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Good Eats South East Idaho: Rupes Burgers

Rupes’ Burgers My parents moved from Idaho Falls to Blackfoot a little more than ten years ago. My mom arguably makes the best breads and soups in the area, so we don’t often eat out when we go visit them. Occasionally, we will pick up pizza or burritos and even for a...

Stairs- Friday Floorplan

Is it okay that I am coveting these stairs? In reality I'm only profiling the house because of the stairs which is crazy. Generally, I view stairs as a necessary evil because they use a lot of space. In this case the stairway is an extremely functional room where I...

Delicious Eats South East Idaho: The Cellar

For my birthday this year, there was only one restaurant I was interested in going to in Idaho Falls. And that place was none other than The Cellar. What’s to love? The Cellar has atmosphere, which I am noticing is pretty darn important to me. I like the cozy feeling,...

Good Eats South East Idaho: Tandoori Oven

“I want an authentic local restaurant to eat at tonight!” I heard myself tell my Sister-in-law. I was staying in Logan for some pre-holiday fun two years ago. She took me to a gas station, “This is the restaurant?” I questioned. Walking inside, I found half the...

Idaho Falls Passiv House

Have you ever heard about passiv house? By the way that is the correct spelling. Passive is referring to how the house takes care of itself. Passive rather than Active in terms of its heating, cooling, lighting, comfort levels. The house is much, much more self...

Delicious Eats South East Idaho: The Cocoa Bean

At Sage Leaf Group Architecture and Realty in Idaho Falls I declare a new tradition, and that is… 1. Finish a big project…. 2.Reward the crew with some Cocoa Bean cupcakes. I have every right to set traditions as co-owner  in Sage Leaf Group; I do important stuff,...

Citizen Architect

This months #architalks series asks the question, "What is a citizen architect?" I recently read an article published a few years ago about what it means to be an American. Taking the words and changing them to relate directly to architecture is informative and...

Freaky Floorplan Friday

Winchester House I have to admit, I don't actually have the floorplans for this building, nevertheless, in the spirit of Halloween, today's Friday Floorplan will feature the Winchester House. William Winchester was the treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms...

Friday Floorplan – Trentham

Trentham Floorplan Friday! This is a modern farmhouse. It's a beautiful form of eye candy and its fun to imagine what life would be like living here. The house was designed to mix into the elements that it is surrounded by, corrugated sheds, and a barn wood finish....

Floorplan Friday- Micro-Yuan’er

Its Micro Friday Floorplan! Every week as I'm reading articles looking at my clients inspiration boards, their pinterest pins, and houzz portfolios I am constantly looking for that one floorplan that just pops out at me. This week it is a more different floorplan than...

Whats a Butterfly Roof?

A focus on butterfly roof's. A bit different than our normal Friday Floorplan. However, its not because of a lack of effort on our part. We searched for a long time to find a floorplan that we liked that had a butterfly roof. We just didn’t have any luck. You may be...

Friday Floorplan- Cold Springs Crossing

Cold Springs Crossing- what a beautiful facade! ... Architects! We know that its floorplan Friday and that we should be providing a floorplan. Instead, there's this beauty. In our defense we were looking for a floorplan, its just that when you come across a beautiful...

Wagon Days: Ketchum/Sun Valley Idaho

Beautiful Sun Valley- I love vacations, and by extension I love resort towns. Any time and money spent making memories with the sheer objective of having fun is going to have my full support. I know not everyone values the expense of a vacation, let alone a resort...

Floorplan Friday- Mother in law suite

Todays Friday Floorplan feautures a mother-in-law suite. Why? Lately as I've been looking around at homes, touring homes, selling homes etc., I've noticed that a common feature, or rather a frequent feature is either a mother in law suite or a double master. I'm...

Lawn Care Guide (Infographic)

With the change of weather here in Idaho Falls, savvy homeowners start thinking about how to care for their lawns before the winter comes. As a newer homeowner, I can honestly say I have no idea what I should do... but that's okay because Brett Janes at "Good to be...