Have I ever told you I live in a farmhouse? Not a hundred- year-old farmhouse, full of character and charm, like the one the Gaineses live in. But it was a genuine farmhouse, built in the 80s by an Alaskan colonist, who was passionate about farming. He had farms in Alaska and in Hawaii. He sold his vegetables at farmer’s markets. …

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 friendliness.  The one exception I …

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 2 hours of direct sunlight …

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 wanted them to feel blessed …

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 a fresh frosting of white as …

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 fall décor, this week I will …

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 is for phase one. It …

Let me take this opportunity to give a great big welcome to our new home!  I would say we are 85% settled.  Things still need to be hung on the wall, some light fixtures need to be replaced, a few more boxes and organization need to take place, and we are still waiting on the cabinet doors to our kitchen …

Well, we have survived the marathon move and are settling in.  It was a crazy move, as we were literally trading houses with our renter.  The house we moved into had been converted to a duplex the last four years as a rental. It had been my in-laws for 21 years, and before that my husband’s great-grandfather’s.  The downstairs renter moved out …