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Farmhouse

The Top U.S. Kitchen Trends, According to Instagram

From cooking to conversations all the way to homework help and parties, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. The average American spends more than nine days in the kitchen each year. With such a long time being spent in the … read more

Port Ludlow (Photo courtesy Bryce Baird)

The Charming Waterfront Community of Port Ludlow

When my wife, Kerri, and I want to take a nice drive, we often head west across the Hood Canal Bridge and take a right — and within 20 minutes, we arrive in the community of Port Ludlow. It takes us about 45 … read more

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victory garden

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Victory Garden

“When the pandemic hit, I decided to plant a vegetable garden.” I’ve heard this from consultation clients and Plantrama listeners for the past three months, and my response is always the same. “Congratulations! You made a terrific choice.” I recognize that the stress … read more

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summer education

At-Home Learning Strategies for Summer Break

As time away from the classroom extends into summer, parents face the challenge of helping their children maintain what they’ve learned through a summer of uncertainty. Fortunately, this year’s shift to at-home learning has provided plenty of resources parents can use to keep … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Secret Places to Sip

There is nowhere else quite like the Pacific Northwest. We are surrounded by the beauty of nature, fresh air and clear water. And when the weather is just right, there is no other place in the universe where us Washingtonians would rather be … read more

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retirement planning

Can You Still Live on Your Retirement in the Coronavirus Era?

If you're making withdrawals from your retirement account,...

No doubt about it: The market has had a brutal couple of months. It’s upsetting to check your retirement account and see that some sectors are down as much as 40-50 percent. Granted, some weeks of upswings have been a welcome respite — … read more

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organizing

Spring Cleaning Tasks You Might Have Missed

Every year, as the flowers begin to pop up, the grass gets greener and the birds start tweeting, thoughts turn to shedding the drudge of winter, cleaning up the house and enjoying spring. While annual spring cleaning is a ritual many observe, there … read more

A northern pygmy-owl contemplates its next move after being discovered by a flock of angry chickadees.

A Ferocious Predator Disguised as a Cute Little Owl

When people think of fierce, predatory birds, the species that come to mind are bald eagles, peregrine falcons and great horned owls. These birds are not picky and will take anything they can grab. When you see a small owl, the initial reaction … read more

State 42 Wines
The Sip

State 42 Wines

It’s a marvelous thing when a hobby born out of passion turns into reality. That’s what happened for Les and Gretchen Adams, who started making wine nearly a decade ago. They loved it so much that they wanted to learn all aspects of … read more

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