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Ten "Must Reads" for a PNW summer

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Ten "Must Reads" for a PNW summer

The most beautiful season of the year in the Pacific Northwest is here. It is time to pack a picnic, a bottle of local wine, a lawn chair and a good book for the glistening shores of the Puget Sound. Today, I am sharing 10 "Must Reads" for a perfect

Summer houseguests

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Summer houseguests

As a military wife, I keep our guest bedroom on the ready at all times with summer being the busiest season for family, friends and traveling soldiers. When it comes to houseguests, I am passionate about setting up the guest bedroom with cozy and accommodating details. Today, I am sharing

PCS season

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PCS season

PCS season is here. If you are among the moving, making a solid plan will ease the adventure ahead. With 22 years and 11 moves under my belt, today I am sharing 18 PCS moving tips I have learned along the way.  1. When your soldier utters the words "next assignment,"

Vacation season

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Vacation season

Are you traveling this summer and planning to stay at someone's home? The relationship between guest and host or hostess can sometimes be a delicate one. Here are a few ways to be a fabulous houseguest, so you can be sure to be invited back again and again. Keep in mind

Get APP-Y

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Get APP-Y

Are you "SNAP HAPPY?" Is your phone filled with hundreds of photos?  Do you intend to go through them and get organized, edit them, and share them but can never find the time? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, it is time to get "APP-Y" and

Get fresh!

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Get fresh!

I love a quality cleaning binge. How about you?  Did you know that 71 percent of people find cleaning relaxing? With the sun shining brighter, buds in bloom and the birds singing, it is the perfect time to clean your home top to bottom. Today, I am sharing cleaning efficiency tips

Embrace your space

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Embrace your space

Frequent moving is part of the story of most military families' lives. It can be sad when you have to leave one home for the next, but it can be exciting, too. What if you choose to look at your next move as a trial run for your forever home?

Thoughts on love and relationships

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Thoughts on love and relationships

February has brought us National Heart Month and Valentine's Day, so it is impossible not to think about affairs of the heart. Here are five thoughts about love and relationships. The art of self-love. Everyone comes from different backgrounds. Sometimes self-love can be hard to achieve depending on the love that

Point your day toward success

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Point your day toward success

Ernest Hemingway described mornings as "starting well, just as the sun began rising." He began each day with a morning routine and began writing as the sun came up. How do you start your day? Do you have a healthy morning routine? Do you check your phone first thing and scroll

Turn that rainy frown upside-down

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Turn that rainy frown upside-down

"Rain, Rain, go away! Come again another day!" During the long PNW rainy season, you can bet that day will be tomorrow. There are many quotes about the rain we can recite, but they never stop the feeling of dread when you wake up to it day after day. There seems

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