Category: Living as a Single Adult

  • Do West Seattle restaurants welcome single diners?

    Do West Seattle restaurants welcome single diners?

    I am a single adult, living alone in West Seattle (not counting my awesome canine companion, Tess). First, let me say that being alone and being lonely are not at all the same in my book. In fact, they’re not even on the same page. But that is not what this post is about. It…

  • Weekend Events Planner: Fun stuff to do in and around Seattle

    If you would like to receive a copy of this weekend events planner via e-mail every Thursday, just let me know. 206-708-9800.

  • A “Single” Christmas

    There is no doubt about it. Christmas for a single adult (i.e. one who is not in a committed relationship) with no kids is vastly different than Christmas for other adults. Not better or worse, just different. In my case, I am single and childless by choice, as well as by circumstance, so my perspective…

  • Small homes offer big advantages

    Small homes offer big advantages

    Have you ever considered the big advantages to owning a small home? In my first conversation with new clients looking to buy their first home, we always discuss their list of needs and wants (aka “must have” vs. “prefer”). This includes everything from  number of bedrooms and bathrooms to commute times and neighborhoods. I am…

  • Westwood Bungalow for Sale

    Westwood Bungalow for Sale

    Just listed this week! Cute, cute, cute 2 bedroom/1 bath 1928 home in the under-appreciated Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle! 8139 30th Ave SW, 98126. $259,500  MLS# 368850 This small and adorable home has been lovingly cared for and is in great condition. Crown molding, muted, designer colors, hardwood floors, granite countertops, low-maintenance landscaping… it’s…

  • Wine and Wisdom permeate Savvy Seattle Women

    Wine and Wisdom permeate Savvy Seattle Women

    Savvy Seattle Women (SSW) is an organization I started in February of 2010 to encourage home ownership for women. The core of the group is a Board of 6 women, all working in professions related to home ownership. Our intent is to grow our businesses by serving the unique needs of women who own their own homes,…

  • I’m a PANK? A rose by any other name…

    I’m a PANK? A rose by any other name…

    According to an article in the Feb. 19th edition of the Seattle Times (via The Minneapolis Star Tribune), I’ve been given a new name/label/title. I am a PANK, Professional Aunt, No Kids.  Living | Many women see the role of aunt as a special calling | Seattle Times Newspaper. Although I don’t much care for…

  • Living alone isn’t necessarily lonely

    Living alone isn’t necessarily lonely

    Here’s a link to an article from The New York Times with an unusually positive take on the experience of living alone. It very much reflects my experience. How about yours? OPINION One’s a Crowd By ERIC KLINENBERG Published: February 4, 2012 Living alone can make it easier to be social.

  • Do you have bad neighbors?

    Do you have bad neighbors?

    The front page of the Real Estate section of yesterday’s Seattle Times (Jan. 22, 2012) has an interesting article titled Next-Door Nemeses (by Dianna Wurn). The author puts some much-deserved focus on the phenomenon of bad neighbors and how they can affect both your peace of mind and your property values. There are all kinds of…

  • Schizophrenic about living alone

    Schizophrenic about living alone

    There are times when I am grateful to live alone and times when I am not. At the moment, I am feeling a bit schizophrenic because I am experiencing both emotions at the same time. On the one hand, for the past week I’ve been sick with some sort of upper-respiratory infection which has me…