HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS -SILVERCREEK GIVES

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!

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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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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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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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Leaves are Falling, Idaho is calling!

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”- Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing

Autumn has arrived in Idaho and with that comes crisp air, fall leaves, and pumpkin-flavored everything. But, there’s much more to do in Idaho than leaf peep and drink pumpkin spice lattes. From apple picking and pumpkin patches to fall cooking classes, there is something for everyone this fall season!

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Appetite for Gratitude!

“Good mashed potato is one of the great luxuries of life” – Lindsey Bareham.

The turkey. The sweet potatoes. The stuffing. The pumpkin pie. Is there anything else we all can agree so vehemently about? I don’t think so. As Idahoans, potatoes are near and dear to our hearts. Here are two delicious potato side dishes for your family holiday!

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Freak Alley Gallery, Downtown Boise

Freak Alley Gallery is the northwest’s largest open-air, multi-artist mural gallery, located between 8th and 9th street and Bannock and Idaho in Downtown Boise. The outdoor art gallery started with a single mural that Colby Akers painted on the back alley door of Moon’s Café in 2002. When businesses next door saw his work, many were so impressed that they to wanted the artist to paint their buildings. 

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