North Sound Life Blog

Family-Friendly Summer Fun in Bellingham

Remember summers spent as a kid? Riding bikes, running lemonade stands, going to summer camps, and chasing after the ice cream man? While you may have outgrown some of those summer fun activities, it never hurts to create new and exciting memories with your family! Take a peek at some of the happenings going on within Whatcom County this summer and bring your family along for a day (or…

Summer Reading in the Sun

Summer days are made for reading in the sun. So grab your copy of Bellingham Alive magazine, because we have five places to catch up on some reading. 1. Boulevard Park Photo: Trip Advisor Lush grass, park benches, beaches, and trails leading to hidden alcoves– perfect if you’re looking for a bit of privacy. Go in the early or mornings or on weekdays if you are looking for a calmer environment….

Gluten-Free Eateries in Bellingham

For those who can’t eat gluten, rest assured there are plenty of options in Bellingham. We put together a list with just a few of the best spots to grab gluten-free (yet flavorful) grub. Gluten-Free Baked Goods If you want gluten-free donuts, try Rocket Donuts, but be sure to call ahead before you go–sometimes they run out! Another great place to get…

Eco-Friendly Home and Beauty

  In honor of Earth Day, we’re determined to start going a little more natural with our home and beauty products. Think about it: the products we use in our day-to-day routine–the countless spritzes, sprays, scrubs and shampoos–have to go somewhere, right? Since this planet is the only one we got, we’re deciding to…

DIY Spring Bouquets

Flowers are starting to bloom and a bouquet or floral arrangement is a fragrant way to add a little more life to a drab room. Here are a few ideas to help inspire you! YELLOW Warm and bright, this all-yellow bouquet is a cheerful reminder of sunshine! Website: zitaelze.com PURPLE Perhaps purple…

Bellingham Escape

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to try my skills with 6 other friends at recently opened, local adventure, Bellingham Escape Room, 1417 Cornwall Ave., Ste. A101. The first challenge was finding the entrance, located in the back alley in a discreet dimly lit building, although unintentional it was a fun start to the challenge.  Once inside we were greeted by…

Behind The Scenes – Inner Beauty

 Inner beauty highlights 5 amazing women in our community previously deemed Bellingham Alive Wonder Women! We have brought in area professionals in makeup,…

Science On Wheels Visits Bellingham This Month

WHAT: Science on Wheels from Pacific Science Center is visiting Bellingham this month. Science On Wheels vans bring the excitement and curiosity of Pacific Science Center from Seattle to classrooms beyond our signature arches. With plenty of visual exhibits and opportunities…

February Inspiration

Looking to add some color to these gray winter days? While we can’t make the sun stay out any longer or push up that vacation, we can give you some online inspiration to help banish the boredom.  We put together some of our favorite…

From the Garden to the Party

Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container. Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and beverages. Consider those, like tomatoes, that taste best fresh from the garden.  Or create a salad bar by filling window boxes and raised beds with greens, hot…

5 Delicious Bellingham Eateries That Won’t Break the Bank

Everybody loves to go out to eat, but sometimes you don’t want to break the bank. If you’re looking for the best spots in town to get a cheap bite, the smart move is to follow the college kids.  As a college student working at an unpaid internship, budgeting money is important. While my diet normally consists of cheap nutrients, there are days where it’s hard to get motivated to make my own food. With money being tight, this can…