Holidays: Happy, Festive, Hectic and Stressful

The holidays are happy, festive occasions. But they can also be hectic and stressful. This all-natural nourishment can be just the remedy you need. It’s the perfect way for your houseguests to replenish their skin from holiday travel. Or use it as a post-holiday treat to yourself.

Avocado Sugar Scrub


  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of aloe juice
  • 2 cups of cane sugar
  • 10 drops essential oil


  1. Slice avocado in half, discarding the pit. Spoon out the fleshy green part of the avocado from the skin and place it into the food processor.
  2. Add in the olive oil, aloe juice, and essential oils, and mix until you get a smooth, thick green liquid.
  3. Pour the liquid into an air-tight container, and mix in the sugar evenly.
  4. Store the finished scrub in the refrigerator.

NOTE: The quality of this scrub is due to its freshness, and will only stay good for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, before turning brown due to oxidation.

Instructions for use:
Use the fresh avocado sugar scrub in the shower for total-body exfoliation, or as a gentle facial-exfoliating cleanser. The ingredients will leave skin soft, with a natural glow.
Gently massage the avocado sugar scrub onto skin. Rinse off with warm water.


Weekender 12/17/15 – Go Find Some Fun!

The Weekend is here….the last one before the Christmas Holiday. As always, I have some ideas for some weekend fun.

Jump on the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train.  This Roaring Camps engine leaves out of Santa Cruz Beach Boarwalk…All aboard!

Looks like the rest of the weekend will be about getting your Star Wars fix! The lastest installment of the ledgendary series makes it debut this weekend.

While your waiting for tickets or shaking off the insanity of the “mall” experience, head to San Fransicso where you can participate in a live, massive battle of Jedi vs Sith.   Don’t forget your lightsaber!

Here is the link to the details: Weekender 12/17/15

Go make it a great one and may the force be with you!


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Weekly Stats – 12/17/15

Weekly Stats – 12/17/15

There was a huge article in the local paper about opportunities in our current market.

 I couldn’t agree more!

Check out my Weekly Stats graph below.

Need more information about real estate opportunities for you, your family or associates? I am just a phone call away.

The more you know the better decisions you will make.

Go make it a great one!


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12/10/15 Weekender – Twinkling Lights and Cozy Hot Chocolate

12/10/15 Weekender – What’s new this weekend?

Twinkling Lights and Cozy Hot Chocolate

The perfect weekend for Los Gatos’ 17th annual Fantasy of Lights.  A must see, even in rainy weather – its “drive thru” at Vasona Park!

How about Carolers, Cocoa and a chance to see Santa? Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse sale is happening this weekend in San Leandro.

Take a break from the shopping and twinkling lights and catch this week’s release of Heart of the Sea.

Here is the link: 12/10/15 Weekender

Go make it a great one!



Giving Back – Food Donation Shopping

 Giving Back – A Food Donation Shopping List

When you’re at the grocery store stocking up on everything you need for the upcoming holiday feast, remember those who are less fortunate. Providing a few nonperishables to your local food drive can make a real difference for a needy family. Consider adding some of these high-demand items from each food group to your list the next time you go food shopping, and help curb hunger in your community.

Go make it a great one while making a difference for others this holiday season.  Rob

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Fruit and Vegetable Group
Canned vegetables (low sodium, no salt added) are a side dish staple that is always needed. But they are not the only options for helping the hungry meet their recommended servings. Vegetable juice, 100 percent fruit juice, and even spaghetti sauce are great ways to add fruits and vegetables. Dried or canned fruit (in light syrup or in its own juices), are healthy dessert options.

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Grain Group
It’s easy to focus on holiday dinner, but don’t forget that the hungry need to eat breakfast and lunch, too. Oatmeal and multigrain cereal are easy and nutritious. Other great grain options include whole grain crackers, quinoa, whole grain rice, pasta, and macaroni and cheese.

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Protein Group
Nothing satisfies hunger quite like protein. Canned meat and fish, such as chicken, beef stew, chili, tuna, and salmon, will keep without the need for refrigeration. Hearty soups, such as split pea, chicken noodle, or turkey and rice, make a great meal on their own. Peanut butter, canned beans, and nuts are also great protein options.

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Milk Group
Choose dry or evaporated milk to make sure those in need get enough dairy.

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