Autumn, ready or not!

| October 3rd, 2016 | 3 Comments »

rsz_pumpkins-1432736_1280Fall is notoriously a busy time for everyone. New school year, new routine, new weather, new holidays on the horizon… it’s bound to make you feel stressed. Say goodbye to those long, lazy dog days of summer—it’s time to hit the ground running!  Back by popular demand is a Cara in the House Top 10 list featuring the best ways to survive October.

Summer lovin’ in Kirkland

| June 22nd, 2016 | 2 Comments »

No more pencils, no more books – and especially true in my family: no more teachers’ dirty looks!  School’s out for summer! Thanks Alice Cooper. I certainly felt your excitement on that last day of school, but now that we are in the early days of 60, how will we ever fill the long days and nights?

Clean it up! Recycling and hazardous waste events offered.

| May 6th, 2016 | No Comments »

rsz_erecycle_imageGot clutter? Whether it is an old printer, old chemicals or old fluorescent light bulbs, these events will help you dispose of them: free appliance & electronics recycling, and hazardous waste disposal in May and beyond.

Share the Love!

| April 12th, 2016 | 10 Comments »

rsz_20160322_103933Recently it occurred to me that I have the power to make a difference. Don’t we all? But I wanted to do something that was recurring and not just a one-time thing. So, starting in 2016 I made the decision to stop sending thousands and thousands of neighborhood postcards each quarter and instead channel funds to charity. Thus began the “Share the Love “ campaign.

Your favorite Kirkland bag lady

| February 23rd, 2016 | 10 Comments »

rsz_dsc_0621Dearest Kirkland: You may not know it but I’m probably your biggest fan. I love your beaches, your quaint stores, your cottages and your multi-million dollar estates. I love that most of my memories took place here, like the time my friend Michelle and I tried to sneak into Park Place theater to see a rated R movie (Pretty Woman) but got caught and had to see a PG flick instead (The Hunt for Red October). I still get a little mad whenever I see Sean Connery.