Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 23rd

 

Wow can you believe we are here the 23rd of December? I hope you have enjoyed our home/holiday countdown and all the different homes around the cities of Snohomish County. Today is the last 3 cities I will showcase.

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Sultan $292,950 Quality new construction! This open concept plan offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen with tile countertops & full-height backsplash and stainless appliances. Laminate hardwood floors, fireplace, huge master with 5-piece bath. Enjoy covered front AND back porches and so much more! Located in Wildwood Trails, surrounded by lush trees, walking trails, community parks, and beautiful mountain views. Completion early 2015! What I love to see is Sultan is growing. I just sold a town home to a first time home buyer there and she is so excited to have her first Christmas in her own home. Not far from Monroe and still a bit out in the country these new homes are sure to please. 

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Woodway~ $1,025,000. This desirable Murray-Franklin home welcomes you w/soaring ceilings. The main floor features an open floor plan with formal living room, dining room, den/office, and family room off the gourmet kitchen. The main floor master suite boasts travertine marble in the luxurious bathroom, spacious walk-in closet, and garden views. A dramatic staircase leads to three bedrooms, a large bonus room, and lots of natural light comes in from the skylights and the floor to ceiling gabled windows.

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Tulalip~$410,000 Spacious 4 BR rambler on 2+ level acres w/terrific 2400 asf shop! Majestic mountain views, equestrian pasture, RV storage, gazebo & fire pit, 50 year metal roof, wrap around porch & privacy, too, all on a wonderful corner lot. Inside features a beautiful country kitchen w/ss appliances, formal living/dining, warm family rm w/cozy fp, recent luxurious mstr suite addition, A/C, PUD energy pkg w/extra insulation, vaulted ceilings & 2344 sqft. Deeded Land!!

Beautiful craftsman style 1 level living Magnificent shop is background Terrific mountain view

Holidays~In thinking of events and tips to give you on this last full day before Christmas I think you don’t need anymore shopping ideas or things to do. So my tip, and really a thought, is for everyone is just have a wonderful, safe and joyous Christmas. Love each other and spend as much time together as you can. Its not always easy I know but, we just lost our beloved dog last week very suddenly and it hit us how fast life changes so I say~ love and embrace each other and don’t take anything for granted.

 

www.snohomishcountyhomesinc.com

 

Countdown to Christmas and spotlight on homes~ December 10th

One of my favorite little cities here in Snohomish County is our spotlight home today. If you have you eaten in the town center or been down there for one of the holiday events you know why. I love Azuls.. num, num.

Mill Creek -$269,950 Rare Mill Run end unit condo w/2 car attached heated garage that has been newly update. Enjoy cooking in your new kitchen w/cherry cabinets, granite counters & loads of storage options. The slated entry welcomes you into the great room w/wood burning fireplace & the dining area w/slider on patio w/private natured serene setting. The upper level offers 2 bedrooms w/attached baths, vaulted master bedroom & balcony. Walk to trails, Town Center, Central Market, Library & all Mill Creek offers!

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Holidays~

If you are looking for great places to take the kids don’t miss warm beach and The Lights of Christmas. We have gone the last 5 years in a row and my kids love it! Close to home and right here in Snohomish County it is sure to please.

Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas 13 Days left! 

With only 13 days left are you starting to panic? I hope not but, I can assure you I am. I have been so busy I have yet to complete my shopping. I have to get on it!

Today lets have some fun

Did you know? 

There are currently 78 people living in the U.S with the name S. Claus and one Kriss Kringle? What were those parents thinking?

Mistletoe was used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of winter. 

In the show, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the Grinch cuts out a Santa beard, but never wears it.

12 million packages are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service every day during the holiday season through Christmas Eve. The busiest delivery day: December 20th.

Finally A Politically Correct Christmas Carol

Deck the halls with boughs of non-endangered plant species
Fa la la la la, la la la la
“Tis the season to be self-actualizing
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our organic apparel
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Toll the ancient non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday-Carol
Fa la la la la, la la la la 
See the blazing log on non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday non-endangered wood before us,
Play the harp without unnecessary brutality and join the chorus
Sing we emotionally stable in a collective group effort,
Heedless of the weather patterns despite the effects of global warming,
Fast away the chronologically challenged year passes
Hail the new year without any implicit ageism, ye persons
Dance in a non-ierachical manner in  merry measure,
While I tell on non-materialistic, non-demoninations-winter solstice-holiday treasure.
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Finally- What do you call people who are afraid of Santa? 

Claus-trophobic

Happy Holidays!

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Countdown Christmas Tips for the Holidays

 

Well first off I apologize I must admit I have fallen down on the job. Or should I say my body did as I woke up Saturday sick and then Sunday one of my sons was! Darn this freezing cold weather. I hope your holiday season is going the way you hope or at least plugging along.
Today you get a bunch of great stuff- Here is Countdown 17, 16 and 15!
Ten Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

  • Prune the to-do list. Ask “if I dont do this, what will happen? “Aim to knock down the list of chores to the rock-bottom necessity.
  • Cut the gift list. Rein in gift exchanges that have been outgrown or lost their meaning. Limit gifts to children only, draw names, or organize a gift exchange.
  • Wrap as you go. Who needs to spend Christmas Eve catching up on wrapping chores? Sticky notes will help you keep track of gift contents.
  • Buy, dont bake. Turn your back on the oven this year. Supermarkets, bakeries and the freezer department at the discount warehouse are a great source of delicious, pre-baked holiday treats. Costco here I come!
  • Email your cards. Reach out and touch someone-the easy way. Online greeting cards are easy, inexpensive and fun to send. No more lines at the post office! I would not suggest this for close family however. I know my parents would NOT appreciate an email card versus a real one with a picture of the kids. Of course use your judgement.
  • Scale back the decor. Substitute a simple door wreath for outdoor lighting and a tabletop tree for the over the top Tannenbaum. You can bring a festive feel to the house without day-long decorating sessions.
  • Cut the clean-a-thon. Focus cleaning attention on kitchen and public rooms; private areas can slide till season’s end. Better to schedule deep-cleaning chores like carpet cleaning until after the wear-and-tear of the holiday season.
  • Downsize dishwashing. Hand washing fine china is nobody’s idea of a good time, so move to everyday stoneware. Simpler still: paper plates!
  • Finger food, not feast. A smorgasbord of tasty tidbits is easier on the cook and kinder to the waistline that a sit-down dinner. Share the work by hosting pot-luck events.
  • Stay home! Cuddling down close to the hearth beats holiday travel any day. A holiday “stay cation” allows for evening drives to see the lights, family camp-outs in front of the Christmas tree, and evenings spent with carols and popcorn. Fun!

Here is a bonus one and something I have learned the hard way. Write down where you have hidden the gifts. I swear the last few years I alway lose a few and then end up finding months later. One year I even gave one of my boys a lego set that was supposed to be for Christmas in his Easter basket! Think you’ll remember? I always thought I would too but NOT!

Go See those lights. Link here to 9 De-Lightful Neighborhood Light Displays

Last Tip!
Have you ever heard of Froogle.com (powered by Google)? to compare prices quickly across online and offline retailers. Check it out! I just did because the store I went to ran out of Skylanders Swap force. Wish me luck!

Countdown Christmas Tips for the Holidays.

Leap Day Deals- Leap now!

Well first off I apologize I must admit I have fallen down on the job. Or should I say my body did as I woke up Saturday sick and then Sunday one of my sons was! Darn this freezing cold weather. I hope your holiday season is going the way you hope or at least plugging along.

Today you get a bunch of great stuff- Here is Countdown 17, 16 and 15!

Ten Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

  • Prune the to-do list. Ask “if I dont do this, what will happen? “Aim to knock down the list of chores to the rock-bottom necessity.
  • Cut the gift list. Rein in gift exchanges that have been outgrown or lost their meaning. Limit gifts to children only, draw names, or organize a gift exchange.
  • Wrap as you go. Who needs to spend Christmas Eve catching up on wrapping chores? Sticky notes will help you keep track of gift contents.
  • Buy, dont bake. Turn your back on the oven this year. Supermarkets, bakeries and the freezer department at the discount warehouse are a great source of delicious, pre-baked holiday treats. Costco here I come!
  • Email your cards. Reach out and touch someone-the easy way. Online greeting cards are easy, inexpensive and fun to send. No more lines at the post office! I would not suggest this for close family however. I know my parents would NOT appreciate an email card versus a real one with a picture of the kids. Of course use your judgement.
  • Scale back the decor. Substitute a simple door wreath for outdoor lighting and a tabletop tree for the over the top Tannenbaum. You can bring a festive feel to the house without day-long decorating sessions.
  • Cut the clean-a-thon. Focus cleaning attention on kitchen and public rooms; private areas can slide till season’s end. Better to schedule deep-cleaning chores like carpet cleaning until after the wear-and-tear of the holiday season.
  • Downsize dishwashing. Hand washing fine china is nobody’s idea of a good time, so move to everyday stoneware. Simpler still: paper plates!
  • Finger food, not feast. A smorgasbord of tasty tidbits is easier on the cook and kinder to the waistline that a sit-down dinner. Share the work by hosting pot-luck events.
  • Stay home! Cuddling down close to the hearth beats holiday travel any day. A holiday “stay cation” allows for evening drives to see the lights, family camp-outs in front of the Christmas tree, and evenings spent with carols and popcorn. Fun!

Here is a bonus one and something I have learned the hard way. Write down where you have hidden the gifts. I swear the last few years I alway lose a few and then end up finding months later. One year I even gave one of my boys a lego set that was supposed to be for Christmas in his Easter basket! Think you’ll remember? I always thought I would too but NOT!

Go See those lights. Link here to 9 De-Lightful Neighborhood Light Displays

Last Tip!

Have you ever heard of Froogle.com (powered by Google)? to compare prices quickly across online and offline retailers. Check it out! I just did because the store I went to ran out of Skylanders Swap force. Wish me luck!

Countdown Day 18! Have you got your tree yet?

Countdown Day 18! Have you got your tree yet?

Christmas tree with presents and fireplace with stockings --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

P U G E T S O U N D ———-U-cut tree farms

www.pscta.org | www.pickyourownchristmastree.org

Arlington Farmer Brown’s Tree Farm | 12017 109th Ave NE | http://brownxtree.com/

Pilchuck Secret Valley Tree Farm | 9533 Mose Rd | www.pilchuckxmastrees.com

Auburn Pfaff’s U-Cut Christmas Trees | 29204 124th Ave SE | http://pfaffschristmastrees.com/

Trees ‘n Bees | 34747 162nd Ave SE | http://www.treesnbees.com/

Carnation Carnation Tree Farm | 31523 NE 40th St | http://www.carnationtreefarm.com/

Fall City Fall City Farms | 3636 Neal Rd | http://www.fallcityfarms.com/

Gig Harbor Mitchell’s Christmas Tree Farm | 6923 54th Ave NW | 360-851-2970

Issaquah Trinity Tree Farm | 14237 228th Ave SE | http://www.trinitytreefarm.com/

Enchanted Winds Tree Farm | 8021 Issaq-Hobart Rd | www.enchantedwinds.net

Lake Stevens Lochsloy Acres | 5511 SR 92 | http://www.lochsloyacres.com/

Maple Valley Three Tree Farms | 28033 SE 216th St | http://www.threetreefarms.com/

Monroe Sky Valley Nursery | 18318 SR 203 | www.skyvalleynursery.com

St. Nick’s Trees | 25211 74th Pl SE | www.stnickschristmastrees.com

North Bend Christmas Creek Tree Farm | 15515 468th Ave SE | http://www.yourchristmastree.com/

Crown Tree Farm | 13005 424th Ave SE | www.crowntreefarm.com

Puyallup Honeytree Farm | 7215 134th Ave E | www.honeytreefarm.com

Spooner Farms | 9710 SR 162 E | www.spoonerfarms.com

Redmond McMurtrey/Redwood Farms | 13925 Red.-Wood. Rd | www.red-woodfarm.com

Renton Country Tree Farm | 18225 116th Ave SE | http://www.countrytreefarm.com/

Snohomish Reade Christmas Tree Ranch | 7724 171st Ave SE | 360-862-8778

Tacoma Double 4 Tree Farm | 4217 E 72nd St | www.double4treefarm.com

Christmas Fun!

Countdown to Christmas 17 Days left

Countdown to Christmas Day 19

Saturday, December 7

Santa’s Coming to Mill Creek” Parade followed by Tree Lighting at City Hall Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 and please join Rotary of Mill Creek, Mill Creek Town Center & Mill Creek Parks & Recreation for the annual Parade/Tree Lighting at City Hall & Town Center Celebration.

This Saturday, December 7th, Santa is coming to the Mill Creek Town Center!

And dont forget after to check out the Tree lighting Event

Mark your calendar and please join Rotary of Mill Creek and Mill Creek Parks & Recreation for the annual Parade & Tree Lighting in Town Center. Parade begins at 3:30 pm on Main Street followed by the annual Tree Lighting at City Hall. A few highlights from the event include live music, performances by Jackson High School Drumline, Dickens Carolers, Cookie Decorating, Carriage & Wagon Rides, Train Rides, Santa & his Elves and even live Reindeer. Photo opportunities with Santa in Town Center following the Parade & Tree Lighting event – bring your cameras and add to your family memories.

Then come to our office (Remax Town Center) We will host a gingerbread house coloring contest from 4-7pm. Children can come in and Gingerbread Houses and join the contest! We will help them place their pictures in the window for display. A hot chocolate station and coffee station will be set up for refreshments.

Hope to See you there!

Location: North end of Main Street and end at Mill Creek City Hall

For more information, please visit: the City”s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com

 

In The Spirit Of Giving

Not only are there many wonderful charities that desperately need as much help as they can this year what about getting something in return from one of them when your out for dinner?

Did you know? Azteca has partnered with Kiro 7, United States Marine Corp, Cadillac Dealers of the Pacific Northwest and Norwest Centers in TOYS for TOTS!  Please help them provide over 70,000 underprivileged children with a fabulous Christmas Gift from YOU! Here is how it works:

BRING a NEW UNWRAPPED TOY to ANY Participating Azteca (Western Washington and Oregon) and you will receive an Azteca certificate good for $8.00 OFF your SECOND DINNER ENTRÉE of equal or greater value when you purchase TWO DINNERS & TWO BEVERAGES. 

Happy Holidays from www.snohomishcountyhomes4u.com

Countdown to Christmas 17 Days left

‘Tis the season for giving’

 

 KING COUNTY FOOD BANKS 
Auburn Food Bank 930 18th Pl NE 253-833-8925
Muckleshoot Food Bank, Auburn 38909 172nd Ave SE 253-876-3255
Bellevue Hopelink 14812 Main St 425-943-7555
Renewal Food Bank, Bellevue 2015 Richards Rd 425-643-8246
Black Diamond Comm. Center 31605 Third Ave 360-886-1011
Des Moines Area Food Bank 22225 Ninth Ave S 206-878-2660
Enumclaw Kiwanis Food Bank 1350 Cole St 360-825-6188
Federal Way Food Bank 1200 S 336th St 253-835-7678
Issaquah Food Bank 179 First Ave SE 425-392-4123
Kent Food Bank 515 W Harrison St Ste 107 253-520-3550
Kent Food Bank Annex 12961 275th St SE 253-520-3550
Kirkland-Northshore Hopelink 11011 120th Ave NE 425-889-7880
Maple Valley Food Bank 21415 Maple Valley Hwy 425-432-8139
Monroe (Sky Valley) Food Bank 233 Sky River Parkway 360-794-7959
Mountlake Terrace Food Bank 4700 228th SW 425-778-7227
Redmond Hopelink 16725 Cleveland St 425-882-0241
The Salvation Army, Renton 720 S Tobin, Renton 425-255-5974
Shoreline Hopelink 15809 Westminster Way N 425-485-6521
Sno-Valley Hopelink, Carnation 31957 E Commercial St 425-333-4163
Tukwila Pantry 3118 S 140th St 206-431-8293
Vashon Maury Community 10030 SW 210th St #4 206-463-6332
Seattle
Ballard Food Bank 5130 Leary Ave NW 206-789-7800
Beacon Ave. Food Bank 6230 Beacon Ave S 206-722-5105
CAMP Food Bank 722 18th Ave 206-812-4940
Cherry Street Food Bank 711 Cherry St 206-625-0755
Chicken Soup Brigade 1002 E Seneca 206-957-1776
Downtown Food Bank 1531 Western Ave 206-626-6462
El Centro de la Raza Food Bank 2524 16th Ave S 206-329-9442
Family Works Food Bank 1501 N 45th St 206-694-6727
Highline Area Food Bank 18300 4th Ave S 206-433-9900
Immanuel Comm. Services 1215 Thomas St 206-622-1930
Int’l District Food Bank 919 S King St 206-292-5714
Jewish Family Services 1601 16th Ave 206-461-3240
North Helpline Food Bank 12736 33rd Ave NE 206-367-3477
Phinney Ridge Food Bank 7500 Greenwood Ave N 206-789-8244
Providence Regina House 8201 10th Ave S #6 206-763-9204
Puget Sound Labor Agency 2800 First Ave, Rm 122-130 206-448-9277
Rainier Valley Food Bank 4205 Rainier Ave S 206-723-4105
Salvation Army Food Bank 1101 Pike St 206-447-9944
Salvation Army-White Ctr 9050 16th Ave SW 206-767-3150
St. Vincent de Paul 5972 Fourth Ave S 206-767-7888
The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s 611 20th Ave S 206-324-7100
University Dist. Food Bank 1413 NE 50th St 206-523-7060
Volunteers of America 9747 Greenwood Ave N 206-782-6731
West Seattle Food Bank 3419 SW Morgan St 206-932-9023
White Center Food Bank 9700 Eighth Ave SW 206-762-2848
 
 

Countdown to Christmas 17 Days left

‘Tis the season for giving’

 KING COUNTY FOOD BANKS 

Auburn Food Bank 930 18th Pl NE 253-833-8925
Muckleshoot Food Bank, Auburn 38909 172nd Ave SE 253-876-3255
Bellevue Hopelink 14812 Main St 425-943-7555
Renewal Food Bank, Bellevue 2015 Richards Rd 425-643-8246
Black Diamond Comm. Center 31605 Third Ave 360-886-1011
Des Moines Area Food Bank 22225 Ninth Ave S 206-878-2660
Enumclaw Kiwanis Food Bank 1350 Cole St 360-825-6188
Federal Way Food Bank 1200 S 336th St 253-835-7678
Issaquah Food Bank 179 First Ave SE 425-392-4123
Kent Food Bank 515 W Harrison St Ste 107 253-520-3550
Kent Food Bank Annex 12961 275th St SE 253-520-3550
Kirkland-Northshore Hopelink 11011 120th Ave NE 425-889-7880
Maple Valley Food Bank 21415 Maple Valley Hwy 425-432-8139
Monroe (Sky Valley) Food Bank 233 Sky River Parkway 360-794-7959
Mountlake Terrace Food Bank 4700 228th SW 425-778-7227
Redmond Hopelink 16725 Cleveland St 425-882-0241
The Salvation Army, Renton 720 S Tobin, Renton 425-255-5974
Shoreline Hopelink 15809 Westminster Way N 425-485-6521
Sno-Valley Hopelink, Carnation 31957 E Commercial St 425-333-4163
Tukwila Pantry 3118 S 140th St 206-431-8293
Vashon Maury Community 10030 SW 210th St #4 206-463-6332
Seattle
Ballard Food Bank 5130 Leary Ave NW 206-789-7800
Beacon Ave. Food Bank 6230 Beacon Ave S 206-722-5105
CAMP Food Bank 722 18th Ave 206-812-4940
Cherry Street Food Bank 711 Cherry St 206-625-0755
Chicken Soup Brigade 1002 E Seneca 206-957-1776
Downtown Food Bank 1531 Western Ave 206-626-6462
El Centro de la Raza Food Bank 2524 16th Ave S 206-329-9442
Family Works Food Bank 1501 N 45th St 206-694-6727
Highline Area Food Bank 18300 4th Ave S 206-433-9900
Immanuel Comm. Services 1215 Thomas St 206-622-1930
Int’l District Food Bank 919 S King St 206-292-5714
Jewish Family Services 1601 16th Ave 206-461-3240
North Helpline Food Bank 12736 33rd Ave NE 206-367-3477
Phinney Ridge Food Bank 7500 Greenwood Ave N 206-789-8244
Providence Regina House 8201 10th Ave S #6 206-763-9204
Puget Sound Labor Agency 2800 First Ave, Rm 122-130 206-448-9277
Rainier Valley Food Bank 4205 Rainier Ave S 206-723-4105
Salvation Army Food Bank 1101 Pike St 206-447-9944
Salvation Army-White Ctr 9050 16th Ave SW 206-767-3150
St. Vincent de Paul 5972 Fourth Ave S 206-767-7888
The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s 611 20th Ave S 206-324-7100
University Dist. Food Bank 1413 NE 50th St 206-523-7060
Volunteers of America 9747 Greenwood Ave N 206-782-6731
West Seattle Food Bank 3419 SW Morgan St 206-932-9023
White Center Food Bank 9700 Eighth Ave SW 206-762-2848