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Chris Manderino

West Seattle • Seattle, WA
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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Adagio Teas Ingenuitea Bottom
Tea Steeper
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
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
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
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
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
Lunch Box
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
My husband oddly kept getting rips in his shorts from all his keys and they were really got this gift for Christmas and he's used it every day since. Nice and compact.
Maui Babe Browning Lotion
Tanning Oils
Ok so for when you get to sun tanning again and AFTER you wear sunscreen add some Maui Babe Browning Lotion for an amazing tan that lasts forever!
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 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
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
Tea Steeper
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 Containers
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
Wonderful pies!!! There is a location in West Seattle too for those on the accidental island!
Bakery Nouveau
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
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
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 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 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
Yeah, Yeah amazing steaks and love the au jus and fluffing the baked potato....but BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE WORLD. Enough said!
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.
Great little family owned Thai restaurant in West Seattle. We go multiple times a month. Yummy.
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.


Cardenas Yard Service
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
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
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
General Contractor
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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