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Welcome to August

Welcome to August, month of the Golden North Salmon Derby and the beginning of the end of summer. August is one of my favorite months for fish, picks (berry picking), and hikes. I’m typically not one for sport hunting or competitive fishing but I’ll admit it, I love fishing in the salmon derby. Every year […]

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Audible: The Home Remedy for the Whole Family

In my on-line facebook group, Brighter Days, I had posted a link to the April 2012 TEDTalk by Robert Gupta, entitled “Between Music and Medicine”.  I shared with the group that this video was profound for me.  He talks about that elegant integration of two things that I love – Music & Medicine. This past […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for August

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. August 1st – August 4th | Sitka Sitka Arts & Science Festival www.SitkaFestival.org August 1st-August 31st | Coffman Cove Annual King Salmon Derby www.CCAlaska.com August 4th – August 6th | Ketchikan Annual Blueberry […]

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5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom

(BPT) – If you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom don’t make it bigger. Enlarging […]

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Recipe: Huckleberry Coffee Cake

Vaccinium Alaskaense or Alaskan Huckleberry are prolific from Crater Lake National park in Southern Oregon to all of Southeast Alaska and well into the Yukon. Harvesting from spring (for flower harvest) to September with August being my favorite month to fill up my baskets. We have the following sub species: V. ugliginosum, V. caespitosum, V. […]

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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 […]

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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 www.UltraSignUp.com July 1st – July 2nd | Sitka Sitka Summer Music Festival www.AlaskaClassics.org July 4th | Statewide Fourth of July Celebration July 8th | […]

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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 […]

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