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, …

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 …