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5 Easy Ways to Add Front Porch Curb Appeal

A warm, inviting front porch welcomes guests, increases the value of your home, and provides enjoyable outdoor living space.  Here are five easy and affordable ways to decorate your porch for added curb appeal: Lighting – Remove builder-grade or outdated fixtures and replace them with high quality, energy-efficient light fixtures.  Choose a style and finish that […]

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Paint to Perfection

Painting cabinets is not for the faint of heart!  I shared last month how we suddenly found ourselves moving back to WA.  We had already purged our home ala garage sale style and a few dump runs since we had started the process of finally starting some renovations that had really needed to be done […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for July

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. July 1st – Aug. 16th | Petersburg Canned Salmon Classic July 3rd – 4th | Coffman Cove Silver Salmon Tournament July 4th | Statewide Fourth of July Celebration July 8th | […]


5 simple steps to make your new place feel like home

(BPT) – Millions of Millennials move every year, and due to the flexibility of renting, many people choose to rent rather than own. Just because renting requires a short-term commitment, however, doesn’t mean you can’t personalize your temporary home. A few expert tips will turn any rental into your very own “home sweet home” with […]

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Sitka Wild Rose Cupcakes w/Butter Cream Frosting

In full bloom across the Northwest you will find Rosa Rugosa’s amazing nervine, cooling, mood enhancing anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, astringent, bioflavonoid-rich medicine is one of the most delicious gifts of early summer. Often you will find many recipes, for jams, jellies and liquors made with the rose hip fruit but not often do we take full […]


Thank you!

Welcome to July! Forgive me for talking about my pregnancy once again but it’s really been my main topic of conversation and brain function lately, when my brain is functioning at all that is. Thinking about my own expanding family has me reflecting on what a great support system I have from my magazine family. […]


June 2015 Magazine

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A Bump in June

Welcome to summer! What a gorgeous May we just lived through. It’s so nice to see everything green and full of life again. As I sit here pregnant and as moody as ever I can’t help but be a little jealous of all the fun everyone is having. Don’t get me wrong, this miracle of […]


Dungeness Stuffed Artichokes

June in the land of the midnight sun is a special time of late night but still light fishing, camping and beach barbeque’s with friends and family. Officially the longest month of the Alaskan year it’s an incredible time. The salmon are flowing, sun is shining and Dungie crab season opens. I grew up in […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for June

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. June 1st – June 7th | Wrangell King Salmon Derby June 5th – 14th | Pelican 12th Annual Pelican King Salmon Derby June 5th – June 28th | Sitka Sitka Summer […]

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