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Letter from the Publisher: New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I cannot believe another year has past and we have to remember to write twenty sixteen on things. I am going to take a note from Courtney Wendel’s article within this edition and start a 100’s list. She explains that every year she writes a list of 100 things she wants to […]

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How to hang your Artwork like a Professional

People often hire me to hang artwork for them, because they tell me they are unsure where to put it. Unfortunately, people often hang their artwork awkwardly – either crowding too many pieces together or frankly, hanging pieces way plain too high. A general place to start is to layout all the artwork you want to […]


100 Things, in 365 Days

My New Year tradition is not too exciting for someone my age: after spending the evening with family playing cards or watching a movie, I head home in time to be with my fur babies by midnight, snuggle them and thank them for putting up with my shenanigans for another year, then crawl into bed […]

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Part II. New Year, New Bathroom

Well now that the holidays have passed we have a whole new year to plan out and get a new bathroom. Last month I talked about how I, or should I say my wife, is planning on remodeling our bathroom. I talked about how there are many things that I would like in a newly remodeled […]

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Two Easy Changes.

A friend of mine, who I regard as more health conscience than most, recently posted on her facebook page that she had read an article about toxic things people use in their homes on a daily or regular basis and that some of the topics surprised her – which surprised me!  I guess I often assume […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for January

January 1st | Haines Polar Bear Swim January 1st | Juneau 24th Annual Polar Bear Dip January 1st | Petersburg Polar Dip January 7th | Sitka Russian Christmas & Starring January 15th – 16th | Haines Alcan 200 International Snow Machine Race Have an event you’d like to see advertised?  […]

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Recipe: New Year Detox

Each year we think about healthy resolutions and how we can better care for our bodies as we age. I thought it might be a good idea to put out some cleanse information, I’ve recently had a few people asking me about it, especially after the holidays and people are looking for ways to give […]

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Contented Christmas Home

Every home has its own traditions for the Christmas season.  Even those who do not intentionally celebrate the holiday can not help but be exposed to and influenced by it.  Christmas permeates our culture, and not just locally but globally.  In one form or another, it has been part of historical celebration since even before the […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for December

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. December 4th | Wrangell Festival of Lights December 4th | Ketchikan Winter Art Walk December 4th – 12th | Skagway Yuletide December 5th | Haines Lighting of the Fort […]

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Holiday Balls Recipe

This holiday season I bring you big gifts in small packages. Three small ornaments of holiday goodness, and the best part is they are easy to make, easy to eat utilizing similar ingredients to many and awesome to share with friends and family. I have great memories growing up making holiday cookies and into my […]

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