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Former Austin family home, now the Christmas Shop

The Beach Basket Gift Shop 50 Years in the Making

A great many things have changed since 1969: the world, technology, the Kitsap Peninsula, Gig Harbor. But The Beach Basket, a mainstay iconic retail store in Gig Harbor, has remained. Since 1969, The Beach Basket and the Schmidtke family have toiled through all … read more

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Photo courtesy of LightWorkers, by Ana Elliott (shelearnsthings.com)

5 Ways to Dress Up Your Gift Wrapping Game

So, you’ve done the research and bought the perfect gift, but now you want to add that extra-special touch? I’ve got the answer: wrapping paper! Getting creative with your gift wrapping game is a fun way to take a thoughtful gift from “wow” … read more

The Lively Olive Tasting Bar

Gifts for Foodies

As societal trends move away from accumulating dust catchers and personal possessions, gifts of experiences and consumables become more appreciated. Fall and winter also bring attention indoors to warm and cozy kitchens fragrant with aromas of good things to eat. Those who love … read more

Smart Toys

Are ‘Smart Toys’ a Dumb Gift Idea?

Techy toys make for some of the trendiest kids’ Christmas gifts, and what can be nerdier than interactive playthings and gadgets that give the adult versions — the likes of Alexa — a run for their money? Ask any child what’s cooler — … read more

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Gift Giving Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

Finding the right gift for anybody can be tricky business — but specially when searching for something special for a friend or family member who resides at a nursing home. Although your loved one’s limited personal space may appear to be a barrier … read more

Blue Heron Jewelry
In the Loupe

Blue Heron Takes Jewelry Personally

Tanzanites blue as deep water. Opals encasing ethereal galaxies. Pearls with the sheen of a satin negligee, and diamonds that twinkle like the look in a lover’s eye. Yes, indeed. There’s something about jewels that lights up a happy place in the human … read more

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Children

Giving Gifts that Give Hope

Hope is a gift on every child’s wish list, especially those in parts of the world ravaged by natural disasters and poverty. Giving hope lets these children know that the world hasn’t forgotten them. If you’re looking for a gift with a purpose, … read more

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Cute Trinket Box
Weekend Projects

Make a Cute Trinket Box from an Altoids Tin

Now that we are in the heart of the rainy season in West Sound, people are spending much of their spare time indoors making crafts. Making trinket boxes from Altoids tins is one craft that is becoming popular on Pinterest. The tins are … read more

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