Weekend of July 3rd

July 3 – Wooden Boat Festival All weekend long you have the chance to celebrate all wooden boats, from little toy ones to massive vessels. July 4 – Cal Anderson Park Independence Day Picnic This is a truly, kid-friendly, pet-friendly, event that allows you to celebrate the 4th without the loud bangs and booms. There’s a pie-eating contest, which means this picnic is the real deal. Seafair Fireworks Just a couple of years ago there was the possibility Seattle would have no fireworks shows. Local businesses stepped up and the show goes on. Anywhere around Lake Union is likely to give you a great…

5 Ways to Make Life Easier

As I busy single mom, I often find myself short on time. There is always dishes to be done, laundry to be folded and toys to be picked up and tossed away. (The latter is more of dream) Acknowledging we cannot do it all, I’ve found a few short cuts that make life easier. 1) Milk Delivery Each week my milk shows up and I didn’t have to go to the grocery store. If you’re like me, this is the one thing of which you’re always running out. I just need to remember to grab it out of my Smith Brothers box……

Weekend of June 26th

June 26 – Eddie Izzard Tonight is the last show in Seattle, and trust me it’s the best way to spend your evening. Per his usual style Izzard incoporates history into his standup and takes twists and rambling turns. June 27 – Urban Craft Uprising Over 150 independent vendors come out to show the best of the craft world. It’s like etsy on drugs. Go explore, find a unique piece to bring home. Willie Nelson with Alison Krauss Spend the evening with Willie and Alison. He’s still got it and if a little guitar picking gets your boots tapping, you’ll have a lovely night enjoying the…

5 Best Picnic Spots in Seattle

Seattle is a beautiful city, full of parks, greenspace and plenty of viewpoints. There’s usually something going on in a park near you, but for me the best activity is a picnic. And in honor of International Picnic Day (June 18th), I’ve put together my favorite picnic spots in the city. 1) Gas Works Park I love this park. It gives an impressive view of the city plus on Tuesday nights you can watch the sailboats race. I prefer to snag a spot on the hill, but the view is just as impressive on the eastside of the park. Bring a kite, a frisbee…

Weekend of June 12th

June 12 – Seattle Fashion Week You might be surprised by the designers that reside here in Seattle. Check out one of the events and be prepared to ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’. June 13 – Prairie Home Companion What better way to enjoy the soothing tones of Garrison Keeler than with a glass of wine at The Chateau? I’ve never witnessed this live, but I enjoy the broadcast and it always sounds like they’re having so much fun. So why not go? Georgetown Carnival If you’ve never spent time in this neighborhood, this event is a great excuse. This growing neighborhood, home to some fabulous eats, will…

Weekend of June 5th

June 5 – Shania Twain Feel like a woman? Any man of mine? If any of these ring a bell you should make sure to check out her stop here in Seattle. Unless you’ve been to Las Vegas this is your first chance in a decade and quite likely, your last. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane. June 6 – Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival If you’re interested in taking up mountaining biking be sure to check this event out. You can’t help but feel excited when you spend the day with enthusiasts. Take a clinic or join a guided ride, plus there are…