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Squatty Potty

If you are thinking of a bathroom remodel or update, you’re probably envisioning new tile and vanities, new cabinets or a soaker tub and fancy fixtures.  What may not be at the top of your plans is the one thing I rarely see in bathrooms but it or something similar should be.  That is a […]


She’s a Witch!

So back in the day I was married to a commercial fisherman. We were together for 8 years, and going on divorced for 4. Andy has a key to my house, I let him borrow my truck when he’s in town but I’m out of town, and we work so that he can see Kiska […]

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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 | Juneau Eaglecrest Road and Mountain Run July 1st – July 2nd | Sitka Sitka Summer Music Festival July 4th | Statewide Fourth of July Celebration July 8th | […]


Patriotic Currant Cake

Currants are rich in antioxidants, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber and vitamin C.  I love them in jellies and jams, I’m known for going to great lengths to get currants, (and other berries) Warren Cove, on Warren Island on the Central Southeast Coast has some amazing wild currant bushes and I still have one coveted jar […]


Welcome to Juneau!

Welcome to June! Summer is in full swing. Soccer and softball have started, many of us have dipped or dunked our bodies in the ocean, perhaps caught a fish or two. As I sit here and bask in the glory that is the beginning of summer, I am thinking ahead, planning cabin trips, fishing excursions, […]


bulbs take 2

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou Life is a series of opportunities to learn to do better.  Every month, I try to write an article with the hope that it will be of value to those of you trying to do the […]


Seasoning tips to help you savor a great grilling season

(BPT) – Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer – you can probably recognize all the signs that grilling season has arrived! But do you know how to best season all the fresh foods you’ll grill this summer? Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may be all you need for […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for June

June 1st – 4th | Yakutat Yakutat Tern Festival June 3rd – June 11th | Ketchikan 70th Annual King Salmon Derby June 1st – 11th | Wrangell Annual King Salmon Derby June 3rd | Skagway 22nd Annual Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon June 3rd – 4th | Sitka Sitka Salmon Derby […]


4 easy ways to make your yard an outdoor oasis this summer

(BPT) – Summer is the season when your backyard takes center stage. As warm weather arrives, it’s time to head outdoors and create a beautiful and lush outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long. “It’s no secret that backyards are the best place to spend time with family and friends in the summer […]


Zucchini lasagna Boats

Boating season is in full swing and for some reason I always equate summertime to lasagna, maybe it’s because I spend so much time in the summer at the ball field that an awesome light summer vegetable filled casserole dish that creates hearty leftovers is exactly what my family needs. I also love squash, from […]

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