Sumner, WA Shopping

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Sandy in Seattle & Pacific Northwest - (0 Comments)

One thing I like about living in Washington is all the small, quaint towns, especially Sumner, which is only about 10 minutes from where I live.  My husband and I enjoy driving over and looking through the antique and gift shops and then stopping for lunch at the cute little cafe in town. I thought …
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Antique Shopping For Home Decor

April 19th, 2014 | Posted by Sandy in Home Decor - (0 Comments)

One of my favorite pastimes is shopping at antique stores and malls.  It’s sort of like a treasure hunt and I find it very relaxing.  I usually don’t have anything in particular in mind, but you never know what you will find.  It’s a great way to find unique home decor. At this particular antique …
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Shopping Garage Sales For Home Decor

April 18th, 2014 | Posted by Sandy in Home Decor - (0 Comments)
Garage Sale

Spring has sprung and that means garage sales will soon be starting up again.  I love garage sales!  You never know what you will find.  We can only shop at garage sales from June till about September.  The rest of the time it’s just too cold and rainy.  So I love to take advantage of …
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There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Pacific Northwest, but one of our favorites is Gig Harbor, Washington. During a heavy storm in 1840, Captain Charles Wilkes brought his small boat (a gig) into the harbor for protection. Later, with the publication of Wilkes 1841 Map of the Oregon Territory, he named …
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Outdoor Dining

April 10th, 2014 | Posted by Sandy in Healthy Eating & Recipes - (0 Comments)

Here in the Pacific Northwest, warmer weather and summer are slow in coming.  Although we have started to see a few warmer days and more sun which has me thinking ahead to being able to enjoy dining outdoors. Our last house had a wonderful deck out front and my husband and I enjoyed many meals …
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Interior Painting Tips And Tricks

April 9th, 2014 | Posted by Sandy in DIY Projects - (0 Comments)
Painting Office

This time of year I start thinking about all the DIY projects that need done around the house and I’m reminded that few things have as much impact as painting.  You can change the whole look and feel of a room just by adding color.   If you are trying to achieve a certain look or …
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Test Paint

Whenever I decorate any room in my house, it seems to take on a life of it’s own and never ends up looking like I envisioned it to begin with.  This is what happened when I decided to paint my home office several years ago. To begin with, I only knew I wanted to paint …
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Yellow Pansies

This time of year I start getting anxious for Spring.  Winter is not my favorite season.  It’s just too cold and dreary for my taste.  So to cheer myself up, I was looking through pictures of some of my past Spring and Summer blooms and looking ahead to getting out in the garden again. I …
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Tea Cup

My very favorite home decor style is Cottage Style.  It is very versatile and actually includes a number of different styles such as Country Cottage, French Country, Coastal or Beach, Shabby Chic and Romantic.  There are certain characteristics common to all these styles and some that are peculiar to each. The main thing to remember, …
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I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but we had lived here for almost 13 years before we ever got around to visiting the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, WA.  I’m glad we finally got around to going, it was amazing, although not what it is in the spring when the “Rhodys” are in …
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