Master Gardener Linda Broun

A Master Gardener’s Paradise for a Smaller Lot

Sometimes moving into a planned community poses challenges for a gardener. There are homeowner association (HOA) rules, smaller lots and restrictions for fences, and if the lot happens to be on a golf course, that just adds to the puzzle. Master Gardener Linda … read more

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This May Quickly Become the Most Enjoyable Room in Your Home

Looking for a great way to revitalize your home? A way to make the time you spend at home more enjoyable? Possibly even increase your home’s resale value? Then consider adding a new, special-purpose room. A special-purpose room is a space dedicated to … read more

Mardie Rees and Sister Anne McNamara (muse) and Saint Anne made for Saint Anne Hospital. (Photo courtesy Scott Rees)

Celebrating Community and Healing

Gig Harbor artist Mardie Rees’ statue, “Saint Anne,” was recently unveiled at the Saint Anne Hospital in Burien. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) commissioned Rees to create the likeness of patroness Saint Anne for the hospital. Saint Anne was the mother of the … read more

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Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

Recipe for Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

As an ultimate go-to beverage and ingredient, Florida Orange Juice is convenient and versatile for use in cocktails such as Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas. This naturally sweet, tasty recipe makes for ideal additions to brunch menus all spring long, or just for a … read more

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Teri's Tips

Aromatherapy in Your Garden

How about am aromatic garden? Perfume-scented flowers, blooming trees and herbs in the garden are so important for insects, animals and people. Plant fragrances change your mood and brighten your spirits and can be very calming. You can create a scented haven with … read more

Rolling Bay Winery
The Sip

Delicious Winter Wines

As winter blankets the Pacific Northwest, there’s something truly magical about sipping on a glass of wine fireside, indulging in the warmth and richness that only this season can bring. From robust cabernet sauvignon to velvety merlot and buttery chardonnay, these wines capture … read more

Skilled Trades
Industry Update

Seeking a New Career? Consider the Skilled Trades

Working in the skilled trades is not simply another job. Professional craftsmen in the residential construction industry help build communities and are compensated well for their expertise. Beyond the financial benefits, individuals working in this industry contribute to the happiness and stability of … read more

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Five Messages Your Yard Sends Potential Home Buyers

More than three-quarters of Americans who have a yard say it’s one of the most important parts of their home, according to a poll commissioned by the TurfMutt Foundation and conducted online by The Harris Poll. Another report from Zillow indicates that the backyard is a must-have feature for buyers. … read more

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Common Misconceptions about Life Insurance

With the cost of most goods and services on the rise, straining many household budgets, families are likely looking for ways to cut expenses. But it’s important to make wise decisions before cutting, as some expenses are worth more than they cost and can provide a lot of benefits. … read more

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