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AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: AUGUST EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: AUGUST EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING these warm summer nights and being able to use fresh veggies from the garden (Farmer’s Market) in my cooking! There’s nothing quite like being able to grab fresh local produce to cook with. You with me?...

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JULY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JULY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! It’s summer, the sun’s out, farmer’s markets are open…let’s have some fun about all of this great fresh produce we have right at our fingertips! I’m deeming this the FUN FACT EDITION of Amy’s Monthly Fav Foods! Did you know that… Brussel...

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a recent paper published by the Urban Institute, Home Ownership is Affordable Housing,...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JUNE EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: JUNE EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! The sun is out, gardens are in (or going in) and local Farmer’s Markets are open! By the way—if you’re not quite ready to be out with the crowds, many of the local Farmer’s Markets are offerings curbside pick-up and delivery options....

Sun’s Out Buns Out: Seattle Eastside Activities & Fun!

Sun’s Out Buns Out: Seattle Eastside Activities & Fun!

You know it's summer when you hear the phrase" Suns out Buns out," and there's no better time to turn your summer bucket list favorites into some great memories. Summer is when many outdoor activities come alive, making it all about taking weekend getaways, beach...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: MAY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: MAY EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! The sun is out, gardens are going in, farmers' markets are opening, and restaurant patios are happening. What more do we need? We have officially entered the sweet spot of the fresh food season! If you’re wanting to eat the freshest foods...

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too....

Real Estate and Divorce: Why an Expert’s Guidance Matters

Real Estate and Divorce: Why an Expert’s Guidance Matters

There are over 827,000 divorce cases recorded annually. Moreover, separation and divorce are the second most stressful event for people in the U.S. Beyond the emotional distress; there are disputes when you and your spouse have to make crucial decisions, including...

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: APRIL EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

AMY’S FAV’ RECIPES: APRIL EDITION OF HEALTHY EATING

Hello, my fellow foodies! This month, I thought I would share a quote that I love by Karen Salmansohn about eating. Here goes, “Healthy does NOT mean starving yourself EVER. Healthy means eating the right food in the right amount”. If you’re nourishing your body by...

Amy’s Fav’ Recipes: March Edition of Healthy Eating

Amy’s Fav’ Recipes: March Edition of Healthy Eating

Hello, my fellow foodies! Here we are again, another month down, and another month of more delicious recipes! I’ve put together another bunch of recipes for our March version of “Amy’s Fav Recipes”. This month was a busy one, so easy was key! These recipes aren’t just...

The History Behind Black History Month

The History Behind Black History Month

Black History Month was initially formed in February of 1926 as a way to recognize the many contributions of African Americans and the Black community. It is a time that we celebrate a nationally celebrated month that reflects on the important roles that African...

Seattle Eastside Valentine’s Day Ideas

Seattle Eastside Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We are lucky to live in an area with so many restaurants, bakeries, florists, chocolatiers, gift shops, coffee shops, and beyond! Whether you’re in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Ballard, Kirkland, Redmond, or anywhere in the Eastside, we...

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