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Green Windows

We looked around for companies that are energy conscious and found California Window Masters. We live right outside of San Francisco so we met with them and told them what we were looking for. They were able to help us out with no problem.

I hated how much we paid on our energy bills, knowing how significantly they could be lowered if our house had newer windows. We had an old house and the windows just leaked like crazy. I finally convinced my husband it was time to make the change.

We picked the windows that we thought looked best and were best suited for our home. They offer so many different styles and choices, we had no problem finding the perfect ones. They installed the windows in hours, it was such a quick process! We are now energy efficient, the bills have been so low, and we couldn’t be happier.

Moving and Shakin’

Seattle Movers were my movers for my recent move out of the city. I had been living there but decided it was time to have a bigger yard for my dog and some more living space. There was no question Puget Sound was going to be my moving company. My family uses nobody else.

They are a local Seattle company and have been around forever. They know the city and all of its surrounding areas, so when it comes to getting in and out they are pros. They had no problem moving me out of my top floor apartment. They have a great system down.

I couldn’t believe how fast they worked. They knew exactly what their plan of attack was once they arrived and assessed my stuff. They got it all secured, packed, and taken down to their truck. I didn’t have to lift a finger. At the new place, I told them exactly where I wanted everything and they put it all in its place. They are the best!

Buying Our Maui Vacation Home

Maui Sales and The Smith Team made our dream of living and owning property in Maui possible. In our initial meeting with them, we were reassured that we would be able to find the right property for what we were looking for. We had very specific goals and an even more specific budget.

But Maui Sales was up to the challenge. We immediately subscribed to the weekly newsletter The Smith Team puts out and found the home we eventually purchased from that newsletter. At first when they told us that we should take a lot at it, we thought it wouldn’t help us find a home we were looking for. But after reading it for a few weeks, it gave us a better idea of what was out there and for what price. After a few months, we found the perfect vacation home just outside of Lahaina.

Ever since we were first married, it was our dream to own a home in Maui together– so we could escape the stressful realities of our jobs and come vacation at our favorite spot on the planet. In fact, we spent our honeymoon not far from the place we have now. It’s crazy to think that it is actually ours because it feels just like yesterday that we were dreaming about coming back.

The Smith Team really helped us make it possible for us to have a vacation home in Maui. They expertly negotiated for us and placed a vital role in getting us the perfect property for what we needed in a vacation home.

Vending Machines in the City

Normally, I don’t writing about San Francisco Bay Area Vending Machines, but I had a great experience recently so I don’t feel badly about talking about it here. I try to keep the masses entertained with my pop culture and political banter, but today’s post is all about granola bars. Yes, granola bars.

I’m sure you would assume that because I don’t care what people think of me, that I also don’t care about what I eat. This is not the case. There was a time that I didn’t much pay attention to what I put into my body, but now I enjoy living a robust and full like– I much prefer to fuel myself with high quality energy these days.

So when I quit my retail job in favor of a desk job, I was worried that I would gain weight. It is also part of corporate culture to have a plethora of snack (read: junk) food at your disposal. But I was wrong. At my new job, even the vending machines were full of healthy snack options. I wouldn’t have to worry about making poor choices just out of convenience.

Bay Area Vending was the company they used for vending machine service in San Francisco. They were great because they had so many options for people who didn’t want to be eating Snickers bars all day long. They had healthier chip and nut options as well as granola bars and enhanced water. It was excellent!

Snack Time!

San Francisco Bay Area Vending Machines was the perfect solution to our office-wide problem of dangerously low blood sugar during late afternoon brainstorming sessions. Most of us try to pack snacks, but when we can’t get away from the office, it’s a great tool to have a vending machine available.

We found San Francisco Bay Area Vending Machines from a Google search and immediately called them because they had a modern website and they seemed to have a wonderful selection of snacks, from candy to granola bars. Our office has pretty diverse tastes, so we really liked how customizable the options were both for snacks and beverages.

One option we really liked was that we could have the office subsidize the snacks and reduce the price—this was definitely a major reason we went with San Francisco Bay Area Vending. We loved that the company could contribute to, for example, healthier snacks, thus promoting healthy eating in the office.

San Francisco Bay Area Vending has really made a difference in how our office operates from day to day. Since most of us are stuck in front of our phones and computers all day, it’s really hard for us to get away to get a reasonable snack. But with the new vending machines, it’s much easier for us to get what we need without disrupting our work.

It Was Time

It was time for us to make the move from San Francisco to Walnut Creek. Our daughter was finally old enough to start school and we wanted to put her into the school systems there. We also were ready for more living space and a little peace and quiet. I looked on Yelp first to start looking for a moving company and saw the San Francisco company Golden Bay Relocation, Yelp San Francisco Movers. They have over 160 reviews on Yelp with 5 stars–that’s incredible!

They were very accommodating and were able to schedule our move on the day we wanted. They gave us a quote and it was very reasonable and competitive compared to other moving companies in the area. They showed up right on time on moving day and got to work.

I couldn’t believe how quickly they worked and how great of a job they did. They took care of everything from A to Z and we didn’t have to even lift a finger. It was evident why they had such great reviews, and they’re about to have another!