Winter Solstice

Before moving up to Alaska the winter solstice wasn't even on my radar. But now it's a thing. A BIG thing! We celebrate the winter solstice up here by doing a little happy dance because it means we start to gain daylight! Sunrise: 10:58 AM Sunset: 2:39 PM If you're not good at math, that... Continue Reading →


Sick Chickens

GAH! I've had TWO sick chickens in the past couple weeks. One poor girl had an egg break which froze to her *ahem* and made quite the mess. Brought her inside and gave her a warm bath. As that was the first chicken bath I've ever had to give, I was a little nervous about... Continue Reading →


Had the most mesmerizing display of Auroras that I've seen in awhile. And BONUS that it wasn't even below zero! Makes for much more pleasant viewing. 😀 I was just hanging out in my front yard snapping away. HA! And then my battery died because I forgot to charge it. So, of course I missed... Continue Reading →

Kennecott Copper Mine

Finally knocked this one off the bucket list! It was so worth the wait. James and I took a weekend trip down to the famed Kennecott Copper Mine, which is an abandoned copper mine in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. To differentiate: Kennecott is the tiny little "town" where the workers both worked and lived... Continue Reading →

New Little Fluffballs

Did I need more chickens? Of course not! Could I resist buying a couple more fluff balls? Absolutely not. They just make me so happy. I think it's that maternal instinct that just needs to come out. This time I only bought 3 more babies. All Americaunas this time. I just love how unique they... Continue Reading →

Spring & Moose

We had more snow than normal this year which was totally fine by me. I adore a fully covered ground all winter long. that *spring* is here I have that itch, probably like most of you. And by golly, that snow can't melt quick enough! We still have about 2 foot, though, so it... Continue Reading →

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Ahh. The traditional vanilla latte. So delicious in all it's simpleness, I could probably drink this one straight. But that would be gross, so I won't. Ha!  For a full list of all my homemade coffee creamers click here.  Sweetened Condensed Milk: 1/2 cup very hot water 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla... Continue Reading →

Spicy Mayan Mocha Coffee Creamer

My latest creation of homemade coffee creamer is spiiiicy! Brings some lovely heat and warmth to a chilly day. Definitely adjust the cayenne to the heat level you can handle. For the full list of homemade coffee creamers click here.  Sweetened Condensed Milk: 1/2 cup very hot water 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

Gingersnap Coffee Creamer

So there's Starbucks. And then there's homemade. I'm not gonna lie--if you are used to super sugared up, fakey tasting coffee (hey--I don't judge, sometimes I totally indulge) then the flavor of the homemade version may take some getting used to. However, I guarantee that your taste buds will adapt and you will fall in... Continue Reading →

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