June 2017 Lifestyle Letter

My wife Julie and I have been married for 22 years now. We have six sons, ranging in age from 19 down to 2. We have our hands full and spare time doesn’t really exist anymore.

Despite that lack of time, I’ve always achieved more around the house in May and June than any other time of the year. June typically is when I complete most of my home improvement projects. The temperature is usually about as perfect as it gets in Boise. The rain has usually stopped, and the weather allows me to open the garage door, windows and doors and start working all around the house.

Our feature this month is all about upgrading and updating your home. We have gathered some of our community’s top home improvement and design experts and invited them to share some of their expertise, tips and ideas. Hopefully, you find a nugget of information that sparks an idea or jump-starts a home improvement project in your home. Need a little extra help? Reach out to one of these home improvement experts or someone you know and trust to help you get started.

If you need to get out of the house while your home improvement project is in full swing, read through the Lifestyle Calendar to find a fun activity to get your mind off it all. Our calendar is jam-packed with tons of great activities this month. The private gardens tour on June 11 will give you some good ideas for the beautification of your property. If that isn’t distraction enough, the Paranormal Investigation at the Old Idaho Penitentiary on June 16 will certainly do the trick.

And if you feel like skipping the home improvement scene altogether, there are some beautiful homes for sale in this issue. Starting fresh with a new home is certainly one way to either get out of a current project—or create a few new ones.

As always, please take a moment to reach out and thank the advertisers in this issue who make this all possible. Oh, and if you’re interested in learning more about the food trucks in Boise, be sure to check out next month’s exciting summer fun issue.

Thank you for being the best part of our community, and I wish you the very best of health and success.