Life

Adapting is the operative word after a move

Adapting is the operative word after a move

Beloved Family, I know it’s scary, this move we’ve made. I know things are different, belongings are in different places, It takes longer to get… Continue reading

Adapting is the operative word after a move
Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library

Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library

The possibilities seem endless. Row upon row of books awaits you, each representing a fact to learn, a crime to solve, a future to visit,… Continue reading

Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library
Photos by Kayse Angel

Hometown Holidays was a hit

The city of Maple Valley hosted its annual tree lighting and holiday event.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly

Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly

Bree Peirce decided to make a difference this holiday season by sending holiday cards to the elderly.

Maple Valley woman spreads joy to the elderly
Food banks offer relief this holiday season

Food banks offer relief this holiday season

The Maple Valley Food Bank and the Black Diamond Community Center offer a variety of services during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

Food banks offer relief this holiday season
Pinterest has nothing on me

Pinterest has nothing on me

Yes, I’m still writing about how I’ve been in shock this past month over our unexpected move. However, I think positivity is winning the more… Continue reading

Pinterest has nothing on me
This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood

This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood

You thought you knew what was inside the box. Though it was wrapped, you could tell what it was. You shook it, upended it and… Continue reading

This book is sure to put you in the Christmas mood
Holiday Safety Tips|Puget Sound Fire Authority

Holiday Safety Tips|Puget Sound Fire Authority

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority gives tips on how to stay safe this holiday season.

  • Dec 3, 2018
Holiday Safety Tips|Puget Sound Fire Authority
Toys for Joy returns|Puget Sound Regional Fire

Toys for Joy returns|Puget Sound Regional Fire

The 2018 kickoff for the Toys for Joy program starts today, Nov. 30.

  • Nov 30, 2018
Toys for Joy returns|Puget Sound Regional Fire
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