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Entertainment Seward Park Hiking Trails…Seattle

Seward Park Hiking Trails…Seattle

Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forest land within the city of Seattle and 5.745 mile of hiking trails; it is home to eagles’ nests, owls, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path that encompasses the […]

Gardening Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’ (a hardy fuchsia) is a Dan Hinkley selection; prized for its exceptional display of brilliant red and purple flowers and improved winter hardiness. This magellanica blooms for several months, and is irresistible to hummingbirds. It is […]

Health & Fitness Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

My goal for 2014 is to drop my weight from 238 to 195 and for 2015 to have my weight at 165. I am trying to reach that goal by walking 5 miles each day (I plan a 25 mile […]

Videos Yes We Can…The Journey of Team Hoyt

Yes We Can…The Journey of Team Hoyt

We live in a state of chaos and disruption, and change that seems to take place at an ever increasing pace. Friends and acquaintances aren’t just the people we grew up with, but more and more they are people from […]

Transportation Reduced Bus Fares

Reduced Bus Fares

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability, and Medicare card holders to reduced bus fares on the following public transportation systems that cross the Puget Sound region. The RRFP provides […]

Green Living Do You Recycle Paper?

Do You Recycle Paper?

The question of the day is do you recycle paper?  I ask because the United States produced about 20,700,000 tons of paper last year requiring roughly 55 to 110 million trees. Sadly only about 11,000,000 tons, or 53 percent, will […]

Shopping Thrifting

Thrifting

My reason for thrifting is to get greener and to reduce what I spend on clothing. I have been thrifting for about 5 years and have just recently limited the number of stores I visit. I now generally shop at […]

Frugal Living Tips for Negotiating a Better Price…Never Pay List

Tips for Negotiating a Better Price…Never Pay List

There are a few essential rules when you are negotiating a better price; this is true whether it is for a home purchase or you are at a flea market Rules for Negotiating…Never Pay List 1. You Can Negotiate Anything […]

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Seward Park Hiking Trails…Seattle
Entertainment / Parks

Seward Park Hiking Trails…Seattle

Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forest land within the city of Seattle and 5.745 mile of hiking trails; it is home to eagles’ nests, owls, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path that encompasses the […]

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’
Gardening

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘Windcliff Flurry’ (a hardy fuchsia) is a Dan Hinkley selection; prized for its exceptional display of brilliant red and purple flowers and improved winter hardiness. This magellanica blooms for several months, and is irresistible to hummingbirds. It is […]

Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend 2014
Entertainment / Festivals

Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend 2014

Art absolutely consumes downtown Bellevue July 25 through 27 with the 2014 Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair, the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair. Collectively these three fairs form Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2014. The three […]

Do You Recycle Paper?
Green Living

Do You Recycle Paper?

The question of the day is do you recycle paper?  I ask because the United States produced about 20,700,000 tons of paper last year requiring roughly 55 to 110 million trees. Sadly only about 11,000,000 tons, or 53 percent, will […]

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Entertainment / Parks

Mercer Slough Nature Park

Mercer Slough Nature Park covers 320 acres and offers a tranquil setting for a variety of recreational experiences in the heart of Bellevue: biking, hiking, canoeing, blueberry picking, and environmental education. The Mercer Slough is Lake Washington’s largest remaining wetland, […]

Yes We Can…The Journey of Team Hoyt
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Yes We Can…The Journey of Team Hoyt

We live in a state of chaos and disruption, and change that seems to take place at an ever increasing pace. Friends and acquaintances aren’t just the people we grew up with, but more and more they are people from […]

Losing Weight and Getting Healthier
Health & Fitness / Journal Entry

Losing Weight and Getting Healthier

My goal for 2014 is to drop my weight from 238 to 195 and for 2015 to have my weight at 165. I am trying to reach that goal by walking 5 miles each day (I plan a 25 mile […]

Bellevue Botanical Garden…The Major Remodel Is Done
Gardening

Bellevue Botanical Garden…The Major Remodel Is Done

There are a lot of sophisticated design elements that went into the Bellevue Botanical Garden (this is a 53 acre garden) and its major remodel (finished just this summer), but that is not the reason it is one of my […]

Embothrium coccineum or Chilean Fire Tree
Gardening

Embothrium coccineum or Chilean Fire Tree

Embothrium coccineum or Chilean Fire Tree is an exotic looking upward growing tree that when it is in bloom during May and June is covered in masses of absolutely stunning, vivid red blossoms that will attract hummingbirds for miles. Flowers […]

Why Volunteer Park Is Such a Special Part of Seattle
Entertainment / Parks

Why Volunteer Park Is Such a Special Part of Seattle

Many of the iconic images of Seattle are of Volunteer Park. It is the first Seattle Park, the oldest, it was designed by the Olmsted brothers who designed Central Park in New York City…The conservatory, the spectacular views from the […]