Resolutions and Sticking to them

Maybe you had planned on ringing in 2021 with big goals and high expectations but Covid-19 derailed those plans for you. Well with the New Year just a few days away, here is our chance for a fresh start.

So what are your resolutions for 2021? And how do you hope to stick to them?

First and foremost, dream big and set audacious goals. Sometimes grand expectations encourage others around you to also start their journey and the ripple effect continues.

Break up your resolution into small steps that will enable you to continue until you reach your goal. Long term resolution commitment requires small, manageable steps.

Commit ourselves wholeheartedly by celebrating progress and feeling good about taking action.

We hope this encourages you to write down your resolutions and go for gold.

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Holiday Baking Recipe

We present you the most simple and delicious holiday baking recipe.

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies!

3 ingredients; 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chunky peanut butter and 1 egg. Mix in a large bowl and form into golf size balls. Place on lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Check on them at 8 minutes as baking time depends on your oven.

For an added touch, you can slightly press raw cookie balls with a fork so that cookies bake with a grid design like traditional peanut butter cookies. 

Happy Baking!

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As your preferred insurance carrier, we would like to say thank you for allowing us to protect your home and hope that you follow our online accounts to stay up to date with current and important updates.

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Gift Shopping Made Easy

As we try to enjoy the last month of what has been an unpredictable year, let’s not forget to enjoy the season of giving. Although shopping for the perfect gift will be just a little more difficult this year, we are here to help with some tricks that will let you find the gift they will be sure to love.

With most of the brick and mortars closed due to the pandemic… ordering online and early would be the best way to go. Several online retailers will be offering major discounts along with free shipping.

If shopping for someone outside your household, get in contact with someone who does live with them and ask for suggestions or hobbies they may like. What about for the little ones? We suggest watching videos on the new hit toy for that particular age group.

And when gift buying for an adult, buy them an experience like a spa day or gift card to a local restaurant, to look forward to once things open up more. And of course, when shopping for your significant other you should ask for hints or clues and always check with their best friends!

We hope this helps your holiday gift shopping experience.

Holiday Toy Drive

Western Mutual and Arizona Home insurance are excited to participate in this year’s Toys for Tots toy drive. Our staff members have been purchasing toys and gifts for infants, children and teens online all month long and the company will match their contributions.

Collecting millions of toys each year, Toys for Tots has helped underserved children and teens throughout the country since 1947.

This year donations will be done online at where we can all choose a small gift that we can pay forward. 2020 has been hard, let’s take this time to spread some holiday cheer!

5 Common and Costly Homeowner Mistakes

Owning a home is a great accomplishment, but it can also be a hassle with unexpected issues that can cause major damage. Knowing these simple maintenance habits can help save you a headache and money.

  1. Do not ignore the signs

Ignoring signs such as a crack on your wall or floor can signal an even greater problem like a slab leak. Pay attention to these indicators and repair or inspect quickly to avoid expensive repairs.

2. Looking thoroughly at your home

Not visiting unused areas of your home such as the attic, storage or basement can lead to discovering some damage that may have been prevented if noticed early. Make a habit to inspect these rooms.

3. Appliance maintenance

An easy way to avoid costly claims is to schedule annual cleanings for any appliances that contain vents or coils. These appliances are typically used the most such as your dryer or refrigerator.

4. Neglecting basic systems

One of the most common mistakes is not servicing low-maintenance appliances like central cooling units or HVAC systems that require a tune-up from time to time.

5. Not paying for home warranty or insurance

Despite your best efforts, your air conditioner will need repair and your pipes may need to be replaced. Keeping up with your policies that protect your home and understanding your coverages is one of the best precautions anyone can take.

Christmas Tree Care

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!

‘Tis that time of year again to take a trip and find the right one, the right Christmas tree that is. According to, over 30 million pines get sold every year. Along with this new house plant’s beauty and joy, it can also pose some home hazards… but most of which can be completely avoided with the right care.

When purchasing a real tree, check for freshness and avoid purchasing dry brittle trees. If you are going the artificial way, purchase one that is labeled “fire resistant”.

When placing your tree in the perfect spot, avoid areas where heat sources are felt. Additionally, choose lights that are labeled for indoor use. And most importantly always check water levels in your tree base, and never allow it to become completely evaporated.

When decorating, plastic or material base ornaments are most safe if you have hard floors but also if you have little ones or pets.

We hope these tips ensure that you will have a safe and happy holiday!