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Spring Gardening in Bainbridge Island

It’s Finally Spring Bainbridge Island, WA, in spring is a sight to behold. Trees have little green buds on their branches, promising beautiful leaves in the coming weeks. Bulbs planted in the fall are sprouting tulips in a rainbow of colors along with sunshine-yellow daffodils. Spring is here, homeowners. What should you be doing with your lawn and garden? Care for Your Lawn Spring may be a rainy time for us, but the extra water leads to amazingly green grass and flourishing flowers. To make sure your lawn looks great, get ahead of weeds and crabgrass with appropriate herbicides. Rake …

St. Patrick’s Day on Bainbridge Island

May the Luck of the Irish Be with You St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and in Bainbridge Island, WA, we’re ready to celebrate! For me, St. Patrick’s Day is very special. My first date with my husband, an Irishman, was on St. Patrick’s Day. He is from a large Irish family with family names that are carried through generations. Our oldest triplet son, Ryan, is the fourth in the family to have the same name! We like going to Seattle and visiting local pubs and listening to music. Our favorite place to celebrate the holiday is the Owl ‘N Thistle …

Featured Listing

Featured Listing Look what just sold! This gorgeous home on Bainbridge Island, WA, is a good example of the types of properties I can show you. Whether you’re interested in waterfront or something inland, I’ll help you embrace our unique island life that’s just minutes from Seattle. Property Description This is a gracious, one-level home that is just minutes to the ferry and all of the Bainbridge Island amenities. The home is south-facing and light-filled with a gorgeous, newly remodeled kitchen, newly refinished hardwood floors, and a new roof! It’s situated on the 15th tee box at Wing Point Golf …

New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home The new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your home. Is it up-to-date? Organized? Ready to sell? Let’s take a minute and consider some “resolutions” for you and your home in 2019. Cast Out Clutter Over the course of the year, and especially at the holidays, we accumulate things that seem to fall under the general label of “stuff.” Our drawers are overflowing, closets are stuffed, and the excess becomes overwhelming. As tough as it is to do, set aside a time to do a purge of each room. Write it …

Christmas on Bainbridge Island

Christmas on Bainbridge Island Every family has their own holiday traditions. Mine is no different, except for our unique locale. Many Decembers are free of snow, but that doesn’t dampen our spirits. The atmosphere is festive all over Bainbridge Island, WA, and especially in my home. A Family Christmas When our family gathers together, we love to celebrate the holidays. Our festive traditions include decorating our Christmas tree. I always include ornaments from past Christmases as well as new ones from local artisans. Of course, the ones made by the children are the real treasures! You may not have the …

Wineries of Bainbridge Island

Award Winning Wines Residents of Bainbridge Island, WA are treated to lovely local restaurants, work by local artisans, and wines from the island’s seven award-winning wineries. These wineries use locally-grown grapes, right on the island, and exceptional grapes from eastern Washington. Each winery is dedicated to making truly distinct and unique wines. The Wineries of Bainbridge Island Amelia Wynn Winery produces national award-winning Bordeaux, Rhone, and Northern Italian varietal wines. Tastings are by appointment-only at the winery, but the tasting room on Winslow Way is open daily. For those interested in art, the tasting room is also an art gallery, …

Buying Waterfront Property

10 Tips for Buying a Waterfront Home on Bainbridge Island, WA There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing waterfront property. These are some of the top items: Consider both the home AND the location. This is about more than the house. It’s the entire property. There are 16+ waterfront neighborhoods and each one has a different “personality.” What kind of neighborhood or waterfront are you looking for? Decide if you want mooring. Will a buoy do or do you want a dock? Whether it’s a mooring buoy, a dock, marina, or boathouse there are a lot of options. It’s …

Looking for a Home Office in Your New Home?

Looking for a Home Office In Your New Home? While I try to put into practice what I preach I don’t always follow my own advice. I LOVE the “idea” of working from home but I must say if the environment isn’t right the actual solitude can quickly turn into isolation and excuses to do anything but work. I may stop to put in a load of laundry, take the doggies for another walk, make lunch, a cup of tea or call a friend. The best way for me to work from home is to make sure I don’t start …

Suite Dreams Valentine! Main Floor Master Bedroom

Suite Dreams-Valentine! Why does it make so much sense to have a home with a Main Floor Master Bedroom? I’ll tell you…. the home will live better. Most bedrooms serve as a sanctuary, a place to get away and a respite from a long day. The closer the Master Bedroom is to the rooms you use in your home the better. You will spend more time organizing and enjoying the Master Bedroom if it’s closer to you. The proximity to the rest of the living spaces also makes it more efficient. That’s not to say it should be a pass …

Adding “POP” to your home-Black Windows and Doors

Adding “POP” to your home-Black Windows and Doors I love the way a Black Door punctuates the entrance of a home. For me a Black Door is such a statement. It gives a sense of stately appeal and offers a finished look to a home especially if painted in a heavy gloss paint. Black Windows are also wonderful there’s a sense of polish to a home with Black Windows which defines the exterior. The combination of a lovely Black Door and crisp Black Windows adds curb appeal with and understated sophistication.