Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

Tis’ the time of year when many of us start to reflect on the year past and consider what we are thankful for. Particularly this week, with Veteran’s Day, when we are thankful for those who have gone the extra mile ensuring fabulousness for our country.
But it doesn’t stop with those who have served in our military. We are also so thankful for the other countless citizens who serve our communities in almost as many ways as there are stars in the sky. We are honored to be surrounded by these fantastic people –  they inspire us daily in our work and in our lives. Our business is growing in a large part because of this wonderful community and we get to spend each and every day helping people make their homes more efficient, healthy and beautiful. We are feeling thankful for our business and thankful that more and more people are challenging themselves to live more “green” for their children and the planet.

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.

 

Skip the Big Box Stores and Buy Local!

Skip the Big Box Stores and Buy Local!

shoplocalWith Halloween over and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, holiday shopping is on minds everywhere. Stores have already started playing Christmas music and aisles are stocked with decorations, candy, and gifts.

At Mighty House Construction, we’ve made a commitment to two things: No Shopping on Thanksgiving Day and Buying Local First. Although we know some people don’t mind working on Thanksgiving day, we aren’t fans of sales tactics that lure people away from family time just to get a great deal. And frankly, the biggest culprits are the big box stores.

stuffedcakesInstead, we will be spending our time and money supporting local businesses like McClendon Hardware, where you can find trees and decor for the home,PCC Markets, where you can get a holiday meal prepared for your extended brood, Northwest Art & Frame, where you can pick up art supplies for your holiday cards, Click! Design that Fits for fun, unique housewares and more, and of courseStuffed Cakes, the most amazing cupcakes – including vegan and gluten-free options that taste just like the “real thing.” Check out the Think Local and Chinook Book websites to find businesses in your neighborhood or just take a stroll – you never know what you will find!

 

Buy from Artists this Holiday Season

Buying directly from an artist at a craft show is about as local as it gets! Here are some great options to check out, listed by date:

  • Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show Get a jump start on your shopping with this event! November 14-16, times vary. Fauntleroy Church UCC, 9140 Fauntleroy Avenue SW, Seattle.
  • Burien Vision 20/20 Arts Show Peruse super-affordable art while enjoying wine and snacks….then enjoy the frenzy as everyone clamors to get their favorites for just $40 when the bell rings! November 22, 6:30. Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue South in Burien.
  • Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Even non-Scandinavians can enjoy this festival of food, entertainment and holiday shopping. November 22 & 23, 10am-5pm. 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle.
  • Art Under $100 This South Seattle event in its 10th year features amazing local artists in a party-style atmosphere. December 6, 2-9pm. Seattle Design Center, 5701 6th Avenue South, Seattle.
  • Phinney Ridge Winter Festival and Craft Fair This holiday favorite is a fundraiser for the Phinney Neighborhood Center. December 6 & 7, 10am-5pm. 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle.
  • Urban Craft Uprising Seattle’s Largest Indie Craft Show. December 6 & 7, 10am-5pm. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center Grounds, Seattle.
  • Blithe Bazaar Enjoy sips and shopping at this West Seattle favorite. December 7, 3-7pm. Community School of West Seattle, 9450 22nd Avenue SW, Seattle.
  • Holiday craft sale at C&P Coffee, one of our favorite local hangouts. December 14, 10am-2:30pm. 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle.

 

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Green Building Slam!

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Green Building Slam!

The 2014 Green Building Slam is Saturday, November 15. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fun evening as we drink, eat, and celebrate some of the most remarkable green building projects in the Puget Sound.

Laura has been a leader on the organizing committee for 3 years and Mighty House Construction has been a sponsor for four – but we haven’t presented on stage since 2011. We are super honored to have our sustainable remodel of a Spanish-style bungalow selected by a jury of our peers as one of the featured projects for this year’s Slam.

Come be a part of the excitement of this sell out event at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall (with free parking!) Buy your tickets today!