A small local nonprofit animal rescue has enhanced the community with a new resource for the abused and neglected animals of Thurston County. Saving the lives of abused and neglected pets with compassion, love, and tireless dedication, and helping these pets become adoptable. You won’t find cement floors with kennels, only homes opened up by generous volunteers who share in the vision. From acute injury and abandonment, to rehabilitation and ultimately rehoming, Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue is changing animals’ lives, and families, one at a time.
Volunteer driven and funded solely …

The Northwest is already one of the most beautiful places to live and it is an inspiration to all who live here. It’s pretty hard to compare with the natural beauty that is found in our state with its majestic mountains, lush evergreen forests and countless rivers, lakes, streams and waterfalls. We really could never replicate that beauty but we can be inspired by it. In fact, most people live in the Northwest because of the beauty and joy that it brings to daily life. Otherwise, why would we be …

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open” encouraged former India’s Prime Minister Nehru. No one is more ready to tackle the wonders of the world than children on summer vacation.
Since the beginning, Sequoia’s Treehouse has focused on nature, play, and community. Play based curriculum and spending lots of time outdoors teach children through interactive, exploratory, hands on methods. After opening 1 ½ years …

 That is a question that I am asked frequently. It is one of the hardest questions to answer. Without more information it’s about calling your favorite car dealer and asking them how much a new vehicle will cost you, without clarifying that you’re looking for a truck with all the options or a new sub-compact economy car. Like a new vehicle, there are countless variables and options in almost every remodel or home renovation project and each one of them have a dollar sign next to it.
The first thing you …

 
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, …