Fix your “foggy brain” or get a Vita Shot hangover cure with Dr. Tacita!

Have your ever had your Brain Fitness analyzed? Curious about what kind of results a Dermapen will give you? Maybe you have a vacation coming up and are in serious need of a pre-bikini detox!

Meet Dr. Tacita Robertson- a Naturopathic Physician who has recently opened the doors of her own clinic appropriately named, A Greater Whole.

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You can find her on Market Street, next door to IMAJ Pilates, where she offers a full range of Alternative and Holistic Heath services.

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Dr. Tacita is a good friend of mine, a busy Mom to her darling 2-year-old twins and now a proud local business owner.

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We talked about her clinic and how her unique vision for her clinic makes it a compelling choice for local Kirklandites who want to optimize their nutrition, overall health, mood & physical appearance.

Kirkland Peach: What is your Mission?

Dr. Tacita: To help people achieve a happy, healthy, vibrant life + receive medical treatment that is customized to them.Treating not suppressing symptoms is my goal. This can include diet recommendations and treating symptoms by analyzing the DNA. This is not treatment for the masses. This is highly individualized. 

​KP: What makes your practice unique?

Dr. Tacita: I practice a combination of primary care, esthetic skin care and brain fitness (fixing the “foggy brain” feeling, increasing memory, guidance for recovery from head injuries, and preventative suggestions to avoid Dementia later in life…).

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KP: What are your favorite products?

Dr. Tacita: Vita Shots for hangover cures and mood boosters. Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat your symptoms instead of taking a sick day at work?

KP: What would my first appointment look like?

Dr. Tacita: We would start with a 75 min session of me just getting to know you. I want to find out what my clients need and what will help them feel at their optimum level in all areas! My patients need to be 18+ years of age. And some forms of insurance is accepted! ( *Dr. Tacita occasionally hosts a Ladies Night of Beauty Fun as well! )

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KP: When you are not at the clinic, where might we find you?

Dr. Tacita: Cafe Zoca, Kirkland Crossfit or Homegrown.

For more information:

info@agreaterwhole.com

(425) 836-6650

250 Market St, Kirkland, Washington 98033

http://www.agreaterwhole.com/

Could you handle the evil eye from your new neighbors?

So you’re all excited about this home you found online and you really want to see it. You call me, your awesome Realtor, to go preview the home with you.

It’s new construction and it has AMAZING water views. Strangely, it has been on the market over 132 days. Everyone knows, in this market…that is weird.

You get out of the car, you’re in love. You walk inside, and you’re pretty much looking for a contract and ready to write it up.

Then you see this…..

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Uh oh.

And this…

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Oh boy. That’s not good.

The neighbors already hate you and they have not even met you yet.

Could you…WOULD you want to deal with this? Is this just bad Karma for a new house? It’s not your fault the builder ticked off the locals. Right?

So my particular Buyer’s did NOT write it up. They passed. Even though the home checked nearly all of the boxes on their list.

What would you do?

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for over 12 years. Looking forward to working for you! 206.948.0431

Spotlight on Purpose Boutique

The staff loves Lady Yum, the clothes are vibrant and the community has fully embraced them and the Kirkland loyalty is fierce. This week’s spotlight on a local Kirkland small business is Purpose Boutique.

This is not your average boutique. Purpose Boutique downtown Kirkland Waterfront is the newest hot spot for ladies looking to update their wardrobe with fresh, wearable, fun pieces that are simultaneously timeless as they are trendy.

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I know because my wardrobe is quickly filling up with my recent purchases: 2 colorful wraps, 2 pairs of tights, a cute collard shirt for work and some ankle boots! Kind of like these new Spring pieces!

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On that note…Christie (Chief Visionary!) answers my questions about what it’s like to have a popular store on the Downtown Kirkland Waterfront and what sets their store apart from all others!

What’s your favorite part of owning a store in Downtown Kirkland?
Downtown Kirkland is always lively, exciting and buzzing! We love that there are always people out and about, shopping, eating…doing life together. Many individuals see our awning and pop in to say hello and welcome us to the community! Kirkland has been so hospitable from the very beginning. And finally, the waterfront view…you can’t beat it! 
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Currently, what is your favorite product/item in the store?
It’s so hard to choose a favorite item in our store, I really love everything! However, I would have to say that our Purpose dress line, coming to stores THIS Thursday, 2/12, is my absolute favorite. These dresses have been our “baby” project for over a year now, and we’re excited to reveal them to our communities! These dresses go with everything…I love to pair mine with the beautiful 31 Bits Spring collection jewelry.
 
What is your favorite place to shop in Kirkland when you are not at Purpose?
Unfortunately, since I live on the other side of the water (Bremerton), I haven’t had the opportunity to shop in Kirkland often. However, when I am in the area visiting the Kirkland store, I LOVE to eat locally! Some of my favorites include Cactus and Aura Bakery. Oh and the entire team loves the macarons at Lady Yum.
 
Tell me about your store name?
When we started this business, my “partner in crime,” Ashleigh Lauber, and I kept talking about how we were creating this business for a bigger purpose. As we kept talking about what we wanted to name our business, we kept mentioning the word ‘purpose.’ We thought…why not Purpose Boutique? It’s really the core of who we are and what we do. 
 
What was your (Purpose Boutique) 1st week like in Downtown Kirkland? 
Our first week in Kirkland exceeded our expectations. The first thing that stood out was the number of local business owners that popped into our storefront to say hello and introduce themselves. The local shops have been incredibly welcoming and supportive of Purpose from the start. And really, this comes down to community. We are honored to be a part of the Kirkland community- from local businesses to tourists to locals who have loved Kirkland for many years. We quickly recognized that people were really connecting with our mission, our price point and our expert personalized styling experience. We closed the first week feeling confident that being in Kirkland was the right choice for us. It’s an honor!
 
What is unique about your business?
Purpose offers a unique combination of the best in class personalized styling and customer service paired with affordable, on-trend fashion that goes beyond fair trade to holistically empower women around the world. We LOVE to style our customers, and we will never charge you for a customized styling experience- that’s just who we are. And when you shop with Purpose, you are not only going to look great, but you’re going to leave knowing that your purchases have truly made a difference in the world. Through empowerment partnerships and our donation model, your purchases are helping provide women and children with holistic support as they escape the sex trafficking industry, providing shelter for an orphan or even providing a woman in Uganda with the tools, education and hope to raise their families out of poverty. We hope everyone who walks into our stores leaves feeling like they’ve just experience a unique shopping experience.
 
Is there currently an event or special that you would like me to know about?
We are always having fun with our customers at Purpose, from private Purpose Parties to Ladies’ Nights Out! We just launched our Purpose Dress Line with a little party a few weeks ago! These Purpose dresses are made in the USA with hope and dignity by survivors of injustice. Now that our dresses are in store (and online!), every day at Purpose our expert stylists are prepared to provide a personalized styling session to show you all the fabulous ways you can style a Purpose dress!
In addition, keep up with sales and sweet details on our website: http://purposeboutique.com/events/

3 Reasons to Sell Your Home with The Wall Team

Selling a home is stressful. Don’t leave your net worth up to random fate.

We are a successful Mother-Daughter Real Estate and here are 3 reasons why:

  1. We have 25 years combined Real Estate experience.
  2. We have Negotiating expertise.
  3. We live and breathe Real Estate every day. It is our chosen career, not a hobby or part time job.

Knowledge and experience count. With over 200+ transactions under our belt, we will advise you from “For Sale” to “Sold.”

A new agent or a long lost relative may be convenient, but it’s not smart.

Be smarter. Choose wisely.

www.Facebook.Com/TheWallTeamRealEstate

Reviews on LinkedIn, Trulia and Facebook and over coffee! Call me anytime to discuss your home selling strategy.

2015 Resolution Idea: Credit Score Up, Debt Down.

Eat less sugar. Stop biting your nails. Go to bed earlier. Swear less. Run a Marathon. Learn something new everyday.

Not gonna lie. All of these New Year’s Resolutions have been on my list at one time or another!

Whatever your New Year resolution is for 2015, there is no doubt that you will start off with good intentions. But statistics say that by February only 8% of people are still working towards their goal!

GOAL! The first two letters are G-O! So with that in mind, how about a steady 12 month goal of working on your credit score and simultaneously chipping away at your debt?

Thirty-seven percent of recent home buyers say it took them six months or less to save for a down payment to buy a home; 15 percent saved for six to 12 months; and 10 percent say they saved for 12 to 18 months for a down payment, according to the 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, published by the National Association of REALTORS®.

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For me this translates to going out a little less and being a little less wardrobe obsessed. But dreaming of a new, bigger and better closet to put all those fancy clothes in…now that is motivating!

If you are dreaming of a new home in 2015, get going and take the first step with your credit score rehab.

I’d love to work with you on achieving your goal and buying your 1st home in 2015!

Ho Ho Home for Christmas!

This time of year just put’s a big smile on my face. And this year more than ever I am feeling so much gratitude because December 5th marked my 11th year as a REALTOR®. 

Working with my Mom in a career that I love is a blessing and I could not be more grateful to our clients that choose to work with our team.

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Buying and selling a house is not just a transaction! It marks a major life moment– often associated with a new baby, a new job, a new marriage or parents sending their youngest child off to college and becoming empty nesters! Sometimes it’s a first investment property that accomplishes a financial goal being achieved.

Thank you to our Clients who have been a source of joy these many years! I’m so blessed to participate in your life adventure with you! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and yours and may your home be filled with glad tidings!

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DTK Spotlight on Asher Goods

You know the store…every time you pass by the glass garage door facade on Lake Street you can’t help but to smell the leather and cedar.

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The name, Asher, is partly derived from the Hebrew meaning for good or blessing.

The store exudes the warmth of a cabin and provokes a sturdy approach to mens fashion.

Walking inside you may get half of a nod from the stores “mascot” Dino. He lays under the table most days hardly doing his fair share of the chores around Asher Goods.

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Store Owners Jerry and Matt have put together a thoughtful collection of clothing and accessories to help keep the men of Kirkland looking rugged yet polished. Which – isn’t that the perfect Pacific Northwest blend?

Asher Goods opened here this summer after 2 years in Ballard and hit the Downtown Kirkland scene with a much needed manly inspired splash!

Q and A:

Kirkland Peach: What’s your favorite part of owning a store in Downtown Kirkland?

Jerry: The loyalty is fierce! Kirkland loves to support it’s own!

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite product in the store?

Jerry: It’s hard to pick one! But typically anything made my Filsen.

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite place to shop in Kirkland?

Jerry: When I’m not holding down the fort at Asher Goods you may find me at The Epicurean Edge.

If you haven’t yet, check them out and give Dino a little pat!!

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3 Things Your Realtor Wants to Know, But May Not Ask.

Every time I meet a new Buyer or Seller, whether or not they were referred ( & I hope they were) to me by a former client, I have slight anxiety.

Obviously, there are some basic things you *NEED* to let me know in order for me to be best equipped to help you buy or sell a home:
– location preference
– price range
– bed/bath count
– big yard/small yard
– how fast do you need to move?

You know…the usual. But there are also a few questions that I really want to know but probably won’t ask:

…at least not right of way

1) What other Realtor ( Sorority sister, Auntie, Parents Realtor, half Uncle, old college buddy) have you also interviewed that you haven’t mentioned yet?

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2) What are you actually qualified for? This said pre-approval that you mentioned on the phone, was that completed on line on a whim years ago?

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3) Are we actually hitting it off like…super awesome…or is that just in my head?

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Believe me…you are not the only one who feels a little hesitant! So let’s have some coffee and talk for real!

The sooner we get to know eachother the better job I can do for you!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been advising Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for over 10 years!