Lynnwood Lifestyles: 5 tips to save big on your weekly grocery bill

Grocery shopping is a stress factor, whether you’re shopping for yourself, or your family of six. Not only do you need to figure out what you’re going to make for the week to come, but also… how to stay at least somewhat healthy or full. That’s not even touching on the budgeting involved, which is…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Where and how to donate unwanted items in new year

Need to clean stuff out before the New Year? You’re not alone — the new year has always been defined by new beginnings. Letting go of the old to make room for the new.  That goes for habits, vices and, yes, material goods. Only this year, things are a little different. For as long as…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Budgeting apps for 2021

It’s almost the New Year, and if there’s anything nearly everyone needs, it’s a good, solid, pandemic-proof budgeting plan. Now, it’s rough out there — landing a job may not be possible. Keeping your job might not be possible. It’s not a fool-proof plan here, but if your goal is to see where your money…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Holiday cocktails made easy

Tis the season of cheer and cocktails — what else are we going to do while stuck indoors?  Just think of the cozy time you could have sitting by a fire, watching a holiday movie, tasty cocktail in hand. Maybe some warm blankets and socks, or a delicious snack on the side to warm right…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Easy holiday cookies

  It’s that time of year, when baking is just a regular part of everyday life. And with all this time at home, you bet we’re getting creative. For one thing, instead of buying bake-ready sugar cookies, or relying on a bunch of flour, we’re pulling out the lazy card and opting for cake mix,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Technology and electronics gift guide for 2020

Ooh it’s another holiday list! And just in time too, as all the sales are going strong. And here’s the kicker: Tech is one of the things you want to wait as long as possible to get before Christmas. Turns out, companies get antsy and drop prices more and more as time goes on. So,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Here’s your 2020 holiday movie watch list

Well it’s the end of the year and it looks like we’re not going anywhere for a while. The good news though, is that we get more time to lounge by the fire, watching movies in our cozy sweatpants. Is that so bad? Not at all! Now, it’s true — there’s no shortage of Christmas…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Easy, budget-friendly holiday decor

The holiday season is here! I would say it’s around the corner, but that would be a lie, since one step in any store will scream festive cheer at this point. But you know what that means — tons of effort to make things “cheery.” Gifts, celebrations, holiday coffee orders, sweets and treats, seasonal decor……

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Fun Thanksgiving-ready snacks for kids

Getting kids to eat healthy is a challenge, epecially during the holidays. How about offering them one of these super-festive Thanksgiving snacks? Apple Turkeys  You know what’s better than turkey? Turkey with cheese, apples, and nuts. That’s right, and it’s super simple. All you have to do is core an apple, slice it in half, and…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Have yourself a very merry COVID holiday

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year. Unbelievably so. If you’d have told anyone back in March that we’d be here now, planning for a socially distanced, mask-wearing holiday season, we’d all have laughed it off. But if there’s anything 2020 has taught us all, it’s that we’re more resilient than we give…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: 3 creative pumpkin carving ideas you won’t want to miss

It’s that time of year, with apple cider, spooky movies, Halloween, autumn leaves, and of course, pumpkins But if you’re stumped on what to carve this year, don’t worry. We have you covered. You won’t find these ideas online, and if you do, trust us — there’s a very unexpected twist here.  Are you ready…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Beauty hacks to up your game before 2021

Can you believe it’s already halfway through fall? And that the end of the year is technically just around the corner? We’re almost there, we just need to be a little stronger, both for ourselves and our loved ones. And in the meantime, there are a few things you can do to prepare and ensure…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Pumpkin recipes for fall

Fall is here and if somehow it doesn’t quite feel like it, trust us, you’re not alone. It’s a bit different this year, and the fact that stores are already prepping for Christmas really doesn’t help any. But with a little patience and creativity, you can transform your home into an autumn-smelling paradise, full of…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Easy fall drinks to make at home

Fall is here and with it comes the need for all things pumpkin.  But let’s be honest… As good as that new Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is, it can quickly become an expensive habit. Making that drink, and several other fall favorites doesn’t have to be that hard. In fact, it’s a sure-fire way to…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Stress-free tips for bringing autumn into your home

Feeling stressed out? You’re not alone. Combine work demands with lifestyle changes, and top it off with everything on the news, and you have yourself a pretty good cocktail of headache-inducing stress. The good news is, the change of seasons is here at our doorstep. Soon, it’ll be time to bust out that coat-and-boot combo…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: 5 tips to becoming a multitasking master

It might seem like there’s plenty of time to spare these days, but life doesn’t just grind to a halt. Despite quarantine, despite spending less time outdoors, you’re still having to work and find a way to socialize, at the very least.  But people planning Zoom birthdays, or weddings, or even traveling for work, are…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Healthy snack alternatives you’ll love

If you’re like most people, spending more time at home means you’re also spending more time in front of screens. And what do your TV, tablet, and phone have in common? They all tend to make us pretty hungry. Think about it: When you curl up on the couch for the night, settle in, get…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Looking for a new hobby? Here are three to try

It’s been almost six months since the COVID-19 lockdown was announced and we are now nearing the change of yet another season. Soon, we’ll be prepping jack-o-lanterns, the true mark of autumn.  Boredom has become a bit of a problem as of late. Six months stuck indoors with limited activities and very little social interaction…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Pet toys for bored cats and dogs

Quarantine is still going on and so far, there’s no sign of it going away anytime soon. The good news? Adjusting to our new reality is becoming easier day by day. And part of that adjustment is knowing how to resolve the basic problems we face as we spend more time indoors. The number one problem right…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Five online options for fashionable face masks

Like it or not, we’re going to be wearing face masks for a while. So, why not make the best of it? Just because we’re stuck covering our faces, it doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with it. Regardless of your style, there’s something exciting for everyone to try. There’s casual masks, fancy masks…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: ‘Must watch’ list of shows and movies

It’s no surprise we all have plenty of time to pick up new languages, learn new dances, pick up coding, and build elaborate backyard lounge areas these days… But not everyone wants to be productive all the time.  Let’s face it, after a hard day of working, the last thing you probably want to do…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cheap date night ideas

Lockdown is still in effect, which can only mean one thing: a serious lack of romance. Who can blame us? It’s hard to feel romantic with a face covered in mud masks, and a stomach full of takeout.  Sure, going out is an option, but it’s not always feasible. Between tight finances and a general…