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 …

Christmas is almost here.  And the to-do list keeps growing…  Am I the only one?  I also had several more posts in mind, but I guess there’s next year.  So my last inspired Christmas post is one of my favorites, the stockings and entry. I have been excited about decorating our entryway space for Christmas, especially since bringing the old dresser …

I wasn’t planning on this post, so it’s a mini, bonus-post if you will.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw a sneak peak of today’s post last week.  I was playing around, experimenting thinking about how I wanted the table to look Christmas morning.  So then I thought, while I’m at it, I’ll snap a few photos.  …

Oh how I love Christmas décor.  I knew this year would be different, having an infant changes the schedules of everyday life. I actually started decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving this year, which was a first for me.  But I knew it would take time, in short increments here and there. I also took a different approach to decking my …

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 …

Several years ago my Dad came back from visiting his family in Wisconsin. With him, he brought home some treasures from his family and past.  My siblings and I always love digging through the artifacts representing family and memories that were always at a distance from our Alaskan home.  On this particular occasion my dad brought a carefully preserved Harry and David’s …

I cannot begin to tell you how this is a dream come true.  I am sewing clothes for my little girl!  It took me nearly four months to finish this tiny little project (can you tell I have a new baby still?).  I cut out the dress a couple weeks before my daughter was born, and finally finished it a of couple …

I wasn’t planning on posting this week. Between life with a 3 month old, and overcoming multiple birthdays, and a dark Alaska that is tricky to photograph anything, I thought I had nothing to share.  But I as I sat alone nursing my baby in the mom’s room at church on Sunday, I had an opportunity to journal thoughts that 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 a fresh frosting of white as …