winter wonderland

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir This Christmas J and I woke up to a sparkling, glittering, shimmering neighborhood of brilliant white snow. A truly white Christmas. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a place this beautiful. Growing up mostly in North Carolina, I had […]

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a holiday- themed paint night

J and I love a good paint night. I found this great holiday-themed watercolor tutorial online for (one of) our December “date-night-paint-nights” and not only did they both turn out so well, we completely enjoyed ourselves. We cranked up the old holiday Spotify Christmas classics, watercolor paper, brushes, paint, and oil pastels, and voila! Magic in the making. […]

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Hatcher Pass: A travelers diary

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir It has been a while since I put pen to paper, or fingers to keys (as the case may be.) We have done quite a bit of traveling up here in “great white north” the “forgotten state” the “state no one ships packages to for […]

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climb. slip. cry. control?

Should I wear boots? No. It’s spring! The ice should be melted. We make our way up the mountain, along the windy roads, singing along to the “Wake Up Happy” playlist Spotify created especially for us. What a Saturday. What a weekend. What a relief to have some time in nature, time away from our busy […]

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Connecting From Afar

I’ve been struggling with something lately. Let me know if I’m not alone……. We are all busy, right? 40 hour plus work weeks, a significant other, spouse or partner that you NEED quality time with. Friends. Hobbies. SLEEP. But what about time for staying connected with family and friends far away?  We ALL get this. […]

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Why Cavemen and Fairbanksmen would get along.

At the dawn of time, cavemen were huddled around the center of their existence…..the hearth. They crowded inside their caves for warmth and shelter, eager to roast and eat their latest hunted game. They amused themselves with drawings on their cave walls and by grunting their way into a form of communication. Outside was a […]

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