Lifestyle 15 Islands You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required CHECK OUT #11! By Kelly Hickey Deal Expert, Chicago posted on December 21, 2015 on Stunning, shimmering sunsets across the water, the peaceful lullaby of waves crashing and the wind blowing, the feeling of truly being removed for your everyday life … yep, islands are pretty much the best. While it’s wonderful to get […]
Lifestyle Just Hanging Out This was taken by Diane from her home on Buck Mountain.
Lifestyle Sun in the Madronas taken by diane whitley
Lifestyle View from the Orcas Island Ferry This was taken by Deborah Hansen, a broker in our Windermere Real EState/Orcas Island office.
Lifestyle Providing Food for the Holidays and the Rest of the Year. It’s that time of year again when many of our Windermere offices are out in their communities helping to collect donations and raise money for their local area food banks. Many people rely on the food they get from food banks to feed their families. Not having the luxury to purchase their own food means […]
Lifestyle Dog Friendly Vacations Did you know that according to Sunset magazine.  Orcas Island is the number 1 dog friendly vacation spot on the west coast? Yeppers, it’s true! Top 22 dog-friendly vacations You can take your best pal with you on these getaways around the West Dog-friendly trips: Turtleback Mountain Preserve Photo by John Clark; written by […]
Lifestyle Halloween on Orcas Island One of the many reasons I love living on Orcas Island is Halloween. All the merchants in town decorate then pass out candy to all the little and big monsters! Fire pits are set up, hot apple cider is passed out, pumpkin carving and of course Trick or Treaters are everywhere. The costumes are inventive […]
Lifestyle Sunrise on Orcas Island This was taken by Bob Shipstad at his home on Orcas Island
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Lifestyle Why I Love Living On Orcas Island On Orcas Island, we LOVE parades. Any excuse, we are going to have a parade. The entire community comes out and supports them. Yesterday was Homecoming, which is a big deal just about anywhere, but for a small community like ours, it’s huge. The parade started at the high school down Prune Alley, right on […]
Buying Do you welcome a new home with any of these traditions or superstitions? Written by Anne Reagan for October 20, 2015 It can be very stressful to find a new home, pack up belongings and coordinate a move to a new location. Despite the stress of a move, many of us take the time to ensure that our new home is ready for our family. Maybe you’ve […]
Lifestyle 7 Helpful Back to School Organization Ideas Posted in by This article originally appeared on Written by Mady Dahlstrom Skip the stress of staying organized this school year with these helpful DIYs! The new school year is almost here! Worried about your home staying in tip-top shape during busy school days? Make the back to school transition a breeze by keeping your family and your home […]
Lifestyle Home Offices This Room is Becoming a Must-Have Home Feature It’s easy to work in any room of a house with today’s mobile technology. But according to designers and home builders, the home office is becoming one of a home’s must-have features, states Amy Hoak, personal finance editor for The home office is growing in importance […]