holiday family photo strategy

It’s no surprise that J and I like to take family photos. It’s nice to look back in years to come and have those family pictures. J’s mom and sister came to visit over Thanksgiving and we enjoyed a week of FUN outdoor activities, and we also took some families photos. It’s hard when you […]

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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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Everyone focuses on the end, what about the beginning?

Exploration. Adventure. Pursuit. In search of the new, unclaimed and excited. Is to explore always to discover? Can we not simply relish the stillness, take in the varying tempos, absorb the colors, observe the rhythms, and cherish the beauty that surrounds us? An explorer will seek new worlds and grand adventures, but no two adventures look […]

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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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10 Living Room Dates: for the snow bound couples.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, some of you may be snow-bound (like us), on a budget, or want to keep things low key- yet special. J and I are always looking for new things to do for date night, that feel exciting and fresh- even when it’s too cold to explore. Here is […]

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15 Dates for the long distance couple

I know when I am long distance, the dates can start to run together. “Facetime again?” If you stick to just texting or just facetime, then long distance boredom and resentment can start to form. There are fun and interesting things you can do as partners, through the restrictions of distance, that help to squelch that anxiety. So next time […]

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Speak your partner’s love language through distance

Knowing your love languages. Distance can be embraced as a time of nurturing, rather than a hurdle or an obstacle to overcome. It is all in perspective, attitude, and choices. Perspective: I’m dating my favorite person. Attitude: The bright side? We will be back together when this all ends, not the other way around. Choices: We choose to use this time […]

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Long Distance, Does it work?

For those of you who don’t know the story or maybe didn’t get all the details, I’m going to tell you exactly how I met this amazing woman and got to date her . Because, as some of you might know, Abigail wasn’t planning on or expecting to be in a serious relationship at that […]

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