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TODAY IS EARTH DAY

Apr 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today is Earth Day. For some reason, this year I am more drawn to our planet than before. Perhaps it’s a bit of inspiration from a client who is striving to remodel their house into a passive home.  Perhaps it’s watching our 10-year-old daughter become more aware of her own surroundings, and just wanting to do our part to make our world a bit better for her. However, I find myself overwhelmed with how can one family make a global difference.  While I am no expert on climate change, more and more the idea of doing good for mother earth is becoming main stream.  In addition to thoughts and perspectives, consumers now have much better ease of access to the materials that can help make a change. I think we just have to start somewhere, and take baby steps toward […]

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WHEN DELI MEATS BAR

Apr 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

When rumors began to spread in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle that a deli was opening in the former Little Gym kids space, we were both intrigued and skeptical.  But one visit to this neighborhood bar and butcher and you understand why The Shambles and their tagline “When Deli Meats Bar” has become the hit of Northeast Seattle, filling tables to the brim, even on a random Tuesday night. Their mission is: “To bring the farm to bar experience to the Seattle community with house prepared meats, handcrafted sandwiches, and small plates made from the finest ingredients available.”  But this hardly paints the picture of the The Shambles experience. Owners Matthew Brady and Joel Klemenhaben, with backgrounds in food service and brewing, brought their concept together by hiring both a head chef and head butcher.  The result is a […]

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A FOLIAGE FETISH

Dec 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

For years I have proven to be a tried and true novice green thumb, never able to keep a plant alive. But after successfully keeping our human daughter alive for 10 years so far, I decided it was time to graduate to foliage. Like any Seattle native, my comfort zone is in grey. Various shades of cool, dreary grey. It has invaded both my wardrobe and our home. So the idea of adding colorful drapes or pillows is just too much of a commitment. One day, as I was reading my BFF Joanna Gaines’ (a girl can only dream) new book Home Body, and I noticed a continual trend that lay in the pages of my new bible. Plants! Green, lush, large foliage plants. Thoughtfully placed in a corner, or centered at the family table, she casually places the plants […]

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DAY TRIP TO COUPEVILLE

Nov 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whidbey Island has long been the go-to weekend destination for the people of the Pacific Northwest.  With a short 30 minute ferry line and bountiful beaches, quite a few Seattleites have established second homes around the island.  While most day-trippers stop at the town of Langley, heading north just 25 more miles lands you in the quaint town of Coupeville.  Nestled along Penn Cove, this small town village is deep in history as our second oldest town in Washington State.  With restaurants, shops, activities and a farmer’s market, this town is prime for adventure and discovery, all in one day trip. So join us in exploring this quaint little town. TOP 5 THINGS TO DISCOVER IN COUPEVILLE: 1) Start at Bayleaf (Wine & Cheese Shop) to pack a snack to go in case you get hungry on your adventure (kayaking, […]

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