Cupcakes were not always my passion. I actually didn’t bake anything from scratch until 5 ½ years ago! When I became a stay-at-home mom after giving birth to my second son, I baked cupcakes for the first time because I was hosting a family gathering. They were chocolate milkshake cupcakes like the Wendy’s Frosty. My family devoured them, and so did I! They were moist, flavorful and decadent. After that, I wanted to make more fun flavors.
Next I baked a Root Beer Float cupcake, …

2016 comes to a close and the New Year approaches, it’s time once again to prepare for filing your annual income tax return. Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights?
1. The Right to be Informed!
Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with the tax laws. They are entitled to clear explanations of the laws and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, notices, and correspondence. You, as the taxpayer, have the right to be informed of …

We certainly enjoyed one of the most beautiful summers I can remember, but now Winter storms are right around the corner. This time of year, Mother Nature can be very unpredictable and at times very destructive to your home.  You might find yourself abruptly woken from the sound of a tree striking your home, wind tearing off your roof shingles, or maybe a busted pipe spraying water everywhere. There are many things that can happen during inclement weather. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the aftermath can save …

Zipline for a living…sounds pretty great, right? We think so. Who wouldn’t want to fly through the air on a zip line or soak in the gorgeous views of Mt St. Helen’s, Silver Lake, sunsets and lush forests in this gorgeous NW setting? But that’s not even the best part. The very best perk is the patrons! We’ve met so many great people from all over the world. Here are some memorable stories about a few of our favorites (names have been changed for privacy):
CITY FOLK A group of 5 …

Who doesn’t have clutter? Most of us have a degree of clutter, some more than most. Some ignore it but many are frustrated with the mess but just can’t find a way to deal with it.

Why Do People Have Clutter?
 
Work – Many hours of the day are devoted to a full-time job leaving little time to deal with putting away things at home.
 
Kids – This is two-fold. Taking caring of them leaves little time for anything else and kids themselves can create mounds of clutter in a matter of …