Creativity

Backyard Studios are so Enticing!

I have found that it is a gift to have a workshop or studio in your own backyard.  It offers an opportunity for your creativity to grow, anytime you choose to open the door and spend a bit of time on your art.  As a wood worker, painter, or other artist or musician, having that little haven for your own personal development is the type of thing that feeds the soul.  I currently have a Pinehurst Home...

Our First Charity Cookbook Cook-Off!

Yes, we've dreamed up another great way to raise funds for the Ballard Food Bank.  Gloria Jackson, an extraordinary cook and great fellow realtor, wanted to do a small appetizer cookbook, something thoughtful featuring organic farmer's market produce, perhaps something seasonal.  We've taken that concept and run with it, and hope to be hosting a competition of some of the best Spring and Summer...

The “Best Room” is often outside

We are all sun lovers to some degree, and as Spring begins to blossom I always feel the desire to spend more time outside. This photo is from an East Ballard home we listed and sold last summer that had a delightful deck with hot tub in the backyard. The old tree created a canopy for shade and privacy that made this space so very inviting. Having a tree, or swooping strings of garden lights, makes a fake...

Open House Ideas

Getting your home ready to sell and preparing for the first open house can be a little overwhelming.  I have found that having a theme for a home really helps to pull together "the look" that you are presenting to potential buyers, and often the theme ties in nicely to the architecture of the home.  I recommend that you keep the color scheme and the presentation simple, from how garden pots are...

The “Turkey Trot” Helps Out Ballard Food Bank

Starting out Thanksgiving morning with a brisk walk or jog has become an annual tradition at our home.   Years ago when we joined the Turkey Trot, up at NW 85th & 32nd Ave NW, we had a small group of 50 or so companions and the event, which supports the Ballard Food Bank, has grown by leaps and bounds.  For a $35.00 donation, which is handled on-line, you can register for the Turkey Trot and join a...

Ballard is the Hottest Hood!

 "BALLARD" it is the only place in town that I know of where bicycle riders, cars & pedestrians are all gathering like there is no tomorrow - That's a Typical Sunday heading to the Ballard Farmer's Market.  What makes it remarkable is that a few short years ago our neighborhood farmers market was in a parking lot where the new Library is now located and the aesthetic was absolutely lacking. ...

Along famous Route 66

Who hasn't dreamed of hitting the open road and riding on Route 66?  My friend Michael Cole did just that when he rode a motorcycle up from Texas and shot photos of some of the memorabilia that you find on the old highway.  His art is featured this Friday, August 8th at my office located at 311 N 85th Street, with an artist reception from 6-9.  I've been enjoying his photos and know you will too.  Join...

Client Open House & You’re Invited

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to invite you to come by and catch up face to face at our office open house at Windermere Greenwood (311 North 85th Street) on Friday night, August 8th from 6 to 9 p.m.  At 8:00 yours truly will be joining the live music venue on my cello with friends who are fellow musicians to entertain you with a few golden oldies.  The music venue is old Rock 'n Roll and...

Zen Home & Garden in Loyal Heights

This new listing is a wonderful renovation of an original 1940's Cape Cod home in Loyal Heights that was remodeled with style and pizzazz.  The efficient layout has three bedrooms nestled together with a handsome updated bath.  The open layout of the Living Room, Dining Area and gorgeous Kitchen make it fun to spend time hanging around and visiting with friends.  When it comes to dream kitchens, we've...

Live Music Always Makes Me Smile

Today, the 13th of June, we're featuring live music and wonderful artists at our Greenwood Art Walk.  Cloudy skies with a full moon will set the stage for the Ballard Alps, aka Larry & Stephen, on acoustic guitar.  Special guests for us include Deana Albers, jewelry maker, and Judy Talley's group of artists and print-makers including herself with some wonderful newer creations and vintage prints,...

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