Sub Spouse Small Business: LRigezSilver

Sub Spouse Small Business: LRigezSilver

Laura Rigez started her new hobby of silversmithing and jewelry making soon after restationing to Washington DC with her husband. This hobby quickly became her business, LRigezSilver. The process of metalsmithing is a fascinating one involving cutting and soldering of sheets of metal together with bezel strips or wire. Once completed it can hold beautiful [...]

Beyond Starbucks: How to Embrace the Coffee Culture in Washington State

Beyond Starbucks: How to Embrace the Coffee Culture in Washington State

Every region in the United States we have lived in seems to have a drink of choice. For Charleston it was the sweet tea. I remember taking a trip to Florida and my husband would ask at every restaurant “Do you have sweet tea?” We would get responses like “We have tea and sugar; you [...]

How to Get Outside in Kitsap During The Winter

How to Get Outside in Kitsap During The Winter
Photo courtesy of Kitsap Rocks WA

We’ve been told  that one of the best things we can do for our mental health during this season of social distancing is to get outside. But if you’re coming from a warm sunny place like San Diego or Pearl Harbor, the idea of going outside in Washington while it's so cloudy, rainy, and cold [...]

Day Trip: Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Day Trip: Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park (ONP) is located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state and covers 922,700 acres. Often overshadowed by Mount Rainier National Park, ONP is home to four distinct ecosystems: Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. The park is about a 90 minute [...]

Your Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Fall Fun in Kitsap County

Your Guide to Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Fall Fun in Kitsap County

The continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a damper on many traditional fall activities in Kitsap County. Fortunately, with extra precautions, many of the farms in the area have been able to open. All the pumpkin patches listed below have been verified as opened for the 2020 autumn season, many of which  require face [...]

A Weekend Trip to Mount Rainier

A Weekend Trip to Mount Rainier

Washington state is home to three amazing national parks - Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park. Visiting national parks is a great way to have an adventure and still maintain social distance during this challenging time. Active duty military and dependents are eligible for a free America the Beautiful [...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media as a Military Spouse

The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media as a Military Spouse

Social media is a wonderful tool for submarine spouses. We move so frequently and have so little time to figure out who is going to be our emergency contact, let alone form friendships and meaningful relationships.  Social media can be used to make quick determinations of who might make a good match for your next [...]