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Home Office

Carving Out Space for a Home Office

Have you always wanted a workspace at home to retreat to or tinker in? Or perhaps you paint, sew or craft, or maybe want a space for meditation and exercise? Don’t think you have the room? Let’s look around your house and see … read more

Sandra Andrews-Strasko’s buffet desk solution

Eat at Your Desk: Your Dining Table Might be the Best Workspace

Quick two-question survey. Do you use your dining (or kitchen) table as a workspace? Do you feel just a little bit guilty about it? A large portion of people will probably have responded yes to one or both of those questions. Why the … read more

Heyday Farm

Heyday Farm Brings Sustainable Food to the People

In the morning shade of a large, commanding horse-chestnut tree sits a bright-yellow farmhouse that greets visitors to Heyday Farm on Bainbridge Island. Right away, guests are met with beautiful flower gardens, country architecture and the smiles of staff passionate about their work. … read more

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Designer Vanity

Go Upscale with a Designer Vanity

How much thought do you give to your bathroom vanity? If you’re like most of us, then the answer is, almost none at all. As long as it’s large enough to hold all your sundry items, you’re good to go, right? I’m here … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Wow your Party Guests with these 4 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Tips

Pairing wine with food is one of the joys in life. I love cooking a good meal and picking a delicious wine to go with it. With holiday parties and family gatherings in full swing, impress your guests with a delicious meal and … read more

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Retirement

How to Have ‘The Talk’ with Your Adult Children

Seniors have ample options when it comes to retirement and embarking on their next life journey. Many adults do not want to burden their children with talk about retirement, but are also concerned about the financial tolls retirement may take. Many adults are … read more

Garden to Glass

From Garden to Glass — and a Spoonful of Sugar

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. So goes the famous song, “A Spoonful of Sugar,” sung by Julie Andrews in the classic Disney movie “Mary Poppins.” Not intended to be about liqueur; however, the song hints to why liqueur … read more

(Photo courtesy Sarah Musson)

Neckties with an Attitude

Who said ties have to be boring? Bremerton-based PKo Designs certainly doesn’t think so. This three-year-old company is comprised of artists — and it shows. The company’s focus is on producing new, original, hand-painted neckties in a broad range of designs, motifs, patters … read more

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