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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: April

April 4-19, 2018 – Seattle Restaurant Week, 165+ Restaurants around Seattle Website: https://srw.seattletimes.com/ April 4-30, 2018 – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Skagit Valley Website: http://tulipfestival.org/ April 5-22, 2018 – String, Village Theatre in Issaquah Website: http://villagetheatre.org/issaquah/string.php April 6-8, 2018 – SANCA’s Annual Showcase Spectacular, Broadway Performance Hall Website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3232395 April 7, 2018 – Ladies Musical […]

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Grandma Seatac

I’ve been called many things in my life, but “Grandma SeaTac” is the newest moniker.  Bestowed upon me by my grandsons, ages 5 and 3, there is a clear logic.  They have one set of grandparents who now live in Arizona.  These have been dubbed “Grandma and Grandpa Arizona” and so since my grandsons, like […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: February

February 1, 2018 – Free Entry to Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Museum of History & Industry and Seattle Art Museum February 1-3, 2018 – Seattle Boat Show, Century Link Field Website: https://seattleboatshow.com/ February 1-25, 2018 – Vanishing Point, The Bathhouse Theater Website: https://www.seattlepublictheater.org/vanishing-point February 1 – March 4, 2018 – The Little Prince, Seattle Children’s Theatre Website: https://www.sct.org/Shows/2017-2018-Season/TheLittlePrince February […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: January

January 1, 2018 – State Parks Free Day, Various Washington State Parks Website: http://www.parks.state.wa.us/281/Find-a-park January 1, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive, Magnuson Park Website: http://promotionevents.com/resorun/default.htm January 1, 2018 – Polar Bear Plunge, Matthews Beach Park Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/383042535460968/ January 5-7, 2018 – Puyallup Home & Garden Show, Washington State Fair Grounds Website: […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle and Beyond: December

December 1, 2017 – Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting Pajama Party, Big Catch Plaza Website: https://www.destinationdesmoines.org/holiday-tree-lighting December 1, 2017 – Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Westlake Center Website: http://www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding/ December 1, 2017 – Lights in Redmond, Redmond Town Center Website: http://www.redmondlights.com/ December 1-3, 2017 – The Nutcracker, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562032080524097/ December […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: November

November 1-2, Seattle Restaurant Week, Various Locations Website: https://srw.seattletimes.com/ November 4, Help Guayama Puerto Rico Survivors, Queen Anne B & E Meats Website: http://bnemeats.com/blogEntry.aspx?viewblogentryguid=e19178e4-8b2a-43d1-af2e-4afc4a081872&parentnavigationid=1363&viewblogguid=99f2f0d9-14d7-4c38-9315-b4218640f3e9 November 4-5, Jet City Comic Show, Tacoma Convention Center Website: http://www.jetcitycomicshow.com/ November 4-5, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Website: http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show_1 November 8 & 15, Love, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: October

October 1, 2017 – GeekGirlCon, Washington State Convention Center Website: https://geekgirlcon.com/ October 1, 2017 – Northwest Tea Festival, Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center Website: http://www.nwteafestival.com/ October 1, 2017 – Irish Reels Film Festival, SIFF Film Center Website: http://irishreels.org/ October 6-8, 2017 – Seattle Home Show, CenturyLink Field Website: http://seattlehomeshow.com/show-info/ October 6-8, 2017 – Dungeness Crab […]

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Pike Place Market | Must Do, Must See, Must Taste!

Seattle’s Pike Place Market recently celebrated its 110th birthday (or anniversary, whatever you’d like to call it). Happy Birthday Pike Place Market; that’s 110 years of history, sights worth seeing, Seattleite fun and incredible food!  Whether you’re a Seattle native or a tourist visiting the Emerald City for the first time, there’s no denying how […]

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Port of Seattle Luncheon | Recap

I recently attended the Port of Seattle Luncheon as a member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, and I learned quite a lot. What I learned, specifically about Sea-Tac International Airport, ranges from fun facts to ground-breaking plans for growth and development. I have lived in SeaTac, literally around the corner from the airport, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: September

September 1-3, 2017 – Bumbershoot, Seattle Center Website: https://www.bumbershoot.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Oak Harbor Music Festival, Downtown Oak Harbor Website: http://www.oakharborfestival.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, WA Website: http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/ September 1-4, 2017 – Evergreen State Fair, Monroe, WA Website: https://www.evergreenfair.org/27/The-Fair September 1-4, 2017 – Ellensburg Rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: August

Upcoming events in Seattle: August “Out to Lunch” Free Music Concerts, Downtown Seattle July 5- September 1 https://downtownseattle.org/events/out-to-lunch/ Dancing til Dusk 2017, Downtown Seattle Parks July 11- August 17 http://www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/ Shakespeare in the Park, Puget Sound Parks July 6-August 6 http://www.seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno/ Celebrate Woodinville Concerts and Festival, Woodinville August 2, 9, 19 http://www.celebratewoodinville.com/ Seattle Art Fair, […]

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Family Friendly Summer Festivals

Family Friendly Summer Festivals JUNE HONK! Fest West – June 2-4, 2017, Various Locations Website: https://www.honkfestwest.org/ Edmonds Waterfront Festival – June 2-4, 2017, Port of Edmonds Marina Website: http://www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.org/ Kent International Festival – June 3, 2017, ShoWare Center Website: http://www.kentinternationalfestival.com/ June Faire – June 3, 2017, Norseland Website: http://www.kitsapmedievalfaire.org/ Duvall Days – June 3-4, 2017, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: June

Upcoming Events in Seattle: June June 2, 2017 – Bark Benefit, Pickering Barn in Issaquah Website: http://www.savinggreatanimals.org/info/events?EventID=99857#EventID99857 June 2-3, 2017 – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Puyallup Fairgrounds Website: http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/pu-17/ June 2-11, 2017 – Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall Website: https://www.pnb.org/season/16-17/exhibition/ June 3, 2017 – State Park Free Day, Over 140 Washington State Parks Website: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days […]

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2017 Guide to Farmers Markets

2017 Guide to Farmers Markets:   This is a 2017 guide to Farmers Markets in the Seattle Southside area. Des Moines Farmers Market- June through September, Saturdays 10am-2pm and July through August, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm at the Des Moines Marina Website: http://www.dmfm.org/DMFM/Home.html Burien Farmers Market- May through Mid-October, Thursdays 11am-6pm in Old Burien Website: http://www.discoverburien.org/events/event/burien-farmers-market/ Renton […]

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Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood Over the years several mothers I respect have shared with me that it is reasonable for a woman to expect that her life will have many seasons. When I have been impatient to “have it all right now”, these wise counselors have encouraged me by saying take each season as it comes, […]

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101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List

101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List 1. Fountains, wading or spray parks all over the area. 2. Try new foods and treats (or just have your favorites) Boba tea, 3. Explore new parks 4. Look out for outdoor movie screenings. Many are free or cheap. 5. Museums! Free days, or cheap/donation […]

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Diecutstickers.com | A Small Business With A Huge Vision

Diecutstickers.com | A Small Business With A Huge Vision Year: 2002 Location: A garage in the Pacific Northwest (True Seattle Style) One guy started a business that now employs more than 25 humans and works with over 6,000 clients worldwide. Daniel Diederichs is the master mind behind Diecutstickers.com. Daniel has always been an entrepreneur; when […]

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Seattle Mother’s Day Events 2017

Seattle Mother’s Day Events 2017 May 13-14 – Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, Studios Throughout Kirkland Website: http://kirklandartscenter.org/events/kast-2017/ May 13-14 – Mother’s Day Train Ride, Northwest Railway Museum Website: https://www.trainmuseum.org/index.php/visit-us/regular-trains May 14 –Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show, Unexpected Productions Seattle Website: http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/show/mom May 14 – Mother’s Day Pilates & Yoga fusion Class, Athleta at Bellevue Square […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: May

Upcoming Events in Seattle: May May 4– May the 4th be with you (Star Wars Day), Everywhere Website: http://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th May 4- Free First Thursday, Various locations and times Website: http://freemuseumday.org/sea.html May 5-14- Sequim Irrigation Festival (the state’s oldest festival), Sequim Website: http://www.irrigationfestival.com/ May 6- iFest, Seattle Center Armory Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ifest-2017-seattle-tickets-32061304224 May 7- Taco Libre Truck […]

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Szechuan First Restaurant

Szechuan First Restaurant When craving Chinese cuisine my family and I head for Szechuan First Restaurant located at 18124 E Valley Highway in Kent (in the same parking lot as Harbor Freight).  We like sitting at one of the round tables near the back of the restaurant and prefer ordering family style so that each […]

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Tukwila’s Indian Curry Palace

When craving authentic Indian cuisine, my family heads for Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila, Washington where the Indian Curry Palace is nicely situated in a recently updated strip mall. Access in and out is easy and parking is free. Once you get past the front door you are gently transported into contemporary Indian culture. Light rock […]

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