Have a wonderful start to summer!
Pre- Holiday Appliance Check
Quick Fixes for Cooking Calamities
Avoid the Plummer! Did you know the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers? You can avoid an emergency call to the plumber by following these DONT’S
All of these improvements add to a homes’ value and livability, while also making it more attractive to buyers looking for earth friendly features in their next home. For more green remodeling ideas, visit www.seattle.gov/environment/buildings-and-energy/green-remodeling-guides
Starting your own vegetable garden is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and provide healthy produce for you family. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get started this year:
The cost of solar power has dropped over the last decade and may be within reach for many middle-class homeowners who previously were priced out. Here are a few things to consider when buying and selling a home with solar.
For more information on solar power, go to energy.gov, and in your community check with your local utilities district.
Go Enjoy this Earth day (week) with a few happenings
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival would be a great way to reflect on the beauty of our earth. Still here till the 30th. www.tulipfestival.org
24th – Arcade Lights Festival. www.pikeplacemarket.org
24-25th – LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair www.lemaymarymount.org
24-26th – Cherry Blossum Festival www.seattlecenter.com
24-26th – Evergreen State Spring Carnival www.evergreenfair.org
Don’t forget Thursday April 23rd is take your Son’s and Daughters to work day and Friday is Arbor Day.
April 2, 2015
Each Spring as the tulips bloom millions of people in many countries, begin decorating hard boiled eggs. Not to mention filling plastic eggs with jelly beans, chocolate, marshmellow “peeps” and other candies. Ever wonder how decorated eggs come to be associated with Easter? Take a hop over to this site for the full run down.
And what would Easter be without an Easter Egg Hunt for those little bunnies? Below is a local rundown with links and a brief outline of lots of family fun. ** Note most of these are on Saturday.
The Snohomish Easter Parade, at 11:00 a.m. on First Street in Historic Downtown Snohomish. The only Easter Parade in Washington State!!. Keeping with tradition, the Snohomish County Tribune’s “Easter Bunny” will be leading the parade and welcoming the crowd to Snohomish.
New this year– The Snohomish Aquatic Center will be holding its first-ever underwater Easter egg hunt that afternoon. It will cost $6 per guest. Ages 0-4 will be able to participate at 4:15 p.m., ages 5-7 at 4:45 p.m., and ages 8-10 at 5:15 p.m. The Aquatic Center is located at 516 Maple Ave.
Everett Free Community Easter Egg Hunt – Check out there Facebook page and they are still looking for volunteers to hide eggs.
Arlington Easter Egg Hunt- The city of Arlington’s free annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the Arlington Airport Field on April 4 at 11 a.m. The field is next to the Stillaguamish Athletic Club and families should enter from 51st Avenue and 172nd Street.
Marysville Easter Egg Hunt- Marysville’s free Easter egg hunt takes place at Jennings Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 4.
Click here for more information on either of these
The Mill Creek Community Association presents an easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Heron Park, 2701 155th St. SE. The event is for MCCA kids 10 and under.
Easter Hop-A-Long Saturday, April 4 2015 at the Park Ridge Community Church 3805 Malty Rd. Bothell. Full family event; 10,000 easter egg hunt, concert, breakfast, lunch vendors and a 5k run to benefit local foster kids.
Monroe- The 18th Annual Monroe Community Easter Egg Hunt – will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at Lake Tye Park.
Brier- Egg Hunt at Brier Park
The Great Easter Egg Hunt at Edmonds
And depending on if you have time before and after here are some great “hunts” all around the Puget Sound Region and lots of fun ideas, thoughts and information on Easter.
Did you know? St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. (His parents were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales.)
Well this holiday may not be true to history and most likely Americanized but, we still like to have fun and celebrate! If your are you looking to get out on this very green day check out this Snohomish County lineup of food fun and of course beer! All Irish of course.
Be safe, have fun and may the luck of the Irish always be with you!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
You know I never thought Index was an actual city in Snohomish County I thought more of a town and was surprised to see in the Snohomish County list of cities. I would have thought I would see Maltby before I saw Index. Well you learn something every day!
INDEX- $79,000-4.3 Acres of beautiful forestry surrounds this outdoorsmens retreat. newer metal roof, carpet and floors. Minutes away-walking distance to Skykomish River waterfalls and close to Stevens pass ski resort. Bring your imagination & make this cabin your own.
Holidays~ Kid friendly Christmas jokes.
A definition of Christmas:
The time when everyone gets “Santa”-mental.
What’s red, white and blue at Christmas time?
A sad candy cane!
What did one Christmas cracker say to the other Christmas cracker?
My POP is bigger than yours!
Donut open ’til Christmas!
What do you call an elf who steals gift wrap from the rich and gives it to the poor?
What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
The letter “Y”!
What do angry mice send to each other in December?
Cross mouse cards!
What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
The Christmas alphabet has “no EL”!
What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas, Eve!
What happens if you eat too many Christmas decorations?
You get “Tinsel”-itis!
“Do you ever buy any Christmas Seals?”
“No, I wouldn’t know how to feed them.”
What is the best key to get at Christmas?
What’s the best thing to give your parents for Christmas?
A list of everything you want!
Why is it so cold at Christmas?
Because it’s in Decembrrrr!
What kind of Christmas tree comes from Hawaii?
“O Tanning Palms”!
What do wild animals sing at Christmastime?
Jungle bells, jungle bells, jungle all the way!
What’s the favourite Christmas Carol of new parents?
Where do mistletoe go to become famous?
What did one Christmas light say to the other Christmas light?
You light me up!