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Cozy and Warm Wishes for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

With all of this cold, wet weather, we hope that you stay cozy and warm at the holidays.    If you’re looking to keep your heating system functioning well during this time, we have some great tips here.

The throw blanket at our white elephant gift exchange yesterday was a bit hit!  Maybe that’s because throw blankets are an inexpensive way to keep warm during this season by keeping the heat down.

However you choose to stay warm this holiday season, we send you warm wishes for happy holidays and a beautiful new year!

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Thankful at Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Last year was our first year with a blog.  At Thanksgiving, we shared about the things we are grateful for and it seemed like a tradition worth carrying on this year.

As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families this year, we recognize that we have a lot for which we can be thankful.  This year has continued to be challenging for many and we have not been immune to those challenges.

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Gobble, Gobble, It is almost Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it would be great to share some ideas from recent magazines.  Whether you are looking for a twist to your holiday meal decorating or some delicious recipes, look no further.

Although the weather this week has been a bit chilly, it can be warm at Thanksgiving and Sunset magazine serves up 20 wonderful ideas for bringing your entertaining outdoors with 20 tips for your best outdoor party (the article was called It’s different out here in the magazine).  Plus they also shared some fun ideas for designing your own invitations or name cards with the Art of the Party.

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Holiday Design Ideas

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The holiday season is nearly in full swing with Thanksgiving around the corner followed closely by Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and more!

With the chilly weather, it’s time to change out the summer clothes for the winter clothes.  And the chilly weather means it is a great time to bring warm colors into your home.  Here are some ideas to bring the holiday spirit into your home: (more…)

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…And Here are a Few Last Minute Valentines Ideas for You.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Following up on Allison’s great blog on sweet getaways and restaurants for Valentine’s Day, here are some unbelievable deals for you and your Valentine.

Flowers… the veritable Santa Clause of Valentine’s Day. So it’s a good thing FTD is having a super sale! If you haven’t seen the tv ads they are pushing this big and for a good reason. For just $19.99 you can get a mixed bouquet of roses and box of chocolates delivered to your door. An easy gift that’s sure to please.

The Double Tree hotel family is offering a romantic get away package that includes a deluxe room, (more…)

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The SummerHill Gratitude List

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

This year we are grateful for many, many things, including:

- New members of the SummerHill family: our new homeowners at Merimont, Park Station, Parkwood, Redwood Gate, Rosewood, Satake Estates, Talavera and Village Square; new babies of SummerHill team members; and new members of the SummerHill team. (more…)

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Happy Holidays from SummerHill Homes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Holiday Greetings

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And What a Day of Giving it Was!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Actually a whole month of giving! Thanks to our amazing homeowners, great employees, and wonderful folks like you, SummerHill Homes raised over $500 and approx. 1,000 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and the Alameda County Food Bank!

WOW!  Thank you EVERYONE for your participation!

We are so proud to support agencies that combined serve over 376,000 people a year. With your help, these food banks are making sure that no child, senior, or family goes hungry this holiday season.

In the spirit of giving…What else have you done to support your local community this holiday season? Do you have a non-profit organization you love to support?

Happy Day after Thanksgiving & Friday!

Donations from Talavera Homeowners

Rosewood donations

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Don’t be frightened! It’s just a little blood, sweat, and tears…

Friday, November 13th, 2009

I had to pick a little bit of a creepy title in honor of this Friday the 13th blog right? Instead of blood and tears (we’ve all had enough of that!), let’s talk sweat, as in sweat equity.  And no, we’re not talking about your 13 year old mowing the lawn so he can go out Friday night, we’re talking about your time and non profit organizations.

As you saw in Allison’s post earlier this week, a team of SummerHill employees volunteered their time to build some sweat equity at The Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.  In some cases,  time can be worth more than money. Rita, the volunteer coordinator at the food bank, invited us to come back and work in the warehouse again in January, as they will have received so many donations that they won’t be able to get the fresh or perishable food out to those in need quickly enough!

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Nothing Matters when you’re Hungry…

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Halloween parties with ghoulish treats, hot drinks and always too much food… Sound familiar?

Probably, and it sounds familiar to me too. Luckily, my family has always had enough (more than enough) food for parties, holidays, and every day. But some folks here in my community aren’t so lucky. Every month the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties provides food to more than 207,000 people. (more…)

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