Find Your Creative Passion in Crafting
Do you remember JOANN’s, the fabric and craft store that’s been around Washington State for years? JOANN’s is having a 25% off sale. Whether it’s Tie Dye and Reverse Bleach Shirts or making wreaths around the holidays, crafting is a whole lot of fun. Find your creative passion in crafting, introduce your kids to the art of tie-and -dye shirts.
Get the kids together and introduce them to the art of tie-and-dye with JOANN’s DIY tie-dye shirts. experiment with a variety of techniques like reverse tie-dye with color remover, fabric spray tie-dye, splatter tie-dye and many more.
Arts And Crafts, Mostly Free Stuff!
Making a wreath is as simple as stepping outside.
Start with a round ring with your choice of color, if they only come in gold or silver, buy a small can of spray paint, shiney or flat matte.
If you don’t have a glue gun, they’re fairly inexpensive at Arts & Craft stores. Do you have a holly tree in your yard? Maybe an evergreen tree, and most always during the winter season you have blown down branches, dried up flowers, twigs and pine cones.
While you’re at the Arts & Craft store, buy some colorful dried flowers to add your touch. You can start there by simply glueing your finds onto the ring. Only cover one side for a more elegant style.
Now that you’ve made your wreath, add some dainty twinkling lights and hang it on your front door, it will surely get you in the mood for the Holiday’s. Can you believe workshops charge you $35.00-$45.00 to teach this? You can also go online to get some ideas, in case you don’t have a holly tree or evergreen in your yard.
Visit Woodland Park Zoo-Wild Lanterns Until January 22,2023!
Discount tickets and Special Exhibits
Grab a nice cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the animals from all around the world in it’s new Wild Lanterns Fesitval.. This event occurs weekly, on Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. From Nov. 11,2022 through January 22,2023 4:00-9:00 pm. Explore a festival unlike any aother in the NW.
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Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is a 92 acre urban oasis visited by over 1 million people a year.The site dates back to the city’s early history. Over the decades, the park has undergone many changes. Read More (Title “About Woodland Park Zoo)”.
If you head down there, be sure to dress warm and bring snacks, the reviews are saying the price of parking and food are unrealistic and nothing to brag about, just a heads up.
FREE Woodland Park Rose Garden open every day!
Enjoy nearly 3000 roses representing over 200 different varieties, showcasing those that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2006, the Rose Garden has been pesticide fee. This benefits the Gorillas as they have become wuite fond of eating the “Roses”.
If you want to enjoy the blooming roses, visit from May-September. Peak seaseon for blooming roses is June-July. You can enjoy the architectural elements any time of year as well as learn more about rose care and sustainable gardening. The Garden is located at the south entrance, just outside gates at N. 50th st Fremont ave.N.
Popular Red Panda at the Zoo
Greater Seattle Events
Woodland Park Zoo (Red Panda)
Because of deforestation, increased agriculture and cattle grazing, and continued pressure from growing local populations, fewer than 10,000 Red pandas remain in the wild. Woodland Park Zoo supports the Red Panda Network, whose multi-prong approach aims to conserve this flagship species in Nepal.
Add Your Name to speak up for Pandas
99% of species protected under the endangered Species Act have survived and are on the path to recovery. They’re on the Endangered Species list.
Red Pandas share the name of giants pandas, but resemble a racoon. Studies suggest they’re closely related to skinks and weasels, but their cuter right? They make you want to cuddle them, but don’t forget, they have very sharp claws. After clicking below, it’ll take you to a page and a video, if you want to take action, click the take action button there, “all endangered species deserve a chance to survive“-Kristine
Argosy Cruises, enjoy Seattle from the water ANY time of year!
Sight seeing-Private Charters-Special Events, Deals & Combos, check out the New 2023 Calander!
Get double the sightseeing on their Locks Cruise! Venture beyond the waterfront and explore the surrounding 3 Seattle neighborhoods. January 2023– Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 6th through the 30th.
Or Book for Next Year ahead of time!
Northwest Traditon for Over 70 Years Argosy Christmas Ship Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The “Spirit of Seattle” the Official Christmas Ship, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. around 40. Choirs on board perform to guests aboard, to follow boats, and to communities gathered on shore.
The cruise lasts 1.5 hour taxying aroun the waterfront community. Online community choir, reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas, Full service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, also non-alcoholic beverages. To check out the drinks, click here.
What ever you choose, if you live in the Seattle area, bundle up and try to stay warm, it’s snowing tomorrow. Update, it has been snowing and a cold deep freeze, and more tomorrow thru Friday (12/21/22), so obviously you’ll be wearing your winter gear, have fun!
In This New Year Season 2023
Often times we need to remind ourselves that someone out there doesn’t have it as good as yourself. They could be suffering from hardship, pain and distress
We all get wrapped up in our own lives so much that we forget what someone else is going through. This is a NEW year to give thanks and remember how blessed we are, then pass those well wishes onto someone else as it may make their day.
This is My Wish to All of You
“I wish that this Year,you are blessed with good healthy, body and mind. Wishing you the goodness of happiness and wellness, and know that you’re loved”.
Happiness is Homemade
Speaking of Homemade!
Happy New Year 2023! More Free Stuff
Prep time 40 min /Total 3 hr 45 min /Servings 8
- 6cups sliced peeled apples
- 3cups sliced peeled fresh peaches or 1 can (29 oz) sliced peaches, drained
- 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3/4cup granulated sugar (You can cut the sugar in half)
- 1/2cup pie filling enhancer (thickener)
- 1tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2teaspoon salt
- 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1cup fresh or frozen (partially thawed) blueberries
- 1/2teaspoon vanilla
- 1cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4teaspoon salt
- 1/2cup unsalted butter, cold
- 1/2teaspoon milk
- Coarse sugar
- 1Heat oven to 400°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch deep dish glass pie plate. In large bowl, place apples and peaches. Add lemon juice; toss to coat.
- 2In medium bowl, mix 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the pie filling enhancer, cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples and peaches; toss to mix well. Gently stir in blueberries and vanilla. Spoon into crust-lined plate.
- 3In another medium bowl, place all crumb topping ingredients except milk and coarse sugar. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Sprinkle topping on pie; press down lightly.
- 4To make lattice top, cut second crust into 1/2-inch-wide strips with pastry cutter. Place half of the strips across filling in pie plate. Weave remaining strips with first strips to form lattice. Trim ends of strips even with edge of bottom crust. Fold trimmed edge of bottom crust over ends of strips, forming a high stand-up rim. Seal and flute. Brush lattice strips with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- 5Cover crust with sheet of foil to prevent excessive browning; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake 35 to 40 minutes longer or until top is golden brown. Cool at least 2 hours before serving.
Happy New Year 2023
I hope this helped you bring in the New Year, there’s nothing like funfilled events and attractions to get the family pumped up for new beginnings.
You’ve got Arts crafts, a trip to the zoo, the nutcracker and Argosy Cruise, well wishes made, New Year cheer and a Great Happy New Year!
Feel free to leave your questions or thoughts below in the comment section, I’d greatly appreciate it as your thoughts are important to me.
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Best Wishes, Sherry