warm, flavorful, and so easy to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids and I did!

Recipe courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
Thank you to everyone who attended the pie give away. Congratulations to the Shafer's for winning this years guessing game. Many thanks to those of you who donated to STAND! Your donations were greatly appropriated. And lastly we would like to thank those who were unable to attend and asked that their pies be donated. Pelosi Team
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