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Puyallup Happenings May15th to 21st

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It’s a new week in Puyallup WA, which means new activities and events are taking place in the community. We hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to celebrate your mother and the different mother figures in your life! Take a moment to read through what you could be a part of or get involved in within the Puyallup community this week. The Washington State Fair is hosting a couple of great events his week. Happy Monday and we hope you make it a great week!

“What Rainier Has In Store”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May is National Volcano Awareness Month. The Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources Center has collaborated with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management and the U.S. Geological Survey to help residents in the Valley understand the dynamics of an event on the mountain and what residents need to do to prepare. This event is taking place at the Puyallup Activity Center from 6.30-7.30pm, it is Free, and no RSVP is required.

Public Reception for South Hill Artists at City Gallery in Puyallup

Ron Snowden Beach Birds Best of show

On Thursday, May 18th, the city of Puyallup will host a reception for South Hill Artists, a group whose work is currently featured in the “City Gallery” at City Hall. This event will take place from 5.30pm-7pm South Hill Artists (SHA) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 to support local artists and promote arts appreciation. Its more than 80 members include painters, crafters, woodcarvers and photographers. SHA offers workshops, demonstrations, and programs which educate both established and budding artists, helping them improve their craft.

 Bike to Work Day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Celebrate National Bike-to-work Day by riding your bike to work!

Celebrate Historic Puyallup

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

May is National Historic Preservation Month. There will be a variety of activities going on: -Photos of historic buildings along Meridian, from Stewart to City Hall (wear your walking shoes!) -Lists of historic structures for you to view -Children’s activities (historic era clothes to try on, drawings to color) -Self-guided walking and biking tours of historic sites Sponsored by: The Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Mansion, Puyallup Main Street Association, Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, and City of Puyallup Planning Department.

Puyallup Farmer’s Market

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

WA State Fair Events

The Wallup in Puyallup is back to the Blue Parking lot May 19 – 21 featuring over 1,200 pre-owned and new cars and trucks, all makes and models. All vehicles are reduced in price for this special three-day event. Free admission and free parking! Check out the inventory at ww.puyallupcars.comHours: Noon – 9pm on Friday, 9am – 9pm on Saturday, 10am – 7pm on Sunday
Location: Blue Parking Lot
Admission: FREE

The Springfree Trampoline NW Kids Fair is a family-friendly kid-focused event with entertainment, vendor booths, concessions, mascots and characters for photos and activities for the entire family. Powered by Lexus of Tacoma.
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Location: Agriplex – Enter at Green Gate
Admission: Adults: $5, Kids (3- 12): $3, 2 and under FREE

Other Activities

puyallup library

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for? They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight.

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case).  The sunny summer days are not too far away!That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Mother’s Day Ideas 2017

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It’s a new week in the city of Puyallup; we hope you’re all preparing something special for your mother this week because this Sunday is Mother’s day! Whether you are on a tight budget or want to splurge for your mom, we hope these ideas and activities make this Mother’s Day extra special and memorable!

Mother’s Day Tea at the Meeker Mansion

Book a reservation for a Mother’s Day tea today (limited space available). Time options are 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 13th or Sunday, May 14th.

British Bites

Take your mom to an English Tea Party! British Bites in downtown Puyallup is hosting The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party. Don’t be late for this very important date to celebrate Mum!

Windmill Bistro

The Windmill Bistro is a great place to take your mother for breakfast or lunch! With a beautiful setting, delicious food, and a cozy feel, you can treat you mom to a wonderful experience at the Bistro! Make sure to call and get a reservation! (253) 826-7897

Breakfast at Home 

Sometimes there is nothing better than a homemade breakfast as a special way to tell someone how much they mean to you. Get the pancakes on the griddle, make some fresh squeezed orange juice, and put some fresh flowers out on the table! For all your mom has done for you, she will appreciate the effort you put into making this a special day for her.

Write Your Mom a Letter/Note

A hand-written note to your mom is a heartfelt way to express your gratitude and thanks. Hand-written notes are not as common as they use to be, and there is something special about taking the time to write a note to your mom. If you are not great at expressing your feelings, a hand-written note might be for you!

Gift Ideas 
Photos make a great gift because they take us back to a different time or a certain memory. Do you have a favorite photo of you and your mom together or a family photo that she would love to have in her home? If you take a memorable photo and take it to get framed, this can make a very special gift. Puyallup has several great florists that can make beautiful arrangements for your mom! If you make it to the Puyallup Farmers Market on Saturday, they also have beautiful bouquets that make great gifts. Hanging baskets are also a great alternative for a bouquet of flowers; baskets tend to last longer and make a great spring seasonal gift! If your mom enjoys being pampered, she might enjoy a day at the spa! Check out Salon Espace or Hand and Stone Spa. Sunrise Village in Puyallup is also hosting a wine and paint night or spoil your mom with a Fitbit from AT&T. Check out the Sunrise Village website here.

What To Do In Puyallup (May 1-7)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We said goodbye to April over the weekend and now we are ushering in the first week of May. The Washington State Spring Fair is over. The weather forecast calls for some warmer temperatures this week. I wouldn’t complain if we got a few more rays of sunshine this week, would you? Make sure you get outside and spend time in the warmer weather. You won’t regret it, and who knows how long it will last. Whatever is ahead of you this week, we hope you take the time to get out in the community and check out some local events.

Washington State Fair Events

Puyallup RV Show May 4-7

The Puyallup RV Show with Featured Manufactured Housing has something for every leisure need. From a tent trailer to a vacation home on the lake and everything in between, you will find it at the Puyallup RV Show.

ANITA GOODESIGN’S ANNUAL EMBROIDERY PARTY

No matter your skill level, you will absolutely enjoy this fun-filled team sewing event! You will learn the latest techniques in embroidery and get a sneak peek at Anita Goodesign’s upcoming releases.

Changing Aging Tour with Dr. Bill Thomas

Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Changing Aging Tour is a modern day American Chautauqua barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities a new understanding of aging. Featuring two theater performances: “Disruptive Dementia” in the afternoon and evening performance of “Life’s Most Dangerous Game.” The Puyallup Area Aging in Community Committee invites you to join us Tuesday, May 2 at Pierce College in Puyallup to experience a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging, in celebration of Older American’s Month and Puyallup’s Age-friendly initiative, part of the World Health Organization (WHO) global network. Click here for ticket information.

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

It’s a busy week at Waston’s Green House in Puyallup!

Watson’s Night Out: May 4th, 2017  The 8th Annual Watson’s Night Out: A private event benefitting Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community just in time for Mother’s Day. Join us for sips and apps.  Tickets are $25 attendees receive 30% off one item the night of the event. For tickets call the Foundation at (253) 284-7538

Spring Containers Seminar: May 6th, 10-11am–Join Maria to learn how to design and put together your own beautiful spring containers with different combinations of annuals and perennials!

Anna’s Hosta Seminar: May 6th, 11am-12pm You can’t get more perfection in one plant than with a hosta; or at least that’s what Perennial Buyer Anna Herbel believes. Join her for a talk about all things hosta and learn about basic care as well as some unusual ways to use these versatile plants!

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for?  They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot today! Even if you are not artistically inclined, the instructors are very helpful and will walk you through your painting.

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case). If you are looking for a challenging outdoor workout, check out the Jim Martinson Trail at Wildwood park.

Spring Clean-Up Services (Extra Garbage and Yard Waste; Recycle Major Appliances)

Puyallup utility customers may leave up to three extra bags of garbage for curbside pickup on their regular garbage pickup day the week of May 1st. The garbage must be in covered cans or garbage bags and should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Tires will not be accepted. Customers may also leave up to three extra containers of yard waste at the curb on their regularly scheduled yard waste service day the week of May 1st. Use garbage cans or bio-degradable lawn waste bags. Containers should not exceed 40 pounds and should be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. This is also the time when customers can recycle one major appliance at no charge. Secure the doors of the appliance and leave it at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, May 1st. Appliances eligible for recycling are: Refrigerator, freezer, stove/range, furnace, dryer, hot water tank, washer, dishwasher, trash compactor.

Puyallup Pups & Purrs Pet Adoption Event 

Sunday, May 7th, 12pm-3pm Hosted by Puyallup Animal Rescue In Partnership with PetSmart Charities

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are going on in town.  Follow us on Twitter or follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (April 24-30)

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Welcome to a new week Puyallup! April showers bring May flowers. It has been a very rainy last couple of months, and as April comes to an end I’m sure many of you are looking forward to sunnier days. It’s the time of the year where tulip farms are filled with rows of colorful flowers, the pink cherry blossoms have graced our streets, and we start to see just a little bit of the sun between rain showers. We hope that you made it to the Washington State Spring Fair and had a memorable time. There are several events in Puyallup this week that you won’t want to miss. Check out the community happenings this week below!

Washington State Fair

The Great Junk Hunt

Hours: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate
Admission: Friday Night Early Buying – $20 (good for both days) Tickets purchased online in advance will get you in at 5:30 pm! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($20) at 6 pm.
Website: www.thegreatjunkhunt.com

Yes, this is one of the ORIGINAL FUNKY JUNK SISTERS’ MARKETS! The ones all the magazines talk about! The Great Junk Hunt is a gathering of hand-picked vendors selling their best junkin’ goods. Lots of vendors, more junk, and more fun await the keen-eyed junker. If you spend your days on Pinterest or Etsy, this is an event you will not want to miss! Creative and crafty people unite at this fun-filled event.

Farmers Market

The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is a popular community event. With fresh produce, flowers, yummy bakery treats, and a plethora of different vendors, the market is a great place to spend a Saturday morning or afternoon. Support your local small business and community members. A little rain doesn’t keep people away, but make sure to grab your umbrella. The market is a very family friendly event (bring your furry friends along too, dogs love the market!) The market is on Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Pinot’s Pallete

Paint your worries away at Pinot’s Pallete. For an evening filled with art, food, drinks, and some good friends, what more could you ask for?  They have several weeknight and weekend events with different options to pick from! Reserve your spot tonight.

Watson’s Green House

Rhody and Azalea Seminar

Saturday, April 29th 10am-11am

Join Tanya for a Q& A on rhodys and azaleas, care instructions, and varieties that will work well in any landscape.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to lakes and streams, Puyallup parks have you covered. The weather is supposed to clear up this weekend so get out there and enjoy mother nature (but bring your rain boots/jackets just in case).

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town.  Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

 

 

 

Washington State Spring Fair 2017

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It’s that time of the year again! The Spring Fair is only a few days away! Pretty soon the Puyallup Valley will have the aroma of mixed fair foods that will draw you through the gates and take you on a fun-filled Spring Fair experience. What will your first food stop be? An elephant ear, cotton candy, scones, or krusty pup? Spending time with family, friends, and loved ones at the fair is a fantastic way to make memories. There is truly something for all ages to enjoy! Read on to find out what events, rides, food, and activities will be at the fair! There is so much to do, and so little time, we hope you squeeze in everything you want to see and do to maximize your fun! The Spring Fair is running from April 20th-23rd, so make sure you don’t miss it!

HOURS
Thu: 2pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm

GATE ADMISSION
Pre-Fair Price (available online through 4/19/17)
Adults – $10
Students (ages 6 – 18) – $8

Regular Price
Adults – $12
Students (ages 6 – 18) – $10

For the best deals on ticket prices, get them before April 20th! Speaking of deals, the Fair does a great job of giving special deals on rides, food, and other activities. Click here to find great deals and save some money! Spring Fair gate admission is FREE for active, retired and reserve military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans with a valid military ID all day on Friday, April 21, 2017. Show ID at gate turnstile.

Attractions

The Spring Fair is hosting a variety of attractions this year. Check out the Farm Animals at Fun on the Farm or be dazzled at the Spring Fair Laser show. The attractions offer a wide variety of entertainment, and you are sure to find one that will entertain your specific tastes. Click here to explore all the different attractions and make it to the one that you are most excited for!

Motorsport Mayhem

It’s Motorsport Mayhem all weekend long at the Washington State Spring Fair. Tricked out monster trucks and smashing cars collide for an action-packed event you won’t want to miss! Check out the different events Motorsport Mayhem will be hosting! These include the Monster Truck Show, Slamfest Demolition Derby, Monster Truck Rides, and Motorsport Mayhem Pit Parties! If you are ready to see a little mud on some tires, this is the event for you!

Animals

One of my favorite parts of the fair is seeing all the different animals! It’s so fun to see so many different kinds of animals in one place. Come check out all the different furry and friendly animals at the fair! The llamas, miniature horses, and pigs never disappoint! What is your favorite animal to visit at the fair? It’s great to learn about agricultural animals and talk with those who take care of them! There is a lot to be learned!

Free Music and Entertainment 

The Spring Fair hosts some terrific free music and entertainment events! From Celtic musicians, magicians, and trick shows, you will sure to be amazed by the talent at these events! For a full list of free music and entertainment, click here.

Kids Fun 

There is plenty to keep your kids entertained and having fun at the fair! Check out the different events. Face painting, a STEM showcase, and racing pigs are just a few of the events that your kids are sure to love! You don’t have to break the bank for a fun day out with the family, many of the kids fun activities are free.

Food

Fair scones

BBQ, hearty brats, roasted corn, onion burgers or farm-fresh salads, ice cream, crepes, funnel cake, caramels apples, fudge, cotton candy…are you hungry yet? The smell of fair food is one that brings back nostalgic memories and keeps us coming back for more every year.

Rides

Enjoy many of your favorite rides like the Wild Cat, Giant Slide, C.P. Huntington Train, Extreme Scream, Classic Coaster, Antique Merry-Go-Round and much more. With 43 rides to choose from, there’s something for all ages and adventure levels.

Shopping

Shoppers Unite at the Spring Fair to check out over 300 different vendors all in one convenient location! If you want to shop efficiently, the fairgrounds offer great deals and items to pick from!

Social Media

If you’re a social media lover, check out all the documentation from the 2016 Spring Fair here. It’s sure to get you excited for the fair this year! Check out some of these artsy Instagram pictures that fair goers captured.

You don’t want to miss the Spring Fair! Remember, get your tickets before the 19th for discounted prices! People are drawn to the fair for many different reasons, and whatever yours is, we hope that it is a fun-filled time! The countdown to the fair is on! See you there!

 

Puyallup Events (April 10-16)

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It’s a new week in the City of Puyallup! We hope you had a great weekend packed with fun. Did you make it to the Daffodil Parade downtown? Were you supporting a student marching in the bands, enjoy all the different floats, or see the daffodil court? The parade is a community staple and this year’s parade was wonderful. Who is excited for the Spring Fair? We are! Keep any eye out for information regarding the Spring Fair! I’m sure this is a busy week for many of you with many schools starting spring break and Easter this Sunday! Whatever is in the week ahead, we hope you make it a great one! Keep reading to find out what events are happening in the community!

South Hill Mall Events

Easter Bunny Photos

April 1st-15th, Target Court

Easter Bunny Set Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

Package Pricing

Starts at $27.99 (before tax) and includes 1-5×7, 3-4×6, 4-wallets and a digital copy, which customers can print anywhere. Digital copies are available 24 hours after photo session.

Easter Bash

Saturday, April 15th, 12pm-3pm, Mallwide

Easter Bash is back! Come to South Hill Mall for some FREE Easter fun! Egg Hunts, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways and more!

Cascade Regional Blood Drive

Saturday, April 15th 10am-2pm

Cascade Regional is back with their quarterly Blood Drive!

Find the Cascade Regional Bus near Applebee’s in the South Hill Mall parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm.

Puyallup Farmers Market

The Puyallup Farmers Market is back up for the season beginning this Saturday, April 15th. Check out all the market has to offer in the Pavillion Park from 9am-2pm. The market is a great place to grab some food, pick up fresh produce, flowers, and some fantastic homemade items. Bring your dog, the kids, strollers, and support this community event!

Puyallup Library 

The Puyallup Public Library is hosting some great events this week! It’s also National Library week in case you didn’t know. We are lucky to live in a community with not only a beautiful library, but great services, staff, and events. Head down to the library and get lost in a good book.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this week’s weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different park offers a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to a little bit of water, Puyallup parks have you covered.

That’s all for Puyallup Events this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (April 3-9)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events!  In the coming weeks, the Spring Fair will open and the Farmer’s Market will be up and running again. Visit us to learn more about these upcoming activities.

The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Daffodil Paradise.”

Traveling through the four cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting, the Parade consists of over 180 entries, including floats, bands, marching, and mounted units. Linking one generation to another in tradition, floats are decorated with thousands of fresh-cut daffodils, just like the daffodil flowers that grew in the Puyallup Valley since over 80 years ago.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Parade Start Times:
Tacoma – 10:15 AM
Puyallup – 12:45 PM
Sumner – 2:30 PM
Orting – 5:00 PM

Arbor Day Planting Event

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Volunteer to help plant trees at Dead Man’s Pond Open Space site this Arbor Day, on April 8th. Planting will occur rain or shine. Bring gloves and wear clothes to get dirty in –tools will be provided. Meet in the parking area at 9 am.

Pinot’s Palette 
Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the night at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

WA State Fair 

The nation’s largest off-road show! You can expect to see custom trucks and Jeeps, product demonstrations, factory-direct pricing, manufacturer reps on hand, installation discounts, hourly giveaways, $100,000 + of on-site inventory, and more!

Hours: Saturday, 10am – 4pm & Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: FREE
Website: http://www.4wheelparts.com/info/puyallup-truck-jeep-fest.aspx

South Hill Mall

Easter Bunny Photos

April 1st-15th, Target Court

Easter Bunny Set Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

Package Pricing

Easter Packages start at $19.99 (before tax). This package includes 1-5×7 photo and no digital copies.
The next package is $27.99 (before tax) and includes 1-5×7, 3-4×6, 4-wallets and a digital copy, which customers can print anywhere. Digital copies are available 24 hours after photo session

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

That’s all for PuyallupEvents this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events (March 27-April 2)

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Welcome to a new week City of Puyallup! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead. We are reaching the end of March, and April will be here within the next week. Spring is officially in swing, can you feel the temperatures rising out there? I know many people are excited to see some nicer weather as we head into April. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events! As always, the Washington State Fair is hosting a variety of events; the South Hill Mall is ushering in Spring with a display of seasonal trends and an opportunity to get pictures with the Easter Bunny, and you can channel your inner artist at Pinot’s Palette. Spring is a great time in the Puyallup community. In the coming weeks, the Spring Fair will open, the Farmer’s Market will be up and running again, and the annual Daffodil Parade will take place. Visit us to learn more about these upcoming activities.

Washington State Fair Events Guide Make sure you read our Fair Guide to learn everything about the Washington State Fair.

Just Between Friends Sale

Just Between Friends is the premier children’s and maternity consignment sale event featuring clothing (infant – teen sizes), toys, furniture, play equipment, baby gear, books, shoes, and more at 50% – 90% off retail prices. Volunteers, consignors, military, first-time-parents, and foster/adoptive families can shop early.

Hours: Thu, Noon-8pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 8am-2pm
Location: Pavilion – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Thu-Fri – $2, Sat – $1, Sunday – FREE
Event Contact: Allison Stephens
Phone: (253) 778-6885

Gem Faire

Gem Faire is one of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. Gem Faire vendors offer quality merchandise at manufacturers’ prices. You’ll discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold and silver, tools, jewelry supplies, and boxes all under one roof! Gem Faire dealers are direct importers, wholesalers, and manufacturers, so you are buying from the source! Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. There will also be jewelry repair while you shop and hourly door prizes!

Hours: Fri, Noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Weekend Pass – $7, Kids Ages 12 and under – FREE
Phone: 503-252-8300

NORTHWEST RODARAMA – ROD & CUSTOM SHOW

The indoor car show is featuring 200 + customs, rods, imports, trucks, and motorcycles. Cars are selected from all over the Northwest!

Sponsored by: Sunset Auto Family O’Reily Auto Parts The Vintage Vehicle Show Award Service, Inc. Arrow Lumber The Triple X KZOK Radio

Hours: Sat, 9am – 9pm; Sun, 9am – 5pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: Adults – $16, Kids 12 & under – free w/ paid adult, Military w/ ID – $13, Seniors (ages 62+) & Students (ages 13-16) -$14

South Hill Mall

Spring Fashion Show

Saturday, April 1st, 1 pm

See the hottest Spring 2017 trends strut down the runway featuring South Hill Mall stores!

Easter Bunny Hops into the South Hill Mall

Saturday, April 1st 11 am

Help us welcome our pal, the Easter Bunny, back to the South Hill Mall! Join us in Center Court for a fabulous Family Magic Show featuring the guest of honor!

Pinot’s Palette

Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the night at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather/Parks

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks! Puyallup Parks are a great place to visit in the spring. Each different parks offer a different vibe and atmosphere. From family-friendly, to exercise, to biking, to covered in trees, to a little bit of water, Puyallup parks have you covered.

That’s all for PuyallupEvents this week! We hope you make it a terrific week. Check in with us next week to see what new events are coming to town. Make sure you notice those Cherry Blossom trees blooming, they make Puyallup beautiful this time of year! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com

Puyallup Events & Activities (March 20th-26th 2017)

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Welcome to the first official day of Spring!  We are going to see cherry blossoms bloom, and our famous daffodils pop up pretty soon! It’s a beautiful time of year in Washington, but especially in Puyallup. We hope that you had a terrific weekend and made the most of the sunshine. It looks like we are going to be seeing some rain clouds this week. Take a moment to read below and check out the different events happening in Puyallup this week. You are sure to find something for the family, a fun date night, or an evening with the girls. Puyallup is a great city to live in because of the range of activities. Get ready to fill your calendar with some fun events! The Washington State Fair, South Hill Mall, Sunrise Village, Downtown Library, and Watson’s Greenhouse are hosting a range of events you are sure to enjoy.

Washington State Fair Events

55TH ANNUAL PUYALLUP ROTARY CRAB FEED & OYSTER DINNER

Benefitting Youth Advocacy in the Puyallup School District. Includes ALL YOU CAN EAT Dungeness Crab, Clam Chowder, Oyster Stew, Potato Soup, Mac and Cheese from HG Bistro, Caeser Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad and Hot Dogs!  Also featuring Live Music, RAFFLE PRIZES, Silent Auction and lots more!

Hours: Doors open at 5 pm, food served at 6 pm
Location: Pavilion 1st Floor – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: Seating is limited. Adults – $40; Seniors 70+ or Non-seafood – $30; Kids under 15 – $15
Websitehttp://www.puyalluprotary.org

EXOTIC BIRD MART & ANIMAL EXPO

Exotic Bird Mart welcomes bird lovers, vendors, breeders, clubs, veterinarians, rescues & avian specialists! Tons of shopping, networking opportunities and new friends by the flock.

Hours: 9am-3pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: $10, Children 5-10 years $5, Cash only at the gate
Contact: 916-882-9486
Email: info@exoticbirdmart.com
Website: http://www.exoticbirdmart.com

CLAN GORDON PIPE BAND 54TH ANNUAL TARTAN BALL

Come downtown for Semi-formal dance, Scottish pipe band, and Highland dancers. Get ready for an evening of music and fun!

Hours: Starts at 7:30 pm
Location: Pavilion 2nd floor – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: $25
Contact: Stacey Bradley
Phone: 206-459-5479
Email: aGordon4me@comcast.net
Website: http://www.cgpb.org

Pinot’s Pallette

Have a fun night out with the girls! Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

South Hill Mall

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Spring Fashion Show Model Search

Saturday, March 25th, 10:30am-2pm

Model Search for Spring Fashion Show on April 1st, 2017.

Have you ever wanted to be a model?! NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Join us in Macy’s Court on Saturday, March 25th for our 2017 Spring Fashion Show Model Search* and Workshop**!!!

Workshop: 10:30am-12pm, $20
Model Search Registration: 12pm-1pm, $10
Model Search: 1pm

*Model Search is required to participate in Fashion Show. All participants must provide a non-returnable photo at registration. There is a $5 charge to have photo taken at registration.

**Workshop is NOT required to participate in Model Search.

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WELCOME!
CASH ONLY!

Meet the 2017 Daffodil Court

Sunday, March 26th 11am-3pm

Hear ye, hear ye! The 2017 Daffodil Court will be at the South Hill Mall between 11 am and 2 pm! Bring the little ones for crafts, a photo booth, and more!

Watson’s Greenhouse

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 Saturday March 25th-26th

This weekend is all about herbs! We will have fresh herbs in stock and ready to plant!

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 Sunday March 26th 11am-12pm

If you’re into growing organic food, then this is an hour you won’t want to miss! Join Randy Ritchie, founder of Malibu Compost, to learn the tricks to maximizing the production and quality of your organic veggie garden.

Puyallup Washington Library

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The Puyallup Washington Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening on Puyallup.com!

Puyallup Events (March 13-19)

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Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to take on the week ahead. Read below to learn about the different events taking place in Puyallup this week. The Washington State Fair, South Hill Mall, Sunrise Village, and the Downtown Library are hosting a range of events you are sure to enjoy. 

Washington State Fair Events 

Almost Spring Swap Meet and Car Show- March 18 & 19

Gallopin Gertie’s Model A Club presents their annual swap meet and vintage car show. Car enthusiasts will find antique and classic car parts, bikes and other collectibles.

Hours: Sat, 8am-5pm; Sun, 9am-3pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: Saturday – $5, Sunday – $3
Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/gertieas/home/almost-spring-swap-meet

Crossroads Doll and Teddybear Show- March 18 & 19

A fun event for the whole family! Dolls, teddy bears, toys, miniatures, furniture, clothes, and accessories. You will see examples of antique, modern and the carefully hand-crafted.

Sat, 10am – 4pm (early birds, 8:30am-10am); Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate
Admission:
Adult Saturday Early Bird Admission (8:30am-10am) – $10
Adult Regular Admission (Saturday after 10 am & Sunday): $8
Kids 12 & under – $4

2017 GPPA Gold and Treasure Expo- March 18 & 19

Learn to pan for real gold! There will be seminars on a range of topics for all levels of experience on prospecting basics and locations. Check out the latest and greatest in new gold prospecting equipment. Don’t miss thousands of dollars worth of equipment raffled off each day. Open to the public and fun for the whole family.

Hours: Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm, Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Pavilion
Enter at Gold Gate
Admission: General Admission – $10, Kids 12 & Under – FREE

South Hill Mall Events 

Book Signing with Steven Curtis Chapman

Friday, March 17th 12pm-2pm

Join Spirit 105.3 and meet American Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman at South Hill Mall in Center Court on Friday, March 17th between 12 pm and 2 pm!

Steven will be signing his new book “Between Heaven & the Real World: My Story,” which will also be available for purchase by Life Way Books. Purchase is not necessary to participate in meet and greet.

Cub Scouts Annual Pinewood Derby 

Saturday, March 18th, 10am-5pm

2017 Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby in Center Court!

Pinot’s Pallette

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Puyallup Library

The Puyallup Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

Weather

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

Puyallup’s Salmon Forecast This Year – 2017

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Puyallup River Fishing Forecast 2017

Looks like it’s going to be an exciting year for all you Puyallup fishing fans. New data was just released from State Fish and Wildlife and it forecasts Coho will experience an dramatic increase compared to last years data. Last years numbers were 87,359 wild and 168,585 hatchery and this years numbers are expected to be 267,745 wild and 291,301 hatchery.

Overall it is good news. It’s up 6% from the 10 year average and looking at the hatchery element it is up 118% from just last year. Aaron Dufault, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, stated, “The 2017 chinook forecast is a mixed bag for Puget Sound, and most Puget Sound wild stocks had decent returns (last year) based on the 10-year average”. He also confirmed by saying, “We are in a slightly better situation (for hatchery returns) than the 2016 forecast”.

Salmon Forecast 2017 Chart
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Pink Salmon numbers are sharply down but still over a million (1,150,522 to be exact). The Pink Salmon 2015 forecast was 6 million+. The Puyallup river system specifically is 382,301 (1.24-million in 2013 and 837,967 in 2015).

One of the best areas on the Puyallup River to fish for pink salmon is near 11th Ave. There typically are a lot of people in this area but check it out if it’s your first time. Also make sure to read the local regulations and get permission if you’re parking on your neighbors property.

Want more information about the Puyallup fishing scene? Check out Fishingthepuyallup.blogspot.com.

Puyallup Florists

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Puyallup is lucky enough to have well-established florists in the community. Flowers are an important part of many occasions. From celebrations, funerals, dances, or just a kind gesture, flowers are a great way to say something without having to say anything at all. Below you will find some of the most popular florists in the Puyallup Area serving both downtown and South Hill.

Buds and Blooms

Buds and Blooms on South Hill in Puyallup, WA, is a family owned business that has been serving Puyallup Valley customers for over 30 years. They service and deliver to Graham, Edgewood, Federal Way, Auburn, Spanaway, Parkland, and Tacoma. They have a friendly staff of experienced and friendly designers, to assist you at any time with their custom design work for weddings, funerals, holidays or special occasions. Buds and Blooms carry a wide variety of fresh flowers, plants, European basket gardens, gifts, candles, balloons, stuffed animals to delight anyone. Their specialty is their selection of gourmet Seattle Chocolates and Chocolate Truffles, in many sizes.

3924 S. Meridian Puyallup WA 98374

(253) 848-8957

southhillbudsandblooms@gmail.com

Lady Bug Florist

The Lady Bug Florist is a local Puyallup, WA florist with over 30 years’ experience in delivering courteous and professional service, along with the highest quality floral and gift items around.

Owner and designer, Marilee Johnson invites you to order Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 and Saturday 8:00 to 3:00. The staff is ready to assist you with placing orders for local delivery or anywhere in the world. Not sure what to send? Let them offer some creative suggestions.

Wedding & Special Event Flowers with The Lady Bug Florist designing the bouquets and arrangements, your wedding is sure to be a “blooming success!” Call in advance at (253) 359-5268 and schedule a consultation with one a talented floral expert. They also offer on-site decorating and corporate event planning as well.

Address: 6017 85th St E, Puyallup, WA 98371

Phone: (253) 359-5268

Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist

Benton’s Twin Cedars Florist is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Shop hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 2 days prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. This shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Address: 724 E Main Ave, Puyallup, WA 98372

Phone: (253) 845-9573

You should have no problem getting your needs met with so many great florists nearby!

Puyallup Events March 6-12

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Happy Monday, and welcome to a new week in Puyallup. We hope you’ve had your Monday cup of coffee and are ready to take on a new week. It was a bit chilly in Puyallup this morning, and some of you saw a small snow dusting! Check out the different events happening in the community this week.

Pinot’s Pallette Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Healthy Family Expo-South Hill Mall Saturday, March 11th 11am-4pm Join us for our annual Healthy Family Expo Sponsored by Showcase Magazine in Center Court! Vendors, goodies and so much more. Swag Bags for the first 200 registered guests!

Weather Update It’s going to be a rainy week in Puyallup. Some of you might have woken up to a sprinkle of snow! Check out this week’s forecast here.

Van Lierop Park Master Planning

In the East Valley area of the City, to the east of Shaw Road and north of Pioneer Avenue are 18 acres of land purchased by the City in 2015. This area is one of the few remaining areas within the City that could be developed into a community park with space to potentially include multiple sports fields. The City is currently developing a Master Plan for this site to discover what recreational opportunities would best fit the location and the community. The Master Planning process will establish the programs and layout for Van Lierop Park. The process establishes the framework within which smaller projects (phases) can be designed, funded and constructed. Working with the community and stakeholders, staff and the consultant team MIG-SVR will draft the Puyallup Community’s desired program for the park, establish priority elements and recommend a phasing approach. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on this project.

Date:
March 9, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:
5th Floor Puyallup City Hall (Council Chambers)

Washington State Fair Events

The 2017 Alliance Northwest Training Event & Trade Show is the largest business-to-government connection in the Pacific Northwest. This event features keynote speakers, high-quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. Alliance is the place to strengthen established relationships, explore other government contracting opportunities and teaming opportunities, and hear the marketplace’s latest news and trends from expert workshop speakers.

The Northwest’s largest St. Paddy’s day weekend festival is coming to the Washington State Fair Events Center. Enjoy live entertainment from Celtic bands to tribute rock bands, all your favorite European beers, Irish whiskey, food, games, bagpipers, Leprechauns, shamrocks and shenanigans!  

Watson’s Greenhouse The spring season is not too far down the road. Watson’s Greenhouse is a great resource to meet all your plant and nursery needs. This weekend they are hosting a Fruit Festival and Fruit Tree Planning workshop. They are also hosting a seminar on bringing beneficial mason bees into your garden. Stop by and check out this Puyallup gem.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

 

Inexpensive yet Thoughtful Gifts and Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Happy-valentines-day-2014Showing your love for someone for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to involve showering that person with a lot of expensive gifts. There is an inundation of advertising for expensive jewelry, expensive flowers and expensive gifts leading up to February 14th. But don’t be fooled by all these ads, the best gifts usually are the ones that come from the heart or gifts that show that a lot of thought went into it. People incorrectly assume that Valentine’s Day is about the gifts, but it is really about celebrating the love between two people. Whether it be the love in a romantic relationship, the love for a family member, or the love you have for your best friend, Valentine’s Day is the time to show those people your affection for them. Stumped for ideas? Here are some thoughtful gifts ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones without breaking the bank.

Technology is everywhere. We can’t escape it and it definitely can create a barrier between two people. Statistics say that Americans spend at least 4.7 hours per day on their phones. That is an awful lot of time spent not interacting with loved ones. This year for Valentine’s Day, give the gift of undivided attention. Put away the electronics and spend time with a loved one. Offer 24 hours of no tech and make the most of that time and have a deep conversation with the person you love.

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to spend a day. For Valentine’s Day, create a scavenger hunt that celebrates your love for your partner by taking them down a trip through memory lane. Create clues that will take your partner to all your favorite date spots, or maybe to the spot where you first kissed, or told them that you loved them. This sweet way to commemorate your love will be very much appreciated by your partner. Not only will it show that your loved one that you remember all your most important shared memories but it will also renew a romantic spark.

Puyallup might be a smaller city but it is full of history and charm Oftentimes, it is difficult to get out enjoy the city or take the time to visit the museums or historical places of significance because of time. Take this Valentine’s Day to explore the city and be a tourist with your loved one. Get to know the history of the city and enjoy your surroundings. Visit the Meeker Manson for Valentine’s Day tea or take a romantic walk through one of the gorgeous parks in Puyallup. Puyallup is known for some of the best antique shops in the state so make sure to take a stroll through history at one of the many shops at antique row.

The city of Puyallup is lucky to have such a wonderful library. Take time this Valentine’s Day to visit the Puyallup library. Located on South Meridian, the library is the best place to get free movies and books to enjoy with your significant other. Rent romantic books to read to one another. The library is also good for some classic, romantic movies like Casablanca or Sleepless in Seattle. Snuggle up on this stormy Valentine’s Day with some hot chocolate and a good classic book or movie!

People love compliments and your loved one is no exception. The most romantic way to give a compliment to your partner is through the Love Jar. Find a jar and cover it with cutout hearts and a sign that says “Love Jar”. Write out individual compliments on separate pieces of paper. Put all those love notes into the jar and seal it up. You can put as many compliments into the jar as you want. You can even put 365 of them into the jar and have your partner pull one out every day. A daily reminder of the reason why you love someone is a far better gift of expensive flowers or chocolates.

The weather in Washington is always unpredictable especially during the month of February. Staying indoors during this time of year and staying warm is always a good idea. For those of you who don’t want to brave the outdoors during Valentine’s Day, staying indoors and having a romantic picnic is a lovely and relaxing way to spend the holiday. Not only is a picnic less effort than a home cooked meal, but snuggling up and eating on a blanket, inside under candlelight is very romantic. Pack a picnic basket, lay out a blanket, and light some candles and enjoy the intimate setting of an indoor picnic.

No matter how you decide to spend Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful gift is always the best way to go. It is important to remember that the holiday is all about spending time with loved ones. The city of Puyallup has so much to offer when it comes to spending a romantic evening with the person you love. Tweet us and let us know what your plans are for Valentine’s Day!

 

Headed Towards Foreclosure? Call Cash Me Out!

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Facing foreclosure can be extremely stressful and challenging. Cash Me Out Northwest is a local real estate liquidation company ready to buy your home even if you are facing foreclosure. Cash Me Out Northwest is a local real estate buying company that works with clients on no-hassle, stress-free property liquidation. They want to help you unload residential properties that have become a financial burden. You don’t have to pay any fix-up costs or fees; they cash you out in as little as 5 business days.

You may have run into the issue of foreclosure for a number of reasons. If you are behind on payments because of a lost a job, unforeseen expenses, mortgage terms have stretched you too thin, whatever the case is, Cash Me Out Northwest wants to step in and help. Look at the statistics below to see foreclosure trends in Washington state in 2016. Cash Me Out Northwest buys houses in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, King, and Kitsap County. The counties with the highest percentages of foreclosures below are Pierce, Thurston, and Mason. 

(http://www.realtytrac.com/statsandtrends/foreclosuretrends/wa)

Cash Me Out Northwest has the real estate knowledge, legal resources, and funds available to solve most real estate problems to buy your house for cash from you in one easy transaction. Their team of professional home-buyers have worked with clients for over ten years. They follow a three-step process to determine how to help you best.

  1. Plan on a 20-minute phone call where we take the time to learn everything we can about you and your house.
  2. We visit the home and do a walkthrough of both the inside and outside to get a better idea of the value of the property.
  3. Based on the evaluation, we make a cash offer within 24 hours. No hassles and no haggling. Our first offer is our best and final offer. There are no hidden fees or costs. Our offer is the amount you will net from the sale. Based on the offer, you can decide if it works for you.

If your home or property is being foreclosed on, give Cash Me Out Northwest a call to see if they can help you!

Puyallup Events (Feb 6-12)

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Snow alert! What a crazy start to the week. Some parts of Puyallup got up to a foot of snow while it looked like the valley only received a small dusting. The Puyallup School District is having a snow day, so we might be seeing snowmen pop up around the community. Are you excited to have snowball fights, make snow angels, and sled? Or would you rather cozy up to the fireplace with a good book? Either way, the snow has made an impact on this week. We hope you bundle up and stay safe and warm. Read below to find out what is happening in the community.

Washington State Fair Events

Corvette and High-Performance Meet

This 900+ booth automotive swap meet features new and used cars and parts, with a focus on Corvettes and Muscle Cars. Activities include two special invitation displays featuring primarily Corvettes and Muscle Cars, next generation exhibition, and valve cover races.  Check the Corvette & High-Performance website for more details. A Northwest automotive social event like no other!

Hours: Fri, 2pm – 6:30pm; Sat, 8am – 4pm;
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex, Pavilion, Centennial Building, Show Arena
Enter at Blue or Gold Gate
Admission: Fri. $12, Sat. – $11

Pinspiration Market

Our first ever Pinspiration Market! We will be bringing Pinterest to life with a market full of things you love to pin. Over 100 booths of pinspiration all under one roof! If you spend your time filling your Pinterest boards with different crafts, fashion inspiration, quotes, and everything that makes Pinterest the fascinating hub that it is, you will enjoy this event. See Pinterest come to life at this market!

Hours: Friday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate (See Interactive Map)
Admission: Friday Night Early Buying – $15 (good for both days) Tickets purchased online in advance will get you in at 5:30 pm! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door ($15) at 6 pm.
Website: www.pinspirationmarket.com

Puyallup Public Library

The Puyallup Public Library is hosting different events on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this week.

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Pinot’s Palette

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

Just a reminder….

Chick-fil-A is coming to Puyallup! The new location is on South Hill across from the mall and opens February 9th. The first 100 customers will get special deals for a year.

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup!

Valentine’s Day Events and Activities in the Puyallup Area

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happy valentine's dayValentine’s day is such a special day for most couples. It is a night filled with romance and fun and a great holiday to celebrate your love for one another. Being in love is definitely worth celebrating and the city of Puyallup has a lot to offer for couples and families who want to observe this celebration of love. Here is a list of fun or romantic events and activities to help make planning your Valentine’s Day easier.

The Puyallup Activity Center is hosting a St. Valentine’s Day Party for the seniors in the city. This fun party starts at 11:00 am on Friday, February 10th at the Pioneer Park Pavilion. The Activity Center is excited to present “The Fun Singers” who will be performing along with the Sa’Diyah Belly Dancers for a fun filled hour of entertainment for the seniors. Entertainment is from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm with a lunch from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm. There will be a raffle drawing at 12:30 pm. Remember to show your festive Valentine’s spirit by wearing Red, Pink or White! Also, please bring some canned food or a monetary donation to donate to the Puyallup Food Bank.

The South Hill Mall wants to help you save some money on a Valentine’s Day dinner. When you spend $75 at South Hill Mall between 2/1/17-2/14/17, bring your receipts to Customer Service at the mall and get $10 off at The Olive Garden and Famous Dave’s. Both restaurants would be a perfect place for a Valentine’s Day date. The vouchers are only valid at South Hill Mall locations ONLY. Receipts must also reflect same day sales. Online purchases are not eligible. Please know that you can only get one voucher pack per customer, per day.

Looking for a fun Valentine’s day event for your little ones? On February 14th at 10:00 am, the Puyallup Public Library is partnering with Children’s Museum Tacoma to bring Puyallup families the fun-filled event “Play to Learn”. This free program is designed to make learning fun for children. Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. The curriculum will include individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Come visit the Puyallup Library on Valentine’s Day for a wonderful time for the whole family.

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The Meeker Mansion hosts a delightful tea service and their Valentine’s Day tea service is a fun and historical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Come enjoy some cucumber sandwiches, scones, tarts, lemon bread, pumpkin bread, fruit of the season, and tea served in English Bone China cups and a tour of the mansion. Step back in time and learn about the history of the city of Puyallup. History buffs and old-fashioned romantics will love this traditional event. Reservations are required for the Tea and the cost is $12 per person. Tea time is at 1:30 pm. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration not only for the love for your family, husband or loved ones but it can also be a celebration of your love for your puppy. On February 11th from noon until 3:00 pm, the PetSmart in Puyallup is hosting the Puppy Love event for all those pet lovers and their puppies. Show your new furry friend love by learning the five secrets to puppy love and happiness through a KONG demonstration and get free GREENIES samples. There is a coupon giveaway along with an opportunity to create your own Valentine’s Day paw print keepsake, while supplies last.

Life is busy and time to unwind is rare. There is no better time to relax than on Valentine’s Day. Local spa Arabella Vitall, offers a popular couples package to help couples relax and enjoy each other’s company. The romantic spa date starts off with a soak in a private aromatherapy bath surrounded by candlelight while you both get to sip on sparkling cider. After a relaxing soak in the bath, you and your partner will enjoy a side-by-side couple’s massage. The Valentine’s Day package costs $209 and each couple will receive two keepsake champagne glasses. Reservations are required in advance and space is limited so make sure to call and reserve your spot today!

Valentine's Day couples massage

For the avid runners out there, The Valentine’s Day 5k Run on Ruston Way in Tacoma is a very athletic way to celebrate the holiday. This is a down and back run along Ruston Way, beginning at the park near the Point Ruston sprayground. The race, on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 am, will also feature a kids dash that is a one-mile dash for the children. Check in for the race starts at 7:00 am. For the 5k the cost to register will be $20 until February 5th, then $25 from February 6-9th and $30 on the day of the race. For the Kids Dash, the cost to run is $10 through February 5th, $15 from February 6th-9th and then $20 on the day of the race. If you are looking for a healthy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure to sign up for this run!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you don’t have plans it is time to make them! Events and restaurants book up quickly for this romantic holiday. If you are looking for a restaurant in the Puyallup area, make sure to check out OpenTable to see which restaurants still have open reservations for that night. We hope that you and your loved ones have a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's day dinner

Puyallup Events (Jan 30-Feb 5)

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Welcome to a new week in Puyallup, we hope you had a great weekend. The Washington State Fair was bustling downtown with the Sportsmen’s Show, sports teams were practicing at Sparks Stadium, Anthem Coffee was packed, and the weekend vibe was in full gear. Now that we are back to the work week read below to get inspired and add a fun event to your schedule. Will it be finding old collectibles, painting, having high tea, or learning how to run a business? 

South Hill Library 

Join a local business coach and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. Thinking about going into business for yourself?

America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show

America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show is taking place at the Washington State Fair Event Center this weekend. The largest Antique & Collectible Show in the Puget Sound happens twice a year with 400 booths of all vintage items. Unique finds include vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, decorative items, pottery, costume jewelry, glass repair, clocks, watches, kitchenware, art deco, dolls, toys from the 1880s to 1970s, vintage tribal art, Parrish & Fox prints, rare books and much more.

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend the evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your day and time here! Get together with a group of friends and enjoy an evening of painting, chatting, and wine. You will walk away with a new piece of art to either display or give to someone who would appreciate it. There are different painting designs to chose from, so after reviewing the different evenings and options, you should be able to settle on a painting that you would want to create.

 

New Food in Puyallup

Puyallup is known for family-friendly restaurants. But recently a few new places have popped up that are worth trying out. British Bites downtown will be an experience that transports you from Puyallup to England. If you are looking for something unique and enjoy exploring different cultures, give this place a try! The Hub is now open in  Puyallup. The Hub is your neighborhood pub and the favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike! They are known for craft beer and signature thin-crust, artisan style pizzas, Mediterranean flavors in their pasta, sandwiches, and salads. Fueled by great beer, good times, and community connection, this is The Hub! Chick-fil-A is coming to Puyallup! The new location is on South Hill across from the mall and opens February 9th. The first 100 customers will get special deals for a year.

Weather 

Click here for this weeks weather forecast. Make sure to make the most of the sun breaks and hit the trails or parks!

Puyallup Public Library

The Puyallup Public Library is always hosting great events that community members can enjoy. Click here to see what is going on at the library this week.

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup! Make it a terrific week.

 

The Best Tips for Selling your Home in Puyallup

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After the deep freeze we have been experiencing in the Northwest, it is nice to see some sunshine in the forecast. Since the sun is starting to come out, it is time to start getting your home ready for the market if you are planning to sell this spring. The market is crazy right now and on average, a home gets at least 3 offers within 24 hours of being listed but that is only if the home is in market ready condition. If you have ever wanted to sell your home, now is the time. It can be quite pricey to hire companies to stage the home or update it to get it market ready. However, there are simple and budget-friendly ways to update the home and then stage it for potential buyers. These inexpensive tips and tricks can be the difference between your house sitting on the market for 7 days or 70 days.

A major selling point to potential buyers is an updated kitchen. When updating the house, always put the kitchen first. Many agents say that you aren’t selling the home, you are selling the kitchen. The kitchen is the focal point of the whole home and the benefits of remodeling your kitchen can make the difference of about $10,000 in the listing price. An outdated kitchen can turn off potential buyers and a few simple fixes can include repainting the kitchen in a neutral color and adding inexpensive hardware. There cabinet repainting kits that can help you give your kitchen cabinets a new, fresh look. Giving your kitchen a neutral makeover can help the potential buyers envision their own style in the kitchen.

Minor repairs can also make a huge difference when it comes to attracting a buyer. Small details can turn buyers off because all they can think about it how that is just another thing that they will have to fix themselves after the exhaustive process of moving. Also, making minor repairs is a lot cheaper than a major overhaul and sometimes if you dump a lot of money into high-cost upgrades, chances are you will not get a good return on your investment. Paint the interior with neutral colors like eggshell and taupe to help create a backdrop that inspires the imagination of the buyers. Replace door handles, clean the grout in the bathroom, and fix any cracked tiles or leaky faucets. These small upgrades will help get your home market ready quickly and cheaply.

Once the upgrades have been completed, it is time to prep the home for staging. The first step in prepping is to completely let go of the idea that this is your home. This act of disassociation will help to get you into the selling mindset. Picture yourself handing over the keys to the new owners and make the mental decision that you will be moving into a new home. Say good-bye to the house and the great memories that were created there. Always remember to look towards to the future and not the past.

Once the kitchen has been updated and the minor changes have been made, it is time to get the home prepared for staging. The biggest aspect of getting your home ready for the sale, is to de-personalize the home. Carefully pack up all those personal photographs and family heirlooms. You want the potential buyers to envision their own personalized touches in the house to help them see themselves living there. Also, de-cluttering the home will also help create a clean slate for the buyer’s imagination. People end up accumulating a lot of stuff over the years and their homes and become full of excess things. De-cluttering will not only help make your move easier but will also help create that clean slate discussed above. The best way to approach the de-cluttering process, the KonMari method is the most comprehensive method of letting go of your stuff and getting organized. The KonMari method to tidying up revolves around the concept of purging those items that do not bring you joy. This no-excuse elimination process will help get your home ready for the market. If there are items that you absolutely must keep, then rent a storage unit to store the extra items that you wish to keep for your new home.

Once all the clutter and the personal items are gone, it is time to clean your home until it sparkles. When an agent starts bringing buyers into the house, those buyers go through everything. They will open the fridge and pull back the shower curtain. An unsightly home can turn off potential buyers so make sure to wash the windows, re-caulk tubs, shower and sinks, wax the floors, polish any chrome or stainless steel surfaces and dust everywhere. Also, we end up getting used to certain smells in our house but that doesn’t mean that the general public will enjoy those smells. Banish those smells with a neutral smelling air deodorizer. A clean home is easier to sell and will cut the time it sits on the market in half.

After these changes have been made, it is time to list the home. Working with a listing agent that you trust is key to making sure that your home sells quickly and efficiently. If you need to stage the home, make sure to keep it simple. Once again, the goal is to give the home a neutral tone to help the buyers envision their stuff inside the home. These simple yet effective tips will help you to sell your home quickly. If you are looking for an agent, make sure to contact us!

Puyallup Events (Jan 23-29)

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It’s a new week in Puyallup. Check out the different events happening in the community! 

Sportsmen’s Show

It’s where the great outdoors comes indoors! Western Washington’s only Sportsmen’s Show features over 150 hours of free “how to” seminars, the one-of-a-kind indoor “Steelhead River,” camp cooking demonstrations, the Kid’s Free Trout Pond, the “Head & Horns” competition and much more. This event is family-friendly and also good for those who want to be a bit more adventurous in nature. It’s the perfect time to begin planning outdoor adventures with professional guides, outfitters and other resources to assist in making fishing, hunting and wildlife-watching trips a reality. We live in an amazing area of the world where the great outdoors is very accessible. Areas of interest include hunting, fishing, camping, guides and outfitters, resorts & lodges from western US, Canada & internationally, boats, RVs, 4×4’s, wildlife art, pack equipment, hunting dogs, 3D archery, horse and mule packing, and casting pools. If you love the outdoors, this event is not to be missed! The event begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday evening!

Hours: Wed – Fri, 12pm – 8pm; Sat, 10am – 8pm; Sun, 10am – 4pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Website: http://www.thesportshows.com

Feed My Starving Children- Mobile Pack

FMSC is a global Christian hunger charity that donates nutritious, dehydrated MannaPack meals to missions running orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs in nearly 70 countries. MobilePack program connects volunteers from across the United States to children across the world. We invite you to participate in these events by packing food or donating funds. This is a great way to give back and help those less fortunate.
Hours: January 27 at 12:00 pm to January 28 at 6:00 pm
Location: AgriPlex – Enter at Green Gate

Website: https://give.fmsc.org/puyallup/events/1701-246me-puyallup-wa-greg-cyndi-helle-mobilepack/e98262

Puyallup Public Library

Check out the calendar of Puyallup library events. This week the library is hosting:

24 -Tuesday
25 – Wednesday
26- Thursday
27- Friday
28- Saturday

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend an evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your evening here!

South Hill Mall 

Brawl at the Mall

Friday, January 27th 7 pm

Come out and support Rogers High School Rams Wrestling Team as they compete against Kentridge High School. Bring your canned food to help the Puyallup Food Bank restock after the holidays.

 

Cascade Regional Blood Drive 

Saturday, January 28th, 10am-2pm

Donate Blood on the Cascade Regional Bus located near Applebee’s!

Weather update

Have you enjoyed the warmer weather or do you miss the cold temperature and clear sky? With the temperature rise, it’s time to get back outside again! Check out local parks and trails to stay active in the winter!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for what’s happening in Puyallup! Make it a terrific week.

 

Puyallup Events (Jan 16-22)

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Washington State Fair 

Choo choo! Are you a fan of trains? The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour showcases the hobby of model railroading at the Washington State Fair. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer’s Association – Model Railroad Division and by the World’s Greatest Hobby Program. The show is intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere.

Hours: Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate
Admission: $6.95 – $11.95

Pinot’s Palette 

Painting and wine in one relaxing evening. Spend an evening at Pinot’s Palette in the Sunrise Village located on South Hill. Pick your evening here!

South Hill Mall

Ladies Shop and Shake

Saturday, January 21st 11am-4pm

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy local vendors, pampering, food, and so much more! Sponsored by Showcase Magazine and KMPS! DeAnna with KMPS will be on site with her Boot Boogie Babes teaching line dancing!

Puyallup Library Events

Check out the calendar of Puyallup library events. This week the library is hosting:

Puyallup Community Event

The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts in Puyallup presents a free community event, “Stories of Our Lives.” The event will feature acclaimed storytellers Roger Fernandes and Eva Abrams. Book-It Theatre will perform a children’s theater piece based on the award winning book – “Going Somewhere Special.” Humanities Washington speaker Anu Taranath will present a program on how kids and adults both can use children’s books from around the globe to navigate our complicated world. The event will also include crafts of fun books, masks, and pop-ups. Special guests will be on hand to read their favorite children’s books aloud. For a fun weekend event with your kids, this event is not to be missed and sure to get you thinking.

Date: January 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts
Address:309 4th ST NE, Puyallup, WA 98372
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact:253-841-8748
Cost: Free

 Daffodil Valley Volkssport Walk

Looking for a way to get active and make friends along the way? This week join the Puyallup area walking club for a stroll in downtown Tacoma.

Schedule
• Wed 1/11/17 at 9:15 am 
• Wed 1/18/17 at 9:15 am

An excerpt from the club website below:

“Walks are designed to appeal to everyone in safe, stress-free environments.  Walks are non-competitive, and participants walk at their pace.  Many walks can be done with strollers. Everyone is Welcome!  You do not need to be a member of DVVA or any volkssport club to enjoy our walks. We will meet at the Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 N 30th, Tacoma at 9:15 a.m. Register inside, then meet outside the store. We start at the Spar but head down to walk along Ruston Way. This walk is entirely along the Tacoma waterfront going to the newly developed Japanese Park and Pagoda then to the Point Ruston area passing parks and restaurants.”

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

Weather update

It’s been cold and clear for the past week! The weather is expected to warm-up this week. We will be welcoming back the rain and clouds, back to our familiar and temperant weather. With the temperature rise, it’s time to get back outside again! Check out local parks and trails to stay active in the winter!

That’s all for Puyallup this week! Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Check in next week for new

Getting Those New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

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2017-year-resolutionWe are almost half way through January and chances are, most of you have already given up on the New Year’s resolutions that were made on January 1st. Getting back to the grind after the holidays can be stressful so it is understandable that some resolutions have dropped off in the shuffle of life. Studies have found that by mid-month, at least 71% of people have already given up on their resolutions and only 8% end up actually achieving the goals they began in the New Year. Sometimes getting back on track can be difficult but with the right tips, it doesn’t have to be. Getting healthy and happy is always a great way to start the year and it’s never too late to try again. Here are some helpful tips to get you jumpstarted again on your resolutions.

The first thing that usually goes wrong for most people is when they first decide on what their resolution will be. Most people chose a resolution that doesn’t actually address the underlying issue. A good example is most people decide to lose weight for their New Year’s resolution. Losing weight can be a great goal but sometimes losing weight becomes the sole focus. For most people, weight gain can be due to an underlying issue like food addiction or depression. In order to actually achieve that goal, the underlying issue must be addressed. Taking time to address that issue will help you to obtain success.

One of the main reasons why people fail at achieving their resolutions is not what most people actually think. People believe that they fail because they tried to set the bar too high and shoot for the stars. They believe that their resolutions are too hard.  This is actually incorrect. The biggest reason why most people do not achieve their goals is the plain fact that they fail to plan ahead. Every goal needs a well thought out plan to help achieve success. People think that they can rely on their willpower alone to help them achieve their goals. Willpower should not be relied on alone. Willpower combined with a plan of action will ensure success. One would not build a house without a blueprint so why try to achieve your goals with a plan?

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The first step is to then create a plan. Setting the goal itself is step one. The next step is trying to plan out when and the time of day that you can work on that goal. For example, if you have come up with the New Year’s resolution to learn a new language, then plan a specific day and time that fits in with your schedule. Use a daily planner to create that schedule. Use an alarm on your phone to set a reminder of that day and time. Schedule that learning activity for a time that won’t be stressful or put a strain on your already busy schedule. Plot out what you plan on learning each day. Sticking with the same example, schedule lesson plans every day. When you complete those lesson plans, you will achieve a sense of satisfaction. This feeling will help you motivate you to stick with your goal.

Motivation is key in achieving your goal. Getting motivated can be difficult and can throw you off your plan to complete your resolution. Staying motivated is actually easier than most people think it is. The trick is to change your mindset. People become to focused on the end goal instead of celebrating each small success along the way. Each time you complete a step in your journey, you should celebrate that success. Focusing on daily or weekly successes will help propel you towards your goal and to stay motivated along the way. Breaking your goal down into daily or weekly tasks (depending on the goal) will help make the goal more obtainable.

Self-ImprovementLastly, sometimes people have a tendency to make a lot of resolutions. People feel like they need to go all out for the New Year. They feel like they need a lot of improvement and will end up making a variety of goals. At first, it seems like a good idea to make a lot of goals. Self-improvement is always good but making too many goals is can actually set you up for failure. Instead, try making one goal for the year. When you feel like you are on the way to completing that goal, make another goal. January 1st doesn’t always have to be the only day of the year to make goals. Be easy on yourself, make goals that are achievable. When you start seeing success, it will motivate you to complete the goal and then maybe you can try to achieve another goal.

There is no better time than now to start the goals that you want to complete this year. Even if you feel like you have completely failed, it is never too late to change that mindset. Any day of the year is a perfect time to start a resolution. Don’t take yourself too seriously, try to have fun along the way. Enjoy the process of self-improvement. It is important to not beat yourself up if you feel like you are slipping.  We would love to know your New Year’s resolutions so please tweet us and let us know!

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Puyallup Events (Jan 9-15)

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Happy Monday, welcome to a new week in Puyallup! This week is bustling with different events, and we hope that you take the time to check out activities going on in the community.

Daffodil Valley Volkssport Walk

Looking for a way to get active and make friends along the way? This week join the Puyallup area walking club for a stroll in downtown Tacoma.

Schedule
• Wed 1/11/17 at 9:15 am 
• Wed 1/18/17 at 9:15 am

An excerpt from the club website below:

“Walks are designed to appeal to everyone in safe, stress-free environments.  Walks are non-competitive, and participants walk at their pace.  Many walks can be done with strollers. Everyone is Welcome!  You do not need to be a member of DVVA or any volkssport club to enjoy our walks. We will meet at the Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 N 30th, Tacoma at 9:15 a.m. Register inside, then meet outside the store. We start at the Spar but head down to walk along Ruston Way. This walk is entirely along the Tacoma waterfront going to the newly developed Japanese Park and Pagoda then to the Point Ruston area passing parks and restaurants.”

Meeker Mansion Psychic Far

Happy New Year 2017, discover your future or uncover your past at the Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair in Puyallup, Saturday, January 14th, 10 am to 4 pm. A $5.00 Meeker Mansion restoration fee will be charged, plus Psychics’ fees. Call 253-848-1770 for information.

Puyallup Public Library

With the cold winter weather, warming up with hot chocolate of coffee with a book sounds pretty relaxing and cozy. The Puyallup Public Library is always hosting events for the community; there is a great selection of books, magazines, music, and movies! The library is a great resource, if you haven’t been in the library in a while, you won’t regret stopping in.

High School Winter Sports

With the cold winter months in full swing, indoor winter sports are a great way for students to stay active and busy. Check out the different schools and teams and go out and support a student you know in the community. You can find the different sports, teams, and times here on the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) website.

Dog Show

Dates: January 14 – 16, 2017

Are you a lover of furry friends? This weekend at the Washington State Fair, the Western Washington Dog Show is taking place. This event will feature three AKC all-breed dog shows, obedience and rally trials, plus group and specialty shows. For an event full of friendly and cute dogs, come check it out! Dogs are a man’s best friend, after all.

Hours: 8am – 6pm
Location: Sleep Train ShowPlex, Pavilion
Enter at Blue Gate

It was cold last week, and we hope that you stayed warm and safe through the wind, ice, and snow! Check out the upcoming weather report here! It’s warming up just a little bit this week and will continue to warm up into next week as we welcome back the rain. That’s all for Puyallup events this week. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on local happenings.  You can also find us on Instagram @puyallupwashington. Make it a great week!

The Tacoma Wedding Expo can Help you Start Planning your Wedding

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tacoma wedding expoThe holidays have come and gone so it means that it is that time of year again. It’s time to start planning for your upcoming spring/summer wedding. It feels like there is a lot of time to plan, but in reality, it takes months to plan a major event like a wedding. Even a small, intimate affair can take a long time to plan. Being prepared is the best way to make sure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. The best way to kick off your planning is by attending the Tacoma Wedding Expo at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, January 7th and Sunday, January 8th. Tickets are only $16 to get into the show. This expo is the best way to start getting organized and to meet with local vendors that can help guide you on your wedding journey.

The Tacoma Wedding Expo is one of the many expos hosted by the company Brides Club and this company has perfected the art of the wedding expo. They feature vendors that offer every and any service related to weddings. Planning a wedding can be very stressful and this expo can help you find everything from the perfect wedding venue to a gorgeous bridesmaid dress. The expo also has a gown sale to help brides find an amazing bridal gown. They also have vendors that can help with catering, colors, centerpieces, favors, alterations, bachelorette parties, beauty, boudoir photography, ceremony, dance lessons and much more. It is the one stop shop to help brides gather ideas and to be able to speak with wedding professionals to get advice to plan the perfect wedding.

Getting married is a wonderful event but planning a wedding can be difficult. The spring and summer wedding rush is the busiest time of the year when it comes to weddings so planning ahead to the best way to ensure that you will get the venue you want and get your wedding dress ordered in time. Prime venues can book out at least 6 months in advance and by attending the Tacoma Wedding Expo, you can get a jumpstart on having the wedding of your dreams. Florists also need time to make sure that they can get the flowers of your choice. Certain flowers are only in season during certain parts of the year. If you want a specific flower like peonies, those flowers are only available during the months of May and June. If you are getting married in August, then a florist will have to track down those flowers somewhere in the world. The bridal expo has professionals on hand that can help give you tips like these to ensure that you get everything you want for your wedding.

Tickets are still available for this weekend. The expo runs on Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm and on Sunday from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The regular ticket price is $16 and make sure to buy in advance on the Brides Club website. Their website also has a free downloadable wedding planner that you should look at before heading to the expo. This planner will help you get organized and know where you should start first when heading to the expo. The Tacoma Wedding expo has a lot of vendors so knowing where you want to begin will help make sure that you can make the most out of your time there. If you attend the show this weekend, we would love for you to tweet us and let us know your favorite part of the expo!

 

Puyallup Events (Jan 3-8)

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Welcome to January 2017! We hope you had a memorable Christmas and New Year holiday. With a new year in full swing, it is a time for resolutions, a fresh start, and new opportunities. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ending, the Puyallup community has events to keep you busy and entertained.

Are you looking to update your home this year? Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to improve the ambiance, remodeling can seem tedious and overwhelming. If you are curious how to get started, the Washington State Fair is hosting a remodeling fair this weekend. Check out the Puyallup Home and Remodeling show this Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday from 10am-5pm.

If you are looking for a new place to workout and fitness is one of you New Year goals, you should check out Vie Athletics in downtown Puyallup. A gym focused on women and run by women; this has become a popular place to break a sweat. Check out their website to see what workouts look like and how to get involved.

The Puyallup Public Library is hosting events this week for younger ages. Check out their calendar to see if any events interest you! This week events are best suited for those eight years old and younger.

Many after Christmas sales are taking place right now. Want to spend your gift cards or holiday cash? Check out the discounts at the South Hill Mall, Watson’s Greenhouse, and Sunrise Village. You’re sure to find some great deals!

If you are feeling like painting and drinking wine during the weeknights, Pinot’s Palette is hosting a few different events this week. Sip some yummy wine and create a piece of art– sounds like a fun and relaxing evening to me!

The Wedding Expo is at the Tacoma Dome this weekend. If you or someone you know got engaged over the romantic holiday season, this is a perfect event to check out different vendors and get inspired for your big day! There will also be a gown sale; you might be saying yes to the dress.  This event is taking place Saturday: 9:30 am to 4 pm and Sunday: 10:30 am to 4 pm.

With the cold weather, ice, and bits of snow you might want to check out some indoor fun this week. For family or friend fun, why not go rollerblading at Tiffany’s Skating Rink, or test your bowling skills at the Daffodil Bowl. These are two great ways to get active while staying warm! If you are looking for something more low-key, the movies are always a great option! Have you seen the new Star Wars yet?

It’s going to be a chilly week! Bundle up and stay warm out there. With Puyallup students and staff back in school, we hope you have a terrific New Year! That’s all for events in Puyallup this week, check in next week to see what’s on. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on community happenings.

 

Puyallup Events (Dec 26-Jan 1)

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We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! Did you spend time with family and friends, eat some yummy food, and open presents? The holiday season is not quite over! We still have to celebrate New Year’s Eve. It’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution and what you want this fresh start to look like! A New Year is the chance to be a new you! Is this the year that you start learning a new language? Take a trip to a new place? Work on your health and fitness regime? Whatever your goals are for the new year, we hope that you can put those plans into motion!

New Year’s Eve is this Saturday. Do you have plans? Check out larger events happening in the Seattle-Tacoma area on New Year’s Eve. With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday night, we hope that you get to stay up and countdown to the New Year. For an alternative New Year’s Eve, you might want to check out First Night in Tacoma.

If you are someone who likes to stay in on New Year’s Eve or you have kids at home, it’s always fun to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Sometimes it’s fun to decorate your home, grab some horn blowers, New Year’s decorations, and sip on some Martinelli’s sparkling cider. Turn on the tunes and get a dance party going. New Year’s doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to make it memorable and fun! Check out these creative ideas for a New Year’s Eve at home!

As always, the South Hill Library is hosting some events this week along with the Puyallup Public Library.

After the busy holiday season, Puyallup is feeling a little sleepy this week. Rightfully so, as many people are back to work after the rush of a busy previous week. We hope you take the week to recoup and get back into the swing of things after a very busy time of year. We are very excited for 2017! Cheers to the New Year! That’s all for Puyallup Events this week. Tweet us to share you New Year’s Eve moments.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Minute Shopping Guide for Procrastinators in Puyallup

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Last minute Christmas ShoppingShopping for the holidays can be so stressful. The long lines and crowds at the mall or stores can make it difficult to get motivated to get out there and get all your shopping finished. You have to fight to find parking, you don’t always find what you want in store and sometimes you just leave frustrated. Now there is less than a week until Christmas and time is running out! For all those procrastinators out there, here is a list of all the gifts that you can get shipped in time with Amazon Prime. If you do not have Amazon Prime, now is the time to sign up! Items ordered with Prime will either get there in two days or sometimes one day and shipping is free. Here is a list of great gifts you can get delivered in time so you don’t have to stress.

For people looking to buy a gift for a parent of a small child, the best gift is something that will soothe and help the baby to fall asleep. Sometimes getting a baby to fall asleep can the hardest part of being a parent. The Skip Hop Moonlight and Melodies Nightlight Soother is a nightlight that plays soothing lullabies and has a stars and moon projection that provides ambient lighting. The lighting is very subtle and will help to lull the baby back to sleep. This gift can be a godsend for all those parents who are trying to put their little ones to bed.Amazon Prime Gift Guide owl nightlight

Sometimes having a dog can wreak your car especially when you take them to the park on a rainy day. Amazon offers the perfect solution for people who want to take their pets with them in the car but also want to keep their car clean. The Sharkk Waterproof Dog Seat Cover is a waterproof hammock that covers the backseat of a car to help protect it from mud, water, dirt and pet hair. The hammock design fits securely in the backseat and it is easy to clean and store when you don’t need to use it. It is the perfect gift for all pet owners.

Amazon Prime gift guide dog backseat hammock

People with a lot of makeup always struggle with digging it out of their makeup bags. You have to pull everything out just to sometimes find one item and it can be a real pain. The 2-1 Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bag is a travel bag that allows super easy access to the makeup. The bag is in the shape of a hexagon with a drawstring that opens up to create a workspace that allows for easy access to the makeup. It is also is stain resistant material and any makeup that gets on the bag wipes right off. Makeup lovers will rejoice when they open this gift on Christmas.

Amazon prime gift guide make-up bagGood headphones are a must for music lovers. Sound quality is important and cheap headphones can alter the music. Although they come with a hefty price tag, Beats are the best headphones are on the market. The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones have a sleek design that also comes with an adjustable fit with comfort cushioned ear cups. You can connect to Class 1 Bluetooth for wireless listening. You can also take calls, control your music, and use Siri with multifunction on-ear controls. These headphones are rated very highly with music lovers.

Amazon Prime gift guide beats headphones

Know someone who loves to multi-task? Or who maybe is always running behind in the morning? The Elite Cuisine EBK-200BL Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center not only makes coffee but also has a toaster oven to make bagels or toast and an oven-top nonstick griddle for frying or warming food. This multi-tasking, all in one breakfast unit is the best way to cut some time off a morning routine. There is a coffeemaker with a 4 cup capacity with a 15-minute timer. It is a very compact unit that fits perfectly on any kitchen counter. It is also a convenient gift for someone who has an RV. You can quickly make coffee, toast and eggs in the morning to get the day started right.

Amazon prime gift guide breakfast maker

The most useful gift that anyone in the state of Washington can receive during the holidays is an umbrella. But not just any umbrella will do in all the gray weather that we get to enjoy most of the year. Something with bright, gorgeous colors will cheer anyone up during these long, dark months. The Streamline Rainbow Color Wheel Umbrella is a complete carousel of colors that includes a rainbow spectrum. This wide- sized umbrella offers decent protection with a 40-inch diameter. Any Washingtonian will appreciate getting this gift, especially during the rainy winter months.

Amazon gift guide umbrella

For people who love to cook, using the freshest of ingredients is key to properly preparing any meal. Sometimes, keeping herbs fresh can be difficult because they go bad quickly. The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden will grow fresh herbs indoors with very little effort. All you have to do is insert the plant capsules, fill the water tank and plug it in. The technology behind this herb garden helps the plants to grow quickly with the optimal configuration of water, oxygen, and nutrients. No pesticides, plant hormones or any other chemical substances are needed to grow the herbs. This efficient herb garden will delightful the chef in your life.

Amazon Prime gift guide herb garden

For the traveler in your life, the immensely popular Fjallraven Kanken Daypack, is not only a charming backpack but it is also highly functional as well. This Swedish company debuted this bag in 1978 and since then it has become an international favorite amongst fans of both design and function. The Kanken is made of Vinylon F, a highly durable, abrasion and water resistant fabric that softens with age and washes. These durable backpacks come in a variety of colors and is for both men and women.

Amazon Prime gift guide the kanken daypack

Shopping for Christmas presents at the last minute doesn’t have to be stressful. This helpful gift guide will help you find the perfect last minute gift that are will be sure fire hits with family and friends during this holiday season. Skip the frantic search for gifts at the mall and just follow our guide for stress-free shopping. We would love to hear from you about any gift ideas that you think will be perfect for the holidays. Tweet us and let us know your thoughts!

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