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Meal Prepping Boise Fitness Experts Explain How Healthy Choices Give DeniDāv a Try Cure the Winter Blues Brush Off the Grill! Rug Revolution — Save a Fortune Monthly Market Report Things to Do With 4 offices to serve you, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group is YOUR SOURCE for real estate in the Treasure Valley! D O W N T O W N B O I S E 3 4 3 .3 3 9 3 | M E R I D I A N 336.3393 | E A G L E 939.3363 | N A M PA 467.5272

This winter in the Treasure Valley has certainly been one for the record books. With so much snow and cold, it's been a challenge to get to work or school, much less out to do something fun. Is now the time to get a jump on some spring cleaning? Perhaps after reading our first story, you'll be inspired to explore meal prepping. Or maybe just grab a great book and relax in front of the fire! No matter what you do, please stay safe and dry. As always, if you have a story you'd like to see, please email us at


Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

contents Meal Prepping Is preparing your weekly menu in advance the answer to a healthier lifestyle?

Healthy Choices Meridian's DeniDÄ v restaurant serves up healthy fare.

Cure the Winter Blues How about a barbecue in the snow? Plus three more ideas to brighten your mood.

Rug Revolution Who says rugs have to cost a fortune? Check out all the uses for outdoor rugs!

Market Stats Has the valley's consistent snow put a damper on the market?

Ada County Homes Ada County has some wonderful homes for sale.

Canyon County Homes We have some beautiful homes for sale in Canyon County.

Things to Do Dig out and get out! There's lots going on in our valley.

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Sample Menu for One Day 1. 1 egg, 1oz ground turkey sausage, ¼ cup oats, ¼ cup blueberries, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 4 almonds 2. 2 eggs, ¼ cup oats, ¼ cup mixed berries, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 8 almonds 3. 2 oz chicken, ½ cup baked apples, 12 almonds 4. 2 oz ground turkey sausage, ¼ cup wild rice, 1 Tbsp guacamole, 1 Tbsp salsa 5. 2 oz chicken, ¼ cup hummus, 1 cup raw broccoli 6. 2 oz pork loin, 2 oz sweet potato, 1 Tbsp dressing, greens for a salad



Meal Prepping

Getting Healthy in 2017

Is the New Year the perfect time to start preparing your week's menu in advance? Read on to learn how one couple is making meal prepping work for them.


ith the workday starting at 4:00 a.m. most days, Terra and Joel Stinton of Boise needed a plan. Both busy fitness professionals (Terra, a personal trainer, and Joel, manager and part owner of Planet Fitness on Orchard and Overland) they found themselves grabbing a quick snack during the day and sometimes neglecting the proper nutrition their bodies needed.

Terra sets a menu for the coming week and together they determine portion sizes and a shopping list. Joel does the shopping on Saturdays, and they team up to prep the meals on Sunday. The first few weeks took five or six hours to make a week's worth of meals, but the routine now takes just two or three hours.

It wasn't until early in 2016 when Terra was asked by a friend and client to prepare daily meals to help him in his fitness goals that the couple realized they should be doing it for themselves. Says Joel, "we had prepped his meals for three weeks when it finally dawned on us."

Adds Terra, "Food can be such an emotional thing for people. Having meals prepped in advance takes the emotion out of it."

"Each week got faster and easier," says Joel. "We buy just what's In the eleven years that each has needed with the goal of having been certified as a personal trainer, an empty fridge by the end of they have studied nutrition and each week. We are saving money know how important it is, but, as because there's much less waste, Terra says, "after a long day, the and time because we don’t tendency is to choose easy comfort have to think about what to food over healthier meals." prepare each day."

Each meal consists of a protein, a fat, and a carbohydrate with an emphasis on balanced portion control. Terra and Forty-five weeks later, the couple Joel create five to six small is still at it, even prepping meals meals per day. They've during their Hawaiian honeymoon. purchased containers at

Boise's Cash 'n' Carry and package each meal so they can grab and go. They recognize that not everyone has the luxury of being able to fit in that many food breaks, but encourage everyone to do their best. "Meal prep can work well for busy families, too. A snack for a child can be as simple as an apple with a cheese stick and some nuts," says Terra. "It's definitely a commitment," Joel says, "but we work together. Occasionally one of us wants to bail, but the other keeps us on track."


Healthy Choices

Spotlight on Meridian's DeniDāv

Grabbing a quick bite doesn't necessarily mean hitting the drive-through at a fastfood restaurant — especially if you are near Eagle and Franklin Roads.


ith the start of a new year, we often find ourselves making resolutions that will help improve our lives. The most popular New Year’s resolution, of course, is always related to health and fitness. Whether the goal is to lose weight in the new year, or become more active, a healthy diet always comes first. Denidāv owner and founder, Dave Brown, realized that there are not many fast food options available for people that want to eat healthy food. His love for healthy eating and nutrition is what pushed him to open Denidāv, located in Meridian. It is his distinct menu, which promotes fresh and

nutritious ingredients, that sets Denidāv apart from the other fast food eateries around town. Dave’s main focus is to promote a healthy lifestyle, with a menu inspired to benefit your body. Why did you decide to open Denidāv? For ten years I have dreamed of having a healthy place to eat on the go. Fast food restaurants tend to be unhealthy, so I thought I could create a safe place to eat when you are on the go. Additionally, getting kids to eat healthy is a very big concern of mine. Years ago I was lucky enough to be a counselor for kids with cancer. These young people taught me so much. Giving young children the

tools to eat healthy so they can be healthy is a big mission of mine. I am writing a book that is focused on young families and children. When did Denidāv open its doors? We opened on August, 1, 2016. We are open Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and are closed on Sundays. What type of menu do you have? Denidāv has a vegan menu to start, but you can choose to add non-vegan ingredients to most items. What is different about your menu and meal preparations? Our food is made fresh daily, and we buy organic when we can get


PAGE 7 it. All our food has a nutritional value for your body. What do you want people to know about healthy eating? The body is designed to heal itself. Nutrition is the #1 way to get and stay healthy. Healthy nutrition first, then a good exercise plan. A healthy lifestyle begins with eating right. What have you learned about cancer-causing food? Through my years of research, I have learned what not to eat and why from scientific evidence.

Eating a whole plant diet can actually reverse some major ailments and cancer. We must be true to our bodies to become a healthy. The proof is there! Any advice for people trying to change the way they eat? You have to be disciplined. If anyone has any questions about how to get started they can email me at dave@ DenidÄ v is located on 3223 E. Louise Drive, in Meridian, ID.

For more information visit their website or find them on Facebook.


Cure the Winter Blues

Fun Ideas to Lift Your Mood

The winter blues tend to hit shortly after the holidays, but these fun ideas might help bring a little sunshine into your home.


he holidays have come and gone. The warmer weather just feels. So. Far. Away. You may be feeling a case of the winter blues. Fortunately, this is not a serious condition and can be helped with these fun ideas: Have a BBQ Yes, barbecues are usually reserved for the spring and summer months, but who’s

stopping you from having one in right now? Sweep away the snow, grab some hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken and fire up that grill! Make sure to check out our tips for grilling in the chilly weather first. Brighten Up Your Space The winter months can feel like they drag on since the sun sets early and the days are much shorter. While the sun may not

be shining outside, you can bring some of those warm, sunny hues into your home by incorporating them into your decor. Toss a bright throw over your favorite chair, blow up your favorite family beach photo on canvas and hang it in your living room, or even switch out a plain white lampshade for a bold color. You’ll be surprised how much these small changes can really affect your mood.



Invite some friends over, clear the pile of snow off the grill, turn up your favorite upbeat music and beat those blues!

Alexandra Filiaci Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Infuse Your Home with a Summer Scent Scent is one of the most powerful triggers that can immediately bring us back to a specific place or time. Coconut, tangerine, and florals might remind you of a warm summer day or a special trip to the sunny beach. Light a candle in your favorite summer scent to be transported to your happy (summer) place!

Buy Some Fresh Flowers Your backyard garden may look a little “blah� this time of year, but you can always bring the garden indoors by purchasing a fresh bouquet of flowers in your favorite hue. If taken care of

properly, your fresh flowers might last more than a week.


Rug Revolution

Save a Fortune

There’s been a quiet revolution going on in rugs that you’re going to love. Gone are the days when you had to spend half your savings on a rug for your living room. Today, you can outfit your entire home for just a few hundred dollars. The secret? Outdoor rugs. (Yes, really!) Lindsay Listanski Coldwell Banker Blue Matter


ersatile, durable and water- and stain-resistant, outdoor rugs are no longer just for your porch or patio. The technologies behind the synthetic fibers have advanced so far that the hard scratchy materials you probably think of when you hear the words “outdoor rug” are gone. Instead, they’re replaced by a soft, wool-like substitute. Now, you can pick up a hand-hooked rug made with polypropylene for between $40 and $300 (depending on size) and happily place it anywhere in your home. While heirloom quality, all-natural wool rugs still have their place, outdoor rugs are just so much more practical for modern living. Their low price point means it’s

easy and inexpensive to change up your home’s look in an instant. The versatile fibers repel stains, deflect water and liquids and are mold and mildew resistant. You can spot clean in an instant—meaning no more costly dry cleaning bills— and even take your rug outside and hose it off if you need to. So cast off your rug fears and stock up on some colorful creative rugs for every room in your home. The Kitchen You may have never entertained the idea of a stylish rug in the kitchen for fear of all the spills and stains it would attract. Pick up a colorful, statement-making outdoor rug to give your kitchen a pop of color and rest easy knowing you can easily rinse off the carrot

puree that finds its way on the floor following your baby’s breakfast or the milk and cookie crumbles that inevitably fall from your children’s mouths during those after school snacks. The Dining Room Love to entertain but hate hovering around your guests worried that glass of cabernet will ruin your plush new rug? Embrace lightcolored floor coverings in your dining area safe in the knowledge that you can actually throw it in the washing machine. The Den Similarly, an outdoor rug is perfect for families with pets and children. Pick up an oversized one for the family room and let your pup roam


PAGE 11 free and your little tykes play with Playdoh and paint without the fear of astronomical cleaning bills. The Mudroom or Entryway In the same vein, an outdoor runner should be a staple in your entryway. When the kids come home from school or the puppy comes back from his walk, you needn’t fear the mud stains and debris they bring in; simply brush it

off and hose it down once a week. Feel free to enjoy the style and fun a modern pattern brings to your home—without the headaches. The Bathroom A rug in the bathroom? Yes! Ditch the bath mats and have a gorgeous, vibrant print take over the space. The water resistance of outdoor rugs makes them safe for the humid environment

of a bathroom as they won’t develop mold or mildew. Go with something bright and nauticalthemed for the perfect powder room touch-up. There’s no limit to where you can use an outdoor rug in your home, so ahead and embrace the rug revolution!


Monthly Market Stats A

What’s Happening in Treasure Valley Real Estate

s this issue is being in 2016 – also the county’s biggest produced, the Treasure year in sales ever. Valley is experiencing the most drastic winter weather seen Median prices in both counties in many years. Schools are closed were up from the previous year by a wide for yet another day, driving many kids and Over $3 billion (with a m a r g i n as well, parents alike stir-crazy “B”!) in home sales were and complicating life. Yet closed in Ada County with Ada despite the unusually cold last year, making it the c l o s i n g the year and wintry conditions, w i t h the real estate market biggest year in volume EVER. prices up ended 2016 blazing hot 7% over in almost every category. a year ago, and Canyon up 12% First off, on total home sales for from last year. the year, Ada topped 11,000 home sales (the first year since 2005 and The appreciation in our market is 16% above last year), and Canyon completely due to steady demand posted over 4,500 sales (14% with limited supply of homes increase from last year). Over $3 for sale. Unlike the run-up in the billion (with a “B”!) in home sales years 2005-2007, the inventory were closed in Ada County last of homes remains low and the year, making it the biggest year increases we’re seeing are due in volume EVER. And, in Canyon, to healthy market fundamentals over $833 million in volume closed and not speculative buying and

overbuilding. For this reason, until the inventory stabilizes, we expect prices to continue to increase, too. This is the time of year when many are making their New Year’s resolutions and thinking about changes in their living situation. Whether you ran out of space around your holiday table this year or are thinking about ways to diversify your investments and get ahead of taxes, there are many reasons to consider purchasing or selling real estate this year. If you’ve had ANY thoughts of making a move in 2017, get a head start now and let’s be in touch so that we can help you plan accordingly to beat the spring rush. Your referrals and repeat business are so very greatly appreciated, and professional advice is just a text, call, or email away.






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Featured Homes

4072 S. Mill Site Ave. NE Boise A must-have home in the desirable Harris Ranch subdivision. Extremely flexible floor plan with master & office on the main level. Features slab granite, hardwood floors, custom cabinets, & recently updated bathrooms. Huge upstairs bonus room is great for entertaining. Fabulous wrap-around covered front porch. Located close to pool & clubhouse.

12809 Town Ridge Rd. NW Boise Excellent floor plan loaded with upgrades, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home has it all! Great room, family room, formal dining room, & rec. room with pool table & kitchenette. Multiple patios & amazing views of the foothills, perfect for gatherings. Soak in the hot tub or relax in the sauna, with no back neighbors to disturb.

1350 S. Nova Ln. SW Meridian This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 4,512 sq.ft. home sits on 1.3 acres & has a panoramic view of the mountains. Kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances & beautiful cabinetry. Plenty of room for entertaining. Complete with a mother-in-law quarters on the main level. Don't miss out!

623 N. Senora Way Eagle Beautifully appointed, rare single-level in the Eagle Creek subdivision. Entertain from the chef's kitchen, complete with granite counters, prepping & serving island, a butler's pantry & wine rack. Serene master suite offers privacy with his & hers closets, tiled shower & a Bainultra air massage tub. Desirable split bedroom with Jack & Jill bathroom. COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON GROUP


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Featured Homes

6655 E. Black Gold SE Boise Don't miss your chance to live in this gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3,246 sq.ft. home. Close to Micron, with views of the foothills. Open kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, huge island & plenty of cabinet storage. Master suite with dual vanities, separate soaker tub & walk-in shower. Home has been upgraded to include some smart features.

296 E. Lake Creek St. SW Meridian Beautiful, nearly new home with lots of charm. Front porch & natural wood door invites you home. Gorgeous kitchen with built-in gas range, double ovens, granite counters & subway tile. Spacious master suite features separate shower & soaker tub. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with 2,830 sq.ft. has plenty of room for everyone.

390 E. Lake Briar Lane Eagle Tremendous location in the gated Lakemoor subdivision. Living area with fireplace opens to stunning kitchen with solid granite counters, custom cabinets & built-in stainless steel double oven & microwave. Master suite features separate soaker tub, walk-in shower, & dual vanities. Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, close to Greenbelt & Boise River.

2575 N. Equestrian Pl. Eagle 4,200 sq.ft. custom home on 2.14 acres. Extensive hardwood, formal living & dining, crown molding, great room, plus upper bonus room. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths & 4-car garage. Spacious main-level master suite with 2 walk-in closets, jetted tub, & walk-in shower. Stunning grounds with salt water pool & sandy beach. This home is a must-see!


Canyon County

Featured Homes

219 Pleasanton Dr. S Nampa Beautiful ranch-style brick home on over a Âź acre! Great location just south of town. Great floor plan with 3 beds, 2 baths, & huge living room with large picture windows. Large kitchen open to dining area. Nice covered back patio with lots of privacy & mature landscaping. Oversized 2-car garage gives you extra storage area or work area.

3601 S. Edgeview Dr. S Nampa 55+ gated community. Well-designed home with wheelchair access, 3-car tandem garage with additional work area. Lower drawer SS refrigerator all stainless appliances. Open living area with gas fireplace. Grab bars in master bath with walk-in & sit shower stall. Wider wheel chair access interior doors, built in ramp through the garage. Location, location, location!

1212 Torrey Ln. S Nampa Custom-built home located in Torrey Pines gated community. Sits on half an acre of waterfront property. Home features hardwood floors, granite countertops, premium cabinetry & molding throughout. Gourmet kitchen with built-in fridge, gas stovetop, island, stainless steel appliances & butler's pantry. Master suite on main level with access to patio. Mature landscaping.

21194 Ustick Rd. NW Caldwell 5 acres in prime country location. Near Timberstone golf course. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,314 sq.ft., & detached 2-car garage. Lots of room for guests with a huge family room, formal dining room, & covered patio. Bring all your animals & enjoy the country life! COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON GROUP

Featured Homes

5107 S. 10th Ave. SW Caldwell 2 in 1 property! Single-level home on 1.39 acres including office space that has investment potential. This is a unique home with office spaces for lease included in the sale. A great opportunity for an investor or someone looking to own a home and earn income at the same time. A must see.

26056 Lon Davis Rd. Parma The quintessential farm just 9 miles outside of Caldwell. What a beautiful setting with approximately 20 acres of alfalfa, plus pastures, out buildings & a beautiful, impeccablymaintained country home. Bright vaulted living area on the main floor plus 2 bedrooms & a bath.

18960 Malt Rd. Caldwell Tucked away on a private lane that takes you to some of the best views in the valley is this custom-built home on 5 acres. Stone floor-toceiling fireplace, open floor plan, & great island kitchen. Large master suite & guest rooms. Climate-controlled 1000 sq.ft., 3-car garage. Huge covered deck , 48x60ft shop + 24x24ft tack room. Just 35 minutes to Boise!

28227 River Ridge Rd. Wilder Beautiful log home on 3.79 acres with 25X40 shop with power, pasture area for horses, & views that are out of this world! Within a mile of the Snake River & River Bend Golf Course. Home has wonderful granite countertops, high quality cabinetry throughout, stone-wrapped granite island, stone fireplace with log mantle, 30 ft. ceilings. 900 sq.ft. deck in back.


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Things To Do Don't let cabin fever get you down. Get out and have some fun! MLK March & Rally Monday, January 16, 9:00 a.m.

Remodeling & Design Show January 28-29, times vary

Boise State University Student Union 1700 University Dr., Boise

Boise Centre 850 W. Front St., Boise Info

Buy Idaho Capitol Show Wednesday, January 18, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Banff Mountain Film Festival January 30-February 1, 6:00 p.m.

Idaho State Capitol Rotunda 700 W Jefferson St., Boise

The Egyptian Theatre 700 W. Main, Boise

The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens January 19, 20, 21, times vary

ZooBoise's Wild at Heart Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Boise Little Theater 100 E. Fort St., Boise

Wings Center Parents' Night Out Saturday, January 21, 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Cupid's Undie Run Saturday, February 11, noon

Upcoming: February 11, March 11 1875 Century Way, Boise

Menopause the Musical January 22-23, times vary

Nampa Civic Center 311 3rd St. S., Nampa Info & Tickets

McCall Winter Carnival January 27-February 5, times vary

McCall, Idaho Info & Schedule of Events

Free admission 355 Julia Davis Dr., Boise

Benefits the Children's Tumor Foundation Tom Grainey's 109 S. 6th St., Boise

Treefort Music Fest March 22-26, times vary

Downtown Boise See website for lineup and information on other "Forts"

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