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Multigenerational Housing
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Multigenerational Housing

Changing the Way We Grow Old and Young

Gig Harbor resident Dawnita Parkinson, a former Russian linguist and captain in the U.S. Air Force who is currently a stay-at-home mom, said she usually gets two reactions when people hear that her father-in-law lives with her. “They either say, ‘Oh my gosh, … read more

A Simple Farmhouse

A Simple Farmhouse

Simplicity has a timeless allure. Perhaps farmhouses derive their popularity from that simplicity that piques memories of a simpler time and place called home. But as Chris and Julie Anne Madson discovered, simplicity takes a serious commitment. They made choices, sat with them … read more

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refrigerator

How to Save Money by Reducing Food Waste

Editor’s note: These tips were contributed by the experts at Smarter. It happens in households across America on a daily basis. Someone opens the fridge, peers inside and declares there is absolutely nothing to eat. Then two days later a pile of rotten … read more

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lilacs

Some of the Best Flowers for Beautiful Vase Displays

Spring is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. Each spring, I especially look forward to cutting fresh flowers from my yard to arrange in a vase on my kitchen windowsill or dining room table. In some ways, the finished display is like a … read more

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Moving in.

7 Things to Inspect before Making an Offer on a House

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you’re lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the “must have” boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Before making an … read more

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Green Home

Shades of Green you Might Not See

When remodeling or building, we often hear how prospective clients might want to incorporate “green” methods into their projects. They typically cite items like solar panels, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, ground-source heat, ICF foundations, on-demand water heaters and more. Many of these … read more

Cozy Craftsman Bungalow

A Cozy Craftsman Bungalow with All the Modern Conveniences

High school sweethearts Mark and Gail Westin enjoy the views of both the snow-capped Olympics and the waters of Hood Canal from the oversized windows of their forever home. Having recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, they describe the contentment they feel in … read more

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Safe Furniture

Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?

Are you trying to select products that are good for the planet and your family at the same time? While it may be easy to understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Yet what you bring … read more

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