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Bellevue IT’S HERE… Mid-Winter Break For most of the schools in my area Mid-Winter Break is NEXT WEEK! What are you all doing? We are staying close to home so of course I am loving this article from RedTri.com with fun activities in the area to do in the evenings, just because the kids are off does not mean the […]
Climbing Wall Swings, Reading Nooks, and More! Looking for some fun fresh ways to update your kiddos rooms or play areas? Maybe your own room? How about indoor swings, climbing walls for those PNW rainy days, or cozy reading nooks? Check out these creative ways to add some kid approved, “fun”ctional and affordable ideas to your home. Indoor Swings: There are so […]
Bellevue Family Flicks Coming to Theaters Near You! With 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy, we have a rough time deciding on what moves to see… looks like this year we will have quite a few good ones to chose from. So get ready to read through the most buzzed about new movies that are headed our way for 2020! Dolittle:  Jan […]
Bellevue A Complete Guide to Events this Season Parentmap has a great Family Fun Calendar,  I love this resource! Check out a few events below that I think look really fun and while you are at it check out the amazing Family Fun Calendar that Parentmap provides… it will be your Complete Guide to Events this Season and beyond! Winter Wonderland Presented by […]
Bellevue Be Our Guest! Places to take out of town guests. When out of town friends and family come to visit you, chances are, they want to see downtown Seattle. And there is no good reason that you should not show them the sights. Things like Pike Market, Post Alley, the Space Needle, and the downtown waterfront are absolutely […]
Bellevue Where to Volunteer at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Beyond Holidays are upon us and there are so many great ways to give back in our communities. I love to participate in the Windermere Bellevue Commons Giving Tree supporting Mary’s Place. My kids and I also participate in the Toys for Tots Program run by the Marine Foundation. My kids and I are planning to […]
Bellevue Upcoming Events Around Town You may have your plate full with holiday prep but you still might want to make time for some of these events scattered over the next several weeks. Washington Distillers Festival Does an afternoon filled with handcrafted spirits from distillers throughout Washington sound amazing?  Then don’t miss the WA Distillers Festival at McMenamins Anderson School. […]
Bellevue Family-Friendly Halloween Fun Looking for family-friendly Halloween fun around the Eastside? I’ve got you covered. Halloween costumes are pricey, and you should absolutely get the most bang for your buck by giving the kids as many opportunities to wear them as possible. There are plenty of exciting events happening all over the greater Seattle area this year, but […]
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Bellevue You Say Pumpkin… I Say Patch! It’s a tradition in the PNW unlike any other. Talk to moms from the Midwest about where they pumpkin patch and they’re likely to raise an eyebrow. But out here on the Eastside? Choosing your pumpkin patch for the year is almost as big of a deal as choosing where you’ll vacation in the summer. […]
Bellevue Touchdown Seahawks! Touchdown Seahawks! It’s my favorite time of the year.  Football season!  Whether it’s college or NFL  — I love it.  And this year I was lucky enough to get season tickets to the Seahawks from a friend that is out of town for the season.  But when I’m not at the games I love cozying […]
Bellevue Labor Day Fun! Labor Day can be thought of as the end of the summer and typically celebrated with family gatherings, food, fireworks, parties, parades and other events. Labor Day also gives us a chance to have a break from work or school and kick off the NFL & college football seasons. I know I am looking forward […]
Bellevue Summer Bucket List So here we are… August! How has the summer been going? If you have no travel plans and looking for some ways to stay busy in your community — we’ve got some fun ideas to keep the momentum for the next few weeks till school starts. So, I am finding this list a great way to keep […]
Denise Perkins It’s Seafair Ya’ll! It’s Seafair ya’ll!  Starting in July and ending in Early August with the Hydroplane races on Lake Washington. This event has over 30 fun (and affordable) activities to participate in but also has a pretty interesting history.  Seafair is one of our areas longest running community events. Starting back in the early 50’s – before […]
Denise Perkins Outdoor Flicks with the Fam Looks like the sun is headed our way and will stay for a while… thank goodness because my kids and I are ready! This is the perfect time to plan for an outdoor movie night since there are so many great places that offer cheap or totally free flicks and have other fun activities right […]
Denise Perkins The Insider’s Guide the July 4th on the Eastside – 2019 The Insider’s Guide to July 4th on the Eastside Something is about to explode on the Eastside! Every year around the Fourth of July, lots of communities put together a fireworks display. But it can be overwhelming to figure out where to go and when. Never mind navigating the traffic that comes with it. So […]
Denise Perkins 3 Camping Spots within 3 Hours You’ll hear me talk about the “Big Three” pretty often. To me- those are the three cities that make up the heart of the Eastside. Redmond. Kirkland. Bellevue. Depends on who you ask, the Eastside is growing, and can sometimes include Issaquah, Bothell, Woodinville and Sammamish. But, for me, when we’re talking Eastside, we’re talking […]
Denise Perkins Schools Out? Don’t Panic! We are in the final weeks of the school year. Don’t panic! There is still time! Just because the kids are out of school doesn’t mean parents don’t have to get things done. As we all know, summer camps are a great way to get the kids out, meet new people, and reduce the amount […]
Denise Perkins Don’t Forget Dad!   Just a head ups, next Sunday,  June 16 is Father’s Day.  And we have your back!  We are dedicated to helping with a few places to go and things to do for the Dad or Dad’s in your life! Washington Brewers Fest June 14-16 – Marymoor Park in Redmond offers 500 beers from Washington […]
Denise Perkins Forget the cart… shop local online Let’s face it!  You’re busy…heck we’re all busy.  And in the case of shopping — technology is your friend.  I’ve been wishing this new shopping and pick up thing was available for years.  Mostly when my kids were little — who wants to take three kids into a store and roam the isles!  EEK! But […]
Denise Perkins Celebrate Memorial Day Northwest Style Let’s face it — we live in a pretty amazing area. There is no need to go elsewhere if you want to enjoy Memorial Day weekend.  It’s seems like the perfect time to stick around and have some LOCAL fun. And as a bonus — this weekend is supposed to be SUPER fabulous as far […]