Tis the season to be jolly, and I’m thrilled to bring you a sack filled with joy in the form of FREE Christmas events for the 2023 Holiday Season! As the year draws to a close, the Christmas spirit surrounds us all, and what better way to celebrate it than by partaking in festivities that won’t cost you a dime. From enchanting light displays that adorn homes and city streets to heartwarming community gatherings; there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. These events offer an opportunity to create cherished memories with loved ones, share in the warmth of the season, and spread the message of goodwill.
With fluctuating interest rates and market volatility, it’s not uncommon for potential buyers and sellers to feel a bit apprehensive about making a move right now. It’s like playing a game where the rules can change at any moment. But what if I told you that there’s a way to navigate this game successfully and conquer your Real Estate fears?
Fall is a season of change here in Washington State. As the leaves turn color before gently falling down, and as frost begins to settle on the ground and car windows, I can’t help but feel the shift in the air. The sky, once a bright blue gray, transforms into a moody gray ripe with rain clouds. Our automatic headlights beam all day, signaling the approach of winter. It’s a time of transition and given the cooler weather and darker skies it’s tempting to head indoors to hibernate for the season. But I’ve come to realize that fall is the perfect time for prioritizing your wellness to promote happiness and personal growth. Just like planting tulip bulbs in the fall ensures a vibrant bloom in spring, this season presents an opportunity for us to bloom.
Are you a thrill seeker or history buff looking for a place to set your skin alive with goosebumps this fall? If so, I’ve got a recommendation that’ll tick both those boxes: Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island! And guess what? Fall is the perfect time for this eerie escapade. Picture this: exploring dark, damp, moody places in a labyrinth of eerily unlit underground passageways. As a kid I raucously played my way through the 999-acre park, and I can tell you even in the daytime it can be a hair-raising experience.
Hey homeowners! I’m super excited to share with you some fantastic ways to give your home’s curb appeal a boost this fall, all without breaking the bank. You see, first impressions are kind of a big deal, and having a house that catches everyone’s eye can make a world of difference, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home. So, let’s dive into these five wallet-friendly tips!
Get ready for a month full of spooktacular events in Snohomish County! From September 30 to October 29, we have a lineup of fun, thrilling, and hair-raising events that will ensure a memorable Halloween season. Here is your guide to some of the best Halloween events in Snohomish County.
Picture this: it’s a cold blustery November day and a group of college students stand outside of their rental home waiting for an emergency repair service to be performed to stop the water damage taking place in their basement from a burst pipe because they didn’t prepare their home for the cold. A burst pipe can happen to anyone. But I witnessed this event firsthand. Fortunately, as a guest, and not one of the renters. But it did teach me very quickly the importance of seasonal maintenance for homes.
Autumn is the perfect time to fall headlong into a world of fiction, and we’ve got just the books to sweep you off your feet. ‘Happiness Falls’ and ‘Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World’ are the literary treasures you’ll want to cozy up with this season. These stories are filled with intrigue, emotion, and the kind of magic that only fall can conjure. So, grab your favorite blanket and a steaming mug of apple cider, and prepare to lose yourself in the pages of these captivating novels.
I’ve been a part of this event since its very beginning, volunteering at the original Cruise-In Car Show. It’s truly impressive to see how the combined efforts of our team and the local community have turned this year’s event into a HUGE success!
Deception Pass State Park is Washington’s most visited park for a reason. Its beauty and ease of access are unmatched. First off, this park is spread out across two islands, Fidalgo to the north and Whidbey to the south. Picture this: over 3,854 acres, a marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater combined from three lakes. It’s like a playground for outdoor enthusiasts like you and me!
Once a year, amidst the hustle and bustle of real estate transactions and property listings, the dedicated agents, and staff here at Windermere Mill Creek make a detour from our regular routine and head out to serve a cause on Community Service Day. This year our spirited office got hands-on and partnered with the Mill Creek Y to help revitalize their Community Garden.
Welcome to our Summer Reading Books Blog, where we invite you to embark on an exciting literary journey through the library. As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in captivating stories, discover new worlds, and let your imagination take flight.
Have you heard that houseplants are the new pets and pets are the new children? The popularity of houseplants grew substantially during the pandemic when people were isolated and looking to make connections with any living thing. Luckily, unlike some quick unions, embracing these leafy companions came with many benefits.
Hey there curious readers! Did you know that Father’s Day originated in Washington State? Believe it or not, the nation’s very first Father’s Day took place on June 19, 1910, in non-other than Spokane Washington.
Get ready, folks! Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to turn your outdoor space into an inviting outdoor summer oasis.
Have you ever driven past Molbak’s and wondered what was inside? I had passed the store a handful of times on my way to other places and never thought to stop in and check it out. All that changed once I discovered the hidden oasis that awaits inside its unassuming exterior. Let me tell you, you don’t have to be a plant lover to enjoy Molbak’s because Molbak’s Garden + Home offers more than just plants and it is dog friendly too!
We recently had the pleasure of hosting a seminar on wealth preservation led by Annamarie Kooning, the NW division manager of 1031-Asset Preservation Inc. The topic was especially relevant in that we have experienced unparalleled real estate appreciation for the last decade, with the drawback being the tax implications when selling a long held real estate asset.
April is an exciting month for plant lovers in Washington State as it is Native Plant Appreciation Month. Governor Inslee officially declared this month-long celebration on February 1st, 2023, to raise awareness of the importance of native plants in supporting healthy ecosystems in the state.
Did you know that your garden plants can benefit from having a friend planted beside them? Companion planting is a great way to improve the health and yield of your garden. By planting certain crops together, you can create a mutually beneficial environment that promotes growth and deters pests.
Spring is here, spring is here, I’m so excited! Spring brings lots of new beginnings and new book choices from yours truly! Check them out, one is adventurous and the other is a thriller. As always let us know what you think!
Here in Washington, we have a few celebrity flowers that have blossomed their own dedicated cult following. One of these blooms even has its own Twitter account and a year-round live feed webcam. That’s right! The beauty of the Cherry Blossom Trees at the University of Washington’s quad is a renowned crowd drawer.
Washington State has a reputation for wielding moody gray skies. Given that, you may find it odd to learn that Washington is the largest supplier of daffodil bulbs and daffodil flowers in the United States. Such a sunny dispositioned flower may seem out of place here, but they thrive in Washington. Below you will find a Washington State Daffodil Guide discussing where to see them and how to grow them.
Our 11th stop of the tasting took us to Lilac and Lemon to use our bonus token on a wine tasting with Kerloo Cellars. If you have stuck with us throughout our series, you will know that this was our final tasting of the event.
Our 10th stop of the evening took us to People’s Bank where we tried wines by Wandering Wolf Cellars. I will preface this review by stating that we were in a rush to complete our tastings before the evening ended. As a result, the tasting was brief. We didn’t sit with the wine as we had done with the previous nine reviews.
Winter is here, and with a vengeance! Wow snow already twice this year and we haven’t even gotten through December yet….need a good book to read? Good thing I’ve got you covered. Here are my picks for you, one is inspiring and the other is a thriller. As always let us know what you think!
Our ninth stop of the evening led us to Expedia CruiseShipCenters to taste wine by Naches Heights Vineyard. I remembered having their Crooked Red Blend at a prior wine walk and I enjoyed that. So naturally, I was looking forward to branching out and trying another wine by them.
We traveled to familiar territory for stop number eight on our creative team’s wine walk. Our very own Windermere Mill Creek Town Center office was hosting Dahlman Cellars. I was excited to try their wine because I had missed out on tasting them at the last wine walk.
Alright, enough time has passed from Thanksgiving that I feel comfortable announcing- IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME! Whether you have been naughty or nice, the holiday season is upon us!
There are a lot of cool things happening this Christmas season. But the rising cost of EVERYTHING these days has put the financial freeze on many of us. Meaning, many will not be able to afford unnecessary holiday events this year. To keep your holly jolly vibes going strong throughout the holiday season, I have compiled a list of FREE Christmas Events worth checking out!
I was really excited for stop number 7 of the Mill Creek Summer Wine Walk. We were more than halfway through our event and at our last wine walk I had LOVED the 2016 Drum Roll Red wine I tried by Drum Roll Wine; so much so, that I was already planning to buy two bottles if they had them available for purchase this time around. Not to mention, I knew I was going to purchase a sweet treat from Frost as well.
If you have been reading along you know that for the most part, our wine walk had gone very favorably; but at stop number 6 I got a little too adventurous with my drink choice. Martedi Cellars had several wines I had never heard of before to taste and I went all in on one of them.