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Month: December 2011

Happy New Year’s Eve, West Seattle!

Happy New Year’s Eve, West Seattle!

Here we are, counting down the hours until another new year begins. There is no denying that this has been a challenging year in many ways for many people. The promise of a new beginning provides hope and often, relief, which is probably why most of us are so ready to celebrate the occasion. This blog, Wonders in Alice Land, is a new beginning for me. For the past 5 years I have published a West Seattle real estate blog…

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From collecting to sorting to distributing

From collecting to sorting to distributing

The toys have all been donated and collected, now come the tasks of sorting and distributing. I am humbled by the thought of 3 Marines taking on this staggering responsibility. So many boys and girls will benefit from their generous spirits, having very little idea of all that is involved in helping them find some joy this holiday season. Here are some photos I took at the Toys for Tots distribution warehouse a few days ago. This only shows a…

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Single during the holidays? Good for you!

Single during the holidays? Good for you!

Once upon a time, as a single adult, I found it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. As with so many holidays, it seemed that our society favored couples, and particularly couples with young children. Taking pictures with Santa, baking Christmas cookies, buying and decorating a Christmas tree, etc. All are activities one can do alone, but are more fun with others. I dreaded that big day, December 25th, when I thought I was supposed to wake up excited…

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An easy way to give Toys For Tots

An easy way to give Toys For Tots

Prudential Northwest Realty and I are proud to participate in the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots toy drive. This worthwhile cause sponsored by the United States Marine Corps has a long and successful history. The drive is run by volunteers and depends on folks like you and me to provide toys for them to distribute to local children who might not otherwise have much to celebrate on Christmas. My office is a collection site for new, unwrapped toys to…

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McLendon Hardware hosts “How to” clinics

McLendon Hardware hosts “How to” clinics

As a single woman homeowner, I’m always looking for resources to help me learn how to maintain my home. I’m a big fan of McLendon Hardware because I find their staff to be knowledgeable, courteous and helpful. They may not have quite as big a selection of merchandise as the big box stores, and their prices are not quite as low, but I am always amazed by how much they DO have in stock and I find their prices to…

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Give free food to the hungry!

Give free food to the hungry!

One of life’s greatest pleasures is helping those in need, so I love it when I find easy, effective ways to accomplish just that. It’s even better when I can share that with others. Here’s how you can help feed the hungry with just a few clicks of your mouse and without spending a penny of your own money. Just go to the website www.thehungersite.com and click on the big gold “button” that says, “Click here to give — it’s…

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