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The Best Whale-Watching Sights on the Puget Sound

The Best Whale-Watching Sights on the Puget Sound

March 4, 2019

A resounding huff is followed by a giant cloud of vapor rising over the water, and a gigantic gray body surfaces before crashing hard against the waves, accompanied by the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the people on your boat. The arrival of migrating whales to the Puget Sound is an undeniable signal of spring to Seattle, and one of the best sights of the year for the area. Watching the Sound’s oldest and largest residents is a joy, but while ...

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

March 4, 2019

The intensity of sunny and party-fueled spring break vacations are not something most people relate to when thinking about the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do during that period around here. In fact, there’s so much to do that you’d be hard pressed to fit everything in a single week. This list will show you only the best options if you’re looking for good, clean (and affordable) destinations for spring break in the PNW, but they’re ...

Top 7 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repairs

Top 7 Signs That Your Roof Needs Repairs

February 25, 2019

Having your roof repaired as soon as you see any sign of damage is cheaper than having a new one (or part of it) reinstalled, as the damage can extend unimpeded to other parts of your house, creating a new batch of problems that are both time consuming to stop and expensive to fix. Nobody likes to hear that their roof needs work, of course, but remember that the longer you wait on bad news, the worse they can get. ...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With These Easy Steps

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With These Easy Steps

February 25, 2019

There’s still a long way to go until there’s enough collective will worldwide to heal the planet’s environment in a real way. But, there are still many ways that you can try to reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions, or in other words, reducing your carbon footprint. This not only helps the planet but lets you save energy in the long run. The following are just some simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint and the more cost-effective ones out ...

5 Great Benefits of Having Plants Inside Your House

5 Great Benefits of Having Plants Inside Your House

February 18, 2019

Some people don’t know that plants inside of their houses are more than just simple accent pieces; they can foster positive feelings, better health, and positively impact the way you study and work. The following are some of the biggest benefits of having indoor plants can bring you and what are the plants best suited to take maximum advantage out of each of those benefits. Remember, however, that some plants require more care and effort than others, so read up ...

7 Tips to Put More Walking in your Life

7 Tips to Put More Walking in your Life

February 11, 2019

The American Heart Association’s “walk 10,000 steps a day” recommendation is one of the most often repeated pieces of advice when it comes to leading a healthier, more active life, especially for people living in the city or who work an office job, which usually doesn’t allow for much activity throughout the day. There are ways on how to get more steps at home and work. Many of them are so easy that you can potentially add them to your ...

Everything You Need for an Olympic Mountains Trip

Everything You Need for an Olympic Mountains Trip

January 28, 2019

The Olympic Mountains are a beautiful mountain range located in the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington, across the Puget Sound from Seattle. While not particularly high, their closeness to the Pacific Ocean and the lakes, valleys and forested slopes that surround them make for an amazing collection of northwestern vistas. Thankfully, the park is open 24 hours a day, year-round, so you don’t have to limit your plans because of scheduling conflicts. We’ve put together a list of what to ...

Asian Inspired Tips for Cleaning and Decorating

Asian Inspired Tips for Cleaning and Decorating

January 21, 2019

With the success of Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix and her KonMari method of tidying and organizing rooms, everyone’s now looking to Eastern philosophy for other innovative ways of interior cleaning and decoration. Luckily for us, there are plenty of philosophies and techniques overseas that focus precisely on those two aspects. The following are some tips that will give you a broad picture of how to decorate a room according to many Asian ideas about interior decorating, and then keep ...

Happy Year of The Pig

Here’s Everything You Need to Learn for a Happy Year of The Pig

January 14, 2019

We’re in the Year of the Pig! The Chinese New Year was celebrated this past February 5th, and that carries a wealth of changes and opportunities that you don’t was to let by unnoticed. This is why we’ve made a brief-yet-comprehensive guide to what the year will bring about for everyone, what to look out for and when to get smart about love, career prospects, and health. According to Chinese astrologers, 2019 Chinese zodiac element has the Earth element as ...

4 Quick Fixes for Leaky Pipes

4 Quick Fixes for Leaky Pipes (While You Wait for Repairs)

January 7, 2019

As a homeowner, a few things can be as distressing as finding a leak in your pipes, because it feels as if they’re leaking money instead of water. It’s better to remember that a little drip can turn into a big disaster before you know it, so acting fast can save you thousands of dollars and a lot of hassle. Try applying these tips instead of putting your life on hold while an expert comes to fix it up. NOTE: ...