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Chris Manderino

I live in West Seattle with a passion for travel, a busy family life, volunteering evangelism and oh yeah, I help startups grow as my get paid job. I'm looking for a better way to get quality people to do projects around my house, to provide sound medical care for my family and for experiences to help me unwind and relax...because I need it!
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Products

Adagio Teas Ingenuitea Bottom
Teapot
If I really think about my top 10 favorite products of all time - this will forever be on that list. Hot loose leaf tea has never been so easy. No mess, I have one at home and at the office (when we went to those). This is a wonderful gift for the hot tea drinkers in your life.
Ameriwood Home Lumina Fireplace TV Stand
Television Stand
So moving to an apartment to live the minimalist life was a big adjustment to our family - but the one thing I hated leaving behind was a fireplace...until we saw this fun one on Amazon. We have not turned on the heat one time in the apartment in over a year. This is the perfect amount of fun and function.
Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Lite Sweater
Sweaters
Want to snuggle up in something soft in your living room - this cardigan is the softest thing ever. Love my sister-in-law for the great XMAS gift.
Brightech Eclipse Modern Led Torchiere Floor Lamp
Lighting
Best floor lamp I've ever owned. It can be adjusted easily and the light is perfect. I liked it so much bought a second one for my bedroom.
Cuisinart Ss-10 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker
Coffee Maker
This gets used every day in our house. Easy to clean, hasn't stopped working once and is good for coffee or hot chocolate.
Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Waffle Maker
I needed an easy and fun way to have my son start making his own breakfast. Mini waffle maker to the rescue - it also comes in heart shape. Crazy small and they can make as many waffles one at a time as they like - the light tells them when it's done.
First Way Women's Buttery Soft Yoga Jogger Pants/Capris
Joggers
Anybody else think that the skin tight leggings are just seriously NOT forgiving enough? Well if you want something soft and comfy that isn't skin tight to wear around town - I highly recommend these - so, so soft!
Hamilton Beach 3-In-1 Electric Vegetable Spiralizer & Slicer
Spiralizer
So I tried zoodles doing it by hand the old way but an 11 year old eats like 3 zucchini's (or at least mine does) - so I definitely needed something much easier since this became part of our meal rotation. Love this product .
Kcmee Foldable Kids Bento Box
Food Container
So I know there is no school right now but we use these going to the park, work/school lunches or just rushing between sports practices for dinners. They clean super easy and stack. Bonus you get a spoon and fork (but not a spork) - now if I can only get my tween to actually use a utensil.
Keysmart - Compact Key Holder and Keychain Organizer
Keychain
My husband oddly kept getting rips in his shorts from all his keys and they were really bulky...so got this gift for Christmas and he's used it every day since. Nice and compact.
Mr. Heater Buddy Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater
Outdoor Heater
I hate being cold more than just about anything. During outdoor kid sporting events the Mr. Buddy portable gas heater is my best friend....to keep me warm and toasty while I become the crazy parent from the sidelines/bleachers!
Olaplex Hair Protector No. 3
Hair Care
So when you decide after 4+ decades to go from a brunette to a blonde to see if they really do have more fun...the one downside is super dry hair. Use this stuff twice a month - leave it on about an hour and way, way better.
Presto 04820 Poplite Hot Air Popper
Popcorn Maker
So my family had an ice cream after dinner problem that we shifted to a popcorn a few times a week solution. This had it made it that much easier. No bells and whistles. Add popcorn, plug in, get popcorn. Yummy.
RockJam 61 Key Keyboard Piano
Electronic Keyboard
Rock Jam is good for kids starting out, until you know they’ll stick with it. My 10 year old has been using it for two years and his instructor says it is still just fine.
Sleep Number 360® Ile Limited Edition Smart Bed
Mattress
We love this bed. If I want to read in bed, push a button, if I need to raise my legs (like when I hurt my foot this summer), push a button, if I want to track my sleep progress push a button. All of this available on my phone - love it!
Takeya Iced Tea Maker With Patented Flash Chill Technology
Teapot
I drink tea - every day...every single day so this has become the easiest product to have nice cold iced tea within one minute after brewing. Holds up, no staining and fits in the door of the fridge nice and easy.
Tupperware Fridgesmart
Food Container
Love farmer's markets but hated to throw away food that went bad too fast. Found tupperware Fridgesmart and it keeps my fruit and vegetables lasting way longer than just the drawers in my fridge.
Wahl Hair Clippers
Hair Clippers
Needed a go to for cutting my husband and kids hair and this was perfect. Paid for itself after one use for both of them. Now buying this does not make you good at cutting hair but anyone can do a buzz cut ;-).

Special Occasions

A la Mode Pies
Bakery
Wonderful pies!!! There is a location in West Seattle too for those on the accidental island!
Bakery Nouveau
Bakery
West Seattle's hidden gem. My mother-in-law loves the macaroons and it's nice to walk for a special treat now and then!
Easy Street Records
Restaurant
Love the breakfast. Perfect right around farmer's market time in West Seattle. Plus having the conversation with your kid on what a record is...priceless.
Jack's Bbq
Restaurant
BBQ at it's finest. Been going here since the first week it was opened. Get a group of people and get the family style - you won't be sorry.
Knack Shops
Boutique
Knackshops.com is absolutely my go to place for any type of gift whether for employees, partners, customers or events. Their team recommends the perfect gift to meet my theme or goals and for every person that has received a Knackshops.com gift they have gushed over how amazing the unboxing experience is just as much as the gift. Jump on this for holiday everyone!!!
Metropolitan Grill
Restaurant
Yeah, Yeah amazing steaks and love the au jus and fluffing the baked potato....but BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE WORLD. Enough said!
Mystery
Entertainment
What's not to love about Mystery! Full transparency I won the Fresh Chalk Karmadays for this in August...but I wanted it BAD so put almost all my tokens in :-). After over 20 years of marriage - date night (especially during a pandemic) needs a bit more fun and this was perfect. The whole point is to not tell you what we experienced...because yeah it's a MYSTERY. I look forward to booking another one soon. Everyone I know should be booking one of these for your next date night.
Srivilai
Restaurant
Great little family owned Thai restaurant in West Seattle. We go multiple times a month. Yummy.
Swinery
Restaurant
Meat, Meat, Meat and more meat. The smells coming from the Swinery in West Seattle make me so so happy. If you want a local meat shop PLUS they have an amazing menu you have found your happy place. https://www.westseattleswinery.com/

Home

Cardenas Yard Service
Landscaper
We've been using Cardenas for four years. Javier is always on time, under quotes from anyone else in the area and does an amazing job. We love these guys!!!
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
Junk Removal
College Hunks is great...and not just because of the name. We've used them about four times over the last two years including in and out of a storage unit.
Dk Professional Painting
Painter
David has painted two of my houses on the inside and done an amazing job. He's also painted the house for my in-laws is always reasonable, clean and prompt. Cool factor...he painted the mariners outfield wall for my son's room.
Hawks Home Specialists
Flooring
Stanwood, WA
The guys at Hawks did a great job on buffing out some of the marks on my hardwood floors in just a day. Made them look brand new without the work of resurfacing them.
J.A.S. Design Build
Handyman
Great job fixing some cabinetry, my grill and some touch up stain work on my deck. I’ll definitely use them again.
Sutter Home & Hearth
Gas Fireplace
Loved our experience getting a super nice gas fireplace and they will come out every year for a fee and check everything out.
Thunder Road Guitars
Musical Instruments
Thunder Road Guitars in West Seattle is a great local shop for guitars..if you are up for visiting the accidental island.
West Seattle Window Cleaner
Window Washing
Matt & Becca Bay offer a fast, affordable and amazing service for cleaning your windows, power washing and more. Within a few day I had a quote and someone out to do a rush job on my windows. They are also amazing people giving back to the community in various ways.

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Chris's Conversations

Jen Hope
about 1 month ago • Queen Anne
I'm looking to buy a guitar as a holiday gift and would like to try and buy local. Any suggestions?
Abbe Tolzmann
12 months ago • Queen Anne
Our kids are interested in piano. Where should we start looking at renting or buying a digital piano or the real deal?
Ryan Bruss
2 months ago • Redmond
I'd like to make a locally sourced fresh turkey this year. Does anyone know of a place to order one?
Jennifer Kyle
3 months ago • San Rafael
Hello! Does anyone have a good chiropractor recommendation in the Seattle area? Thank you!
Jacob Hollenbeck
3 months ago • Delridge
Does anyone know of a good chiropractor in the Renton area? Preferably old-fashioned (don't need x-rays) and not trying to up-sell me on a "treatme...
Kelly Crimmins
5 months ago • Seattle
Any recommendations on where you purchased your gas fireplace insert (how was the service, price, overall experience) and who installed it (company...
Christopher Penaloza
6 months ago • Redmond
We just moved to the area and have been staying with friends for a few months. Finally found a place and need to get movers to move all our stuff o...
Steve Banfield
10 months ago • West Seattle
Staying at home has taken a toll on all the dead branches and overgrowth around the house. Now I'm looking at 5 big piles of branches and briers. A...
Ryan Bruss
10 months ago • Redmond
The house I recently purchased has a gas fireplace that's not functioning anymore. I would like to replace it with something a little nicer looking...
Ryan Bruss
11 months ago • Redmond
I'm in need of a new water heater and was thinking of converting to tankless, but I've heard some people haven't had a great experience. Does anyon...
Dudley Carr
over 1 year ago • Queen Anne
I'm looking for an accountant that can do both personal and business taxes. Thanks!
Ian Lurie
over 1 year ago • West Seattle
I need a handyman who works in West Seattle. We just moved back into our house after a major remodel, and we're remodeling our garage. Lots of smal...
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