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Engineered Hardwood

I’m seeing more and more engineered hardwood these days and have become a fan.  Here are a few examples of the wide array of possibilities: houzz.com  

April 26th, 2018|


  Whitney Weaver grew up mere blocks from where she lives now with her family in what's known as the McCullough House on North Mullen Street in Tacoma. "My mom was infatuated with this house every time she walked by," recalled Weaver, who nevertheless never imagined living in it. "And then one day there was [...]

April 26th, 2018|

The Power of “Smell”

When we’ve been away for a few days and return home, we always find that our house seems to have a bit of “old house smell” (let me make this clear, it’s not a disgusting smell).  I used to get a bit bummed that despite all the “new” that’s been added to this home this [...]

April 26th, 2018|

Just Listed in University Place – Beckonridge – $399,950

"Groovy" 1-level home with plenty of substance-newer roof, furnace, electrical panel, windows, decks and paint both inside/outside. You’ll enjoy the benefits of 1973 concepts blended with today's "flair for finish"-living area with connectivity, double sided fireplace and a newly renovated kitchen that could be found on many Pinterest boards. 3 beds w/new carpet, 2 updated [...]

April 18th, 2018|

How to hide your TV

We’ve all gotten used to our giant TV's hanging on our walls like a piece of art, but if you’re looking to mix it up a bit, here are some great ideas.

April 13th, 2018|

New Proctor Store – Lapis

Finally got a chance to stop in to this “fancy” new N. End store – they have great jewelry pieces and other personal and home accessories that make great gifts for you or whoever you are shopping for. LapisTacoma.com

April 13th, 2018|

Yes – we are more crowded!   

This recent New Tribune article says that 64,000 people moved into our area just last year.  I believe it – lots of fine folks from all over the country are finding out how great it is here . ..if only we had 2 I-5 corridors, or better yet some really efficient mass transit. (Oh yea, [...]

April 13th, 2018|