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South Sound Holiday Gift Guide – Updated 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every holiday season, I love to shop local! It’s a wonderful time to support your local small business’ while giving to loved ones. And this year, I can’t express how important it is to shop small and local! There are so many great gift ideas that are …

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Free & Cheap Activities for Babies & Toddlers in Pierce County

Updated last: 9/14/2021 Fun isn’t just for the older kids! Babies and toddlers can have it too! There are quite a few free or cheap activities for babies and toddlers in the Pierce County area. Story time, open gym, play to learn were all activities I really enjoyed taking Mason to when he was younger. …

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Pierce County Birthday Party Locations for Kids & Teens

If you are local to the Pierce County area, we actually have quite a few locations for birthday parties, both outdoor and indoor. There’s places for all ages and a few for the younger children only. Birthday’s are so magical for children, and they only have so many magical ones. I love planning my children’s …

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Haunted Locations & Attractions in Washington

*Updated 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic some of the locations may be temporarily closed and sadly I noticed some places have closed permanently. So, be sure to check their website or contact them to find out. And be sure to read what their policies are! Washington state has so many fascinating haunted locations and …

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Where to watch Fireworks in Pierce County this year!

Updated For 2021 Fourth of July will look different this year, but hopefully we can all celebrate one way or another. With many firework shows and festivals being cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. That doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate the day! We’ll be doing what we normally do minus going to Steilacoom’s 4th …

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Public Areas to Play in the Water Near Pierce County

Last updated: June 29, 2021 The Pacific Northwest is so beautiful during the summer, but it can get hot and a lot of home’s here in Pierce County don’t have central air conditioning. If you don’t purchase a inflatable pool at the beginning of the season you’re usually out of luck. On top of that …

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My Urban Garden – Spring Edition

The garden is my happy place! I can’t get enough of the sights, smells, sounds, and taste. It’s wonderful to watch everything grow and blossom, all the beautiful colors of mother nature, birds and pollinators are all so beautiful. The scents of flowers and the food your growing – the mint plant smells amazing and …

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Pierce County Family Friendly Summer Fun 2021

Last updated: 7/1/21 and will continue updating as more dates become available. Take note that a lot of events have registration requirements.  Every summer I make a list of all the family friendly events I think my family would enjoy. Having a list down makes it easy to plan your calendar, or if you’re trying …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Shopping At Farmers Markets

If you’re unfamiliar with what a farmers market is, it’s a physical retail marketplace that’s intended to sell foods directly from farmers to consumers. It may be indoors or outdoors, where farmers and artisans rent a booth, table or stand and sell their product. You may also find food trucks, live music, and other events. …

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Weekly Schedule For Pierce County Farmers Markets

It’s spring in the Pacific Northwest, which means our local farmers markets will begin opening. My family and I love farmers markets; we get to support local, promote sustainability, purchase healthy foods and products, have lunch from the tasty food trucks. I’d truly go just for the wonderful atmosphere! There are so many reasons to …

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