Lynnwood Lifestyles: Interactive toys for cats

There’s a huge misconception about cats — that they really don’t care about humans. That they much rather eat, sleep, and lounge by themselves all day, every day.  And sure, many do. They can be rather apathetic, but they can also be rather sweet…even playful! If you’ve been looking for a way to encourage that…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: 4 cozy ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home

Sure, some things are opening up, but unless you have a reservation lined up, you’re likely already too late. On Valentine’s Day, couples tend to go all out. They’ll go out to eat, shop around, and reclaim some semblance of normal, pre-COVID life. But what if you actually want to stay home? What if you’re…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Organize your home in 30 days

Organizing an entire house or apartment is a daunting task. Depending on just how much stuff you have, it can prove to be a long, tedious endeavor.  However, with a little planning, everything gets easier — yes, even organizing your home.  If you’ve been looking for a piecemeal, step-by-step plan to organize your living space,…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Sticking to your health goals at home

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy? Apparently, you’re part of the 38% of people who make some kind of health-related resolution every year. Sadly, only about 8% actually achieve their goals, despite their good intentions. A huge part of that is a lack of overall motivation or planning. For example, if…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cleaning up for the new year

We made it. It’s now 2021, the start of a brand new year of opportunity.  With that, comes the chance to start fresh. So here’s our guide to cleaning out all the trash and making your home sparkle like it likely hasn’t since the start of last year. Streamlining daily essentials It doesn’t matter who…

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…