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This is our "recycled wine bottle wall," all lit up at the base of our deck/patio stairs.

Thinking Outside the Box with Color Design

When I was asked to be part of the West Sound Home & Garden’s blog, I was honored and grateful for the opportunity. I’d like to make my contribution a bit less broad-spectrum, and a lot more personal. So I’m going to open … read more

2014 Toyota Prius V
2014 Toyota Prius V

The Original Hybrid Still Tops the Charts

After 12 years and more than 3 million vehicles sold worldwide — half of them in the United States — the venerable Toyota Prius remains the most popular hybrid vehicle on the planet. Now in its third generation, the Prius first debuted in … read more

Whirlpool Duet model No. 9250WL/WGD95OWL is a high-capacity set with pedestals for ergonomic loading and unloading. Pedestals double as storage drawers for laundry soap, fabric softener, etc.
Part II: Refrigeration and cleaning appliances

Today’s Appliance Options

Tips on selecting the best appliances for your...

Size, price and features are at the top of the selection criteria when choosing new appliances. However, unlike cooking equipment, refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers have two more selection criteria to consider: energy and water efficiency. Size matters. It is important to size … read more

Liebherr's CS 1360 stainless steel 24-inch free-standing refrigerator
Part I

Today’s Appliance Options

Tips on selecting the best appliances for your...

Be it utilitarian or a gastronomic palace, there is one thing that all kitchens have in common — appliances. With the increasingly wide variety of sizes, features and finishes, choosing the right appliances for you and your home can be overwhelming. This first … read more

Horsetail

In Defense of Weeds

Weeds (sigh!), the curse of all gardeners, from beginner to professional. No one has immunity from them. Some plants that are considered weeds are valuable to herbalists, like the lowly dandelion or stinging nettle, but let’s talk about the common ones that are … read more

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Wings & Wheels brings will bring classic cars, vintage warbirds, live music and food to Gig Harbor's Tacoma Narrows Airport for the fourth year in a row.

Wings & Wheels rolls into Narrows Airport July 6

Wings & Wheels is back in Gig Harbor this July and organizers say this popular family event will bring back the same fun as in previous years, and more. Presented by USAA, the event includes a classic car show, jet car, vintage warbirds, … read more

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Salmon is rightfully one of the most popular species with local anglers.

Exploring the Angling Opportunities of the West Sound, Part 1: Salmon

One of the great joys of living in the Puget Sound region is engaging in the variety of fishing and shellfishing opportunities while becoming more intimately acquainted with the ecosystems that support the resource. The waters in our immediate vicinity and others within … read more

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Hiring a professional remodeler can make all the difference — transforming a plain, basic room into a custom-designed entertainment room like this.

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

May is National Home Remodeling Month. If you are thinking about a remodel, consider these five primary qualities of professional remodelers that set them apart from “do it yourselfers.” Quality 1: Customer Service Knowledgeable home remodelers understand that they are providing a service, … read more

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