North Sound Life Blog

Local Berry Farms

1 Mama’s Garden — Deming Right off Valley Highway lies a picturesque farm east of Bellingham, complete with roaming chickens. Renee Kalsbeek, co-owner of Mama’s Garden, says that this farm is unique because it is owned by three sisters. These three mamas are dedicated to providing healthy, high-quality food through sustainable practices. Mama’s Garden recently purchased 2,000 blueberry plants! They are not organic this year, but do…

Ben Kinney Companies makes $400,000 donation to Lydia Place

Ben Kinney Companies makes $400,000 donation to Lydia Place Written by: McKenna Cardwell Lydia Place, the Bellingham nonprofit helping the homeless to find housing, has received a huge boost in a $400,000 donation from Ben Kinney Companies, a group consisting of real estate companies that also deals in training and software. The money will be used to buy or build a new housing property, at least a portion of which will be dedicated to single fathers and…

Mother’s Day

Mothers day weekend is just around the corner on May, 13. Below is a wide variety of ideas to celebrate. From outdoorsy activities like rafting to relaxing spas in the San Juans. Your guide to…

Earth Day in the Pacific Northwest

Earth Day is just around the corner, and has been an annual event that was first celebrated in 1970.  On April 21, there will be earth day celebrations in more than 193 countries across the world. From parades to outdoor concerts, here are five events in the Pacific Northwest that can help you celebrate!…

Spring Clean Season Is Upon Us

In honor of spring equinox, we have compiled a few of our favorite spring cleaning hacks to help you get a jump on (or avoid altogether) via plain good maintenance, that tedious national chore! One of my most dreaded annual chores is cleaning the ceiling fan blades! I love this hack because it…

Urgent Plea For Blood Donors

Train derailment results in urgent plea for donors Emergency making huge demands on community supply   Seattle, WA — Bloodworks issued an urgent appeal for donors today following the derailment…

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…

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. Prime time is right around sunset. There’s nothing like…

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…

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 show some love by going a little greener. What green products win blue ribbons in our home and beauty arsenals? See if we…

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 is your color…in which case this sweet and simple arrangement of violets and lilacs…