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Two Scoop Tuesdays

If you’re a die-hard ice cream fan, or just want a little extra chill in your life, do I have a scoop for you.  Read More 
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Daily Dozen Doughnuts

One of my favorite things to do with my little guy is to take a trip downtown to Pike Place Market and end up at Daily Dozen Doughnuts. This is such a great little place to get a decadent little (literally) treat!  Read More 
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Santoro’s Books

If you’re looking for a great neighborhood bookstore, look no further than Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge. This independent book store has a great, friendly aura with a wonderful selection of new books and old favorites for all ages.  Read More 
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Hometown Holidays

I just spent a weekend in Portland, and everywhere I looked was a poster promoting the “buy local” message. It got me to thinking of all the shops in my neighborhood that I could buy from.  Read More 
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East Side Cupcake Shops for Your Sweet Tooth

From our content partner, Red Tricycle: If you live on the Eastside, it wasn’t long ago that a spontaneous cupcake run required driving over Lake Washington and back just to pop into your kid’s favorite bakeshop. But alongside doughnuts and froyo, Eastsiders now have easy access to oven-fresh cakelets in just about every color of …  Read More 
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Spend a Day in Columbia City

From our content partner, Red Tricycle: Ever have one of those days when you feel like you’ve done everything there is to do in your own ‘hood—nothing new in your local toy store, same old pepperoni at your local pizza place, not-quite-working-for-ya caffeine jolt at your neighborhood coffee shop?  Read More 
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The Wander Wrap

First things first, this is a post about a cool thing that will help you go out and do cool things in weather-challenged Seattle. So, speaking of which, the other day I was looking around for some cool things to write about and I came across a small story about the Wander Wrap. “What’s that” …  Read More 
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9 Yummy Local Specialty Shops for Thanksgiving

From our content partner, Red Tricycle: Every Thanksgiving, we’re thankful to live in Seattle, where terms like “artisan” and “local” are as common as “coffee” and “rain.” We’ve rounded up some of our city’s best independent markets and specialty shops that can help you create a bountiful holiday table that fits your family’s style.  Read More 
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Gamma Ray Games & RayGun Lounge

If you are a gamer or have a budding one in the fam, you might have heard about Gamma Ray Games and the RayGun Lounge in Capitol Hill. If you haven’t heard about this Mecca, here’s the deal: Gamma Ray Games is the place to go to buy, find or customize your very own board …  Read More