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I had noticed over the past week that our house wasn’t nearly as cool as it should be. I put my hand over one of our vents and realized the air coming out wasn’t even cool–something was wrong with our air conditioning! I didn’t have much patience, being the middle of Summer, so I decided to give Alley Heating & Air a call. They provide air conditioning repair in Sacramento and were just the guys I needed for the job.

They arrived promptly and on time, and got straight to work. They listened to everything I had to say about what was going wrong and what I’d been noticing over the previous week. They knew exactly what the problem was and exactly how to fix it. They had everything they needed to make the repair right in their trucks already with them, so they were able to get the job done quickly.

Fortunately, we didn’t need an entirely new system. They were able to fix the problem and got the existing system tuned back up and running well again. I know there are some companies out there who would have lied and said we needed to replace the whole system, just to make the extra money. But not with Alley. They were true and honest about the problem and fixed it as cost effectively as possible. You can trust Alley!


















I work from home, so I spend a lot of time in my house. We life on a more busy street, so noises from the street have started to really bother and distract me. Our windows are old and hardly offer any insulation. I decided it was time to get new windows installed, so I contacted California Window Masters.

They offer so many different selections of windows, I couldn’t imagine how I was going to choose! They had so many great windows that went with the unique style of my house. They also sat down with me and explained the whole process. Their windows would not only be better insulated and save us money on our energy bills, but I would finally have more peace and quiet in our home while I was working.

Installation day was easy because they let me know beforehand everything I needed to do to prepare for their arrival. It was just simple things like getting our household items out of the way of the windows and making sure the blinds were easily removable for them. I hardly even noticed they were there! They did an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier! Our home is not quieter and look so great!

I’m a big coffee drinker, and it shows. My teeth have become so stained over the years that I’m embarrassed to show them. I’ve tried buying the special toothpastes and strips from drugstores, but ended up just wasting my money. They either did nothing at all, or if they did brighten my teeth at all it never lasted. I finally decided it was time to look into getting professional help.

I get my teeth cleaned at My Tooth Spa, my local Roseville dentist, and love it, so I looked on their website and saw that they offer teeth cleaning as well. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation right away. They assessed the severity of my teeth stains and let me know all of my options. One of the doctors there, Dr. De Guzman, is actually a Certified Zoom! Advanced Power Chair-side Whitening System Provider. This was the option I decided to go with.

I couldn’t believe the results! I hadn’t even expected that having whiter teeth would make me look so much younger. I felt like a whole new person, all from just one visit. The team at My Tooth Spa are kind and know how to treat their patients with sincerity and respect. I received incredible service and a breathtaking outcome. My life has truly changed since getting teeth whitening services from My Tooth Spa and I would recommend them to anyone I know.

A growing business is a good thing, but my business was growing faster than I had resources for. I hired e-Office Team, a bookkeeper Sacramento, to make my job easier and more streamlines, and it was made my job of running a business with little to no support so much easier.

As a business owner, your job never really ends. Even when you go home, you are still the one responsible when something happens in the middle of the night. Whether it’s a plumbing leak or a tight deadline, it’s pretty much you and you alone who needs to deal with it.

The benefit of this is that you have total control of how your business operates, but this is also the downside. I wasn’t ready to hire any more staff, so I decided that outsourcing my accounting and bookkeeping in Sacramento would be a good compromise because I would pay them for as much help as I needed.

This was a tremendous help to me because not only was I able to focus on the other business-related tasks at hand, I was also able to avoid doing what I hated most about owning a business in Sacramento—accounting and bookkeeping.

I love working with e-Office Team of Sacramento and Roseville because they are personal and available when I have questions or need anything. When I had a corporate job, the accountants I worked with took forever to respond to any inquiries and never really got to know my company or my staff. The opposite is true for e-Office Team, They always know my account and always try to return my calls and emails as soon as possible.

I love having the freedom of owning a small business, but I needed to be better at delegating tasks. Hiring e-Office Team took  much of the burden off of my workload and made me a better businessperson as a result.

The holidays are always hard, even without having extra medical problems. I was lucky enough to hear about Same Day Auto Title Loan in Sacramento and Roseville before I even began to become stressed about my financial status. They were able to give me relief that I would make it through the holidays with my finances intact.

I have had existing medical conditions as a result of an accident I suffered about five years ago that left me with a shattered pelvis and two broken legs. I knew that after that, it would be really hard for me to get work. It has been an upward battle to get employment and get the rights that I deserve. I have gotten disability, but from time to time I have issues with the checks coming in, which then freezes my ability to earn money.’

This time when I was running low on cash, I called Sam Day Auto Title Loan and got a loan in only a short amount of time. I was so relieved to find out that I was able to get the loan fast without even having to have my credit checked. And the staff there was incredibly helpful in answering all of my questions about the paperwork and policies.

This holiday season, I was stressed that I wouldn’t have enough to get by. For me, finance are already tight because I have a fixed income. I already have enough trouble

making money. I don’t even know if I would be able to afford to have my family over for Christmas dinner. This was going to be hard on me, my family and my pride. It’s difficult when you don’t know how much money you are going to have to work with over the holidays.

With Same Day Auto Title Loan, I was able to have the holiday season I wanted without having to worry about whether or not I would have to ask someone else to host my annual Christmas dinner. It’s been a challenge since my injury, but I feel that Same Day Auto Title Loan allowed me to make sure I had enough money in the bank to make it through December without having to take out an expensive and high interest loan. Same Day Auto Title Loan truly made the holidays brighter for me and my family.

We had been looking for homes casually for years, but never really in earnest. We definitely had interest, we just never really found anything we liked.  But the second we spoke to Maui Sales and the Smith Team, things got real. We started getting serious about moving because we had someone to guide us through the process. When we were doing it on our own, we were never sure about the neighborhoods, pricing, etc. the Smith Team at Maui Sales turned out to be our guru for buying real estate in Maui.

The first thing they did for us was sign us up for their newsletter. In their newsletter, they inform their clients what properties are new and which ones are getting marked down, etc. It actually ended up being how we found the home we purchased in Maui. It was a foreclosure that the Smith Team included in their newsletter and we saw it and immediately called them about it.

This was after we had gone to see a few homes just to see what was out there. We had seen at least 3 houses, but none of them were exactly what we were looking for. But it was actually really helpful in our search for a home in Maui because we learned about the things we liked and the things we didn’t. Plus, we had experienced realtors to bounce ideas off of when we went to look at homes. It was really hard at first but the more homes we saw, the more we were able to get a better idea of what we wanted.

Once we saw the foreclosure, we knew that we wanted it. So the Smith Team at Maui Sales brought us to see the house right away. We decided right then that we wanted to purchase it. It definitely needed some work, but we liked the idea of being able to customize the house since we would have extra money that we saved by buying a foreclosure.

Buying a home in Maui has always been a dream of ours. But we just needed some professional assistance in finding the perfect fit for us. The Smith Team really made the process easy for us—they were able to help us find the home of our dr

Maui Home Real EstateWe don’t know how they did it, but Maui Sales and the Smith Team managed to find us our dream vacation house in Maui Hawaii that was also in our budget. Granted, we had been saving for a number of years, but we hadn’t yet managed to find something with the amenities we were looking for at a price we were willing to pay. But we are grateful for Maui Sales because they finally found us the real estate deal of a century!

Throughout the process of finding the perfect vacation home in Maui, the Smith Team at Maui Sales was incredibly helpful. Early on, we subscribed to their weekly newsletter so we could keep up to date on all of the properties for sale, which was really helpful in assessing the Maui market.

For almost six months, we just kept an eye out for homes that we liked, but wanted to wait a little so we knew exactly what we were looking for. This way, we were able to get an idea of what prices we were willing to pay for what. It was also just fun to look at homes that we wouldn’t necessarily buy or want to live in.

For six months, we gathered data that would eventually help us select a home when the time came for us to actually start getting serious. And the moment we were ready to start getting serious, Maui Sales was there and ready to start working on finding us our house. They are extremely experienced and professional and did a really good job of telling us how the Maui market worked and when the best time to buy would be.

It only took us a few months to find our perfect home—we were so excited! The home we ended up getting was in the exact neighborhood we wanted and was the perfect size for us too. We could hardly believe the deal we got on it too. It was a foreclosure, so it was even cheaper than it should have been.

We are now vacationing in our home just outside Lahaina and couldn’t be happier. We plan to spend every Christmas here and Easter at the very least. As I am typing this blog, I am drinking a beer I our hammock in the backyard. We’re not on the beach, but we have our own tropical paradise just outside our back patio door.  We’ve worked hard for this house, so I’m excited that we finally have it and that it’s all we had hoped for and more!

There’s a new moving blog that just launched a couple weeks ago. The blog is called My Movers Guide, and covers everything from planning your move to hire the right moving company. Since moving is one of the most stressful us humans do, a moving company that covers all of the in and outs of getting into our new place with as little problems as possible will more than likely be well received.

Let’s face it, we all hate moving, but My Movers Guide does its best to make our moves a little more streamlined. Ever struggled with moving on your own? My Movers Guide covers tips for DIY moves, but also gives a great case for hiring a moving company and outlines in great detail how to find the perfect moving company.

My Movers Guide hopes to become the leading moving blog for anyone preparing for the big transition. For more information on My Movers Guide, feel free to visit their website as check back here. Global Drylands will be featuring some of their blogs as some of our writers will also be writing for My Movers Guide. So if you’re getting ready to move and are looking for packing tips, cleaning tips or putting on a rock star moving sale My Movers Guide promises to be the number one source for all things relocation.

If you’re in the market for new granite countertops, there’s a new process that countertop fabricators are using. It involves using CNC Machines and AutoCAD to precisely cut your granite, marble or stone countertops to fit your cabinets.

Countertop fabricators can now take dimensions of what your countertop and using autoCAD plug in the measurements to create a three dimensional model of you cabinets. Once the auotCAD measurements have been entered, they are then sent over to the CNC machine for cutting. The laser cutters of the machine will cut your countertop pieces perfectly to fit your kitchen or bathroom.

By using this process contractors no longer cut the stone outside your house, which means no mess, no noise, no distraction. It also speeds the process up and cuts out almost all human error. The next time you’re looking for granite countertops for your kitchen or bathroom make sure the company you choose uses precision cutting and state of the art technology to give you exactly what you want.

Vienna Property Management is quickly becoming known for offering green property management services. The company, who is based out of Rocklin, CA, is doing their part to go green. From hybrid electric cars, and online payment systems for their rental units, Vienna Property Management is leading its field with utilizing green technologies.

The green initiative started about two years ago, when Vienna Property Management who was located in El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Citrus Heights and Sacramento at the time, decided to start using an ipad for all their rental agreements. They decided to switch from paper to digital to minimize the amount of paper products they were using. When a new renter moves into one of their units instead of using paper, they have the renter sign the agreement on their ipad and then email the rental agreement to the renters inbox.

After a few months of using this process, Vienna PM quickly decided to do its part to become as green as possible. Now a green property management company doesn’t sound like much since property management companies don’t build anything, but Vienna is definitely doing it’s part. I commend them for their effort. As business owners, there should be an inherent responsibility to this planet. It’s not everyday that you see a small business go green just for the sake of going green.

Is you would like to know more about Vienna PM, feel free to visit their website.  Vienna Property Management provides services in El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Lincoln, Citrus Heights, and Granite Bay.

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