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Salmon, Sauces, Sides and Soliloquies

Nothing in Southeast beats the beginning of the spring salmon run, it’s the proverbial start of summer in my mind. My first job in Juneau was as a Fish Tech with Fish and Game, complete with state issued lawn chair, mini van and binoculars, my tough assignment was to spend half the season out at […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for May

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. May 1st – 3rd | Wrangell Stikine River Birding Festival May 1st – 16th | Juneau 29th Annual Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival May 1st – 31st | Ketchikan 2015 Alaska […]


The 6th Annual Juneau Maritime Festival is around the corner!

Join us at Marine Park Plaza and the Seadrome Marina on Saturday, May 9th, from 11am-5pm, to celebrate Juneau’s maritime history, culture, and commerce. Help us open the festival by welcoming the One People Canoe Society and stick around for the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration.  Then spend the day relaxing and enjoying the […]

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Curb Appeal: Remodeling the Exterior of Your Home

Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the first items on a homeowners list to remodel. Kitchen updates add value, comfort, efficiency, and productivity to the home. Bathroom remodels also add the same type of value and comfort to the home. New spa like bathrooms are very popular right now. Kitchens that are built for chefs and […]

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Tips For Successful House Hunting

For most people, deciding which home to buy is an emotional process.  This is the place where you’re going to live, raise your kids, and become a part of the community.  That being said, it can be easy to get swept away with a place without really knowing anything about it.  This is potentially the […]

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Designing for the Sexes!

I love HGTV.  My husband thinks it gives me all kinds of terrible ideas – as does Pinterest.  Lucky for him, until recently I had been working far too many hours (all while trying to fit in quality and quantity time with two little ones) to do much more than watch a show while nursing, or […]


Letter from the Publisher: New Additions!

Welcome to May! May, the month where we see our first potential sunburns and sold-out aisles of hotdog buns. May is also the month where I look forward to gardening, fishing, softball and really kicking it into gear. This year my May will be a little different. I am excited to announce to the readers […]

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Tips for Renovating the heart of the Home

According to Remodeling Magazine, the Pacific Region, which encompasses Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, has the highest cost to value ratio (88%) when it comes to recouping remodeling costs.  As the saying goes, kitchens sell homes, and remodeled kitchens continue to be one of the best investments you can make in your house. A […]


Time to Thaw!

Happy April, life is picking up isn’t it! The weather is more pleasant, enough to entice locals to wear a short sleeve shirt or shorts when the sun is out. That’s one fabulous thing I love about spring and find amusement in that I am totally guilty of. When we get those first nice sunny […]


Headboard Ideas: Make Your Sleeper a Keeper

You may rest against your headboard, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a snooze. There are many affordable, stylish ways to update an existing headboard or build a new one. To update a child’s headboard, paint it a bright cheery color or spray it with glitter paint. You can also glue cool objects around […]

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