Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 5:33pm. 4 Views, 0 Comments.
There are lots of wonderful things that make this time of year so special but I think decorating for Christmas with my family is one of my most favorite. We put on our favorite Christmas music and get to work bringing some Christmas Magic into the home as we put out Christmas decorations and put up our tree and the day is never complete without the scent of Christmas on the stovetop. Holiday Spice Potpourri simmering on the stove is one of the yummiest smells ever. If you’d like to give it a try here are a few Potpourri options to choose from.
1 Orange (sliced)
3 Cinnamon Sticks (broken in half)
1 Cup Fresh Cranberries
1-2 tsp Cloves (whole of ground)
1-2 tsp Nutmeg
Fill with water about an inch below the rim – you can also…
Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 6:21pm. 22 Views, 0 Comments.
If you and your family enjoy checking out the different Christmas Light displays during the holiday season, you may want to check out the Zoo Lights at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma and Fantasy Lights in Spanaway.
Zoo Lights is one of our family favorites every year. The zoo comes alive with more than a half-million lights and spectacular 3D animal light displays. You can ride a camel surrounded by dazzling lights or take a ride on the carousel…Be sure to bundle up!! Open everyday 5-9pm.
See below for the top 10 favorite fun Zoo Light activities at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.http://www.pdza.org/zoolightsfun/
Fantasy Lights, put on by Pierce County Parks and Recreation is the largest holiday drive- through display in the area. The 2…
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 3:29pm. 10 Views, 0 Comments.
Join Puyallup for another year of great family traditions and enjoy some time spent with friends and family! Mark your calendars for the FUN, Family Friendly events coming up in Puyallup.
To kick start your holiday season start with the Holiday Market this Saturday (December 6th) from 9:30 to 4pm in Pioneer Park. The market will offer unique holiday gift ideas, and feature festive holiday home décor and specialty food items. Following the Holiday Vendor Market is the Annual Lighted Santa Parade at 5pm. Bundle up, grab a hot cocoa and watch Santa as he rides thru Downtown Puyallup and Sumner, and lastly stick around for the lighting of the community Christmas tree. Downtown Puyallup is definitely the place to be this weekend. Don’t miss it!…
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 8:31am. 12 Views, 0 Comments.
How many of you have heard of Northwest Santa? Northwest Santa is the Santa that makes house calls for FREE. How cool is that? I just heard about this traveling St Nick and I am super excited about it. Northwest Santa is run and funded by volunteers and has been making personal visits in the Puget Sound since 2009. Santa will be making his stops on December 20th-24th in Puyallup, Orting, Sumne, Bonney Lake, and JBLM for children 10 and under OR with special needs of any age to a different set of zip codes. The first year they did this they were only able to visit 3 zip codes and this year they will be visiting 11 zip codes and JBLM. The number of homes they are able to stop at each night will depend on the number of volunteers they have.
Make Thanksgiving About Being Grateful For What You Have-Find Out How You Can Give Back To The Puyallup Community.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 3:25pm. 13 Views, 0 Comments.
As we enter into the busy holiday season, I’d like to encourage everyone to make this years Thanksgiving Holiday about giving thanks for all that you have, remembering those families around us that are not as fortunate and to find different ways to give what you can to help these families in need. It is so easy to get caught up with our busy lives and our own wants and needs, I am very guilty of this myself, but this year I’d like to show my children what the holiday season should really be about and what if feels like and what it looks like to give to others.
Ask around or go online, look around for opportunities to give back to the families in your community with your time and/or donations. If possible consider involving the whole family; maybe find…
Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 1:04pm. 40 Views, 0 Comments.
OH...I am so excited!! I know it is a little early to start talking about Christmas, BUT I just heard that the fundraising goal for the new North Pole at the Washington State Fairgrounds (The Puyallup Fair Grounds) has successfully been funded, so this year when you plan for your Santa photos you will no longer have to wait in those long, never ending lines. Instead you can call ahead and make reservations for your Santa pictures. It will be a whole new concept in the Puyallup area, thought up by Images and Events whom have been taking Santa pictures at the South Hill Mall for the last 6 years. The lines have gotten so long that they felt they haven’t been able to spend the quality time with each child that they want to. They have said that they want to…
Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 12:15pm. 21 Views, 0 Comments.
Does anyone else have more Halloween candy than you know what to do with? Luckily there is an easy way to get rid of it, make a few bucks while doing so and help the community and troops overseas. Molen Orthodontists is having their 10th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back! Check out their offices in Sumner , Auburn and Enumclaw today between 2:30am and 6:00pm. You can earn $2 for every pound of candy you bring and for an extra bonus you can receive $1 if you bring your child in costume and another $1 if you donate 2 canned foods. In addition you can enjoy FREE milk and cookies just for showing up. What a great deal! The candy gets donated to local charities, food banks and overseas to the troops. Remember that there is a 10lb max! They are trying to beat the…
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:21pm. 42 Views, 0 Comments.
There is still one more weekend before Halloween and more Halloween fun activities to look forward too. If you are looking for something spooktacular to do on this last weekend before Halloween, let me suggest heading down to Wild Waves Theme Park for a spooky good time. Wild Waves Theme Park is close, located in Federal Way, and has a ton of entertainment to offer for all ages. Admission into the Theme Park is $22.99 if you purchase tickets online and $27.99 at the gate. Tickets are a little pricey but there is a lot of entertainment included with the admission ticket. The Park is offering 2 Haunted Houses, one of them being 3 Dimensional and includes 3D glasses, There is amusement rides, BOOVILLE for the littles that are 12 and under, face painting, a…
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:48pm. 22 Views, 0 Comments.
If you haven’t picked up your pumpkins yet, there is still plenty of time. Check out the amazing Family Farms that Puyallup has to offer. Picha’s Farms and Spooner’s Farms have been in the Puyallup Valley growing quality produce and offering families fall farm fun for generations.
Picha Farms is close to home, not to big and very family friendly. At Picha your family can wander through the pumpkin patch or take a Hayride while enjoying a latte or a cup of Hot Apple Cider. Picha Farm also offers a 7 acre corn maze. Picha Farm prices are very affordable. $6 per person for the Corn Maze (3 and under Free) and $3 per person for the Hayrides (1 and under Free) The farm is open weekdays from 3-6pm and weekends from10am to 6pm.
Spooner Farms Harvest…
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:13pm. 27 Views, 0 Comments.
Time to say Bye Bye to Summer and Hello to Autumn. The smell of fall is in the air, the leaves are turning to beautiful shades of orange and yellow, the weather is getting cooler and it's time for hot apple cider and trips to the pumpkin patch. The city of Puyallup is offering so many fun-for-the-whole-family activies this fall. The Fall Fun starts this weekend in Puyallup’s backyard. Come on out Saturday, October 4th to Dacca Park from10:00am to 7:00pm for Fife’s Annual Harvest Festival. This event features FREE admission along with a lot of other FREE activities. Your kids will enjoy the kids zone, hay rides, hay mazes, arts and crafts and Live Entertainment including the Bubble Man, Glitterbug, Beep Beep and more…
Also on Saturday October 4th is…