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Jamaican Jerk BBQ Chicken

The epitome of summer is barbecue foods, comfort foods best enjoyed in sunshine, with friends and family.  Nothing makes me think of Father’s day or summer fishing and camping trips more than camp foods.  I took an amazing trip to Jamaica years ago and fell in love with jerked foods.   What specifically is “jerk” […]


The Outdoors!

Is it really May already? As I sit here with my little one who is snoozing while the spring showers are an actual torrential downpour pounding on my freshly power washed porch, I ponder how our impending summer will be. Will it be a good berry season? Will the bugs be bad? And most importantly, […]


Upcycle Furniture With Paint

One of the least expensive and creative ways to help furnish a room is by upcycling pieces. You can use what you have or by searching thrift stores, garage sales, consignment shops and Craigslist for tables, chairs, dressers and bed frames. There are several paints on the market designed just for this purpose, and paint […]


Auke Bay Fleet

Just as living out North Douglas can be ‘so far away’, so is the Auke Bay area for people who live downtown. But let me tell you, the original people who settled here had it right! Auke Bay gets less rain than downtown does, they tend to have more sun, and generally better weather. We […]

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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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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 | Wrangell Stikine River Birding Festival May 1st – May 31st | Ketchikan 2016 Alaska Hummingbird Festival May 1st – 31st | Juneau Spring King Salmon Derby May […]

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Home Gym

In the articles I write for Southeast Living, I often talk a lot about what NOT to have in your home but there is a list of things I either have made a priority to have in my home or are on my grand wish list because they are important to creating a healthier living […]

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Banana Bread

Origins of Banana & Bread: Theophrastus (a Greek naturalist philosopher) around the 4th century B.C., in what is probably the first scientific book on botany, describes the banana plant. We know that the Greeks made bread with honey, spices and fruits around the time of Pliny (23-79 A.D.), and we also know that Pliny had […]

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Pet Plants

Eek, spring is finally here! At my house we are in the full landscaping swing of things! We’ve got some starters sprouting indoors and are planting bulbs and other things outdoors. I am moving a small cherry tree I sloppily stashed in the ground on the side of my house last year to another location […]

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