The Scrapbook Nook is definitely a place for the avid scrapbooker. They have tons of fun paper to choose from and their prizes seem really good. You can also find many different die cuts and stickers.
The store seems a little crowded but you will enjoy looking at all the fun things they have to offer. You can also sign up to take a class if you think you need it.
We visited here a few times before we found our home church and we found it to be really big and though the people seemed friendly, it was hard to really get to know anyone. they do have a nice nursing mother's room and the kid's room are nice and big. They cater to all ages in the service it seems. Soem newer songs and some hymns. The sermons were always good, but maybe not "meaty" enough. they do have a nice VBS in the summer. They also offer schooling during the school year that comes with a hefty price tag!
We took our Mercury here when it needed to be fixed and I found them to be over-priced and slow. We never took it back again since we can get a better deal somewhere else. I'm pretty sure they told us they needed to replace a $1K part for the extra money and work. We decided to take our chances with this so-called bad part and we never had any problems with it at all 45K miles later.
My family lived here for 2 years when we first moved to the Seattle area. We lived in to different apartments since the first one ended up getting toxic mold in a bedroom that was making my son sick. They moved us into another bottom-floor apartment quickly but I don't think they cleaned the mold properly in the old apartment. The staff was always friendly and helpful, but the plumbing constantly had problems. Our sink overflowed twice ruining a ton of my kitchen supplies both times (and this was due to the upstairs neighbors!). We also had ants in our first apartment that did not want to go away. I really felt like I was living in poverty here at times even though they looked nice. Cops visited frequently due and the final straw for us was when a police helicopter was shining lights above our building and into our bedroom window in the middle of the night!! It was a little scary and then a little upsetting when no one told us anything about that night. The pool was closed often as well due to too much chlorine. They do offer 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom apartments, which is nice. But try to get a mid or top floor apartment since the bottom floor is a bit underground and is more likely to get water build-up next to it and then give you some mod in the bedrooms next to the dirt.
My daughter went here for awhile since her step-mom could get her in free. Though, she didn't really need it as much as some of the other kids, she did have fun and learn so much. The atff is friendly and they have a small waiting room if you want to stick around and read for the hour that your child is there.
My husband is a drummer as well as a guitarist. He loves looking in this place even though it's so crowded and hard to take kids into. But they have always been very helpful there and even have given my husband a discount on a large purchase that was already on sale. They also had to order something for him - it took awhile and they never did call when it came in, but we figured that was because they are always so busy. Prices seem fair and the staff friendly.
The Renton Library is much bigger than the Fairwood Library. The Kid's section is fun for the kids and with the park next door, a definite must to get out of the house. The selection is good and I like the fact that it doesn't seem overly crowded. They do not have self-checkouts yet.
We visit the Fairwood Library once a week. It's nto a huge library but I like that I don't get lost in there. My kids loves the children's area and they seem to have a good selection. It's always clean and the librarians are friendly and helpful. I like the new way they offer holds where you can get them yourself and I also like the self-checkouts. They do not have any mac computers, so that is frustrating when the kids use macs at school, but their computers are new and the kids are able to use them.
My husband and I visited Muckleshoot. We're not gamblers but were interested in seeing what all the hype was. We were not impressed at all. The coin machines weren't even the pull ones, but the more technically advanced push the button type. I don't know, but for some reason, those aren't any fun. The place was large but we found that their were a lot of older people there so I wouldn't really recommend this place for the younger crowd.
I've been to Winco a few times and did find that they have a lot of lower prices than the other grocery stores in the area, but they also jack prices on some things. So be watchful of things you buy on a regular basis. The bulk area is really nice as is the meat and produce deptartments. The checkers are not that friendly and are rather rude to me since I am an avvid coupon-user. Winco Foods is NOT a good place for coupons. If the cashiers scan in too many, the register will lock up on them and they have to have a manager override it. Meanwhile, the line backs up and people get irritated with the coupon-user. No thanks. I'll take my money and coupons somewhere else that is hassle-free.
CONS: Not a great place to use coupons