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Last Thursday Ben and I had the opportunity to meet up, run, get to know, share and drink with a rising star of the Snoqualmie Valley, "The North Bend Beer Runners"! We were excited to gather with other like-minded people, who enjoy the beauty of the Valley, the community of running and sharing a frosty beverage. We got a sitter for our son Leif and met at 6:30 pm on a WINDY and blustery evening up on the Ridge at Infusion Bar and Grill. Upon arrival, we encountered 40 runners festively dressed in holiday garb. These folks seriously go the extra mile with flashing Christmas-light necklaces, ugly sweaters, a blow-up Rudolph and even a Santa hat with a beard! The season of giving was in full-effect as everyone brought underwear to donate to SVSD students

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I absolutely love a good story and combine it with a family tradition then it's just too good not to share! I received a contest entry from someone which was followed with a story about why she entered the contest. I hope you enjoy the history of this sign as much as we did!

"Here's a picture of the original "Season Greetings" sign that my grandfather made for his family in the 1940s in Montana.  The sign was given to my dad and it was by far the best Christmas decoration we had  in Montana.  Living on a ranch 5 miles from the closest neighbor, we didn't see a lot of decorations growing up-- but we always had our sign up.  When I bought my first townhouse out here in Redmond in 1998, my dad had a replica of the sign made for me.. it is this

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  The holiday season is a time to reflect on family, good fortune and unity. But a recent study serves to remind us that holiday revelry and merriment can blind us to some of the season’s most dangerous and ubiquitous hazards.  

As online shopping grows in popularity, the number of porch pirates is growing. Packages left near doorsteps can be motivation for thieves to swipe unopened boxes from porches or even mailboxes.

Twenty-three million Americans have had packages stolen from their home before they could open them, according to a recent study by Insurance Quotes.

The online shopping trend is increasing opportunities for thieves to swipe from doorsteps. Shoppers now make 51 percent of their purchases online, up from 47 percent in

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Need a little holiday shopping inspiration? Perhaps a little self-care in the month of December?

I'm excited to tell you about a lovely new nail salon that just opened this Fall on the Maple Valley Highway. Nuyen Nail Care & Spa is awesome! The salon is spotless, the nail technicians are very talented and the chairs are super comfortable and relaxing. I've been in 3 times since they opened and they are friendly, prices are great, and most importantly my nails look awesome. They have 12 pedicure chairs so it's very fun with a group. Recently a group of girls had a Pamper Day and they were able to seat us all side-by-side. I definitely recommend making an appointment before you go. 

Nuyen Nail Care & Spa prides itself on being one of the most

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Welcome to the first annual East Renton Highlands Lighting Contest! If you would like to participate and have your home considered for judging, please click the link below and fill out the form to register. Contest will run November 23-December 19. You can also take a picture of your home and submit it to Light displays will be judged by Steve and Tracy on WOW factor, number of lights and creativity. All eligible entries will be featured on the For The Love of Renton blog during December. Judging will take place DECEMBER 20th and winners will be announced at 5pm. We have awesome prizes from local Renton businesses!


First Place: $50 Angelo's Pizza & Pasta

Second Place: $30 Doofer's Bar & Grill

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I met Erika a few years ago at Piccola Wine Cellars when she was hosting a jewelry show. I immediately fell in love with her organic style, but in particular, I was drawn to the most beautiful aquamarine ancient ring. I later told my husband Ben about this stunning ring and months later I became the happy recipient of this gem at Christmas! So, it is with great excitement that I introduce you to Erika Laureano and her brand-new Design Studio filled with handcrafted jewelry. Upon entering this chic downtown NB studio,  you will notice Erika's art draping the walls and her cutting edge jewelry designs that fill the room showcase her unique one of a kind style. 

Erika is all about supporting and growing local businesses and has been not only

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There are few things I love more than cookies! I could actually eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner. But they have to be reallllllly good cookies. I like to think of myself as a discriminating cooking connoisseur. I'm picky about my indulgences. Pretty things are also at the top of my list of favorites. When you combine delicious cookies + pretty=Cookies by Meesa.


I discovered Meesa Andelin on a Facebook post when I was looking for someone to make a special dessert for my wedding in October. Being a cookie girl I wanted hand-frosted pretty cookies instead of a cake. Meesa was awesome to work with and was full of ideas. These are the cookies she made for our wedding! Aren't they awesome?

She also made cookies for two different

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As the holidays are approaching “The Heart of North Bend” will be collecting and promoting the sharing of canned goods and other food items with our local food banks! I know that the holiday hustle and bustle has already begun in our home… literally I had to do a double take when I realized on Monday that Thanksgiving was next week! As I thumbed through cookbooks and planned all of the delicious food that we will share with family, I reveled in the closeness that our loved ones will provide around the dinner table. While making my shopping list, I was reminded that holidays can be hard and often lack cheer for those in need.

This week I also came across this little clip on Goalcast. Here is the link, it is only 4 minutes and well worth it! My take

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For the next few weeks For The Love of Renton will be focusing on all things Holiday Cheer! AND there is nothing more cheerful to me than desserts. While I love to cook I’m a terrible baker so that usually means I’m trying to pick something up at the store that might be halfway decent. In recent months I have stumbled across some amazing women with dessert super powers. With all the Holiday events coming up I wanted to feature some Renton businesses that can solve all your holiday dessert problems. 

I absolutely love what I do!! Because I wear multiple hats throughout my day as a mom, real estate broker, lunch lady, wife, friend, daughter, blogger, I get to meet lots of people throughout the week. I love to hear the stories of those I connect with.

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