North Sound Life Blog

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 of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community blood…

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…

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…

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 have any of…

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:…

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…

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, hair, and wardrobe to pamper these amazing ladies with an outer style to complement their inner beauty.  See their complete…

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 accounts and websites to kick your wardrobe, home, and brain into gear.   For…

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…