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Newest Legend Homes community in Corvallis! Legend at Sylvia will include a mix of single-level homes and main-level living in Modern Farmhouse and Cottage Architectural Styles. These centrally located homes are near the OSU campus. • 2100-2800 SF • Up to 4 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Baths • Open Floorplans with Abundance of Windows • Solid Surface Kitchen Counters & GE Café Pro-Style Appliances • Luxury Vinyl Plank & Tile Flooring • Covered Back Patios with Gas Lines & Wired for Ceiling Fan

• Smart Home Features, including the ability to Remotely Monitor and Control Entry Lock, Garage Door & Thermostat • Tankless Water Heaters • 3rd Party Inspections & Certifications • Energy Trust of Oregon Energy Performance Score • Legend’s Exclusive Energy Bill Guarantee • 3-5-10 Year Warranty • And MORE!

From I-5, Exit 228 Lebanon/Corvallis, West to OR-34, Continue to OR-34 Bypass W, Continue to US-20, Right on SW 35th St, Left to SW Western Blvd, Continue onto SW West Hills Rd, Left to SW Sylvia St. Legend at Sylvia 1104 SW Sylvia St Corvallis, OR 97333

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February / March 2017 FEATURES VOLUME 8 No 1

Regulars 9 Bonnie Milletto 10 Annette on Real Estate 12 Here’s to your Health 17 Sten, On the Money 18 In the Garden 37 Beauty Trends 2017 The 411 8 Non-Profit Spotlight 20 Book Report Eating Well in the Valley 42 Smoothies For Breakfast 45 The Dining Guide

Home & Garden 30 Backsplash Tips Fitness 13 14 40 43

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HELPING H A N D S Willamette Family is a non-profit agency who has called Lane County its home for over 50 years. We specialize in serving our community offering varying levels of drug and alcohol treatment as well as medical detox, mental health therapy for men, women, children and families, sobering services, parenting classes, peer support and more. In addition, Willamette Family offers care for individuals with co-occurring disorders embedded into their residential program. We have a star 4 Oregon Quality Rated professional child care housed in our Women’s Residential location with therapeutic teacher child ratios who utilize the creative curriculum for learning and development. In addition to our onsite child care, we have a brand new Dad’s Program which houses up to five men and their children ages 0 and up. With our Rapid Access Center and our Medical Clinic care is easily accessed by staff who are compassionate and recognize the need to support our community. If you are interested in accessing services, call our Rapid Access Center at 541-762-4300 or visit our website at

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MILLETTO Smile, Happy Looks Good On You! Each time you smile you throw a little feelgood party in your brain. Psychology Today reveals: How Smiling Affects Your Brain Each time you smile you throw a little feelgood party in your brain. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. How Smiling Affects Your Body You’re actually better looking when you smile. When you smile, people treat you differently. You’re viewed as attractive, reliable, relaxed and sincere. We can’t always control what happens to us, but I am 100% confident that gracing your face with a grin can seriously change your internal and external experience. Your smile is something that should be worn often, so make it a priority to surround yourself with people, places and things that brighten your day. Vow to be the positive, happy person in your group of friend. The world is simply a better place when you smile. Interested in bringing more joy and happiness into your life and workplace? Start with your smile.

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Annette on Real Estate

The Biggest Challenge On a regular basis our professional organizations are asking us for feedback on our markets. One of the questions is what the biggest challenge is we are facing. Very clearly ours is inventory. As of this morning Corvallis has 47 active listings. I think that might be a new record low. One listing that came out last week had 13 offers. A new listing I launched yesterday on 5902 NW Fair Oaks Place for $450000 had 11 showings on the first day. Of course the time of year plays a role in this. Lots of sellers are of the opinion that selling in spring is the best time, thus a lot of listings are probably coming up in the next few weeks and months. But the need for waiting until spring does not translate to our market, especially not now. Of course a house sells best when well prepared. A pre-sale inspection might turn up things the seller was not aware of and is able to fix before going on the market. Cleaning, decluttering, staging, all this helps the get the best price. Even in this market, a well prepared launch will pay off. And overpricing still does not work. A well priced home will generate plenty of interest and will

most likely be bid up. An overpriced home will still sit and grow stale. Buyers need to be perfectly prepared before they start house hunting. A pre-approval letter from a good local lender is paramount, a solid down payment makes you more competitive. Offering other incentives like for the seller to stay in the house a few days after closing might help win the bidding. Be prepared to offer above the asking price and get a good market analysis that shows you what range a bid could have. Be flexible and don’t cling to wishes. Yes, all hardwood floors would be great but if the bedrooms have carpet you can change that. It might be more important to buy with the interest rates still low than finding the perfect wall for grandma’s hutch. The wall color is the least of your worries. Location, floorplan, size, those are hard criteria, concentrate on those. Off to the battle…

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Annette Sievert is a top performing real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis, OR. Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette: 541-207-5551

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Mercedes Benz of Salem Presents The Mercedes-Benz E-Class

September 22, 2016 - Atlanta: “Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensual design of the new C-Class Coupe cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior raises elegance and style to a sporty level. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics, and a dynamically configured chassis, with optional

air suspension, form the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road noise and tire vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. New assistance systems provide safety of the very highest caliber. With its high-class appeal and generous interior, the new C- Class Coupe sets new standards in its segment.”

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Here’s to Your Health

Kris Denning teaches yoga and pilates at Timberhill Athletic Club. Her interests include personal wellness, writing, family, gardening, and animals. You can contact her at

A Morning Stretch for a Healthy Start

By Kris Denning I remember watching in anticipation as my newborn baby began to wake up. Before she even opened her eyes a crack, she was yawning and stretching and moving her body parts in all directions from head to toes. It seemed to take her a half an hour before she would complete her pre-wake routine. I didn’t exactly have as much time to watch my second baby’s wake up ritual, but I’m sure it was similar. It is in our nature to stretch our bodies upon awakening. Think about how long we spend lying in bed at night, hopefully at least 7 -8 hours. How jarring to go from lying down for so long, to getting out and moving around without a little preparation! I’m not suggesting you get out of bed and start a stretching routine every day, (as a Yogi I recommend it, but I’m also realistic). I’m suggesting a good stretch before you even open your eyes. Whatever it is that

wakes you up in the morning – the smell of coffee, the coo of a baby, birds chirping, or that dreaded alarm clock, give yourself the snooze time to stretch and loosen up your joints before you step foot out of bed. When you first start to wake up, take a nice deep breath of gratitude – why not? It’s always a good day when you wake up and still have that breath of life, right? Now, slide the pillow over and take a full body stretch, turning your ankles and wrists, stretching your fingers and toes. Eyes still closed. Draw one knee in towards your chest, pointing and flexing your feet. Repeat on the other side. Then, slowly roll onto your stomach, hugging the pillow under your torso, and if you can, bend your knees so that you can sit back toward your heels. Child’s pose. Eyes still closed. Perhaps shift your hips from one side to the other if it feels good.

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Take several breaths with each stretch, letting your body decide how long to hold them. Add or subtract any of those recommended stretches to suit your needs. The important thing is to give your body a little time to loosen up and adjust to waking after that long slumber.

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After that, gently roll onto your back and bring yourself up to sitting. Open your eyes and take one arm toward the ceiling, reaching up and over as far as you can. Breathe. Repeat on the other side. Then, hug the pillow or a couple of pillows toward your chest, and fold forward with your knees bent. Then, lift your gaze and your chest as you inhale, and fold forward again with your legs lengthened. Once you climb out of bed, stand tall for a moment and open your chest by interlacing your hands behind your low back, reaching down and away.

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a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels, is a fast-growing sport now found in all 50 states. With a name as interesting as its story, the sport has roots tied to the Pacific Northwest. Originating on Bainbridge Island off the coast of Seattle, it was invented in 1965 by three dads — Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — after they came home from a game of golf. Finding their children bored, the dads pieced together items they thought could entertain. After lowering a badminton net, collecting a wiffle ball and fabricating paddles of plywood, their backyard pastime has grown to a sport with an estimated 2.5 million participants nationwide. Helping Benton County residents stay fit since 1980, Timberhill Athletic Club has several pickleball courts. With appeal to an older crowd, pickleball is played on a court about a third the size of a basketball court, and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. “You still have to run around a bit, but it doesn’t beat you up like tennis or racquetball,” said Randy Huber, owner and general manager of Timberhill.



The most current state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and trained staff available to answer your questions. More than 120 hrs. per week of group exercise classes including Zumba, Nia, Pilates, 3 types of yoga, Step, Cardio, Goup Power (weights) and even Line Dancing!

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The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It can be played one-on-one or in pairs, and Timberhill members have the option of “open” or “league” play. They even host two tournaments a year.

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Does a Fitness Tracker Make You Healthier? Well, it depends...

Are you motivated by setting and meeting goals? Do you look for ways to improve your health? Are you currently free of a healthbased chronic disease? If you answered yes to these questions, then the chances are good that a fitness tracker is just a fun way for you to keep track of your health. But if you answered no to any (or all), a fitness tracker could be a great motivational tool to improve your overall health. Fitness trackers, most notably the FitBit, are a wearable device that can seamlessly monitor your sleep, weight (in conjunction with a smart scale), nutrition and exercise. As data about your habits is collected, you’ll start to see the real numbers of how much sleep you get and how much you are exercising during the day. “People typically underestimate how much sleep they get and overestimate how much daily activity they get,” said Kyle Bangen, MS, CSCS, from SAM Elite at Samaritan Athletic Medicine. “The first few weeks is often a wake-up call for new wearers as they start reviewing their data logs.”

Most experts recommend 10,000 steps a day and seven-anda-half to eight-and-a-half hours of sleep a night for optimum health. Nutrition requirements vary but a doctor or health coach could help you determine yours. When the fitness tracker works best is when you can see clearly where you need to improve. Setting small goals and then meeting them keeps you on track and is encouraging. In conjunction with other tools like health coaching and support from a primary care provider, fitness trackers have the potential to greatly improve your health and even help manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity. The interactive nature of a fitness tracker also appears to be a benefit. Clinical trials show greater improvement for participants using a fitness tracker than those who use a pedometer to count their steps. “We see fitness trackers as a tool,” said Bangen. “It’s only a small piece of the puzzle and it’s up to you how you want to use it. But if you’re committed to improving your health, you can absolutely use it to turn your life around.” Ready to step up your fitness level? Visit The SAM for their Power Hour workout sessions, weekdays, or book a personal appointment by calling 541-768-7700.


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Creating a Charitable Giving Strategy By Sten Carlson

For many of us, the New Year signifies a fresh chance to align our spending with our priorities. If charitable giving is an important part of your budget, now is a good time to take a step back and reevaluate your giving strategy. There are a myriad of causes and organizations you can support, which can leave even the best-intentioned philanthropist confused and overwhelmed. The following steps can help ensure your money is being used effectively and efficiently by the organizations you choose to support.

Step 2: Consider each organization’s mission. Once you have determined which organizations meet your criteria, research each charity to make sure their programs, mission and goals match your expectations. Consider meeting with an executive or local leader to hear about the charity’s strategy and their impact on the community first-hand. During the meeting, ask about the organization’s short- and long-term goals as well as how they measure success. You want to be sure that the charity is making progress toward achieving its goals.

Step 1: Clarify your own values and preferences. Before you reach for your checkbook, ask yourself a few questions. What causes are important to you? Is there a particular demographic or group of people you would like to support? Would you prefer to give to a local, regional, national or global organization? As a donor, what do you hope to see in the organization’s leadership or structure? The answers to these questions can help you make a list of charities that will allow you to align your financial resources with your personal values – making your donation even more meaningful.

Step 3: Investigate each charitable organization’s financial health. Look into how each donation is used and what percentage of the money goes directly to the cause. Fundraising and administrative expenses help the charity do its work, however you should be cautious about organizations with higher overhead costs. Ask the charity for a copy of their most recent annual report and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990. These forms outline the charity’s budget allocation and financial plans, and can provide you with insight into how your money is used to make the intended impact. If you’d like an objective perspective on a charity’s financial health, fundraising practices, day-to-day efficiency and accountability standards, look at how watch dog groups evaluate the organization. BBB Wise Giving Alliance (, GuideStar ( and Charity Navigator (www. are several national groups that offer unbiased evaluations.

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Step 4: Make giving part of your financial plan. As you figure out your donation strategy, consider meeting with a financial planner or tax advisor who can help you select the most appropriate donation method for your financial situation. These professionals can also work with you to create a strategy for ongoing contributions or to make giving part of your legacy. Keep in mind that there may be legal or tax considerations, depending on the amount and form of your donation (i.e. check, investment donation, etc.). By taking the time to thoroughly evaluate charitable organizations, you’ll give yourself the peace of mind that your money is being used wisely, effectively and for the purposes you intended. Sten Carlson, MBA, CFP, CRPC, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, an Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Platinum Financial Services Agency in Corvallis, OR. He specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 22 years. 541-757-3000 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330

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Gardening With Brenda Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery. Her passions include gardening, cooking, reading, writing and photography. Follow her writing at:

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Healthy Houseplants Recently, there’s been a renewed interest in houseplants that improve air quality, with an emphasis on plants to help you sleep. There are several reasons that plants help your indoor environment: some fragrant flowers aid in relaxation, many houseplants filter out harmful chemicals present inside homes and offices, and they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen (some of them at night). Much of the research on air purification dates back to the NASA Clean Air Study, the results published in 1989. The lead scientist, Dr. Bill Wolverton, followed up with a book in 1997 entitled How to Grow Fresh Air. My husband and I have had houseplants in our home environment individually and together. With my background, you can see why. My husband grew up in the hippy era. He has yet to fully explain to me his love of houseplants, but I know his grandmother worked in agriculture and loved gardening. She endeared me to her when she tossed his pathetic fern into a lake the day before we got married. I can easily get lost in research about which plants are best for certain situations. I find science and nature to be endlessly fascinating. Every study, book or blog has a different set of criteria for their selections. After looking over the study, the book and a number of blogs on the internet, I chose easy to grow, readily available plants that do one or more of the things listed above to help your indoor environment. Here are my picks. Areca Palm: A top oxygen producer, NASA top plant and one of Wolverton’s top plant picks. It prefers moderate light and is easy to grow. Snake Plant (Sanseiveria trifasciata) : A top nighttime oxygen producer. Tolerates a wide range of growing conditions including low light and drought. The internet claims it reduces headaches. You’ll have to check that out on your own. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.): Per NASA, it filters out all 5 of the top indoor toxins. It likes moderate light but will live in low light. Plus, it has interesting flowers. It’s my personal favorite houseplant. Tri-color Dracena (Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolor’) : Top air cleaning plant, eliminating 4 of the 5 toxins. Other species are great air purifiers as well Zee Zee Plant (Zamioculcus zamiifolia): A nighttime oxygen producer that grows well in low-moderate light. Super cool look. 18

Aloe Vera: A medicinal succulent that produces oxygen at night. Jasmine: this one is on the trendy list because of its soothing scent that promotes sleep quality. As opposed to Lavender and Rosemary, which made the most recent list as well, Jasmine grows better as an indoor plant. I prefer to grow my lavender outside and dry the flowers to use as a sachet near my pillow. Recommendations for air purifying are 1 plant per 100 square feet of space. That’s 18 plants in an average home. They do recommend to start with a few and add slowly. Or you can go for the gusto and create a jungle. Whatever you do, may it be a pleasure and not a burden. Gardening, indoor or outdoor, should be fun. Happy Indoor gardening.

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Donating to like-minded causes, Wooden Ships donates regularly to: Sea Shepherd International, Avaaz, The Organic Consumers Organization, The International Anti-Poaching Foundation, The Environmental Defense Fund and WildAid. By design, more than half of their knitters are women - a break from tradition in Indonesia. All employees enjoy generous vacation, holiday and sick-day policies. and are provided with health care. This is a company we are proud to do business with.

The Book Report L O C A L A U T H O R The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing By Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor Available for pre-order through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide March 15. Hoptopia By Peter A. Kopp Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide The contents of your pint glass have a much richer history than you could have imagined. Through the story of the hop, Hoptopia connects twentyfirst century beer drinkers to lands and histories that have been forgotten in an era of industrial food production. The craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century is a remarkable global history that converged in the agricultural landscapes of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The common hop, a plant native to Eurasia, arrived to the Pacific Northwest only in the nineteenth century, but has thrived within the region’s environmental conditions so much that by the first half of the twentieth century, the Willamette Valley claimed the title “Hop Center of the World.” Hoptopia integrates an interdisciplinary history of environment, culture, economy, labor, and science through the story of the most indispensible ingredient in beer. 20

The Art of Mead and Food Pairing is the world's first complete mead appreciation book, with pairing suggestions for all types of mead and food, including Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. Meadmaker and renowned Willamette Valley foodie Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor offers up 44 food recipes and 10 dessert recipes with appropriate mead pairings, as well as 14 mead cocktail recipes. The 60 sidebars feature individual meads, meaderies and meadmakers; mead and cheese pairing; how to pair mead and snacks; mead vinegars; and honey spirits. Fully indexed and gorgeously photographed, The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing demystifies all the varieties of mead from honey-only traditional meads to melomels (fruit meads) and from session meads to metheglins (spiced meads), how to pour and drink them, and the flavor dynamics that help you understand how to pair each type with food. Then Manion Zaerpoor takes you a layer deeper, telling the story of how mead developed in each of several parts of the world in the context of that region s food traditions, with detailed suggestions for pairing ethnic foods and ethnic styles of mead, along with delicious international recipes. Where to Buy Mead includes bottle shops with selections worthy of road trips - across states and in your largest vehicle - and bars specializing in meads and mead cocktails. You ll meet many of the movers and shakers in the mead industry, see their meaderies, and feel more confident about going to meaderies to taste and buy mead for your home mead cellar and about serving mead at home with spectacular food pairings. Hard cover, full color, ribbon bookmark, 432 pages, 345 photos. Foreword by Ken Schramm. Available now for preordering on Amazon.  It will be available at The Mead Market in Portland and in homebrew supply stores and meadery tasting rooms everywhere.   Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor is the owner of Kookoolan World Meadery and Kookoolan Farms. She s been a mead enthusiast since about 1980; a home meadmaker since 1997; owner of a licensed commercial meadery since 2009; a founding director of the American Mead Makers Association (AMMA), its first Legislative Committee Chair, and Contributing Editor of its quarterly journal; owner/operator of one of the world s first exclusively-mead bottle shops from 2012-2015; and a multitime medal winner at Mazer Cup International Mead Competition, the world s largest mead-only competition. She has written a regular mead and food pairing feature for the AMMA s Journal since 2013. She and her husband, Koorosh, reside on their farm in Yamhill, Oregon.

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orn to entertain, on stage and as a writer, Morris Walker has spent his life doing exactly that. Growing up as best friends with actor Steve Martin, they honed their performance abilities together from the first day they met before the sixth grade and into college. Performing comedy with his folk singing group, The Settlers seeking a career in entertainment. Long story short, Steve was hired by the Smothers Brothers and Morris was drafted. He had a vision of following his dream of performing around the country and the world with a beautiful talented woman and after discharge from the Army it became a reality when he met Lynn Wallace. It was love at first sight. Soon they were performing together as a team in Vietnam for the USO. After their tour they hit the road and performed thousands of shows for schools, colleges and communities around the country. Music and comedy with a “save the environment” theme. After thousands of When follows a die hard environmentalist named Andrew Garfield in his non- stop efforts to generate ideas that could help save our precious environment. The story takes place in California in 1991. Andrew works as a sales person for KRCH Country Radio and wants to devote all his time to his environmental innovations. One idea in particular seems so powerful that he sets off in pursuit of finding a way to build a prototype to show the world it’s potential. Andrew is inadvertently sent on a mysterious journey to find the solution to all the man made environmental problems that plague the planet. As if omnipotently compelled, he coincidentally meets five unusual, mystical women who guide him to the ultimate solution he seeks and more. This romantic, environmental comedy is intriguing and thought provoking. Written in 1991 the story is uncanny in it’s conclusion and correct in the assumptions made in the context of the prolog.. A fast moving, compelling read. Global warming is an intense and devastating reality. Andrew’s story is inspirational.

live performances, the duo stopped and had two kids, Skye and Amoris Walker, when they were still young, the four of them hit the road as the family band, the EARTHWALKERS. Meanwhile Morris wrote Steve’s biography. The book was Morris’ first full length book entitled, Steve Martin, the Magic Years. Steve wrote this for the cover of the book. "Finally a book about me, I loved this book and fell deeply in love with central character”. Although it is now out of print it is still available in the audio version, at Blackstone Audio Books, Amazon and in public libraries.  Ever inspired by his “soul mate” Lynn, they live in Corvallis, Oregon and he continues to write songs, books and articles while running their video production company. Who knows how long a soul is repeatedly reincarnated into a human entity  for another life on earth? Theoretically, souls are eternal. The Atman saga follows two such devoted souls through several incarnations. Unknowingly, yet  because of their God given actions or Karma.  In the 1500s these two are Inuit natives living in a remote area of Alaska some time in the 1500s. Inuit natives, Kimo and Quannick are, of course, primitive and very much in love and living their lives out in what they know to be their only existence. Where they had been before these lives began is a total mystery. But they both have unusual insight in their mysterious dreams and visions of their past and their future. The Lives of Carl Atman follows these soul through many lives in different  countries, cultures and ethnicity as they to come together again and again. Evidently not by chance but by some kind of divine guidance. In essence, this saga is a sample of how souls might discover their destiny in life after life and how (out of millions of souls) they wind up with their beloved each time. It is a 500 year love story and more than once Mr. Walker has been told, it is destined to be a “chick flick.” Which pleases him no end.

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Seattle Let’s skedaddle to

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or a quick getaway, Seattle is a great choice. We just took a quick trip, and it was a delightful and relaxing couple of days. We drove up through the “Snowpocalypse” in Portland. That drive was not so relaxing, kind of more the opposite. Thankfully blizzards on I-5 are few and far between. Normally the drive, from anywhere in the Willamette Valley, is a breeze. As an alternative to driving, which we thought about a lot while driving, Amtrak offers service from numerous cities all the way up the valley. And on the Seattle end, the train drops passengers (at the King St. Station) just a few short blocks from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. We stayed on the waterfront at a fabulous hotel, The Edgewater. Built in 1962 for the Worlds Fair in Seattle, at the same time as the Space Needle and the monorail, The Edgewater earned a place on the map of the Rock & Roll world when the doors were


thrown open to welcome the Fab Four, John, Paul, George and Ringo -- the Beatles. In 1964 “Beatlemania” was raging and a number of downtown hotels turned the band away in light of the turmoil their presence would have caused in day to day operations. Not a “day to day” hotel, the Edgewater welcomed them in. They fenced off the parking lot, and people were still trying to swim out into Elliot Bay to catch a glimpse of their long-haired heroes. That took some dedication, Elliot Bay’s water temperature ranges from 42 degrees to maybe 62 degrees, on a “warm” day. The Edgewater is built on a pier, so when you open the window on a bayside room, the water is below. There’s a now famous photo of the Beatles fishing out the window of their room. Word got out among fellow rockers and since then, the Edgewater has hosted Led Zeppelin, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, The Monkees and many others.

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It’s easy to see why rock stars, who can stay anywhere they want, stay at the Edgewater. You’d be hard pressed to find a better view, not just in Seattle, but anywhere. Looking out over the bay at the ferry boats and the Olympic Mountains in the distance, is breathtaking. The service at the Edgewater is second to none, all of the staff is constantly attentive (without hovering), the rooms are cozy and “northwesty,” and the bar and restaurant don’t just share the spectacular view from huge picture windows, the food is fantastic, and the drink choices are extensive. Dinner at the Edgewater began with fantastic Rosemary / Sea Salt Sourdough bread. Right away I knew we were in for a treat. If the bread was that good… For an appetizer I enjoyed the best crab cake ever. Shrimp and crab actually, it was seriously good. Not the usual flakey cake that falls apart, this one was done in a French style with creamy egg to hold everything together — so so good. The main course was salmon, seared and finished on

“Let’s Skedaddle to Seattle” was the slogan used nationwide to promote the 1962 Worlds Exposition in Seattle. Good advice then, good advice now. ske·dad·dle - ske’ dadl/ verb informal 1. depart quickly or hurriedly; run away.

a cedar plank and then drizzled with a light hint of honey. The salmon was cooked to perfection. If you’re a salmon lover - make sure and go enjoy this at the Edgewater - you will not be disappointed. For desert, a personal Key Lime Pie with fresh whipped cream. One would think the best Key Lime Pie would be found in Key West Florida. Wrong corner of the country, the best Key Lime Pie is at the Edgewater in Seattle - seriously. Dinner at the Edgewater was one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and I’ve had some meals. I did not imbibe, but if you’re interested in a drink, the beverage menu is 28 pages long — they have what you want. The service, thanks to our server Laura, and the rest of the staff, was fantastic, which we’d come to expect after 24 hours at the Edgewater. Currently, Seattle is undergoing a huge waterfront redevelopment project. The main issue is the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which

was built years ago when the waterfront was viewed as merely a terminal for passengers and goods that came and went by ship. The Viaduct bisects the waterfront from Pike Place market and downtown. Now, residents and visitors want to take advantage of the fabulous view, the recreation opportunities, and of course the tourism dollars that Seattle’s beautiful waterfront generates. The Viaduct is on the way out — or down rather. The elevated highway is being dropped to ground level and huge infrastructure improvements are underway to allow access by foot to the waterfront. That’s good news because the Edgewater sits front and center along Seattle’s downtown waterfront. You can walk from the Edgewater not to Pike’s Place Market, and downtown. And if you’re a Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks fan, they all play a short punt from the Edgewater. Uber drivers are everywhere, as are Lyft drivers, if you’ve headed up from the Willamette Val-

ley, do yourself a favor and download the apps before you go. Request a car and driver and one magically appears in moments to take you wherever you want to go. Or you can easily walk to the Seattle Aquarium, The Great Wheel (the ferris wheel at pier 57), or you can hop on a ferry and cruise across the bay to explore Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and beyond. For the shopping crowd, you can walk a short way down the waterfront boardwalk, take an elevator up to Pike Place and you’ll find yourself in the heart of downtown Seattle surrounded by great shops. Seattle is a fun place if you want to shop till you drop, of just kick back and enjoy the view. During the month of February, there are museum deals if you’re an art lover - see the sidebar. Whatever you like to do, you’ll like to do it in Seattle. Go!

Party like a rock star at the Edgewater, but don’t break stuff, that’s just not cool anymore.

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Seattle’s Museum Month Seattle’s Museum Month is a Bargain for Culture Seekers Looking to Stay and Play in the Emerald City Offering downtown hotel guests half-price admission at more than 40 participating museums throughout Seattle and the region, Seattle Museum Month returns February 1-28, 2017 Seattle, The Emerald City, has long been praised as an artsy and laid-back destination with abundant natural beauty. In 2015, Visit Seattle and Seattle’s hotels and museums decided it was high time to embrace Seattle’s winter weather, so to speak, so Museum Month was born.

Seattle Art Museum - Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

Dining at the Edgewater - photo compliments of the Edgewater

The Great Wheel - Photo: Rick Lamplugh


It’s time to check for a list of participating hotels and book a visit. With downtown Seattle accommodations lined up, pick some museums and attractions that everyone in your party can enjoy. If you don’t know where to start, here are just a few ways to stay and play. For the epicurean: Seattle is a foodie town. Get a taste of Seattle’s favorite foods and culinary history at Edible City: A Delicious Journey at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). This immersive exhibit explores Seattle’s place in the culinary industry, featuring the harvest of local natural ingredients, preparation techniques made popular by the region’s celebrity chefs, and the art of pulling ingredients together for the final plated presentation. For the culture seeker: Formerly known as the EMP, the renamed and rebranded Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) at the Seattle Center is a goldmine for music paraphernalia – from classic rock to contemporary – as well as a hub for science fiction and pop culture enthusiasts. Through Museum Month, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds will be on display at MoPOP commemorating the famous

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sci-fi series’ 50th anniversary. Dive into the Emerald City’s cultural diversity with a visit to the Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi exhibit at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Day in the Life of Bruce Lee: Do You Know Bruce: Part 3 at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, or Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts at the Northwest African American Museum. Cultural and historical exhibits can also be viewed at the Nordic Heritage Museum, Suquamish Tribal Museum, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and the Burke Museum. For families: While many museums have a “do not touch” reputation, the Seattle Aquarium encourages hands-on interaction with sea life at the tide pools exhibit. Gently touch sea cucumbers, sea urchin, seastars and more. During Octopus Week – starring the giant Pacific octopus Feb. 18-26 – each day will feature hands-on activities, octopus feedings and talks. Patrons must stay in one of the participating hotels to access Seattle Museum Month offers. For qualifying visitors, the discount will apply to all days participating museums are open in February, subject only to capacity. Some separate, specially ticketed exhibitions, programs and events at various participating museums are not included in Seattle Museum Month. Guests must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts; these discounts will be valid for all guests staying in the hotel room (not to exceed four people) during hotel stay dates. This is just a small sample of the opportunities available, The full list of participating museums in Seattle Museum Month is at:

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Keith and Mick - at the Edgewater

Pike Place Veggies

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Classic Seattle


The IMPACT of a backsplash choice Backsplashes are a wonderful piece of the remodel puzzle, and are a great opportunity to tailor the style of a room. A backsplash can range from a high contrasting focal point to a neutral backdrop depending on personal preference. In our many years in this industry we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with quite a wide variety of materials, layouts, and styles. Here we’ll highlight a few interesting backsplashes we’ve had the privilege of installing. Who knows – maybe you’ll find inspiration for your new backsplash here!

This backsplash takes the idea of a standard backsplash layout and combines it with a mosaic look. The flow and color combination of the center wave are vibrant, but set in a neutral background tile to allow it to be visually pleasing while not becoming too busy. It’s a striking look that really draws attention to it.

This one features what we call a waterfall mosaic. Tiny, glass tiles with shimmer cascade down the wall invoking a feel of falling waters. Two colors, a vivid blue and a more subdued grey, are mixed and create a nice contrast. Though there are bright colors and movement, the blue cascade quickly becomes a neutral color to allow other details in the kitchen to stand out. It’s a unique and fun design.

A popular choice lately has been custom mosaics created from various types of slate. A variety of colored slate is chosen and hand cut into smaller sizes to create the installation pattern. This can be a more time-consuming backsplash to do, but the results are a very custom and afford the client a lot of personalization. The other advantage is that it goes well in quite a few styles of kitchens.

In each of the aforementioned designs the entire room was taken into consideration before making a final choice, with the help of our designers. The backsplash is a part of a whole design, and the options are nearly limitless. It’s for this reason that, no matter how many we design, layout, and install, there always seems to be something new.

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February 22, 2017 The LaSells Stewart Center 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis OR The massive 8th Symphony of Anton Bruckner will be presented by the Orchestra on this program. According to Maestro Carlson, this work exemplifies Bruckner’s deeply held religious convictions as well as his lifelong connection to the mountains of his native Austria. The brass writing in this symphony is especially powerful, and as might be expected, Maestro Carlson will have massive forces on stage for this performance. Reserved Tickets: $22, $27, $32 General Admission Tickets: $20 Students free with valid student ID CAFA discounts apply Tickets Available at: Grass Roots Books & Music

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effectiveness. In recent years, overall quality has improved drastically, and, in some instances, has improved learning outcomes with its personalized platform. Of students surveyed, over 71 percent said course content was of “high quality” or “very high quality.” As for the difficulty of course content, nearly 76 percent said it was “just the right level of difficulty for the course level.” Does the curriculum help you learn content needed to pass courses? Creating curriculum that not only prepares students for the job or skill-set in which they are training, but that also uses real-world examples to help comprehend what they have learned can be difficult. LB iLearn incorporated relatable curriculum to retain necessary content, and over 81 percent of students surveyed said the curriculum helped them learn content either “effectively” or “very effectively.” Programs at LB iLearn were chosen based on labor market data that showed a need in healthcare- and businessrelated programs. Therefore, all programs at LB iLearn aim to help Oregonians learn the skills they need to jump-start their career in those fields so they can live better and learn better.

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The Greek Dressing

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11/2 teaspoons dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon honey 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped fine Salt & Pepper to taste Mix all ingredients in a bowl except olive oil then drizzle olive oil in while whisking briskly. February / March 2017


Peeled, sectioned tangerine, sliced pear, feta cheese, toasted sesame seeds, pickled red onions, Kalamata olives


Curly Endive Green Leaf Lettuce

Do ahead

Slice (thin) red onion, drizzle with apple cider vinegar, add a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar, refrigerate overnight.


Winter Greens

The “Big Salad�

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Apple, Pear & Parmesan

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Salads are a matter of personal taste. There are no rules, if you like one ingredient more than another, add some more! If you want to experiment with substitutions, do it! Salads are a fun, and healthy food you can feel good about eatiing.

Winter Greens Greens

curly endive belgian endive arugula


pecans scallions (thinly sliced)


2/3 cups buttermilk 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 tbs chopped fresh tarragon 1 tbs chopped fresh chives 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup virgin olive oil salt & pepper to taste

The Big Salad


Do It

Mix all dressing ingredients but olive oil in bowl, then whisk briskly while drizzling in olive oil. Toast pecans in 350 deg. oven for 10 minutes.

Do ahead

Toasted pecans and dressing can be done a day or two in advance.

Butternut Squash & Spinach Greens spinach


11/2 cup pearl couscous 1/2 red onion thin sliced 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup toasted pecans


3 tbs orange juice 1 tbs dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tbs honey 2 tbs apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil

Do It

Cut butternut squash into cubes and coat with light olive oil. Roast in 425 deg. oven for 25 minutes. Toast pecans in 350 deg. oven for 10 minutes. Dressing: mix all ingredients in small bowl. assemble salad when ready.

Do ahead

Toasted Pecans, squash, and Dressing can be done a day or two in advance.

Apple, Pear & Parmesan Greens none!


red apple - fuji is our choice ripe pear shaved parmesan dried cranberries coarse sea salt


Honey - high quality local Willamette Valley honey - of course.


Do It

Slice apple and pear into thin slices. Arrange apple, pear, hazelnuts (or filberts if you’re a local), and dried cranberries on small plate. Add shaved parmesan to taste. Drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with sea salt.

green leaf lettuce spinach


grated carrots half avocado boiled egg cherry tomatoes cucumber slices radish quarters gorgonzola crumbles


old school oil & vinegar (red wine vinegar & a good virgin olive oil)

salt & pepper to taste

Do It

Boil egg(s): Place eggs in a saucepan, bring to a strong simmer, let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain water and cover with ice water. Peel and slice for salad. Shred carrots with cheese grater. Slice radishes, avocado, and cucumbers.

Do ahead

Boiled eggs will last for days in the refrigerator.

Mango, Avocado, Chicken


green leaf lettuce


1/2 avocado - sliced thin 1/2 mango - sliced thin grilled chicken breast(s) sliced in 1/4 inch slices handful of cilantro lime slice to garnish


2 tbs lemon juice 2 tbs lime juice 2 tbs rice vinegar 1 clove garlic - minced

1/2 cup olive oil

Do It

Slice avocado, mango & lime slices. Grill chicken breasts (or bake if you prefer). Dressing: mix all ingredients except olive oil in bowl, then drizzle olive oil in while whisking. Assemble salad when ready.

Do ahead

Grill chicken breasts and refrigerate. Dressing will keep for several days.

Mandarin Pasta & Spinach

Greens spinach


8 oz. bow tie pasta dried cranberries 1/3 cup pine nuts small can mandarin oranges 1/4 cup cilantro


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Do It

Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions. Cool in cold water and dry well. dressing: combine all ingredients in small bowl whisk to mix. Assemble salad as ready. Do Ahead Bow tie pasta can be cooked in advance and stored in the refrigerator. (toss with olive oil to store)

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Spa beauty trends for 2017 from around the world Every year the beauty industry looks forward to what trends the year might bring. Here are a few predictions from around the world. Switzerland Big, bold, and beautiful brows will continue. Eyebrows frame the face, so getting them right, is a must and oftentimes-best left to the spa pros. There are many ways for clients to update their eyebrows. Pencils, powders, gels, and permanent makeup look ideal for those wanting to reconstruct, define, and cover gaps or fill-in over-tweezed eyebrows.   U.S. Hydrating nourishing sheet masks, nourishing lip masks, or gold clarity masks and other formulas create great results. Whether stand-alone or combined with facials, massages and more, treatment masks provide a great experience.   India India is much more focused on skin health starting from within. The demand for nutritional and traditional beauty concoctions with ingredients such as natural honey, coconut, sandalwood, turmeric, almond, and sesame oil are fast becoming more and more popular in a bid to maintain a healthy and more youthful complexion.   Italy Inspired by the traditions of ancient Rome, the country predicts that 2017 will see simplicity merge with enjoyment. In ancient Rome, spas were deemed as places to stimulate the senses of wellbeing. If you’d like to explore the trend of permanent makeup, it is essential to have a consultation with a highly qualified artist. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists are members of the world's leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a simplified beauty routine. Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design is a Licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist and is a member in good standing of the Associated Skin Care Professionals and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. For more information you can reach her at 541-740-1639 or visit her website at February / March 2017


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Reconnect the mind, body, and soul to create your ultimate life experience! By Allison Lamplugh


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hen we tell ourselves we can do something, we are telling all three pillars of our consciousness, mind, body and soul, to get involved. As Walt Disney once famously said, “If you dream it you can do it.” This may sound cliche, but how many of us have heard successful people say they continued to believe in themselves no matter what adversity they encountered? They are telling us what science has discovered; your thoughts, actions, and perceptions shape the direction of your life. Have you ever said “I felt it in my gut” or “I knew it in the back of my mind?” Those are examples of the ways in which we express the subconscious connection of our mind, body, and soul. But how do you become more aware?

Get sleep

people who skip out on sleep and use phrases like “I’ll have time to sleep when I die.” This is dangerous to your longevity and deprives your body of the time it needs to rejuvenate. Humans need six to eight hours of restful sleep each night. While you sleep your stress system is turned down, your immune system gets stronger, your brain gets cleaner, and your body releases hormones that regulate your metabolism. If you don’t get adequate sleep, your body is kept aroused by adrenaline, a stress hormone. Stress hormones can wreak havoc on your body, accelerating the aging process and negatively affecting your brain’s ability to function. After time, it can weaken your immune system, contribute to weight gain, and lead to depression.

We live in a society that encourages people to perform and be productive. Our days spent working far exceed those we spend relaxing. In many cases, we reward

Be grateful

ease in the body makes you susceptible to illness. Because your mind, body and soul are connected, you can influence your health and wellbeing. When you reduce or eliminate mental and emotional garbage, your body will begin to use that energy to balance its system and return to a state of homeostasis.

thoughts, and your stress. In the United States, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.

Choose your social network wisely. Positive relationships have numerous physical and mental health benefits. They can keep you from feeling lonely, isolated or inadequate, and if you feel good about yourself, you deal with stress better. Our relationships should foster love, support and encouragement. If they do not, they are adding to your negativity, your bad February / March 2017

In our culture we are often reminded of the things we don’t have or the things we think we need. Stop thinking about what


During meditation your mind registers and filters emotion and nerve impulses in your body. That communication between the body and mind allows you to manipulate your mind to work for you. When the mind is functioning as intended, meaning it is self-aware, focused and quiet, it has two choices: to block out sensation or to listen to it. Meditation gives it a chance to listen. Your body is a very complex machine that needs refueling. Meditation is one of our

you don’t have and think about what you do have. Your thoughts matter. Every time we have a thought we set off a domino effect of cellular reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and are being changed by them. We have amazing potential to heal and transform ourselves through our thoughts, perceptions, and choices. Complaining drains you of energy and weakens your ability to strengthen the mind-body-soul connection. Instead of ending a thought with a complaint, find one thing to be grateful for. If traffic was terrible on the way to work, the good news is that you have a job.

Seek positive

Our body is a web of energy and every negative interaction is comparable to adding a drop of poison in the matrix. Have you ever noticed when you are abnormally stressed you get a cold? Dis-

most powerful tools for restoring mindbody balance. During meditation you experience a state of restful awareness in which your body rests while your mind is awake. In the silence of awareness, the mind lets go of old patterns of thinking and learns to heal itself. This is why people feel refreshed or relaxed afterwards, because they gave their brain a chance to repair itself from daily stress. Research shows benefits of mediation include a decrease in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and addictive behaviors. You are in control of your life. How will you live it? 39

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Stacey Cummings, veteran nail artist and esthetician, has some pointers for you. Doing your own manicure can be cost effective, but it can also come at a cost if you don’t follow a few basic rules. Your nails are delicate, and nail technicians take certain steps to prepare your skin, nails, and cuticles to protect from damage. Tips from Stacey: 1. When giving yourself a manicure, do not soak your hands in water. Nails absorb water and become softened when wet. When they dry out they also lose some of their natural oils and become brittle. Doing your nail care after your nails have absorbed water, for example after washing dishes or swimming, is not recommended. 2. Apply a high-quality cuticle oil, not only on the skin surrounding the nail, but on the entire nail plate at least once daily. This prevents dehydration and brittle nails while promoting strong supple nails as well as preventing excessive growth of cuticle. 3. Use a nail file with a fine grit rather than clippers to shorten, shape and/or smooth any breaks in your nail. A natural nail requires a finer grit because it is much more delicate than what an acrylic nail can withstand. A good rule of thumb when picking your nail file is the lower the number, the higher the roughness. Look for a grit of 240 or higher, anything rougher can damage your natural nail.

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What’s Nadine Having? Have you been thinking of going gluten free? You’re not alone! The first question is “what do I eat?” Think you’re going to starve without Pasta? Do you think your toast is the most? Well, there ARE options. Fortunately we have one of the world’s formost experts on the gluten free lifestyle right here in Corvallis, and she’s always cooking something. Nadine Grzeskowiak is the Gluten Free RN ® and she’s your go-to resource for everything gluten free. Author of the new book “Dough Nation” nadine is a prolific creator of GF content, be sure to also follow Nadine in her new Gluten Free RN Podcast. Find her podcast on her website, or get it to go at the iTunes Store.

So what IS Nadine having? Roast Pork Tenderloin Braised Kale Roasted Sweet Potatos and Carrots and a garnish of apple sauce.

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Drink Your Breakfast! In a society that makes not-so-good-for-you foods readily accessible, it’s a good idea to start your day with essential vitamins and minerals so you don’t find yourself grabbing prepackaged foods to keep the edge off. But that’s no secret, is it? The secret is how to do it quickly and easily every day. A smoothie is a great way to get a good dose of nutrition any time of the year. Depending on the season, there are always fresh fruits available to keep your smoothie different and delicious. Smoothies also give opportunity to add an array of other foods that may otherwise make an odd pairing on a breakfast plate. With the help of friends who also “drink their breakfast,” I have combined several ingredients for my smoothies that help make a well-rounded meal that lasts for hours. I have done a fair amount of research to choose my ingredients, and since drinking on a regular basis I feel the difference in my energy level, have seen my hair grow faster and my nails grow stronger. And that’s just what I can see externally! Let the yum begin as you work towards your 2017 health goals. Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 banana 1 apple 1/2 cup blueberries 1 handful of spinach (or kale) 1 tsp chia (or flax) seeds 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp raw honey 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 drop essential rose oil 1 cup juice of your choice (or milk if you want to cut down on sugar) Handful of ice

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Why is that in there?? ● Chia is one of the richest sources of soluble fiber. The seeds also have 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids. Omega-3s can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol. ● Coconut oil works as a natural anti-inflammatory, suppressing cells responsible for inflammation. It also contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which enable the oil to supply energy directly to the brain. ● Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of brain cells and fights degenerative processes in the brain. Turmeric also helps keep your immune system healthy while improving your brain’s oxygen intake.

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D.I.Y. This Valentine’s Day give yourself the gift of love by making your own bath accessories. Your skin will thank you, and your bath will be amazing! By Allison Lamplugh

DIY Bath Bombs You’ll find out why these are called “bombs” when you drop them in the bath and the citric acid reacts to water. To get the full effect, fill your bath first, then drop in your bomb when you’re settled and ready to relax. INGREDIENTS ● 1⁄2 cup baking soda ● 1⁄4 cup cornstarch ● 1⁄4 cup Epsom salt (scented or unscented) ● 1⁄4 cup citric acid ● 3-4 tsp coconut oil ● 2 tsp almond oil ● 1-2 tsp water ● 1 tsp essential oil of your choice Choose your own mold. Anything from a muffin tin, ice tray or cookie cutter works. It all depends on the size and shape you desire. If you use a muffin tin you can use cupcake liners for an easy grab-and-give gift. Your imagination is the limit on how you want to present them. You can even add a few drops of food coloring for fun. INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. 2. Gradually add wet ingredients, stirring with a whisk until thoroughly mixed. 3. When mixture is wet enough to stick together in clumps, press it firmly into molds. Remove excess from sides. 4. Let mixture sit in the molds for at least 5 minutes. 5. Carefully remove from molds and allow bombs to dry for 24 hours. (If your mold is pliable enough you can choose to let them sit in the mold for the entire 24 hours.)

DIY Bath Scrub This scrub will hydrate your skin for days! Sugar naturally draws moisture from the environment into the skin, so when you apply products with sugar they help hydrate by holding in moisture. Epsom salt can reduce inflammation, while sulfates flush out toxins, leaving your skin exfoliated and glowing. INGREDIENTS ● 1 cup Epsom salt ● 1 cup sugar ● 2 tbsp coconut oil ● 2 tbsp almond oil ● Essential oil of your choice (add drops until strength of scent is to your liking) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine salt and oil. Mix well. 2. Heat up coconut oil in microwave until liquified, making it easy to measure and pour. 3. Add coconut oil, almond oil and essential oil. Mix well. 4. Scoop scrub into jar of your choice. TIP: Coconut oil will become hard as it cools. Too much coconut oil may result in scrub too hard to press your finger in and scoop. The almond oil will stay in liquid form, giving the scrub a smooth, easy to rub consistency. After 24 hours, if you find your scrub is too hard or too soft for your liking, take out the ingredients and re-mix after adding the appropriate oil.

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Eugene Ballet Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Emerald City Jazz Kings: Clarinet Marmalade Corvallis-OSU Piano International: Narah Arghamanyan Jasiri X Performance Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert: Alpine Journey OSU Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony: Late Winter Concert

March 2017 Mar 17 Mar 21 Mar 24

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Corvallis-OSU Piano International: Andrew Rangell Corvallis Community Band Bridge Builder International Dinner and Piano Concert

Eugene Ballet Company Beaver Tales Art Show

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Provost’s Lecture Series: Ta-Neshi Coates Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis: Dean Rohrs Insights Into Gardening 2017 SAC Presents David Sedaris Starker Lecture Series 2017: Dr. Nina S. Roberts Small Farms Conference 2017 F3T (Flyfishing Film Tour)

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Oregon Veterinary Conference 2017 Starker Lecture Series 2017: John Allen Provost’s Lecture Series: Robin Chase Era of Megafires Caroline Myss Lecture

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Willamette Living Feb/March 2017  

Our first issue of the new year with art, food, shopping, and a great getaway to Seattle. Enjoy!

Willamette Living Feb/March 2017  

Our first issue of the new year with art, food, shopping, and a great getaway to Seattle. Enjoy!