4 Holiday Road Trip Getaways

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photo: Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls by John Westrock via Flickr If there’s one thing we can count on this winter, it’s Seattle’s rain. But, the beautiful thing about precipitation is that a drop of a few degrees and a rise in elevation transforms that constant drizzle into a floating, ethereal delight of white. With mountains encircling us, snowy escapes are waiting at our doorstep – you don’t have to go far to get away. Here’s a list of 4 spots within a 4 hour drive that you won’t want to miss this season. NORTH Bellingham / Mt. Baker Driving distance: 1.5-2.5 hours photo: Artist Point Snowshoe by Sarina Clark What to Do Snowshoeing (or snowmobiling). Mt. Baker holds the record for most snowfall in a single season (95 feet!) and offers countless snowshoe trails off State Route 52 –...
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10 Signs You Are A Winter Person Stuck In Summer

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It’s safe to say that the majority of people look forward to summer. Especially here in Washington where all we get is rain, rain, and more rain ten months out of the year. Summer has many amazing features. If you’re a student or a teacher, you get three months off. Everyone gets a tan, you can wear shorts, and there are hundreds of fun activities to do outside. What is not to love? Well, if you’re like me, you are just not a summer person. I am a fall/winter gal. I love the cold weather, how crisp the air is, and how perfectly picturesque everything looks with a fresh coat of snow. Don’t even get me started on the music, lights, and football. Being able to wear oversized, comfy sweaters and boots is easily more me than wearing a crop...
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Sweater Weather

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WOMEN’S SWEATER OPTIONS 1.) INC // HUNTER FOREST SIDE ZIP CARDIGAN // $49.99 If you are looking to add a good winter color to your wardrobe, add a dark forest green hue. This cardigan is far from frumpy! The side zipper detail and high low design create a very chic look. OUTFIT IDEA: Pair it with a fitted black shirt and booties or rolled up jeans and sneakers. 2.) BANANA REPUBLIC // PRINT PULLOVER SWEATER // $89.50 This sporty pullover sweater will give your outfit a whole new look. Stop investing in the basic crew neck and bring style to your wardrobe with a completely new design. You’ll love the anorak inspired cut with a drawstring hem and nylon pleated back. OUTFIT IDEA: This is a colorful statement sweater, keep the bottom simple! A white jean or black legging and...
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Energy Efficient Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Energy Efficient Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Keeping your home warm for the winter amidst the Seattle cool air isn’t always easy. Often, the only solution we find is to crank up the heat causing our heating bills to skyrocket. However, there are other more cost effective and energy efficient ways to keep your home warm this winter season. Here are some tips to getting your home ready for the winter: - Cover your windows with plastic to further insulate your home. Plastic window covering kits are widely available at any hardware store. Just follow the simple directions on the packaging and your home will be air tight in no time. - Have your heating system inspected so you can insure it is operating as efficiently as possible. - Seal any cracks that lead outside, bringing cool air in. Use caulk or any other sealant to seal...
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