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Tahoe Joe’s: Hearty Fare in Pleasant Hill

September 21, 2016 9:03 am

At Tahoe Joe's on Contra Costa Boulevard, diners can grab a juicy cut and pretend they've escaped to Lake Tahoe. The pine logs and artifacts make it easy! Attentive servers bring menu items like the highly recommended Railroad Camp Shrimp (half-off during happy hour, as are all other appetizers), the signature Joe’s Steak entrée (served with perfectly sautéed Blue Lake green beans), and the customer favorite dessert, homemade cheesecake, all while enjoying each other’s company and the Sierra Mountain atmosphere. There is also a full bar, and happy hour after 9 p.m., so if the already affordable price is still a little much for what you have in mind and you don’t mind somewhat smaller portions, take advantage of the happy hour deals to stretch a dollar extra thin and still dine well.

Tahoe Joe's
999 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 687-8096


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Clear Clutter from Everywhere in the Bathroom With These 4 Tips

September 14, 2016 9:03 am

If you’re short on space in your bathroom, it can be difficult to keep things neat and organized. Since many renters share their bathroom with guests, however, you’re likely always looking for ways to clean it up quickly. These 4 tips make it easy to banish clutter from the bathroom—and keep it clean for good.

  • Consider the essentials. Most renters store much more than they actually use every day in their bathrooms. Go through the contents of your medicine cabinets and under-sink storage areas and get rid of all of those specialty products and expired items (or at least find somewhere else to store them).
  • Add additional storage where it’s needed. If you can’t find enough storage in your bathroom after you purge your essentials, it may be time to create your own. Add wall shelves, a storage unit over the toilet or even just a few baskets under the sink.
  • Invest in matching sets. If your bathroom is often filled with mismatched towels, get rid of the ones you don’t use and attempt to create a matching set. By replacing those old, faded towels with bright, fluffy new ones (and cutting down on the amount of towels in general), you’ll reduce unnecessary clutter.
  • Add over-door storage. Hang an additional towel rack over the back of the door to give wet towels ample room to dry.

Decluttering the Bathroom [HGTV]
Small Bathroom Ideas: 5 Effective Decluttering Tips for a Tidier Space [Apartment Therapy]
Cut Clutter in the Bathroom: Easy as A-B-C! [Organized Home]

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Get Back to Nature at The Gardens at Heather Farm

September 7, 2016 9:11 am

The Gardens at Heather Farm is a six-acre natural oasis featuring free public gardens, an education center, and a special event venue, all located on a picturesque hillside in Walnut Creek. Visit the six main gardens, including the Cowden Rose Garden, the Diablo Ascent Garden, Daffodil Hill and Camellia Grove. Each garden brings their own unique beauty and life, so take some time to see them all.

Along with showcasing the area’s natural beauty and abundance, The Gardens at Heather Farm also has a personal mission of getting people reacquainted with nature. Interactive youth education programs are available, where kids will be able to get their hands dirty and won’t even realize they’re learning. Adult classes are also available for those looking to start and maintain a garden of their own.

This local gem is available to the public sunrise to sunset. Visit the website to learn more about the programs and to see a calendar of special events.

The Gardens at Heather Farms
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 947-1678

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