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Spring Wine Walk

Mill Creek Town Center Spring Wine Walk

On Thursday the forecast called for a 100% chance of rain and by Friday it had dropped to 89%. Come what may, I was committed to bundling up and making my way outdoors to sip and stroll down main street at the Mill Creek Town Center Spring Wine Walk on Saturday. Our Windermere Mill Creek office was set to feature Sin Banderas Wines and I wasn’t going to miss out on a fun opportunity to taste wine from local crafters because bad weather. After all, when you live in Washington you must get comfortable with a little or a lot of rain.

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Top 5 best blooms in WA

Top 5 best blooms in Washington State

Going to see the flower blooms is a good way to bid adieu to the winter gray gloom as they are a colorful cheery reminder that Spring truly does exist here in Washington and that the sun shines enough to encourage things to grow through the rainiest of weather.

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Local Farmers Markets

Local Farmers Markets

I am always excited to put together the Local Farmer’s Market Blog! Another year all the farmer’s and local community get to share their food, art, creations and much much more! This list covers Snohomish and the surrounding area so you can pick up essentials fresh from the farm at any of these locations.

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Wineofthemonth

Wine of the Month

When I think of Wine destinations, I pour out images of France, Tuscany, Sonoma, Napa Valley. I never really considered to look more locally at my own home of Washington State but recent events led me to learn that I needed to re-evaluate my ill formed opinion on the matter. After a few weighted exchanges of polite words and a quick google search, I gleaned that Washington’s Wine game was in fact the real deal.

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Spring Reading List

Spring Reading List

These are my reading picks for Spring time. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries. All online services and resources continue to be available as well.

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March Artist of the Month

March Artist of the Month

This month for March we have an artist by the name of Kim Harris. She is a graphite artist that specializes in drawing horses, dogs and cats. Her work is phenomenal and very unique!

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Valentine’s Day Ideas that

Valentine’s Day Ideas that are Low Key

Are you looking for things to do for Valentine’s Day? Here are some Romantic Ideas and Cute Activities that are low key and fun!

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Buying Land Vs Homes

Buying Land Vs. Homes

Property is an asset anyone would want to have. This can be land or a house and lot. Owning either of these is the end goal for people. By doing so, you will have a liquid asset and can start living rent-free. But what is better, buying an empty lot, or an already built home? First-time home buyers who are ready to make this investment commonly ask this question. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each.

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10 Winter Family Friendly Events

10 Winter Family Friendly Events

Now that the holidays are here, we have compiled a list of winter family friendly events for you to enjoy around your area. Let the festivities begin, happy holidays!

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Winter Reading List02

Winter Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Winter. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries which is open for in person services. All online services and resources continue to be available as well.

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November Artist of the Month

November Artist of the Month

Every Month our office holds space for an Artist of the Month. We display their work at our Mill Creek Town Center location for the whole month. Its a great opportunity for the artist! We love supporting our community and this is just one way of showing how much we love it.

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Best Bakeries To Visit

Best Bakeries To Visit

If you live in the Mill Creek area you know we have an awesome selection of food choices but did you know we also have some really great local bakeries too! I have compiled a list of some of the Best Bakeries To Visit!

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Fall Reading List

Fall Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Fall months. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through Sno-Isle Libraries which is open for in person services.

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Free Things You Can Do Today

Free Things You Can Do Today to Get Ready to Buy a Home

The path to homeownership is a marathon, not a sprint if we can help it. If you’re months (or maybe even years) away from being ready to own, there are still things you can start doing today to help you on your path to becoming a homeowner. And they’re all free, there’s nothing to stop you from getting started right now.

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Features To Never Touch When

Features To Never Touch When Renovating Your Home

No matter what type of renovation project you’ve got planned, it’s smart to put down the hammer when it comes to removing, painting over, or otherwise altering certain features. Sure, the feature might look like an eyesore at first glance, but with some work, it could end up adding character, charm, and make it unique.

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Tips For Amping Up Your Home

Tips For Amping Up Your Home Security While On Vacation

We all look forward to vacations for months, and it’s maybe the only opportunity to enjoy a few consecutive stress-free days away from the typical day-to-day pressures of work and life. You’ll want to make sure that while you’re away, your home is safe and secure.

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The Guide to Closing Costs

The Guide to Closing Costs

The costs involved in buying and selling a home are often negotiable as part of the real estate deal. For example, a buyer may be willing to offer the full asking price, as long as the seller is willing to cover the cost of a home inspection and deed transfer tax.

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How Much Down Payment

How Much Down Payment Do You Need for a House?

Before you start shopping for a home, you need to know what you can afford – and a big part of that depends on how much you can afford as a down payment.

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Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

These are my reading picks through the Summer. I hope you enjoy them along with other reading options through King County Library System which is now open for in person services. All online services and resources continue to be available as well.

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farmers markets close to home

Farmers Markets Close To Home

It’s that time of year again for Farmers Markets and we are so excited! I have compiled a list of Local Farmers Market that are close to your home. This list covers Snohomish and Island counties so you can pick up essentials fresh from the farm at any of these locations. We sure did miss everyone last year and looking forward to seeing the newbies!

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ask yourself these questions

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Purchasing Your Home

No matter how many HGTV shows you watch about flipping old houses that have happy endings, reality isn’t always as kind. Regardless of when the home was built and its current condition, if you find yourself in a situation where you’re getting ready to make an offer, ask yourself these questions first to make sure it really is the right house for you (and your budget).

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