Alaska

Do you have questions about what life looks like here in Alaska? I have written about many of the differences that I have noticed as a midwestern gal transplanted to the North when I married my husband.

Do you have questions about Alaska?  I would love to hear them and write about them in future posts!

Ask away!

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Alaskan Crab Cakes

Living in Alaska we have access to fresh seafood all the time. Friends will regularly drop by with half a crab or part of a fish. Last week we were given 4 king crab legs. They were already steamed so all we had to do was heat them up! My husband is the best. He

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February 2nd was National Sled Dog Day. On that day I posted an article all about seld dogs and a tiny snippet about the Iditarod dog sled race. James Kari, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Native Language Center in 1979 stated: “The name Iditarod came from an Ingalik and Holikachuk word hidedhod for the Iditarod River.

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National Sled Dog Day Today is National Sled dog day! Living in Alaska we have learned a lot about the native culture and how life has been lived here before modern technology. Sled dogs were so important before cars, boats and planes. They were important for transportation in arctic areas and  were used to haul

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This is a difficult post for me to write. Life is real, Life is tough and messy. People make mistakes all the time. I needed to know this information a while back. I hope you never have to use this. Really, having someone you love get arrested is scary. What to do When Someone You

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The time has finally arrived, I have been working on a project for over a year now and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief and say “Tada”! It’s done! Today is the day! I am finally releasing my very first ebook. I decided to sell it trough Amazon to get more exposure than

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Guest Post By: Ashley Taborsky Recently a friend and I went exploring and berry picking on the Flattop trail system in Anchorage, Alaska and found a bountiful assortment of fresh, wild growing blueberries, crowberries and cranberries. Naturally, it was time for muffins. After rinsing the berries, I don’t bother to take off their little stems.

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Travel Juneau: Places to Stay Planning a trip? Coming to Juneau? Today I want to talk about places to stay while you are here. A lot of people come to Juneau on day trips from the cruise ships that dock downtown.  If you are coming on a cruise, stay tuned, I will be writing about

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Travel Juneau: The Shrine of St. Therese Little Crab and I visited the Shrine of St. Therese for the first time the other day. I had heard about it, but wasn’t sure what to expect. What a quiet, peaceful place to reconnect with nature and God.  I spent some time in South Bend, Indiana and

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We moved to Juneau in fall of 2013. Before we moved up to the Final Frontier we lived in suburbia in the Midwest. Flat lands, boring mailboxes, same houses over and over again. Oh and did I mention corn fields. Once we got up here I started noticing something. People here express their personality in

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Earlier this month Little Crab and I met the local homeschooling group at the Mendenhall wetlands. It was low tide and we were able to walk and walk and walk. As tides ebb and flow across the wetlands, much of the refuge alternates between a pasture and a shallow sea. Chase got a kick out of