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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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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for April

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. April 1st – 7th | Sitka Sitka Herring Festival April 3rd – May 31st | Ketchikan 2015 Alaska Hummingbird Festival April 4th | Juneau Bunny Bounce Fun Run April 6th […]


Professionalism & Construction

Recently I received a call from an insurance agent who had a client in her office who just lost half of his roof in a windstorm. I responded to the call and met with the homeowner to go over his loss and to cover the roof until the insurance details were worked out and the […]


Earth Day 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 1970.  That was the date of the very first Earth Day, and what many consider to be the beginning of a cohesive American attention to environmental issues on both a national and global scale.  We are fast approaching nearly forty years after it’s inception, and I wonder   what tangible progress has […]


Pickled and Probiotic Fermented Spruce Tips

In honor of our luke warm winter this year you might have noticed the early buds on the bushes, and full on spring in the lower 48 a good month ahead of schedule. It’s a great exciting time in Southeast to get out and forage spring’s bounty, from fiddleheads to stinging nettles, and one of […]


Four Tips for Buying a Home This Spring

By Amanda Pilley  |  Spring has come early to Southeast Alaska.  Traditionally, this is the busiest time of year in the real estate industry.  It’s not uncommon for rising temperatures and extended daylight to trigger the home-buying bug in folks.  Cooperative weather makes moving easier, school schedules are more convenient, and homes are shown in […]

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Window coverings

Window coverings are a feature that is often overlooked when planning a remodel or building a new home.  Living in Alaska, we all know how important window coverings are to successfully functioning within a space. From blocking out the midnight sun during the summer – to keeping the heat from escaping throughout the winter, the […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for March

Submitted By Amanda Pilley If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. March 2nd – 13th | Sitka Arti-Gras 2015 March 13th – 30th | Haines Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 March 14th | Juneau Flanagan’s Run 5K […]


Letter from the Publisher: We’re Marching!

Welcome to March where I am “marching” to a furious pace. Though it may be soupy outside seemingly at a weather lull with an indecisive transition of winter and spring, my life is in full force. March is probably the busiest month of the year for me. First it kicks off with this March edition, […]

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