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Ever wonder how much it costs per year to run miscellaneous appliances all around your house?
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Hey desert locals! You don't have to go very far to enjoy a change of scene. Consider a local "Staycation" without all of the hassle and expense of traveling. Look what's waiting for you in your own backyard...
La Quinta Resort
The "La Quinta Summer Experience" value package offers the perfect way to sample all of the world-class amenities at La Quinta Resort including dining, golf, rejuvenating spa & more! Package includes a great price on your overnight accommodations, daily spa credit per person, daily resort credit. Call 855.884.9315 for info.
Desert Princess Golf Resort
Desert Princess Palm Springs Golf Resort "Family Fun in the Sun" package includes entrance for two adults, two children to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, four tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Waterpark, and a two-night double room stay. Enjoy access to the resort's Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis court. Call 760-325-1655 for info.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
“Staycation in Your Own Backyard” is a sweet summer deal for locals only. Discounts on rooms and pampering spa services! Enjoy a choice from their 7 sparkling swimming pools! Call 760-341-1000 for info.
The Parker Palm Springs
The "Glutton's Delight" package features a stay in a luxurious estate room, and a $250 of credit toward food and drink - including room service. The resort restaurants are 5-star! Call 760-770-5000 for info.
Riviera Palm Springs Resort
The "One Suite Deal" package at this famous resort offers a savings of 20% off the best available rate for a suite, including breakfast for two at Circa 59. Stay in an oversized bedroom with a separate sitting area, and balcony overlooking a garden courtyard or the pool! Call 760-327-8311 for info.
Two Bunch Palms
This world-famous celebrity favorite offers “Local’s Special Room Rate” where you have unlimited access to the hot mineral springs and the resort’s peaceful grounds at a great discount. Call 760-329-8791 for info.
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
The "Stay N' Slide" package gives you 10% off best available room rate for a 1-night stay, 50% off a poolside meal, and 30% off a cabana rental with complimentary offerings of fruit, water and sodas. Call 760-328-5955 for info.
DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE!
Are you enjoying the good times? Have you achieved your goals and become comfortable in the knowledge that you have reached the zenith of your life and career? But wait! Hold on just a minute. What if things were to change suddenly . . . and you ended up back at the proverbial "Square One"?
Maybe that's already happened to you a time or two. Perhaps your career took a sudden turn in a direction you hadn't anticipated, or a health problem caught you totally by surprise. What did you do then? Were you paralyzed by fear? Did you feel cheated, or angry? Did you blame circumstances for your new situation?
No doubt you are able to rationalize objectively that all of us face change from time to time, that it's a part of life. It's difficult, however, to be objective when change suddenly stares you straight in the eye.
Some answers popped up this week to the challenges of change. You'll find those answers in a short, easy-to-read book entitled "Who Moved My Cheese?" Written by Spencer Johnson (co-author of "The One-Minute Manager"), it's the story of two little mice named "Sniffy" and "Scurry" and two little people the size of mice called "Hem" and Haw." The story traces the whimsical challenges faced by these tiny characters as they travel through the maze called "real life."
If you have ever been challenged by change in your world, you'll find comfort and sage advice in this simple story. It's waiting for you to read, and it's worth the short time you'll need to absorb the lessons it contains. This is a great story - don't miss it!
A medley of small plates to enjoy, and a wide array of wines from an eclectic wine list. It’s a uniquely different experience, the valley’s only Small Plates and Wine Bar offering fine casual dining. The Summer Dinner Menu features Blistered Shishito Peppers, Goat Cheese Bruschetta, Date Plate with blue cheese, Avocado Toast, Ahi Sesame Poke Nachos, and a 3-Cheese Plate. Wow, that’ just the beginning! There’s always a scrumptious Soup of the Day, Grilled Local Watermelon, and the Luau with a medley of beets, mango, goat cheese, pistachio on baby greens with an amazing citrus vinaigrette. Let’s not forget the delicious pizzas including the classic Margherita, Rustic (with wild mushrooms), Nonno (with smoked mozzarella). Street tacos are a big fave stuffed with filet mignon or tequila lime shrimp. Desserts include old favorites like Sunday Sundae, Root Beer Float and more. Come with friends and mix ‘n match!
47875 Caleo Bay, La Quinta (760) 777-7555
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Even when the temps are going up, you can still keep your energy costs down with a smart and watchful eye. When it comes to your home’s thermostat… set it and forget it.
Try a setting of 81 degrees while you’re away from home, and adjust to 75 when you’re back home. Use your microwave exclusively if you can, and leave the oven off. Fill up your refrigerator with food so it will work more efficiently—the fridge won’t warm up quickly everytime you open the door. Avoid running dishwashers, washers and dryers during peak hours from 4 to 6pm, and operate with full loads to help conserve water and energy. Check and replace air conditioner filters, weather-stripping around windows and doors. Remember to unplug your computers, power chargers, etc. when not in use.
Using a power strip is an easy way to manage your electronic devices with a single switch to power everything on/off instantly. Also, think about reducing the time your pool filter and cleaning sweeper operates; adjust the timer to four or five hours of service during off-peak time. You can save a bunch and help conserve resources with just a few lifestyle adjustments.
We all scream for ice cream! Sunday, July 20th is National Ice Cream Day. The Living Desert in Palm Desert is adding to the celebration of this cool treat by offering Zoo guests a cool deal! Purchase one ice cream from the grill and café and receive one free. Ice Cream provided by Ben & Jerry's!
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared that July 20th would become "National Ice Cream Day".
Decidedly, it's a great desert dessert!
COULD YOU IMAGINE? Imagine that you lived 50 years before the birth of Christ. What if one of the educated sages suggested that if you travelled to the ends of the known world he could still carry on a conversation with you? What would you say to him? No doubt, "That's impossible!!!" would have been your answer. Yet, even then, radio sound waves existed. They were undiscovered, but they existed. What if someone said it were possible to travel to the moon and back? Same answer - "Impossible!" Would your answer to those questions be the same today? Think how often we fail to set goals for ourselves because we believe them to be "impossible". We won't even dare to try because of the artificial limitations we place upon ourselves. Just because we haven't seen or heard of something being accomplished before, we assume it to be impossible. So . . . what would you like to accomplish? What steps would you need to take to bring your objective to fruition? The solution, the realization of, the path to your objective already exists - it just lies hidden at the present moment. Because it is not in sight, however, is no reason to assume it is not within your grasp. Sometimes it is necessary to "let go" of the limitations that hold us back. In letting go of the need to control the outcome, we allow our desired objective to approach us without hindrance. If it sounds a little deep and complex, it's really not. For more on this fascinating concept, pick up a copy of Wayne Dyer's "Wisdom of the Ages."
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