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November, 2022 - Issue #215

Make it a Fab Fall
Fall in Love with your Kitchen

A light mint backsplash, durable countertops and timeless custom cabinetry with modern pulls are what autumn dreams are made of.
Woodward Kitchen & Bath woodwardkb.com

Warm Up with 2023 Color of the Year
Sherwin Williams has announced its 2023 color of the year, Redend Point, a mid-tone neutral that walks the line between blush and beige. The color is a new-age neutral that aims to bring nature indoors. And while it can serve as a grounding anchor in a room, Redend Point feels cozier and more inviting than traditional white or eggshell.
ALLBRIGHT 1-800-Painting allbrightpainting.com

Top Five Autumn Irrigation Tips
Crisp fall nights and mornings signal Mother Nature's annual cooling trend and a sign for us to dial back our outdoor water use. Together, we can voluntarily reduce our water use by 20 percent over 20202 to meet SCV Water's current drought requirements.
Here are SCV Water's top five outdoor irrigation tips for this season:
TIP 1: Water only in the morning and evening. In addition, outdoor landscaping needs less water due to cooler temperatures and shorter days.
Midnight to 9am and/or 8pm to midnight
November to April: Midnight to 10am and/or 6pm to midnight
TIP 2: Water no more than three days per week.

No Watering on Saturdays
TIP 3: Set watering run times to a maximum of two five-minute cycles per station per watering day - 10 minutes max.
TIP 4: Take advantage of SCV Water's Lawn Replacement Program during late summer and early fall, which are the best times to upgrade outdoor landscapes. Swapping out water-thirsty lawns for a water-wise landscape can save up to 375 gallons a day. Learn more at bit.ly/scvwaterlrp.
TIP 5: Convert to high-efficiency irrigation equipment and save up to 131 gallons a day.
Gear up for fall with watering tips, tools, rebates and more. droughtreadyscv.com

The Good List
If Santa made a list of the best home improvement solutions, these would be at the top.

Plan Ahead for a Stress Free Holiday
It's no secret that this time of year, while wonderful, can quickly become the most stressful season, too. If you would like to reduce your stress and enjoy more memory making moments, here's
some tips.
Put activities on the family calendar and pre-plan as much as you can: buy special outfits for events or family photos well ahead of time; get the important shopping done now; decide what else can be done in advance - and do it.
Ask your kids to write a letter to Santa - or write to you! - identifying what they'd like under the tree. Set a budget for each kid and do your best to be finished with all shopping by December 5, before the holiday rush.
Create a gift-wrapping station and a master gift list to keep you from under or overbuying. Set aside time once a week to wrap gifts.
When putting up your holiday decor, only display what you love this year. If you don't love it, now is a great time to donate it! Facebook also has plenty of SCV groups that make selling your items easy!
To make room for the inevitable and overwhelming incoming of toys your kids will get this year, ask them to help purge with you. You'll be surprised how much more willing they are to get rid of things when they know new ones are coming in soon and how happy they will be to donate to someone in need.
This should be a season of enjoying your family and friends and making lasting memories. For more tips on getting organized this holiday season, log on.
Simply Organized Co. simplyorganizedco.org

Cozy Up to Big Savings this Season
Up to 50 percent of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. Duette Honeycomb Shades trap air in distinct pockets to help keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus, save $100 with rebates on select purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions through December 5 during the Season of Style Savings Event.
Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds 298-1230

Ask Santa for Today's Maintenance-free Flooring
Offered up in ultra-realistic planks and made to resemble natural hardwood, luxury vinyl planks are considered by many to be even better than the real thing. They're incredibly durable, very low maintenance and cost competitive, too.
Brent's Carpet One 255-3337

Make their Fall a Ball...

with a Gorgeous Indoor Playland
This swoon worthy playroom is filled with a large built-in to store toys and crafts, layered with textures like a beaded chandelier and a wallpapered ceiling and paired with a neutral color palette for a dreamy-yet-functional space for the whole family.
Rebecca Rollins Interiors 367-4394
courtesy of Shutterstock (left)
courtesy of Shutterstock (left)

with a Clean-It-Forward Nomination
Surface Busters' Clean-It-Forward provides up to $3,000 worth of complimentary hard-surface cleaning and restoration services to families, individuals, schools and nonprofit organizations in need. The deep cleaning services are gifted after the Surface Busters team and its customers vote on the top candidates. You can submit a nomination today - it's easy! - by logging on.
Surface Busters surfacebusters.com

with a Cozy Cuddle by the Fire
Right now, Oasis is hosting their end-of-season clearance sale with the lowest in-stock prices of the year and over 50 options ready to be delivered.
Oasis Garden & Patio 255-9909
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