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March 20, 2019

Go to Double Barrel Wine Bar for Amazing Wine and Events Near Any Snohomish Home

Snohomish home owners go to Double Barrel Wine Bar.The Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge offers drinks, fine dining, and many great events throughout the year to those who call Snohomish home. Located at 108 Avenue A in Snohomish, the Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Come for a tasting, order wine by the glass or bottle, or choose from beer, cider, ginger beer, and sodas. Classes about wine are also available at this location. Wine Basics, Wine Around the World, and Wine Pairings are all classes that are offered here.

Find some tasty food to go along with your wine. The menu changes often and includes shareable plates, entrees and desserts. The plates include things like flatbreads and platters with cheese, fruit and vegetables. Entrees most often include pork or lamb and are all made individually by the chef. Desserts are made from scratch and are a great way to end the evening before heading back to your Snohomish home.

Watch the calendar for an abundance of events offered every month. Come out for comedy, happy hours, holiday celebrations, music, wine pairing events, and much more. Education classes are also listed on the events calendar. This is a great spot to host your own event. Rates depend on the date, time, and how much assistance is needed from the staff. Choose the Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge for a birthday or anniversary party, holiday or work party, wedding reception, or rehearsal dinner. It is also just an all around good place to get together with friends. Stop in to check out the atmosphere, meet the staff, sip on refreshing drinks, and enjoy some tasty food. Read more and find contact details for Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge.


March 18, 2019

Upcoming Events for Everyone Living in Lake Stevens at the Library

Everyone living in Lake Stevens goes to library events.The local library is a great resource for anyone living in Lake Stevens. It has a full schedule of recurring events, as well as fun special events for everyone from baby to adults. Little kids can join in a fun weekly story time on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Ready Readers Family Storytime is designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers, or kids from about 18 months through 4 years old. However, all children are welcome. Funny stories and action songs capture kids’ interest and lay a positive foundation for a future love of reading. The event finishes off with creative activities. Kid should be sure to bring their caregivers.

On Wednesdays, the youngest members of the family get their own story time at Ready Readers Baby & Me Storytime. Bring the little ones for a fun time with stories, songs, rhymes, and rhythm from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. After the planned activities, there is an unstructured playtime. This is a great way to meet other parents and make local friends.

Thursday is science day! On March 21st, kids will get an opportunity to learn coding with Ozobots. The event will run from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club, 1609 East Lakeshore Drive. Kids ages 9 to 18 are welcome to participate. Registration is required.

On March 28th, preschoolers get the chance to explore science at the Little Science Lab, held at the library from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The 30-minute session features hands-on activities designed to help children understand the science all around them in the world. Registration is required.

Finally, mark your calendars and register now for the Birds of Prey event on Wednesday, April 3rd from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Staff from the Sarvey Wildlife Center will bring some of the most interesting birds living in Lake Stevens, including eagles, falcons, and owls to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Stevens. All ages are welcome at this special event, and younger children should have a caregiver with them.

Find out more about what’s happening at the Lake Stevens Library and plan a trip!


March 13, 2019

Decorate Monroe Real Estate with Vintage Finds from Gosh Barn Lucky

Get vintage art for Monroe real estate at Pickin at the Barn.Rustic decor, vintage style, and upcycled art and furniture are very on trend right now. Picking up a few new items in a new style is a great way to renew the look of Monroe real estate. As we wait for spring to come to our area, a few new things around the house can be a big morale booster. And a great place to go to find shabby chic goods is Pickin at the Barn. The barn is located at 21708 132nd Street SE in Monroe.

This weekend, from Friday, March 15th to Saturday, March 16th, the barn is hosting the Gosh Barn Lucky event. Doors will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You’ll be amazed at the variety and quality of the vendors. You’ll find cool assemblage art pieces, as well as vintage home goods aged to perfection. Some very talented jewelry makers will be there, offering rings, necklaces, and bracelets in eye-catching colors and styles.

Monroe real estate owners looking ahead to planting their gardens will love the plants available to purchase. Find bunches of pussywilows, found items planted with bulbs, and live growth cones, which are great for decorating. Bring home a bouquet of bright flowers to chase winter away. Handmade soy candles are another great way to get more light and warmth into your home.

The barn is also a great place for refreshing your wardrobe for spring. Find colorful hoodies in a variety of prints, as well as snazzy jackets and other clothing.

An event at a barn wouldn’t be complete without farm-fresh produce. Take time to swing by and find fresh eggs. They’re white, brown, and even pastel blue.

There is no entry fee for the event, just grab your best friends and come on out. Because of the weather, parking will be limited, so plan to carpool.

Find out more about the Gosh Barn Lucky event on Facebook, and follow the Pickin’ at the Barn page to keep up with events and giveaways.  


March 11, 2019

Carleton Farms Is a Great Option for Horses on Lake Stevens Property

Stable horses on Lake Stevens property at Carleton Farms.Carleton Farms offers so much to those who own Lake Stevens property. Locals can get fresh fruit and produce from the farm market, it is a beautiful location to host a wedding or other event, and a super fun place to visit for fall festivities. In addition to all of this, the Carleton Equine Facility offers boarding services for Lake Stevens property owners who don’t have room for their horses at their home. There are two barns as well as an indoor arena, outdoor arena, wash racks, a seasonal summer trail available along Ebey Slough, and much more.

The caregiver, Jesus, has many years of experience and takes excellent care of all horses boarded here. Horses are fed high quality grass/alfalfa hay and given sawdust bedding. Full care is available for $482 per month. This includes feeding three times a day and daily stall cleaning and turnout (6 days a week). Horses will also be given owner provided supplements. Basic care is available for $450 per month. This includes feeding two times a day as well as daily stall cleaning and supplements, but no turnout services.

Horse owners can enjoy the mud free facility (which is very important in the Pacific Northwest) year round. Ride in the indoor arena or outside arena when the weather is nice. Keep supplies in your own personal tack locker, and bathe your horse(s) at the wash racks. Please note that this is not a jumping facility, just a multi use stable. Take advantage of the gravel parking area. Limited trailer parking is available at an extra cost. Owners are allowed to bring guests but they must sign a liability release forms. Trainers are also welcome at the facility as long as they are licensed and insured. Find more details about horse boarding at Carleton Farms and schedule a tour. 


March 6, 2019

Snohomish Real Estate Owners Relax at Exhale Massage Studio

Get a massage on Snohomish real estate at Exhale Massage Studio.Enjoy some time away from your Snohomish real estate pampering yourself or finding relief from aches and pains at Exhale Massage Studio. Located at 902 ½ First Street, Suite 2 in Snohomish, the winter hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The studio is open Saturday by appointment only. Be sure to check back as the hours change with the season.

Licensed massage practitioner Nancy Hanson is a member of the America Massage Therapy Association. She is very active in the communities of Monroe and Snohomish and has 11 years of massage experience. Nancy enjoys continuing her education and bringing those improved skills and advanced knowledge back to her patients.

There are many therapies and services available at Exhale Massage Studio. Stimulate circulation and loosen up tight muscles with an Exhale Swedish Relaxation Massage. Do the same with a firmer touch with a Firm Massage. Deep Tissue Massage is also available and tailored to fit any area of concern. Anyone expecting a child can come in for a Mother To Be Massage. Find relief from aches and pains due to pregnancy and form a bond with your baby as the two of you are relaxed at once. Other offerings in the studio include Stone Massage, Sports Massage, Exhale Aroma Therapy, Deep Heat Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, and Ultimate Footacular Scrub/Moisture Treatment. Pricing depends on the chosen massage and the duration of the service. Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and labor and industries (L&I) insurance are accepted.

Visit Exhale Massage Studio to read more about Nancy and her studio. There is a list of services available to Snohomish real estate owners with explanations and pricing. Also find contact information and a list of upcoming events on the website. Join Nancy’s growing list of satisfied patients and find a little relief from pain and the stressors of the world.


Posted in Snoho Life, snohomish
March 4, 2019

Monroe Home Owners Shop at Sam’s Cats and Dogs for their Pets

Monroe home owners shop for their pets at Sam's Cats and DogsMake sure the pets living in your Monroe home have nothing but the best by shopping at Sam’s Cats and Dogs, Naturally. It is easy to shop at Sam’s Cats and Dogs, Naturally because you do not have to sift through bags and cans of food trying to find good quality. The store does it for you by having high minimum quality standards. All food must use human grade ingredients and use innovative manufacturing processes. There is a full money back guarantee offered at the store, which never partners with any food companies. This means that no products will ever be recommended to customers as a motive to make profits.

Sam’s Cats and Dogs, Naturally is located at 20016 Old Owen Road in Monroe. Business hours are Sunday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The staff is very friendly and courteous and available to answer questions. They are happy to give recommendations and to help patrons find exactly what they need for their pet. If it is hard to get out of your Monroe home, Sam’s offers delivery. Enjoy free delivery for any order over $50. This happens daily in Monroe and the store will rotate regional delivery to Woodinville, Duval, Echo Falls, Redmond, Snohomish, Everett, and Lake Stevens.

Grooming is also available at Sam’s in Monroe. Walk in nail trims are available seven days a week for only $15 and full service grooming is done by appointment. Grooming hours are 9 am to 5 p.m. Two full time groomers are available as well as two bathers/grooming technicians. Quotes can be given over the phone, however in person is best. Call 360.353.9076 for grooming information or 360.805.5060 to reach the store. Visit Sam’s Cats and Dogs, Naturally to read more about the store or to place an online order.


Posted in monroe, Snoho Life
Feb. 27, 2019

The Saaski Gallery Is Open Daily for Art Collectors Living in Monroe

Art lovers living in Monroe go to the Saaski Gallery.Art lovers living in Monroe have a unique opportunity to see and purchase original artworks at the Saaski Gallery. The gallery focuses on the work of artists from Pacific Rim cultures. This means that works come from China, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, and the Pacific Northwest. Not only does the gallery feature art from several different countries, there are also many different mediums represented. You’ll find beautiful paintings in watercolors, oils, and acrylic, as well as ink and pencil drawings. There are also amazing sculptures and pottery in both modern and traditional styles. Delicate glass works are displayed, along with stunning photography. A number of mixed media pieces are on display, as are works using specialty media.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a piece of art for your home or want to add to or start a collection, the Saaski Gallery is the place to go for anyone living in Monroe. Owners Elric and Leonie Saaski have many years experience as collectors and curators. The husband and wife team have been serious art collectors for years and are also seasoned business professionals in the tech industry. Their business has taken them on many world travels, which has enabled them to expand their art collection and to keep up with the developments of the art world in several countries. When they moved their business to Monroe in 2001, the new space had plenty of room to house both their private collection and a gallery. Opening Saaski Gallery was an easy step at that point!

You can visit the Saaski Gallery online and see photos of the artwork in the gallery and get directions, because no photo can ever convey the true quality of a piece of art. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment outside regular hours, call 360.794.7844. 


Posted in monroe, Snoho Life
Feb. 25, 2019

Lake Stevens Property Owners Hire A Dog Smiles for In-home Dog Training

Get dog training on Lake Stevens property.There’s something totally unique about the joy a new puppy or dog can bring to Lake Stevens property owners. Dogs are full of fun and they can provide families with lots of great memories. However, it’s also important that they get the right kind of training so that dogs and their people can live together amicably. Fortunately for everyone in Lake Stevens, great local training is available through A Dog Smiles. Trainer Melissa Weinert has many years experience, first as a veterinary assistant. Then she went to Animal Behavior College and became a Certified Dog Trainer. You can rest assured that your dog is in excellent hands when you hire Melissa as your trainer.

The program at A Dog Smiles is scientifically backed and uses a rewards-based, positive reinforcement system. The training helps owners understand their dog’s genetic make-up and personality, so that training is tailored to each dog and family. Training starts with a visit to your Lake Stevens property, so that the family, dog, and trainer can all meet and get to know one another. They will work out a training package together. You can choose from several different focuses. If you have a new puppy, work on chewing, jumping, and house training. There are also manners and obedience components. Some dogs need work on special issues, like anxiety or getting used to a new baby. Melissa can help you with any of these issues.

Some breeds of dog need to have more attention and physical activity than is possible for people who work full time. A Dog Smiles can help you there, too. Dog walking services are available, and so is drop-in care.

Visit A Dog Smiles online to learn more about service offered. You can also contact Melissa directly by emailing or calling 425.686.9662. 


Feb. 20, 2019

Pie Lovers Living in Snohomish Treat Themselves at Snohomish Pie Company

Everyone living in Snohomish eats pie at the Pie Company.Snohomish Pie Company is dedicated to bringing fresh and delicious pie and other baked goods to everyone living in Snohomish and the surrounding area. This company started in 1996 and has been making hand made pies from scratch ever since. Everyone loved the pie so much that they even opened up a second location in Mountlake Terrace. Take a bite and taste the difference of fresh, locally sourced ingredients with no preservatives.

All baked goods are made from scratch every day. This means the they are sold on a first come, first served basis. Don’t wait until the end of the day to pick up your favorite pie! However, you can call ahead to have a particular flavor set aside for you. Consider ordering pies for your wedding, corporate event, or birthday party. What a fun and tasty way to mix things up. Schedule a tasting to pick out your favorite flavors. Specialty products such as bite size pies, mini pies, and cream pie shots are available for advanced order.

The menu is jam packed with tasty options for those living in Snohomish. Pie options include apple, marionberry, pecan, strawberry rhubarb, cherry, apple crumb, key lime, banana cream, chocolate cream, and many more. Watch for seasonal options as well. A whole cream pie is $26.96, a slice of cream pie is $5.25, a whole regular pie is $22.99, and a slice of regular pie is $4.25. Stop in for lunch and enjoy the daily lunch special of a half sandwich, cup of soup, and a slice of pie for just $12.99. A variety of cookies such as chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter are also available for $2 each. View the full menu, find operating hours and locations, and view frequently asked questions at the Snohomish Pie Company


Feb. 18, 2019

Monroe Home Owners Contact Visit Falling Water Gardens for Great Landscaping Ideas

Monroe home owners plan a backyard retreat at Falling Water Gardens.Plan a new water feature for the yard of your Monroe home at Falling Water Gardens. Walk around the grounds to take a look at display water features and gardens to foster inspiration. Ask questions of the staff and find all of the supplies you would need to make this project a reality. Shop for liners, pumps, lights, fish, aquatic plants, and much more. Channel your inner do-it-yourselfer and feel proud when your tranquil backyard pond is finished.

If this task still feels daunting, come out for a class. All classes are free of charge and rotate throughout the season. Check the calendar to see what is coming up. The classes that are offered include Pots, Bubblers, and Spitters, Pond Building 101, Aquatic Plants, Dividing and Transplanting Aquatic Plants, Lighting in the Pond and Garden, and Spring Pond Care Class.

In addition to water feature supplies, Falling Water Gardens offers shrubs, perennials, annuals, and garden art for the yard of your Monroe home. This company is proud to feature local artists at their store. Come see outdoor furniture, polished stone, wind chimes, statues, metal decorations, and many more items to transform your yard into a fun retreat. If you have any garden decor that you create, stop in to chat about Falling Water Gardens displaying your products.

Falling Water Gardens also makes a lovely and unique location for a wedding. The lawns, gardens, and water features provide beautiful backdrops and the staff works hard to to make weddings fun and easy. The bride and groom have access to the two glamping tents for getting ready. These tents can also be rented for a quiet getaway.

Falling Water Gardens is located at 17516 SR-203. Visit them online to find more information and to view the operating hours, as these are seasonal.