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St. John's Parish Ice Cream Social and Picnic Coming Soon! Imperial - Shady Valley Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

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Proudly passes on the following information!  

Fun things to do with your families!

Fun times in Jefferson County MO, close by our Mobile Home Communities.   Check out the links below to find out more information!

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picnic__9_10__St._Johns_Parish   St John's Parish Picnic on September 10th, 2016! 


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WEEDS!!! Try some Home Remedies around your Lease Purchase Mobile Home to cut down on trimming in House Springs MO

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

Weeds, are you tired of trying all the different chemicals on your lawn and flower beds?  

We have a few recipes from

  For your convenience we are going  copy a few of them below.

  • The easiest recipe for vinegar weed killer is simply to use vinegar at full strength, without adding anything else. White vinegar is most often used for this purpose, although any vinegar will work. Vinegar is generally a pet-safe weed killer, as well.
  • Vinegar alone - Full strength, undiluted 18 percent acidity vinegar can be an effective weed killer.
  • Vinegar, Soap, Water and Salt - One gallon vinegar, one cup of salt, one tablespoon dishwashing liquid. Mix together and apply. Please see the dangers section below for warnings about harmful chemicals in some detergents.
  • Vinegar and Lemon Juice - Many people say that adding lemon juice to vinegar increases its effectiveness as a weed killer. This is because it increases the acidity levels. Adding anywhere from one tablespoon to one cup per gallon is a common recipe.
  • How to Apply

    Add your vinegar or weed killer mixture to a spray bottle or put it in a watering can. The best results are achieved when you apply the vinegar or solution directly to the plants you want to kill, including the leaves, trunk, flowers and stems, rather than applying at the root/soil level.

We have not tried these but the 2nd one - a friend uses (He uses Apple Cider Vinegar) and says it works great!  I, personally, am going to try it!

We are going to try it at our communities. It is worth a try.

But remember keep the salt solution away from the plants you don't want to kill.   We want to share ideas that people have tried and recommended.

Warnings and Dangers

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to avoid damaging lawn, soil, animals or plants:

  1. Be aware that any recipe for vinegar weed killer has the power to kill weeds and undesirable plants, but that it does not discriminate in what it kills. It also has the power to kill good and desirable plants. For that reason, be sure not to spray it on or near plants you wish to keep.
  2. Vinegar is often used as a disinfectant to kill bacteria, mold and germs. That is fine when you want those things gone from your home or your kitchen counter top, but in the environment, there are many beneficial bacteria which you want to keep in your soil. Rich compost and humus is teeming with beneficial bacteria and organisms. Avoid spraying any of these solutions on soil where you intend to plant because it will sterilize the soil - perhaps up to two years.
  3. Be selective of the type of detergent/soap/liquid you add to your recipe for vinegar weed killer. There are certain dangers associated with chemicals that are commonly found in household cleaning solutions, such as laundry detergent. These include phosphates, phenols and sodium hypochlorite or bleach. According to the National Institutes of Health, phosphates damage the environment; phenols and sodium hypochlorite have toxic properties. Choose detergents that are free of these chemicals. Also avoid any household cleaners that are "antibacterial" as these will kill beneficial bacteria in the soil.

Other Uses

Vinegar is eco-friendly and organic. It may be used for a variety of purposes Be sure to visit


We have Lease Option Purchase Mobile Homes. When you purchase one of our homes, you can try out one of these recipes around your  new home in our community!


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School supplies & Tax Free Weekend - NOT ALL cities are participating and still are collecting City Taxes!!!

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 09:08 AM



QUESTIONS???  You can go to the

Missouri State Government Page

for answers for some questions.

**By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. In 2016, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 7.


We have the link above so you can visit the Missouri webpage directly. We are also including some of the frequent questions we have seen asked?



1. What is included in this tax free weekend?

Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

  2. What cities have opted out and will be still collecting city taxes?

Cities that have OPTED OUT! 

(check the complete list before headed out if you expect NO taxes at all on your purchase for school)

Here is a few on the list!

They will still charge City Taxes!

  • Branson    Brentwood    Crestwood   Crystal City
  • Des Peres  Desloge  DeSoto
  • Ellisville  Ellsinore  Farmington  Fenton   Ferguson
  • Festus  Frontenac   Hawk Point    Holts Summit
  •   Houston    Jefferson City   Kirkwood   Manchester
  • Maplewood    Moscow Mills  New Haven
  • New Melle  Osage Beach   Pevely
  • Reeds Spring    Rockaway Beach  Shrewsbury
  • Springfield    St Ann  Ste Genvieve
  • Sugar Creek   Town & Country

Counties that have OPTED OUT!

  • St. Francois
  • Ste Genevieve

Districts that have OPTED OUT!

to Name a few!

  • Gravois Bluffs Transportation Development District
    • Arnold Retail Corridor Transportation Development District
    • Ballwin Town Center Transportation Development District

3. How much $$$ am I allowed?


clothing - $100
computers - $1,500
school supplies - $50

Established in 2004

August 5-7, 2016

Be sure to ask a Sales Associate at the place you are shopping.  Be sure to ask  or call the store first to see if they are participating.


Carlsbad Management, LLC  is passing on the information in the thought of helping you save $$$.  

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Lease Purchase Mobile Homes and our  Apartments for Rent

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Thank you for reading our blog and hoped it helped you save some $$$ this "State Tax Free" Weekend

Make your Own Insect Repellent! Know what is in it!

Posted by M Litel on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 22:07 PM


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Tips on how to make your own insect repellent!   Visit

 low-cost, all natural DIY insect repellent is easy to make and will let you linger outdoors for longer without getting swarmed. That way you can make the most of summer evenings without worrying about bug bites. 

Here's how to make it:


Every Vote Matters! Voting in Jefferson County, St. Louis County Missouri and United States

Posted by M Litel on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 10:07 AM


This year and every year

Exercise your 

Voting Rights!  

Some people say

"Awe, my vote doesn't count, anyways."

But it does!

Especially for special elections on Bond, Taxation, Congress (House of Representatives, Senate) Governor, Sheriff's, Local, School Boards, Judges, Collector of Revenue, etc  

Now grant it, For The Office of The President of United States, the voting is different.  However, if you and 20,000 or more others eligible voters don't vote:  then it does change the outcome

especially if it is a  VERY CLOSE RACE.  




If you reside in Jefferson County MO, here is a link:


to give you information about registering to vote in this county.


If you reside in St. Louis County MO, here is a link:


To give you information about registering to vote in this county.


If you reside in the State of Missouri, here is a link:



Check your State for your voting registeration and requirements -

Be Registered and VOTE!

We encourage everyone

that is eligible to vote, to do so!


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Mobile Homes for Lease, Apartments for Rent in House Springs, Imperial - Jefferson County MO

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Tips against Mosquitoes - Mobile Homes in Available in House Springs MO

Posted by Myra L on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

While relaxing in your back yard or front deck in your newly refurbished Lease Purchased Mobile Home at Golden Acres.  Click on the link just mentioned to see our available units!   Ca;rsbad Management, LLC, we even have Apartments for rent in Imperial Mo 63052   the Same link will show you all of our available apartments, too!



There are ways to keep mosquitoes and other insects away besides drowning yourself in bug spray. For a more green approach, try installing some of these insect-repelling plants around your yard.

1. Marigolds

Not only do they make your landscape more attractive, but marigolds also have a distinct smell that repels mosquitoes.  Plant from seed or get a starter plant from a nursery or floral department.  Place potted marigolds near mosquito entry-points, such as doors and windows, or on a deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. They also deter insects that prey on tomato plants — an added bonus for gardeners.

2. Citronella

Citronella is found in bug sprays and insect-repelling candles, but for maximum effectiveness, consider planting it. Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants.   The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots.    Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

MORE: Insects Bugging Your Plants? Try These 10 Natural Insecticides

3. Catnip

Catnip grows best in full sun. (Photo by John LaFollette)

Warning: Your catnip might bring all the cats to the yard. The perennial herb, related to mint, is easy to grow.  While it repels mosquitoes in close proximity, some people apply crushed leaves for more protection.

4. Lavender

Dried lavender can be placed in wardrobes to dissuade moths. In addition to smelling lovely, aiding in relaxation and promoting restful sleep, lavender dissuades mosquitoes and gnats from invading your outdoor dinner party when planted in the garden or in pots placed by windows, doors and entertainment areas.  The dried flowers can also be placed in wardrobes to repel moths.

5. Basil

Basil leaves don't have to be crushed to prevent mosquito invasions. Enjoy delicious pesto dishes, and keep mosquitoes at bay, with this insect-repelling herb. Basil is one of the few herbs in which you don’t have to crush the leaves to reap its benefits.  Lemon basil and cinnamon basil are the best varieties to prevent unwanted pests. Mosquitoes bite! Prevent them from invading your yard with this illustration.

6. Lemon balm

Lemon balm keeps mosquitoes away, but attracts pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.  Also known as horsemint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.  It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so consider planting in a pot rather than in your yard to avoid a lemon balm takeover.

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Save on your A/C and your Electric Bill - Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, Jefferson County Mo

Posted by Myra L on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 11:06 AM




Jefferson County,  Imperial Missouri








Here are some:



Check your filters

Check the air filter once per month and replace it as needed. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate. If the filter becomes clogged, your system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of cool air. Replacing filters is one of the easiest and most effective methods of conserving energy and saving money on your HVAC usage. And much like changing the oil in your car, it's a critical step in maintaining your systems long-term health. 

Keep your A/C in the shade

Air conditioners with proper shading can run more efficiently. Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air, meaning the A/C  will have an easier time cooling the air.  

Don’t let your thermostat take the heat

Don’t place lamps, TV sets, or other heat-producing appliances near yourthermostat. The thermostat senses the heat causing the air conditioner to run longer than necessary. When installing a new thermostat, don't place it in a location where the sun might shine on it 

Do touch that dial to save some money

Remember that each degree you dial below 78 increases your energy consumption by about 8 percent. If your monthly electric bill is about $100, you’ll save $8 a month with EACH  degree you can stand above 78.

Consider a programmed response 

If it’s hard to remember to tweak your thermostat before you leave for work, consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostator a timer for your window unit.

Weatherize so you don’t cool the whole neighborhood 

You want your cold air to stay in and hot air to stay out. Some basic weatherization steps can prevent air loss when you need cool air the most. Seal air leaks with caulking and weather-stripping. Add insulation around air conditioning ducts.

Look out for debris

 Keep plants, shrubs, and other landscaping about 2 to 4 feet away from your outdoor unit to ensure adequate airflow.

Feel the breeze from your fans If your home has ceiling fans, switch your ceiling fan to run counterclockwise in the summer. That will push the cool air down. You can run a ceiling fan half the day for about $1.50 a month, compared to $25 for an air conditioner.

Install window film to save energy

A great home improvement idea is to install home window film or tint to the insides of your windows. Not only can it help keep your house cooler in the summer, but also warmer in the winter.

 Tips from Angie's List 


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Zika Virus and  Mosquitoes - St. Louis and Jefferson County, Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 16:05 PM

US Surgeon General   This link will take you to the  site  for more information on the Zika and how it is transmitted by mosquitoes.   There is a very interesting and informative video on this issue.


You've probably heard news reports about Zika, a virus that's been spreading across South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes. In past outbreaks, the vast majority of people who contracted Zika didn't experience symptoms. For those with symptoms, they were relatively mild.

Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Zika has also been linked to neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barré syndrome in those infected, and we have learned that it can also be spread from a man to his sexual partners.

We're learning more about this virus every day. As Surgeon General, my job is to make sure that you have the information you need to stay safe and healthy.

So here are three things you can do to protect yourself and your families from the Zika virus:

We are responding to local transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa -- and we are taking steps to prepare for any transmission within the continental United States. Right now, researchers are working hard to develop a vaccine that will prevent Zika infections.

The federal government is also working closely with the states and private partners to ensure that adequate testing capacity is available so that anyone who may be infected -- especially pregnant women -- can find out quickly and take steps to prevent further spread of Zika. We are also working with states to help them refine and implement Zika preparedness and response plans for their jurisdictions.

But this work takes resources. And we will need more resources to make sure that communities across our country can address a potential Zika outbreak.

That is why President Obama has requested funds to help us prevent, detect, and treat this virus. It is my hope that Congress will act quickly to provide funding so we can protect the American people from the spread of Zika.

As the summer months approach and mosquito season begins, know that there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from Zika.



The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know


Zika is primarily spread to people through the bite of infected Aedesmosquitoes. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy, and it can be sexually transmitted by a man to his partners. There is no evidence at this time that a woman can transmit the Zika virus to her sex partners.



Symptoms and Diagnosis

Only about one in five people infected with the Zika virus will feel sick. In those that do, symptoms are usually mild and can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eye. Once a person is infected he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.



Areas at Risk

Currently, outbreaks of Zika are occurring in many countries and territories around the world, but especially in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. As the CDC notes, specific areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted are likely to change over time.



Treatment and Prevention

Right now, there is no vaccine to prevent this disease and no medicine to treat it. The best way to prevent infection by mosquitoes is to protect yourself from getting bitten by wearing long shirts and pants, using insect repellents, sleeping under mosquito nets, and more.


For the latest information and resources on the Zika virus, please go to


Dr. Vivek Murthy
19th U.S. Surgeon General



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Summer - Water - Boating  Fun Times & Safety in Jefferson County, Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 13:05 PM
I receive many emails from different companies.  Some of the tips and safety information shared thru the emails I like to pass on to others.  I find many of them informative and they refresh some of the "Common Sense" tips as well as new ways to prevent accidents.    I hope that the tips below will be informative to you as well.    
Please use saftey this summer whether on the highways, rivers, lakes, swimming pools, etc.  I hope that you have a Safe summer!  Stop by and visit us to view our available homes, lease purchase mobile homes and apartments.
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Get started early to get your boat ready for summer
If you love the water, few things are better than boating season. Summer just wouldn't be summer without spending those long, hot days on the lake or river, cooling off with a lazy dip in the water, dropping a line in hopes of catching a "big one," or having an action-packed day of water skiing and tubing.
Boating is not without its share of pre-summer preparation. If you're not on the ball early, it's easy to find yourself midway through July still on dry land.
At Crawford-Butz Insurance, we want to ensure you're first in line at the boat launch at the first sign of the season change, so here are a few tips for being ahead of the game courtesy of Safeco Insurance. 
  • Tune it up: It's always a good idea to have your boat winterized at the end of each season, but whether you did or didn't get it done last year, make sure to get a full tune-up before you hit the lake this summer.  
  • Charge it: Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • Clear it out: If there's a chance any bit of gas from last season is still in your tank, fill it up with fresh gas as well as a stabilizer; this will prevent buildup in the gas lines and injection system.
  • Give it a test: Before you get the boat all the way into the water and off the trailer, lower your motor into the water and make sure it will turn over.
  • Plug it up: Ensure your drain plug is in and the bilge pump is functioning properly.
  • Double- and triple-check: The last thing you want is to be turned away at the ramp for not having an updated registration or missing your ski flag or life vests. Double check that your documents are updated and that your boat is fully stocked with everything you need.
Crawford-Butz wishes you a fun-filled and safe boating season!

Summer Driving Hazards Webinar from Travelers Insurance -House Springs, Jefferson County MO

Posted by M Litel on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 14:05 PM


Summer is here, well not by the calendar...

but close enough.  HOT & HUMID weather coming our way in Missouri.  

The storms, rain, hail etc can make for  hazardous driving.  I have watched webinars and found them to be informative. I hope that this one will enlighten and refresh your awareness. As road construction, wet oily road surfaces, severe weather can cause severe Bad road conditions - Flash flooding, road washing out, trees and power lines down etc.  Just be aware of the conditions around you and the roads on which you are traveling on.   And NEVER EVER travel thru flooded roads.   The staff at Carlsbad Management, LLC will be watching this webinar whether live or the recorded link that they will send you if you cannot attend the live webinar.  

Be careful when driving even when you are apartment hunting or looking for a Mobile Home with Lease Option Purchase (Pay like rent) 

(aka Rent to Own) or just out for a "Sunday Afternoon Drive" .   Jefferson County Missouri has a lot of wonderful rolling hills that make for An Awesome Views, Great Shopping Areas,  Churches in the neighboring area,  Award Winning Schools (Fox C-6), State & City Parks.   Jefferson County MO is a neighbor to St. Louis County & City.

(BTW- Golden Acres Mobile Home Community Has available lotswith awesome views) 

The photo below was taken of our entrance the first of April when the bushes and the trees were budding and leafing out!


The risky business of summer driving
  Driving during the summer months is supposed to be enjoyable, right? No more snow plows, icy roads or frosty windows. Think again! A gauntlet of hazards can make summer driving risky business.

Preparing for winter driving gets a lot of attention, for good reason. It's important for drivers to be ready. But have you thought about the hazards your drivers face during the summer? It's important to prepare them for a range of hazards, including:

Road construction
Severe weather
Drowsy driving

Join us for our 30-minute Driver Management Quick Tips webinar to explore these hazards, and more. Learn what you can do to help keep your drivers safe this summer.


Who should attend: Business owners, supervisors, safety managers and drivers.

Did you miss our last Driver Management Quick Tips webinar? Listen to the replay:

Leading the way to safety

Once registration is complete, you will receive an electronic confirmation and reminders prior to the Webinar. If you experience difficulty with registering, please call 800-973-9215. If you experience difficulty when attempting to join the webinar, please call888-259-8414 for online or audio problems.