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Archive for January, 2017

2017 Color palette for your home

imagesWelcome 2017! This year’s “in” color palette will reflect; your personality, recent history, a change in the economy, the presidential election.  Take your pick!  And  you thought you were finally finished changing the interior colors of your lovely home!

Last year’s trends

Last year, the experts instructed us to want blue with some earth tones and  and grays added for contrast. Peace, dependability and constancy are associated with the color blue . Who even knew that?  According to the experts, chocolate brown is on it’s way out, with cinnamon and mocha the new trend in browns.

Depending upon your source, you should have wanted to paint your home white, off-white, gray, or blue with or without “pops” of color or accent colors to accent your base color.  Two-tone cabinets were also very popular.

This year, you can paint your home to reflect your outlook.  Confident, Composed, or Comfortable.  Really?   However, …

Try these warm Winter destinations!

images-12Brrr!  I don’t know about you, but I think it’s been particularly cold recently.  Here are some US destinations where you can warm up.   If  it is in the southern part of the country, thats a good start….

Number one, Palm Springs, CA

California is close, and if you have never visited there, now’s your chance.  It is cold and and snowy here, and warm and sunny there.  One good option is Palm Springs, CA.   However, what does one do there?  Well, golf, eat, relax by the hotel pool, drink, what more could you ask for?  In addition, you can visit  “living desert Palm Springs” for a closer look at the area’s plant and animal ” local color.”    The average temperature in December, January, and February is a balmy  74 degrees.

Number Two, Scottsdale, Arizona

Since it’s  average Winter temperatures are in the mid-seventies, Scottsdale is another lovely southern US …

Winter getaways where it isn’t snowing

images-6Are you tired of Winter yet?  even if you love snow, it can get to be too much of a good thing, and the temperature  is well, cold.  Here are some tips on getaways  to which you can escape.

 

 

 

First, Belize

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According to US News, Belize is close to paradise on Earth.  Combine it’s year-round sunshine with it’s temperature hovering in the 80’s and its sparkling turquoise blue ocean, and it is a destination worth considering  However, you must know in advance that you will want to visit Belize  and when so that you can get reservations.  Where is Belize, you ask?  well, Belize is somewhere in Central America.  No, actually we do know exactly where it is.  You can see on the map to the left.  November to April are peak season in Belize, so book early!

Second, San Diego, CA

In case Belize seems too …