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Hello September!? I question it because the time seems to have passed by at an unbelievable rate. Are we already saying adieu to summer and hello to fall? Pinch me.. My summer was quite an exciting one, although a different kind of excitement than yours probably, full of pregnancy complications, hospital stays, a medevac, and […]


And the Rain Falls Down

As the pitter-patter of rain comes down on roofs and windshields, I remind myself that the rain makes everything happen here amidst heavy sighs. Living in a temperate rainforest is not for the faint of heart, as people often forget that we are, in fact, a RAINforest. I am blessed to have had the opportunity […]

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A Colorful New School Year

It’s that time again – kids are headed back to school, and so this month I’m going to talk about another safety related topic; one you might not have even thought of.  Toxic art supplies.  I recently saw an article at highlighting a current study by the Environmental Working Group that found asbestos in several […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for September

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. September 3rd – 7th | Sitka Mudball Classic Softball Tournament September 10th – 13th | Petersburg Rainforest Festival 2015 September 11th – 12th | Skagway Klondike Road Relay September 12th […]

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Carve out more living space with a one-room renovation

(BPT) – A growing family, overnight guests, work-at-home demands and lifestyle changes can make for cramped quarters in any home. If you’re not ready to move to a bigger house or take on a full-scale addition, carve out more space from your home’s current footprint. Renovating an attic, basement or other unused area can add […]

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Lentil Quinoa Kitchari

The 4th Trimester; dedicated to all my new mamas, soon to be mamas, yet to be mamas, sisters, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers and babies… Wait a minute I thought there were only three trimesters in pregnancy? 4 you say? Where is this from? In India it is tradition to support a woman for the first 40 […]

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Letter from the Publisher: Live and Love Local

Well hello there August! Summer is starting to slowly simmer down as we roll into the beginnings of Fall. First, I’d like to wish good luck to everyone fishing in the Golden North Salmon Derby, may the weather be pleasant and your catch be plentiful. Second, this is an especially sentimental month and edition for […]


The Stains of Summer

If you haven’t already gotten out to pick some Blueberries or Huckleberries, the bushes are seriously calling and you should put down your smart phone and go. I believe this is going to be a berry season we talk about for years to come in Juneau. Having just bought my first home (condo), I finally have […]



A new window can provide better light, better views, and increased efficiency to a home. Better light and views are related because most windows that are replaced have moisture or fogging between the panes causing poor visibility and obstructing the light coming through the window. However, one of the most frequent comments I receive after replacing […]

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