My boys often groan when we pull into one thrift store’s parking lot.  Truthfully, I try to meander through with as few little people in tow as possible.  I mean, I see their point; stinky, dirty, unloved garbage, and Mom is shopping in there?!?  But I tell them, “I’m treasure hunting, something in there could be a very economical …

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to embark on some interior decorating endeavors.  It is one of my passions to marry beauty along with functionality — to create an ambiance that speaks beyond words.  But as with almost everything in life, even a natural gift and inclination to do something takes practice.  And practice, …

Ever since we’ve moved to our new house last May, I have found myself pretty content with the furniture we have in our main living area.  Of course, it is always subject to change should a more perfect and reasonably priced piece present itself.  However, I feel the overall flow works in style, color, and family …

Happy New Year everyone!  Can you believe it’s 2017?!  I’m dragging my feet a little as I do with every new year.  It’s change after all, I’m not overly fond of change.  And it’s January, which equates to total and complete utter darkness in our home by the mountains in Alaska (okay, so we get …

Several of Christmases ago, my husband and I were hosting a Christmas party for his work.  We always love to really bless the staff at Set Free Alaska who pour our their lives in helping people overcome addiction.  They are an incredible team of people.  So I of course had fun making the house beautiful.  I …

Welcome November.  It’s so crazy to witness the impulsive passing of seasons.  It seems the older we get, the faster time whirs the earth around its orbit, and the more we try to grasp for the precious moments that become sweet memories.  I’m pretty sure the joy-filled memories of snow as a child evoke pleasanter feelings that …

I am slowly getting our fall décor up.  So hopefully in the next week or two I will be sharing that.   I feel totally behind the eight-ball in the blog world.  But I have the cutest little baby girl taking up most of my time these days, and I am not complaining about that! So rather than …

Well, it happened. Fall came this week.  The brilliant green leaves that have been celebrating life and sun and warmth all summer have started fading, like hints of grey hair on a 30 year old.  The inevitable is coming, and in Alaska, if we blink, we could miss fall altogether.  It is noticeably the shortest …

I am so excited to finally welcome you into the entryway of our new home.  We’ve been here about two months now and made it seem like home.  The entryway is a work in progress.  As you will see, it is a huge space to fill (no complaints here) so I have plans, but the reveal …