Gift Guide for DIY Lovers

Photo Source: handymanlessons.comToday is Black Friday! Are you trying to shop for an adamant do-it-yourselfer? You know who we’re talking about- the person who is constantly toting around tools to fix every squeaky hinge, and always refusing to call a La Jolla professional because they say, “I can do it myself.” Even though all of their projects don’t go exactly as planned, you still love them and want to give a gift they’ll enjoy, so why not some tools and gadgets to help with their DIY hobby? Continue reading

Garage Door Medics Offers Homeowners Free Safety Checks

Garage Door Medics Offers Homeowners Free Safety Checks
Did you know that over 20K people end up in emergency rooms from garage door injuries every year*?  Garage Door Medics believes that number can drastically be reduced if people did safety checks on a semi-regular basis.  That is why this holiday season (until the end of the year) Garage Door Medics is offering homeowners free safety checks. Garage Door Medics will come out to your home and perform a safety check and educate you to do them yourself so you can keep your family safe from harm.

Here are a few of their tips:

Many families use the garage door as their front door and that door is going up and down all day long.  This increases the chance of a garage door related injury.  Here are a few ways to minimize the risk.

#1.  Never go near a garage door until it has stopped moving.

#2.  Teach children and grandchildren about the dangers of garage doors and never let them operate garage doors.

To learn more, please visit

*Source US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Home Cleaning Tips for Holiday Gatherings

Photo Credit: ivillage.comDo you have family coming in for the holidays? Now is the time to do a little winter cleaning, crafting and repairing. You know that leaky faucet that you’ve been meaning to fix or that box of clothes just waiting to be donated? Don’t wait any longer, call a La Jolla plumber and donate used goods to a charity to get the ball rolling. Continue reading

Expert Interview Series: Symphony Home Decor Designs Hand-made Couture

Describe your business and what types of accessories you offer.

Symphony Home Decor & Design creates beautiful, high quality drapery, bedding and pillows. The storefront located on 7447 Girard Ave opened in January of this year by owner Symphony Moussighi. Although the shop is new, Symphony’s business has been growing strong since its intial online presence to the creation of its quaint storefront. Here, customers can touch and feel textiles as well as see the home accessories on display in the showroom styled store in the La Jolla Village.

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Fall Sale at Adelaide’s is Bursting with Seasonal Flowers

Of all La Jolla’s florists and floral designers, Adelaide’s has been San Diego’s premier florist for over 75 years. Creative director Larry Anhorn has the store bursting with warm autumn hues, seasonal flowers and posh Halloween decorations. Located on busy Girard Avenue, Adelaide’s has balloons outside the store indicating that the large fall sale has begun with 10-60% off store-wide.


The store is full of large floral displays, wreaths of autumn leaves and whimsical spooky items. Ravens and bats are mounted on elegant candlesticks and pumpkins are grinning next to spiders and ghouls. The crafty decorations look hand-made and vintage, matching the store’s nostalgic aroma. Scented candles exhale the scents of baked apples and brown sugar that get customers excited for fall.


“We have to create the seasons here in Southern California,” Anhorn said. He wants Adelaide’s to be known for more than just a floral shop where you can shop for flowers and decorations, but as a resource for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects.

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Time To Think About Home Security Systems

Did anybody see the news story about the couple in Seattle who saw a burglar in their home while on vacation? This couple was vacationing in Sun Valley and when checking their home security system from their mobile phone, they saw every homeowner’s worst nightmare – a robbery live on their phone! Check it out courtesy of Yahoo and ABC news.

If it’s time to upgrade your home security or if you want to learn more about the recent technological advancements in security monitoring that allow you to monitor from your iphone or smart phone, call La Jolla Security Systems at 858-454-2345. Whether you live in a home, condo or townhome, rest assured knowing your La Jolla real estate is protected.

Although we live in the very safe community of La Jolla San Diego, as the old saying goes, better safe than sorry. And this is what the Seattle couple learned for themselves as they were able to call the police and stop the burglar from getting away with their items!



Jackson & Foster Now Offering Plumbing Services!

7069weblogoAAfter many years in the HVAC industry and countless requests from our customers, Jackson and Foster are proud to announce that we now offer plumbing!  Not only can we maintain, service and install your heating and air conditioning equipment, we can now do the same for your hot water heater.  We can also offer various plumbing services from fixing that pesky leaking faucet, repairing your broken toilet, or installing a new garbage disposal for your kitchen.  We encourage you to contact our office today at 619-667-4328 to find out more about our expanded service offerings and how we can further help you be comfortable in your home!

San Diego Pest Control | All Cities Bee & Pest Control

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring All Cities Bee & Pest Control.

When looking for San Diego pest control services, All Cities Bee & Pest Control has the best experts and deals around town!

Common household pests can make your home environment uncomfortable, unsafe, and even dangerous. All Cities Pest Control experts can take care of it for you! They have experience in removing bees, ants, crickets, fleas, roaches rats, and bed bugs.

All Cities Pest Control is family owned and operated, serving the San Diego community since 1969. They feature eco-smart products and are fully licensed and insured. Please call the number below for a free over the phone quote.

1-800-711-1190 or