The inevitable happened again this October.  I turned another year older.  And on that day that my age ticks up, I tend to celebrate with a lot of pumpkin.  I wanted to start my day off right and had a sweet little breakfast with my sister so I made us Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter.  I originally got the recipe …

Our winter arrived this last week.  Six inches of snow graced us on Friday morning, delighting the children to play in the cold white sand of the arctic, and beckoning us to watch Home Alone and turn on the Christmas carols.  I refrained, for now anyhow, but we have definitely entered our longest season of the year.  But I wanted to continue …

I was recently asked some questions by a reader that I thought were worthy of answering in a post for everyone to read.  The question was something to the effect of where do you keep your toys, do your children even have toys, and how do you keep your house clean with five children?! The first thing I did was send …

Fall in Alaska has pretty much come and gone already. It is the most abbreviated season we experience every year, lasting at most a few weeks. The mountains have a fine dusting of snow, and the cold crispness in the air married with the sharp smell of high bush cranberries is nothing short of divine. A high powered wind storm …

Happy October and pumpkins and spice and everything nice everyone!  I know it seems so cliché, and yet, I love pumpkins and fall and my birthday month and the anticipation of the holidays coming.  (I don’t love the impending dark and cold, but we won’t think about that today.) In my Pinterest and internet wanderings over the last many years, …

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 …

It’s that time of year you start seeing an abundance of costumes, everywhere.  But at our house, costumes and imaginations and practicing greatness are not relegated to any specific time of the year.  In fact, pretty much everyday is a costume day at our house.  You never know if you visit if you will be ambushed by the past Revolutionary …

There are moments in the midst of our fluid lives that stand still, like waters of the Red Sea, movement is halted. Like an ever present smartphone camera, the memory is preserved, and hung on the wall of our life forever. I’ll never forget that moment, I was three days home fresh from the hospital from delivering my third baby …

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 season of the year. And …

When I embarked on my vision of a vintage train station in our entryway, with our restored Depot Bench taking center stage, I knew I had to have some appropriate signs to adorn the wall above as well.  I have some family photos on the train tracks, but to create a little more interest to the eye, I wanted some signs.  …