Fences & Flowers

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Scrambling for the perfect holiday fragrance to accompany your awesome décor this year? There’s still time to create your own custom blend! Avoid chemical filled plug-ins and toxic sprays, and be inspired by pine, cinnamon and orange. Your guests will love these ideas and the happy holiday memories will be that much sweeter.

Jun 21, 2016

Written by:

Charly Tate

Who doesn't love a good summer party with family and friends, lounging on a deck in the sunshine, enjoying your favorite cold beverage? I've been to many gatherings , for both business and pleasure, and they've all been stellar experiences . So what's the secret to a memorable event?  

May 5, 2016

Written by:

Robyne Curry

If you’ve already bought the flowers and made brunch reservations to fete Mom this Mother’s Day, congratulations and well done! For everybody else, don’t despair. We’ve got 10 really cool ideas that’ll show your love and make Mom feel like the queen of her castle all year long.

With the holidays in full swing and time flying by like I’ve never felt, it is easy to lose focus on what is most important. Nowhere did this become more obvious than when I was on vacation recently. As I walked around a beautiful resort, I noticed that 80%+ of the people had their faces buried in their phones. They weren’t enjoying time with their families and friends, or taking in the scenery. I’m not trying to judge, because I have plenty of room for improvement.

During the holiday season, the Mount Baker Community Club holds its biennial Home Tour, this year to be held December 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting at the Clubhouse at 2811 Mr. Rainier Drive. The Home Tour allows the public to get a special glimpse inside six of its older stately homes, as well as its newer modern homes, and enjoy the festive decorations and magic with friends, complete with warming holiday treats and tea at the Clubhouse. Guests can walk the tour or use free shuttle transportation.

With the holidays upon us and so much focus on gift giving, I thought it would be nice to shift our thoughts to giving back to our community. While there are lots of us who are fortunate to have so much, there is a huge need in all of our local communities.

Nov 25, 2015

Written by:

Charly Tate

Nothing beats a fresh, fragrant Christmas tree for the holidays. Sure, fake trees are convenient; they last for years if properly taken care of, and you don’t have to trek through the cold to get one. But isn’t that half the fun?

Nov 17, 2015

The holiday season may not seem like the ideal time to list your home. It’s a time filled with family, friends, food, and shopping. But guess what? People aren’t just shopping for gifts, they’re also shopping for homes!

When we think about Valentine’s Day gifts, we usually think of dinner, roses, chocolates, and stuffed animals. As much as we love a good meal or pretty flowers, there are other gifts that have a much more lasting effect.

2015 is here, and we’re officially in the future (according to Marty McFly). I remember watching that movie for the first time, and 2015 seemed like a year that would never, ever exist. Yet here we are!

With the New Year comes a chance to refresh, to (re)set goals and to tackle things you ignored as you enjoyed the holiday season. So now that you have everything you could ever want or need (because I’m sure Santa brought you everything you asked for), what are your new year's resolutions for 2015?

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