Thanksgiving dinner etiquette: 20 tips to help guests mind their manners

Thanksgiving dinner etiquette: 20 tips to help guests mind their manners
Here’s some Thanksgiving advice from etiquette pros, including The Emily Post Institute, social strategist Deborah Ritch, president and founder of RitchImage, and the U.S. State Department. 1. RSVP. Let your host know right away if you can come or not. If you received a “family” invitation, let your host or hostess know how many of you can come. 2. Offer to contribute to the meal — but don’t dictate the menu. Your best bet is to make your offer open-ende

9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness
Gray skies don’t have to mean a drab indoor life. As fall continues and the days become shorter, it’s too tempting to just hibernate until spring. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter months of the year. Perhaps it’s a bit overdone to talk about the art of hygge, that untranslatable Danish word that references the feeling of being ultra-cozy and content. The thing is, the Danes know how to thrive in winter. You might already know the

10 Easy Ways to Add Holiday Curb Appeal

10 Easy Ways to Add Holiday Curb Appeal
Liven up the front door and share your holiday spirit with the whole neighborhood this year! Setting the Stage Whether you plan to wrap string lights around the house, hang illuminated icicles from the eaves, or install glowing blow-up figures in the front yard, it doesn't take much to whip up some amazing holiday curb appeal at your entryway. Here are ten how to's. Photo: The Comforts of Home Aromatically Festive Bring the bea

841 W BRANNAN ISLAND RD Isleton 3bd/2bth 1101sf Mobile Home

841 W BRANNAN ISLAND RD Isleton 3bd/2bth 1101sf Mobile Home
Asking $40,000 Property Description for 841 W Brannan Island Rd, Isleton CA 95641 Great manufactured home, retirement or weekend retreat. Original size was 720 sq ft, added on 384 sq ft. New exterior paint and landscaping and some newer interior paint. Newer kitchen remodel, with propane stove top, dishwasher, counters & newer livingroom carpet. 3 bedroom & 2 full baths provides lots of room as well as large laundry. Resort located on t...

13911 RIVER RD Walnut Grove, 3bd/1bth 1415sf

13911 RIVER RD Walnut Grove, 3bd/1bth 1415sf
Asking $248,888 Property Description for 13911 River Rd, Walnut Grove CA 95690 Own a little bit of history, town of Locke, rare 3 bedroom 1 bath renovated with new bath & remodeled kitchen with granite counters and propane gas stove. New tile, laminate floors, majority windows are dual pane. Home has laundry area. Front garage provides sound barrier from any potential road noise. Garage/shop is 1300 sq ft, wood shop is 900 sq ft & addit...

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a night of fun and fright, but it does require extra caution when it comes to keeping your little monsters safe. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.” Follow these Halloween safety tips to help avoid common accidents and dangers. Trick-or-trea...

SOLD – 8 N 6TH ST RIO VISTA 5bds/2bths 2689sf

SOLD – 8 N 6TH ST  RIO VISTA 5bds/2bths 2689sf
SOLD -  $545,000 Property Description for 8 N 6th St, Rio Vista CA 94571 Built in 1915, this gorgeous craftsman home has been renovated. Newer kitchen with shaker style cabinets, subway tile back splash, & soapstone counter tops. Baths remodeled & re-plumbed. New windows throughout except in dining room. Some light fixtures are original, original stain glass windows, pellet stove in dining & gas insert in livingroom. Natural hardwood up...

SOLD – 777 W BRANNAN ISLAND RD Isleton 2bd/2bths 2394sf San Joaquin River View

SOLD – 777 W BRANNAN ISLAND RD Isleton 2bd/2bths 2394sf San Joaquin River View
SOLD $435,000 Property Description for 777 W Brannan Island Rd, Isleton CA 95641 Remodeled home located on the Delta Loop, San Joaquin River side. Although home is only 2 bedroom, homes does have potential to accommodate more sleepers. Gourmet kitchen with island gas cook top with beautiful hood, with sink overlooking the grounds. Large entertainment room with bar/room for media center, pool table & more. Pilings for dock. Flood insurance will ...

476 AMERICANO WAY Fairfield 4bd/2-1/2bths 2253sf

476 AMERICANO WAY Fairfield 4bd/2-1/2bths 2253sf
Asking $530,000 Property Description for 476 Americano Way, Fairfield CA 94533 Don't miss this great 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home, solar owned w/newer roof, new HVAC, re-stuccoed, new exterior paint, newer windows, new garage door & new side garage door, w/new front door. Large backyard w/new deck as well as patio/gazebo, no rear neighbors. Stove, microwave, dishwasher new last yr, lighting recently changed. All bath vanities painted w/new hardw...

18 Moves That Will Help You Retire Early and in Style

18 Moves That Will Help You Retire Early and in Style
Exiting the rat race early is not impossible, but you need to plan carefully to make it happen. These tips will help you gather key resources. Do you daydream about retiring as you plod through your 9-to-5 job? Are you wondering how a neighbor or relative managed to quit working at age 59 and go traveling? For many people, retirement — never mind “early” retirement — seems out of reach. But with focus and self-discipline, you could amass enough money...