Author Archive | Risa Miller

Fun Things to Do in Seattle with Kids

When our son was born, my husband and I didn’t know what our date outings would look like or how they would change with Judah. We wanted to continue doing our favorite things; which included exploring new places in downtown Seattle, walking around Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the waterfront, finding new parks in the […]

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Seattle Area Upcoming Events June 2013

June 1st – October 26th Des Moines Farmers Market at the north end of the Des Moines Marina June 2nd Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm Burien Bites Food festival benefiting local charities June 6th Thursday, 5 pm – 9 pm Free Museum of Flight Admission June 6th Thursday, 10 am – […]

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Seattle Area Easter Egg Hunts 2013

Find 2013 Easter egg hunt activities for the following cities: Auburn Bothell Brier Burien Des Moines Federal Way Kent Kirkland Mercer Island Normandy Park Redmond Renton SeaTac Seattle Tacoma West Seattle Auburn: Kid’s Day at Green River Community College Where: Green River Community College in Auburn Cost: Free When: Saturday, March 30, 10 am – […]

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Pike Place Market’s Gum Wall: A Hidden Seattle Attraction

Many Seattle-ites and those visiting Seattle love to take in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of Pike Place Market – to browse the homemade arts and crafts, local photography, farmer’s stands, unique little shops; smell the fresh seafood and produce; listen and watch the talented street musicians; and taste amazing foods from longstanding restaurants […]

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Mizuki Buffet: A Restaurant Review

Sushi bar. All you can eat crab, shrimp, fish, and steak. Teppanyaki grill. Mini cheesecakes and desserts. And… a chocolate fountain. Need I say more? Mizuki is a Japanese Buffet that opened in June 2011. It’s located in the old Shane Co. Jewelry store across from Claim Jumper on the corner of Southcenter Parkway and […]

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Not Your Average Cup

It seems that there are coffee shops on just about every corner in the Seattle area.  We Northwesterns love our java, but there is one locally owned coffee shop that stands out from all the others. Mike’s Community Cup, a newer addition to the SeaTac community, is more than just your daily dose of caffeine. This […]

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Bring Music Home

Have you considered starting a hobby, such as music or art? Adding music to a household can be an effective therapeutic outlet to reduce stress in your life. For a child, music has been proven to improve academic learning and develop important motor skills.* Foothills Suzuki Institute, offers local Suzuki lessons for violin, viola and […]

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Heirlooms as Gifts

Last year I handmade all my Christmas presents. The presents were personal and unique but it ended up taking more time and expenses than I expected. With the economy the way it is today, we can all step back and look at how much money we have been spending at Christmas. With that said, I […]

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Hammond Ashley Violins

Hammond Ashley Violins is all about bringing quality music tools to the string communities of Seattle, Washington and San Diego, Calfornia. Founded in 1964 by Hammond Ashley, the business began on the second floor of Ashley’s woodworking shop just south of the Seattle-Tacoma airport. Ashley’s background in engineering, woodworking and music made the perfect foundation […]

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