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A TIME OF RENEWAL AND HOPE IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN AN UNUSUAL WINTER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. With record snowfalls on the coast and with what seemed to be a mild winter in the Inland Northwest had us fooled when February saw continuous snowfall blanketing our mountains and valleys. I hope you took time out of the hours of shoveling to sit back and enjoy the beauty of it all and get out and recreate in the winter wonderland with which God has blessed us. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place! With all this snow, it is hard to believe that this month will mark the official start to spring.


In this issue, you will find some great tips for growing your own vegetable garden and making the most of your outdoor living space through hiring a landscape architect. And as you begin your spring cleaning, you may be inspired to make some changes to your home, in which case you will find our article on hiring a contractor to be extremely helpful.

This month also marks the beginning of the Lenten season. While thoughts typically turn to "things to give up" during this sacred time, I like to think of it differently. While making sacrifices can be a type of cleansing for oneself, they typically only benefit that specific person. On the other hand, doing random acts of kindness is something that makes us feel good and also benefits another, bestowing a blessing on others. Either way, may you feel blessed in whatever way you choose to observe the Lenten season and Easter. Yes, spring is a time of hope and renewal, but don't be so quick to wish this winter away just yet. There is plenty to enjoy during the winter months, and the kids may just be looking forward to a few more snow days to make some wonderful childhood memories!

Steve Russo

Steve Russo Executive Director Creating | Connecting | Living Local

ABOUT THE COVER THIS MONTH’S COVER OF COEUR D’ALENE LIVING LOCAL FEATURES a beautiful and bright living space courtesy of Creekside Construction and owned by Raniel Diaz, owner of Our Town CDA. In this issue, our Home & Garden edition, we hope to inspire you with gardening information and home ideas and tips. It’s never too early to start planning for all of those projects you’ve had to put on hold during the winter months. Good luck!




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