I’m all about embracing the softer side of autumn, like what you previously saw in the Fall Home Tour. but…. Fall decor on my front porch is a little bit different…. for no other reason than because it has to be. I live just a couple hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, where. weather conditions include early freezes, windstorms, rain, and now in October, a blanket of white is due any day now. Inclement weather isn’t friendly to fresh pumpkins or flowers so it is pointless to try and force it.  Fifteen years ago this discouraged me until I realized that I had… View Post

Happy October Here in Anchorage, just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, the trees are nearly bare of leaves. The air is crisp during the day. The evenings are downright chilly. Each morning, we wake to frost glittering all across the city and the snow steadily creeps and inches its way down the mountains. Any day now, the ground will be covered in billowing clouds of white and the dark of winter will be upon us. For now, we are enjoying the last bit of daylight and basking in the final days of sunshine. Welcome to Our Fall… View Post

Happy Third Day of Fall! Have I told you that we have been in the fall season since the first or second week in August? Yep. We get seasonal changes early here in Alaska. We’ve already had temps dropping into the freezing range, crazy wind storms, and lots of rain. Now we have snow-capped mountains, otherwise, known as Termination Dust. Winter is just a few short weeks away and pumpkins just barely made their way onto store shelves. A few weeks ago after the passing of loved ones, I had a difficult time trying to decorate or blog or find… View Post