April e-Newsletter
Catherine Trahan
Supporting Your Rewarding Lifestyle
April e-Newsletter
Keep That! 
safe deposit box
Ever wonder what papers should be kept in a safe deposit box? The following is a very comprehensive list that you can tailor to your needs. Once you decide what you will store, make a list and be sure to include the location of the box and key. 
  • Adoption papers
  • Automobile titles
  • Birth certificates
  • Citizenship papers
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights and patents
  • Court recorded documents
  • Death certificates
  • Deeds
  • Divorce decrees
  • Inventory of valuable possessions (including appraisals and receipts)
  • Leases
  • Life insurance policies
  • List of insurance policies and numbers
  • Marriage certificates
  • Military records
  • Mortgage papers
  • Passports
  • Photographs/negatives of valuables
  • Retirement plans
  • Stock/bond certificates
  • notes of Wills and Trusts

Is It Safe?
The Kitchen Sponge
300px-Clean-a-Sponge-IntroOne million fecal bacteria (from things like raw meat) live on the average sponge, per research by Charles Gerba, Ph.D. Gerba says it takes a week before bacteria could potentially spread salmonella. Soak sponges in a bleach solution for five minutes a week, or microwave (wet) on High for 30 seconds. Toss monthly.
Bookmark This!
With gas prices sky-high, fueling up can feel like highway robbery. To protect your wallet, visit this website. Select a grade of gas and fill in your starting and ending locations; the site the pinpoints the cheapest fuel prices along your route. 
The Aztec Diet

aztec diet 1

Superfood Smoothies
Inside Dr. Bob Arnot's new book, "The Aztec Diet", you can find a variety of delicious recipes and countless ways to include the superfood benefits of chia in every meal. This book provides all the tools necessary to keep you motivated and on track as you begin the journey to a better, healthier you. 

Dr. Bob's Kale Blueberry Smoothie
Calories: 334
Carb load: 20

1 C filtered water
4 TBS chia
1/2 C plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 C blueberries
3 C chopped stemmed kale leaves
1 tsp honey

Combine the water, chia, yogurt, kale, blueberries, and honey in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Going Green
green paint
Choose Zero VOC
Painting is a quick and easy way to redecorate. When you start selecting colors, look for zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paint. Avoid latex and oil-based paints to eliminate toxins being released into the air.
Contact Me | Phone: 415-729-1045 | Catherine@CatherineTrahan.com

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Novato, California 94948

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