DIY boho embroidered throw pillow

I have several throw pillow projects going for our living room right now. I have been enjoying working with yarns (knotting and embroidering) to add texture to our living spaces. This pillow is a linen 20×20 case I bought from IKEA in a sage green color. (In these pictures I actually have an 18×18 pillow filler […]

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Our Record Collection: Slow down and listen.

I have been collecting records since I was a kid. We had a player in our home and frequently listened to LPs (fairytale read alouds, big-band classics, and symphony performances.) I love going to thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, and online to find old and new music to spend the evenings absorbing. Music has […]

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Chop it, Trim it, Charlie Brown.

This year J wanted to cut down our tree. There is something romantically sentimental about chopping down your own Christmas tree…..in theory. Perhaps in some states, that idea carries through from forest to living room and you end up with a full, vibrant fern. But in the northern Alaskan hills- the picture isn’t painted quite so […]

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Dear Winter

Dear Frozen Fairbanks, I have enjoyed the whistling endless nights. The bone-chilled gust of air to wake me up in the morning when I open the front door to head to work. I will never forget the dancing Aurora Borealis. Vibrant strokes of green and yellow,  it was like a magical paintbrush swept across the […]

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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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