Clean & Comfort

January. Chapter one of the year. We’re feeling doughy after the holiday treats but craving warm comfort food to combat the cold weather. It is this constant tug-of-war between “New Year, New Me” and “It’s good for the soul!” Here are two recipes for clean or comfort to kick off your 2023!

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Caritas Commons – A Love For All

“Affordable housing is directly related to health outcomes. As a trusted health partner for life, we are committed to caring about patient needs, including the need for a safe, affordable home.” – Jennifer Palagim VP, Commun8ity Health & Well-being at Saint Alphonsus. Together is how beautiful things come to fruition, and together with Saint Alphonsus LEAP Housing did just that by brining 14 affordable homeownership units to Boise!

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New Year, Same Maintenance!

January is the month for new beginnings. With the holiday rush over and the weather frigid in many parts of the country, it’s a great time to attend to some of the tasks that are easy to put off but oh-so-satisfying once they’re done — such as making or updating an inventory of what’s in your home. You might never need it, but if something goes wrong, having one can save some grief. Here are 8 tasks for your January home-maintenance checklist!

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Winter in the Gem State

Snow capped mountains, wild rivers and thermal hot springs make Idaho the adventure state! This status doesn’t change come winter, and the snowy season offers new ways to enjoy the varied terrain. From skiing through powder to feeding a woodstove in a backcountry yurt, winter in Idaho is anything but stagnant.

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” — Buddy the Elf.

Wouldn’t it be nice to eat like a Christmas elf? Or maybe even Santa Claus himself? Instead of milk and cookies for the big guy and carrots for the reindeers, we are mixing it up this year! Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins and treat yourself, Santa, and his reindeer with these two amazing holiday recipes!

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Oh, There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

“Honey, do you honestly think I would check thousands of tiny little lights if I wasn’t sure the extension cord was plugged in?” — Clark Griswold (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)

The holiday season is here! Whether you celebrate like the Griswold’s or Margo and Todd, you have likely added some holiday décor to your home. Lights, candles and festive plants add a wonderful, warm ambiance to your home. By taking a few extra steps like unplugging your holiday lights before you go to bed or when you leave the house, can help you avoid a décor disaster this holiday season. Don’t let decorations wreak havoc on your holiday!

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The holidays are upon us and we welcome this opportunity to bring back Hope for the Holidays as part of our Silvercreek Gives program. Every year we come together as a brokerage to support those in our communities that are having a hard time. We provide gifts, food, and household needs for families and seniors in the month of December. Additionally, we volunteer with the Salvation Army in a variety of ways. In 2021, we were able to support 14 families and 5 seniors through this program! We hope to meet and exceed this in 2022. With your help we can!


I’m Dreaming of an Idaho Christmas!

“When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” – Catherine Pulsifer

The snow is falling, the lights are hung and the Starbucks red Christmas cups are everywhere! Lucky for us Idahoans, we don’t need to dream of a white Christmas, we get to live one! When you’re not rockin’ around the Christmas tree, run Rudolph run! Idaho has some of the most magical Christmas festivities you won’t want to miss! We are all making a list and checking it twice… Be sure to add these festivities to your holiday to-do list!

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