Happy New Year everyone!  Can you believe it’s 2017?!  I’m dragging my feet a little as I do with every new year.  It’s change after all, I’m not overly fond of change.  And it’s January, which equates to total and complete utter darkness in our home by the mountains in Alaska (okay, so we get …

I wasn’t planning on this post, so it’s a mini, bonus-post if you will.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw a sneak peak of today’s post last week.  I was playing around, experimenting thinking about how I wanted the table to look Christmas morning.  So then I thought, while I’m at it, …

Oh how I love Christmas décor.  I knew this year would be different, having an infant changes the schedules of everyday life. I actually started decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving this year, which was a first for me.  But I knew it would take time, in short increments here and there. I also took a …

Several of Christmases ago, my husband and I were hosting a Christmas party for his work.  We always love to really bless the staff at Set Free Alaska who pour our their lives in helping people overcome addiction.  They are an incredible team of people.  So I of course had fun making the house beautiful.  I …

Welcome November.  It’s so crazy to witness the impulsive passing of seasons.  It seems the older we get, the faster time whirs the earth around its orbit, and the more we try to grasp for the precious moments that become sweet memories.  I’m pretty sure the joy-filled memories of snow as a child evoke pleasanter feelings that …

The inevitable happened again this October.  I turned another year older.  And on that day that my age ticks up, I tend to celebrate with a lot of pumpkin.  I wanted to start my day off right and had a sweet little breakfast with my sister so I made us Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter. …

Our winter arrived this last week.  Six inches of snow graced us on Friday morning, delighting the children to play in the cold white sand of the arctic, and beckoning us to watch Home Alone and turn on the Christmas carols.  I refrained, for now anyhow, but we have definitely entered our longest season of the year.  …

I was recently asked some questions by a reader that I thought were worthy of answering in a post for everyone to read.  The question was something to the effect of where do you keep your toys, do your children even have toys, and how do you keep your house clean with five children?! The first …

Fall in Alaska has pretty much come and gone already. It is the most abbreviated season we experience every year, lasting at most a few weeks. The mountains have a fine dusting of snow, and the cold crispness in the air married with the sharp smell of high bush cranberries is nothing short of divine. …