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Look Closely at 2015. What Do You See?

When you reflect on the highlights of your 2015, what do you see? This thought came to mind when I received this incredibly fun gift from my neighbor shown below. It’s the second Christmas she’s done this. Look closely.  At first … Continue reading

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7 Secrets I’ve Learned from my Seattle Neighbors

Whenever we attempt something new chances are we’ll learn something new.  In the last 12 months of my quest to thaw the Seattle Freeze in my own neighborhood I’ve learned a few ‘trade secrets’ other Seattleites may want to use to increase … Continue reading

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One thing can make all the difference this December

Like so many in Seattle, and across America for that matter, my Christmas shopping starts a little earlier every year. Perhaps it’s to mentally get ahead of the power curve, or perhaps it’s simply all the Christmas decorations that pop … Continue reading

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Why don’t more Seattleites get to know their neighbors?

This is a question that puzzles me more and more each day.  Last April, I declared war on the Seattle Freeze. I was really disturbed to hear over and over in various social circles that a lot of people who live here, … Continue reading

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The 4 Reasons Why I Highly Recommend Starting or Joining a Neighborhood Book Club

When it comes to thawing the Seattle Freeze, I can say without a doubt that nothing has created more meaningful connection for me in my neighborhood that my book club. I think the four big reasons why this is true … Continue reading

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A brief reminder of what it means to be neighborly

This week I was shown a wonderful reminder of what it means to be neighborly. I’ve mentioned before that two houses on my street recently sold and received new neighbors this summer. The most recent family moved in this past … Continue reading

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The CRAZY, AMAZING COINCIDENCE that happened at my first coffee klatch! Get your Kleenex ready…

On my continuing mission to challenge myself to be intentional about exploring the many ways Seattleites might open up their friendship circles, I decided to try my hand at organizing a neighborhood coffee klatch. I think there was one in … Continue reading

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One Inspiring “Night Out”

Last week I shared my celebration with you about taking the risk to organize a block party with just one week’s notice, the result of which was getting the opportunity to meet five neighbors I didn’t yet know. Along with several … Continue reading

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The 6 HAPPY GIFTS I received at my block party

Last April, I set a goal for myself to have one neighbor over for dinner, once a month for 12 months. And, not just any neighbors, but neighbors that I didn’t already know or know very well. Well, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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I BELIEVE The 12th MAN can MELT the Seattle Freeze!

“How cool would it be if, 30 years from now, we’re sitting with our kids and grandkids and telling them about how we did something extraordinary?” Seattle Seahawks Middle Linebacker Bobby Wagner This summer when my interview with Rachel Belle … Continue reading

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