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Meet Fresh Chalk Seattle’s #1 Wellness Guru!

Tuesday May 21st
In Seattle, no Fresh Chalk user has offered more recommendations in the Wellness category than Lindsay Pedersen, a Ravenna mom, kick-ass business owner, and new author. We caught up with Lindsay to find out how -- and why -- she makes time for wellness in her busy schedule, and what kind of impact it has on her day-to-day schedule.

Prepping for Wildfire Smoke Season

Monday May 13th
In Seattle we’ve had an unwelcome visitor the past few summers - smoke from wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest. You might recall lovely photos such as this one from last summer. What will you do when the wildfire smoke returns along with the evil red eye? This post give you tips on how to Mitigate, Monitor, Monkey-Wrench, and Migrate your way out of the smoke.

Amazing Renovations: A Carport Becomes an Indoor Pool Room

Tuesday May 7th
You’ve got to love a good before-and-after story. To see a space completely transformed before your eyes is nothing short of magic. In this case, the “before” is a humble carport, a term coined by Frank Lloyd Wright way back in 1936. Designed to provide both shelter and ventilation for cars, to the untrained eye, it looks merely like a roof on stilts. But Wallingford resident Tom Laramee saw something more when he looked at the space adjacent to his garage...

Fresh New Features for Spring

Thursday May 2nd
Thanks for the many awesome recommendations you’ve added over the past few weeks, and for continuing to help us improve the site. We’ve been putting your feedback to work with a bunch of new features. Check out the full list of your friends' recommendations, say thanks or ask a question with comments, and more.

The Real-Life Superhero Dream Team

Tuesday April 2nd
Have you ever met one of those people who simply seem to have more energy, more motivation, more strength, and more ambition than us mere mortals? Where does it come from? How can I get some of that? If you’ve ever met Mike Torres of Seattle, you’ve probably asked yourself those questions.