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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 […]
cleaning your home Happy New Year! Time to Organize!   Happy New Year! Hope you all had a relaxing holiday! To start 2020 I am super excited about this January organization calendar I found a few years back. There are different calendars for each month, pinterest has lots of options, but I thought I would share this one. It has a task each day […]
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. […]
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Bellevue Strategies for decorating your home Whether you have recently purchased a new home or want to update your current avoid spending too much on furniture and decor with these strategies. Provided by Interior Design Experts at First & Main….here are the top 10 things you should consider. Prevent Expensive Mistakes: A well designed home requires careful thought and planning. Create […]
Bellevue Adult Only Halloween Events So, let’s be honest. The best parties are almost always going to be across the bridge in Seattle. While your favorite local bar may have an event closer to home, if you’re reading this blog, chances are that you’re looking for something a bit more substantial. The Eastside is great, but sometimes being so close […]
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 […]
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. […]
Bothell Community Connect at First & Main Design Center  I am excited to host my first Community Connect event at my close friend, Chelsea’s, store — First & Main Design Center on October 3rd! First & Main is located in the recently refreshed downtown Bothell and offers an eclectic combination of beautiful new designer furniture, unique, one of a kind vintage and reinspired salvage pieces and […]
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 Redmond Brewery Tour. My Favorite Four. There is just something about an ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Amirite? Of course, I am. The only thing any better is having the beer totally fresh from the brewery direct. With that in mind, here’s my take of the top breweries in Redmond. And hey, if you want a tasting partner, […]
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 […]