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Home for the Holidays • December 2016 • A special advertising section of Valley Community Newspapers • To advertise, call 916-429-9901

New Ways to Create Ambiance at Your Holiday Party (StatePoint) Hosting a party this yuletide? These days, there are new and innovative ways to set the tone for festive holiday cheer.

High-Tech Lighting

Holiday decorations aren’t what they used to be. Now you can control your decorative lighting with app-enabled technology, controlling color combinations, speed and direction of light patterns, even connecting your light scheme to music right from your phone or computer.

DJ Apps

When you are rushing around making sure everyone is fed and having a good time, you likely don’t have time to actively curate your party’s music selection. Consider downloading a DJ app in advance of your party, which can draw from your existing playlists, automatically make well-informed selections as to what to play next based on matching beats, and even mix the transitions for you. This can mean more attention paid to guests and less focus on your playlist.


Want to make your own music? Even with limited space, you can make caroling and holiday sing-a-longs at your party better with an electronic keyboard that provides the same key weight and resistance of an actual grand piano. For example, Casio’s CGP-700 Compact Grand Piano features an 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory textured keys. Whether you stick with classic selections or prefer newer holiday hits, now you can do so accompanied by the sounds of high-quality instrumentation ideal for home use. Hosting is never simple. But now you can let technology do some of the heavy lifting -- from music to imagery – to create the perfect ambiance at your holiday gatherings.

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Greater Sacramento Region Pam Crawford (916)849-2167 CalBRE# 01327114

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Holiday Party Survival Guide: Tips to Avoid Weight Gain (StatePoint) Lights decorate streets across the country. The holiday season is officially upon us! However, with the joy of the season comes the tendency to over-indulge. On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. With just a few strategies from nutrition experts, you can avoid weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and holiday feasts.

Don’t Skip Meals

“In preparation for a holiday feast, do not skip meals throughout the day,” says Heather Mangieri, registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson. “Skipping meals can result in overeating later on.” Instead, Mangieri recommends eating foods full of protein and high in fiber before the feast because these foods will fill you up and satisfy hunger.

Don’t Forget to Exercise

The holidays are a busy time full of cooking, decorating, shopping and catching up with loved ones. But remember, it is still important to make time for physical activity. “We have set a tradition to include a family walk over the holidays,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy spokesperson Toby Smithson. “It’s a great time to create memories, share in conversation and sneak in exercise.”

Don’t Overdo the Buffet

Holiday meals tend to be large, buffet-style gatherings where it is easy to overeat and fill up on unhealthy options. To avoid overeating, Mangieri recommends loading your party plate with lean protein and veggies. “But that poses a problem at many holiday parties because treats and snacks are often all that fill the countertops. Stay in control by taking your own healthy protein options with you such as turkey meatballs, chicken skewers or a shrimp cocktail platter,” says Mangieri. Also note that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full. “Before going back for seconds, take time to savor each bite and enjoy conversation with friends and family,” says Mangieri.

Don’t Splurge on Sweets

“It is okay to save room for dessert, but try to choose only one splurge item,” recommends Smithson. “These sweet treats can stick to your waistline and the added sugar may make you crash later.” Avoid overdoing it on dessert and limit sugary beverages. Use these expert tips at the holiday dinner table to maintain a healthful eating plan throughout the entire season. The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, and it is possible to enjoy this special time without weight gain.


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Home for the Holidays • December 2016 • A special advertising section of Valley Community Newspapers • To advertise, call 916-429-9901

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Tips for Making this Holiday Gathering the Best One Yet! (StatePoint) As most holiday hosts know, it’s not unheard-of to spend the majority of your party in the kitchen, while guests laugh together down the hall. But preparing in advance can help you reduce stress, have more time to make the moments special and still serve a delicious meal. Here are a few hosting hints to make this holiday the best yet.

Snappy Sides

Make sides in a cinch by doing any chopping, slicing or mixing in advance of the day of your party. Certain sides can even be prepped ahead and popped in the oven just before the guests arrive. Or, consider making your party a potluck festivity. This way, everyone pitches in on the food, which leaves you time to mine Pinterest for simple DIY holiday décor ideas that are sure to draw more than a few wows.

Main Course

The centerpiece of your celebration, the ham or turkey, shouldn’t involve a ton of work or preparation. When your guests have traveled from all over, why not treat them (and yourself ) to a little taste of home that provides the perfect presentation and effortless preparation? One easy way to serve these home favorites without spending all day near the oven is by picking up a ready-to-serve, premium option

locally. Classic options like those from HoneyBaked Ham come spiral sliced so they are effortless to serve. Their handcrafted, premium meats are smoked over blended hardwood chips and finished with a sweet, crunchy glaze, giving flavors that are evocative of happy holiday memories and home cooking. The brand also offers ready-made sides, like green bean casserole and herb stuffing, as well as cakes, pies and other desserts, which could potentially mean one-stop shopping for you. And, while shopping in-store, you can join HoneyBaked Ham in supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation by donating to help our nation’s first responders.

DIY Drinks

All too often, hosts get bogged down fixing drinks for guests as they arrive. Avoid this conundrum by setting up a DIY drink station. You may consider making a signature drink in advance and serving it in a beverage dispenser or punch bowl, or giving guests a few cocktail suggestions on a placard. Don’t forget the little ones. Set up a hot chocolate bar that includes marshmallows, peppermints and whipped cream topping options. Ask adults to help their children serve themselves. You don’t have to get sidelined in the kitchen at your holiday gathering in order to serve a home style feast. With a few smart strategies, you can be both the host of the party and the life of it.

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River Ridge Realty

‘Giving Back’ at the Rio Linda and Orangevale food banks We are River Ridge Realty and we’re a well - known, long established brokerage in the region. We would like to introduce our ‘Giving Back’ program to you. We’re had a lot of success with the ‘Giving Back’ program, by helping donate to a variety of charities in our community such as the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels for Seniors, Local food banks, Wildlife Care Assoc., and 4-H Clubs, just to name a few. For a full list and more information on the ‘Giving Back’ program and charities we donate to, please visit our web site at

With the holiday season, fast approaching this is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in your neighborhood by giving back. We know that most people have a passion for a cause and feel the ‘Giving Back’ program will be beneficial to those who participate and the region as a whole. Many of the charities in the region have referred their clients, friends and families to us. They know that with every home we list or sell, through the ‘Giving Back’ program, the client can dictate where they want the donation to go.

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What a perfect opportunity to send the much-needed donations to your worthy cause. It’s a ‘win-win’ for everyone. Please give us a call at (916) 663-6300, to find out more about our ‘Giving Back’ program and how you can contribute to it. Sincerely, River Ridge Realty Staff Terrie Hunt Broker-Owner Tammy Hall Realtor Tabitha Worth Realtor

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Home for the Holidays • December 2016 • A special advertising section of Valley Community Newspapers • To advertise, call 916-429-9901

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Want “Top Dollar” For Your Sacramento Home? Experts Say: Start planning for it 60 to 90 days before you sell. Sacramento (CA) – A recent interview with Johnny Hernandez of TeamMate Real Estate revealed several helpful tips for anyone who is thinking of selling their Sacramento home. “Most owners think their homes will sell quickly. Everyone thinks that their home is special and will bring top dollar fast. In fact a lot of all new listings that go on the market eventually expire with the home still unsold.” If you’re going to sell your house in the next six months, there are some things you can do now that will help you get top dollar for your home when you do sell it.

There’s a free report available that shows you the things that buyers most look for in a home, and how to make your house irresistible to buyers. You’ll learn v Why buyers love model homes and how to make your house show like one. v A little-known designer’s secret that could net you $500 to $1,000 more when you sell your home. v How to sell your house in as little as 24 hours – without ever putting it “on the market.” v Three things you can do to get your house on a buyer’s “must see” list.

Johnny has compiled a free report that he calls How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar – Fast! This report details several specific ways to prepare your house for sale and how to make your house irresistible to buyers. Johnny says the information in this report is the secret to his success in selling homes so quickly, and the reason he can guarantee to sell any house in less than 90 days. To get a copy of this free report, How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar – Fast! just call 844-899-7977, ext 21 for a free recorded message. There’s no cost or obligation and your report will be mailed today or go to www.SellYourSacramentoHome to download now.

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Holiday Greetings and a Great 2017!





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From My Family To Yours!

6028 Via Casitas • $185,000

(916) 485-5459 CalBRE# 01142756

Land Park Classic Ranch in desirable College Tract! Sitting on a corner.3 acre lot with 4 big beds, 3 full baths, dining room, living room, and family room. Beautiful spacious home at 2752 sq. ft., with new carpet, hardwood floors, dual pane windows. 3601 College Avenue $1,175,000

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