Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Does "Staging" a home for sale pay off?

Buyers Pay More for Staged Homes

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is a day to remember!

2,852,901 + United State Military Casualties of War

by Tom Tognoli

A three day weekend. Don’t you love it?

Well…don’t forget why we have this three day weekend.  Today is Memorial Day and over 2,852,901 people have died serving our country in the last 240 years so we could live the life we do today…you heard right, nearly 3 million people have died.  Check out United States military casualties of war to learn more.   Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868. Today we all need to pay respect, honor, and remember those who died defending us.  Think about it…they died so we could have the life and opportunities we have today.

So, today as we are enjoying a day off grilling burgers and spending time with friends, take some time to remember those who gave up their lives so we could have ours.

Here is the question we need to ask ourselves. Would those who’ve died so we could live say it was all worthwhile if they were to be with you today? To see how you are living your life? To see how you are making a difference? They died so we could live. They left their families behind. They were only kids.  Don’t let them down. Make them proud of what you do and the difference you are making in this life. Make the most of it. They gave their lives so we could!

So, when things aren’t going our way, when we are tired, and when the going gets tough, close your eyes and think of them ask yourself what advice would they give me?  Would they think it is so tough?  When the going gets tough, would they tell you to give up and make excuses?

Is that what they would have done? I don’t think so. What do you think? I’m sure they would gladly trade places with you!

We owe them giving it our absolute best.

Make it a GREAT life…they gave theirs so we could.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Madonnari, May 23, 24, 25

I Madonnairi Italian Street Painting Festival
Mission Santa Barbara
Ma 23, 24, and 25th
10 am to 6 pm

Free Admission and Parking

Kid's Street Painting Area

Benefiting the Children's Creative Project
a nonprofit arts education program
of the Santa Barbara County 
Education Office

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blues Cruise Classic Car Party Downtown Santa Barbara May 16th

Downtown Santa Barbara at De La Guerra Plaza
May 16th, 5-10 pm

Join us for the Blues Cruise

Enjoy a BBQ with all the fixins and

close viewing of fabulous cars 

and some very cool live blues!

Location: Casa de la Guerra (15 E. de la Guerra)and Plaza de la Guerra

For Kids: Bounce house, activities (5pm-7pm)

For Adult Kids: Up close viewing of antique and collectible cars parked around the Plaza De la Guerra loop.

Dinner: Santa Maria-style tri-tip, chicken, beans and more; beer and wine available to purchase

Live Auction: 8pm, hosted by John Palminteri*

Entertainment: "Lookin' for Trouble" Blues band (7pm to 10pm)

LOOK OUT by Lookin' For Trouble
LOOK OUT by Lookin' For Trouble

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CALM's Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show and Sale, May 15, 16, and 17


CALM Antiques & Vintage Show and Sale


Antique show in Santa Barbara, California featuring 80 Quality 
Antiques, Vintage and Decorative Arts Dealers at 
Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara

Earl Warren Show Grounds, 3400 Calle Real,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 898-9715
Appraisal Clinic By
Kaminski Auctions
Friday 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday 11 am to 4 pm

All proceeds to go CALM and Santa Barbara PALS

Map of Antique & Vintage Show and Sale to benefit calm

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Solstice Bollywood Party Saturday May 9th

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Bollywood Party at India House

04/15 Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6:30-9:30 pm India House, 418 State Street
Solstice Bollywood Party Fundraiser
A magical evening on Saturday May 9 6:30-9:30 pm
You’ll be “sari” if you miss the Bollywood Party on Saturday, May 9, 6:30-9:30 pm. Guests are encouraged to wear their Indian finery to
India House, the most festive restaurant in town. Maestro Montino Bourbon will provide live “Neo-Bollywood music with electronic influences,” and Lisa Beck will perform as well as leading a dance lesson teaching the best Bollywood moves.
Vegans and omnivores will be satisfied as the evening’s buffet byIndian House Owner/Chef Krishan Gupta includes:
Pakora, mixed vegetables fried in chick pea flour
Spinach Pakora, fresh spinach fried with spices
Paneer Pakora, housemade cheese coated in gram flour
Chicken Supreme Malai Kebob, boneless chicken marinated in spices and cooked in tandoor
Chicken Tikka Masala, chicken filet in creamy, tomato curry sauce
Tandoori Chicken, marinated 24 hours in 21 spices
Beef Rogan Josh, beef cubes simmered in garlic, ginger and curry sauce
Sheek Kebob, marinated beef on skewer
Paneer Jalfrezi, mixed vegetables with housemade cheese in curry sauce
Aloo Gobi Matar, cauliflower, green peas and potatoes cooked in light spices
Basmati Rice
Tandoori Naan, fresh baked bread
Mixed Salad
Mango, Tamarind and Mint Chutneys
Raita, yoghurt
Dessert: Rice Pudding and Fresh Fruit
Please get your tickets early as this event tends to sell out.  The price is $27 per person with a no-host bar.  Tickets may be purchased at India House Restaurant 418 State Street.