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Out with the oven

Out with the oven

We made it through our first Thanksgiving in our new house and I didn’t mess up any of the dishes we ate. It’s not like… Continue reading

Out with the oven
Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’

Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’

Ahhhhh, a quiet night at home. You’ve been promising yourself that for a long time. A nice dinner. Maybe a movie, or soft music and… Continue reading

Science-minded readers will love ‘Never Home Alone’
Learn what city government does when you’re not looking

Learn what city government does when you’re not looking

The city of Maple Valley has introduced a new way of interacting with community members

Learn what city government does when you’re not looking
The perfect book to read while snuggling

The perfect book to read while snuggling

A dog says “woof.” Cats meow, horses neigh, cows go “Mooooo,” sheep say “Baaaaaaa,” and chicks peep-peep-peep. Every animal around the world, from living room… Continue reading

The perfect book to read while snuggling
The move reminded me, not everything has to change

The move reminded me, not everything has to change

I’ve discovered the biggest silver lining to this whole move, well, besides the pleasure of living in a big, beautiful house with actual bathroom counters… Continue reading

The move reminded me, not everything has to change
Ten laws to know about retail cannabis | Public Health - Seattle & King County
Ten laws to know about retail cannabis | Public Health - Seattle & King County
Prep early for Thanksgiving traffic|WSDOT

Prep early for Thanksgiving traffic|WSDOT

Washington State Department of Transportation gives tips for Thanksgiving travel.

  • Nov 17, 2018
Prep early for Thanksgiving traffic|WSDOT
Work is more than a children’s book

Work is more than a children’s book

A recently retired Kentwood teacher wrote her first children’s book based off of a an old rocking horse that she found 20 years ago.

Work is more than a children’s book
Shelves are good for the soul …

Shelves are good for the soul …

Shelves again are the heroes of my life. I wrote about the same subject in 2015 when some well-placed shelving helped pull my youngest out… Continue reading

Shelves are good for the soul …
Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting

Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting

You know? Of course you do, because you’re no dummy. You’re on top of things, ear to the ground, you make it your business to… Continue reading

Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting
A tale of American youth in the 90s

A tale of American youth in the 90s

Recommendation: 3/5 Stars, STREAM Plot: “’Mid90’s’ follows Stevie, a 13 year old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home… Continue reading

A tale of American youth in the 90s
It’s all about the journey?

It’s all about the journey?

Moving is hard (she says in the whiniest voice she can muster). It’s not the physical move that’s difficult, rather it’s the settling. My old… Continue reading

It’s all about the journey?
You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

It was just a little scratch. You wouldn’t have even noticed it, except for the blood — and there was a lot of that. A… Continue reading

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on
Submitted photo from Amy DeVore                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.

Not your typical scholarship for local students

Parents in Maple Valley came up with a scholarship that seniors can receive by impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

Submitted photo from Amy DeVore                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.
Save the handyman

Save the handyman

Yeah, I’m writing about moving again. Expect more of the same until I reach a state of normalcy. I’ll try to make it interesting, or… Continue reading

Save the handyman
This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

There’s plenty of food for all. You can see that, and it smells delicious. Your dinner companions are strangers no more, especially since you’ve had… Continue reading

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones
Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire

Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire

Stay safe this Halloween by following these tips.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire
Just how does one move a garden?

Just how does one move a garden?

How does one move a garden? How do I pick and choose? Sounds a bit poetic, but it’s the dilemma I was faced with last… Continue reading

Just how does one move a garden?
Halloween-themed books to make your howl

Halloween-themed books to make your howl

It’s not the weather that keeps your eyes open these days. It’s not the paper skeletons that appear in your neighbor’s windows or the pumpkins… Continue reading

Halloween-themed books to make your howl
Still in the ‘hood’

Still in the ‘hood’

After 27 years in one location, we have moved to a new house. Well, it’s not new having been built in 1972, but it’s new… Continue reading

Still in the ‘hood’