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Northwest Biscotti, Marysville

Not Your Grandma's Hard Biscotti Northwest Biscotti, Marysville I know what you are thinking when you hear Biscotti. It’s a dry and crunchy pastry that is really only edible when dipped in something that is the complete opposite of dry, like coffee. What if I told you...

Silvana, WA

Never Too Old To Find Somewhere New Silvana, WashingtonIt may come as a shock that just a few short weeks ago, this gal had no idea that Silvana was located in Snohomish County. Yep, it’s right here in our own backyard, and thanks to a traffic jam on I5, I finally got...

Getting Real About Organizing

Getting Real About Organizing With Efficient Organization's Monika KristoffersonNothing says Spring Cleaning like getting your living and work spaces organized. It something I struggle with in a major way, and I know many of you do too. That is why, when it came to...

One Dot At A Time

One Dot At A Time My Adventures In Dot JournalingYou would think someone whose job it is to spend all day on a phone and computer would totally be into an online calendar. Well you’d be wrong. I’ve been kicking it old school and hand written for forever. There is just...

Country Village Shops, Bothell

Saying A Long, Slow, Goodbye To An Old Friend Country Village Shops, BothellFor thirty seven years the Country Village Shops have stood as a haven for shoppers, a home to dozens, if not hundreds, of locally owned business, a roadside attraction, and a landmark in the...

Urban Pantry Catering, Lake Stevens

Home Cooked Meals, Without The Work Urban Pantry Catering, Lake StevensLet’s face it, not all of us can cook. I’m someone who used to belong to that group. Growing up meals were generally premade, straight out of the freezer, box, and can. Believe me, I’ve had enough...

Collecting Calm

Collecting CalmMy days, weeks, and months are spent bouncing from one article and location to the next. It has allowed me to amass quite the collection of favorite places and makers, but rarely do I get the opportunity to enjoy them more than once. Its hectic, and far...

Arlington Hardware, Arlington

This Ain't Your Grandaddy's Hardware Store Arlington Hardware, 100+ years Counting There are not a lot of businesses that can say they have been around for as long as the city they are in. That takes some serious work and dedication. In Snohomish County we are lucky...

The Road To Monte Cristo

The Road To Monte Cristo Mountain Loop HighwayWhen I set out to conquer the road to Monte Cristo I got more than I bargained for. I don’t necessarily mean in terms of difficulty, although at 8 miles round trip it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. Instead, I’m...