Home and Garden

HOME is where the HEART is, 6 Simple Ways to LOVE your HOME

REARRANGE Rearrange a room or section of the house every season. It moves the energy around and reinvigorates everyone in the home, giving your space a fresh look and feel.  BRING NATURE INSIDE WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS Adding some fresh herb plants to the kitchen, such...

3 SIMPLE tips to get your MIND + HOME ready for FALL

August marks the end of summer for many of us as the kids go back to school. As we start to think about the fall routine it's a good idea to get inspired and excited for the coming season. It's always nice to enter a new season with eagerness rather than dread. Try...

Easy 4th of July Recipes that Celebrate Summer

Fourth of July is here and that means all things SUMMER! We thought it would be fun to compile a few fun summer recipes and share them with you to possibly help inspire you to make something for that BBQ or Picnic you’re sure to hit this Fourth of July weekend…


Welcome to MARCH! With record-breaking freezing temperatures around here lately, are you ready for SPRING like we are? It’s time to start getting a game plan together for our neglected yards. If you need help with Handy Man and Construction services around the house and yard this spring, give DCS a call. They are professional, reasonably priced and very skilled. 

Lemon-Spice (Holiday) Visiting Cake

We discovered this recipe at the NY Times COOKING website and played around with making a “Holiday” version…  and it worked! The only adjustment to the original recipe was that we added fresh cranberries sprinkled on top before baking. The recipe is absolutely amazing as is, so feel free to try making it either way.

Lunchtime is for recharging and refueling

Making and packing lunch is an everyday task that remains a universal anxiety. This midday meal should be a chance to relax and recharge. But making lunch is often a hassle and major stressor for parents who are rushing to get out the door on time in the morning. With school starting back up, it’s a good time to set the tone for the rest of the year…

Is Fall the Best Time to Put Your House on the Market in the Bay Area?

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in San Francisco and the Bay Area and therefore is a perfect time to sell. The end of summer is an ideal time to get your home ready for an easy sale. Do the work now, and you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor when your home sells over asking price, faster than expected…


Today is the first day of SPRING! Whether you’re thinking about putting your house on the market anytime soon or not, early spring is the best time to take action on home improvement projects. With all the rainy weather we’ve been experiencing in the Bay Area and beyond it would be safe to say most of us have probably neglected our yards… We have 3 projects you should tackle now and you’ll be glad you did this summer when you can reap the rewards. Happy spring to you!

Hello Autumn!

As we head into autumn get in the mood with warm autumn harvest muffins to start your day and compliment your coffee or tea. This healthy Honey Oat Apple Muffin recipe is sure to please even the pickiest little ones