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Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from WestSound Magazine.

The Essence of Home

The Essence of Home

Current times may not be normal but all hearts will still come home for the holidays. Reimagining holidays leads to thoughts about what a home is. The word itself triggers longings from a primal place where you intuitively know home is the heart … read more

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Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart

Recipe for a Naturally Sweet Yet Savory Ricotta Tart

Versatile recipes that make mealtime a cinch for busy families are one easy way to free up time for moments with loved ones. This Savory Leek, Raisin and Ricotta Tart is a perfect example of a dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, … read more

Lillian Benge
Young Entrepreneurs

Lillian Benge — Young Designer Inspired by Stories

Lillian Benge of North Kitsap grew up surrounded by a family of artists and creatives. Once she was old enough to hold a pencil, it was easy to see her innate passion for design. Lillian has a unique talent and ability to take … read more

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Battery Safety Tips for Your Power Tools

While battery-powered tools are convenient options for efficiently tackling projects both around the house and on the job site, contractors and DIYers alike still need to know how to safely operate and handle the tools. One important safety aspect to keep in mind … read more

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Study Shows Most Americans Optimistic About a Brighter Financial Future in 2021

As you’re planning out your 2021, one more essential item to put on your list is a financial checkup. According to Fidelity Investments’ 2021 New Year Financial Resolutions Study, more than two-thirds of Americans experienced financial setbacks in 2020, often from the loss … read more

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The Sip

Home Bar Basics

Everyone is spending more time at home these days. Many people are working from home and schooling kids at home, and are more likely to have another couple over for dinner than they are to meet for a night on the town. If … read more

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Keep Your Home Network Secure with These Simple Steps

Working and learning from home is the new norm for millions of American families. They’re engaged in a daily juggling act, making sure everyone has the bandwidth and privacy to complete their work, whether it’s the latest algebra assignment or the monthly all-staff … read more

Design Trends 2021
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Design Trends in 2021 — Advice from the Experts

So many new trends coming our way for 2021. It’s been exciting to watch design ideas evolve. See what’s new in designs — from colors and furniture to flooring and surfaces. Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some … read more

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How to Build Creativity in Children — Online and Offline (Part 2)

Parents play an important role in fostering creativity in their children during childhood and beyond — and you can do this not only with offline play but also by encouraging the right online activities. Some of the world’s leading researchers and educators have … read more

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