Holiday Style

Tis’ the season for holiday parties and feasting!

I’ve always been one to reach for something quick and effortless to wear, hence why dresses and rompers tend to be my first choice. That’s why when I saw these two gorgeous pieces from StyleWe I couldn’t resist! They’re both perfect for the upcoming holiday festivities; they embrace style, comfort and will definitely be my first option when deciding what next to wear.

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Photographer// Diana Santisteban

 

Misslook Bell Sleeve Red Dress// StyleWe

Black Midi Velvet Dress// StyleWe

 

 

Happy holidays!

xoxoxo

The Alaskan Wardrobe Staple Piece

The Alaskan Wardrobe Staple Piece

Any fellow Alaskan will know the brand XTRATUF, as it is owned by nearly every person I have come across while living in Alaska. Alaska is a bit tougher then most states in the US, and your standard “yellow rain boots” just won’t cut it. With all the slippery, tough rocks and rugged landscape, not many other boots would last long.

b2When living in Alaska, mostly Southeast Alaska, rain becomes a very familiar thing. One year while living in Ketchikan, we experienced 355 days of rain, leaving only ten days of the year where there was no rain.

And on rainy days like today, the XTRATUF is an “extra” good friend.

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We may have a slight obsession.
We may have a slight obsession.

As you may be able to tell, our rain boots are put to good use

and these are not even all of them
and these are not even all of them

 

 

Fun Tip Friday: How to Remove Deodorant Streaks From Your Clothing

Fun Tip Friday: How to Remove Deodorant Streaks From Your Clothing

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I know we have all had this problem at one time. You’re getting ready to go shopping or to dinner and when you’re about to walk out the door you realize you left a trail of white deodorant streaks all along your pretty new shirt.

Well this little trick can help you minimize those deodorant stains and take very little time.

All you need is a pair of bathing suit bottoms.

I hope you enjoy this Fun Tip Friday!!

 

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Take you bathing suit bottoms and turn them inside out.

Then rub the inner lining of the bathing suit on your deodorant marks and voila it’s gone!

 

Thanks for stopping by

xoxo

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp

Made Susan Sampson’s delicious rhubarb crisp with a slight twist.

 

Ingredients: 

4 cups rhubarb, cut and prepared

1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups strawberries

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

 

Crisp Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup butter, melted

 

 

 

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Directions

  • (prep) Cut up 4 cups of the rhubarb into small rectangles and soak overnight in 1 cup of sugar
  • The next day add 2 cups of strawberries and let them soak for a couple hours
  • Mix together the rhubarb/strawberry, sugar, cinnamon and flour.
  • Scoop the mixture into a baking pan
  • Mix the flour, oats and sugar. Add butter and mix. Place over rhubarb mix
  • Bake for around 30 minutes (or until golden brown) in a preheated oven at 375F

 

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This was the perfect ending to our family picnic today. Pairing this with some vanilla ice cream would be magical!

I hope you enjoy and let me know if you end up recreating this recipe!

Thanks

xoxo

 

Taking Our Cat for a Walk in Alaska

Taking Our Cat for a Walk in Alaska

Today was yet another beautiful day out, therefore we decided it was time to take our 10 year old, 27 pound maine coon mix out for a walk. cat8cat

It takes him a little while to get going and he can not go too far without getting exhausted. But he is too funny when we take him on walks. He usually walks a ways behind us checking every little thing and stopping at the sound of a branch cracking. But once  we get too far away from him he begins to howl until he feels like we are a safe distance from him. I wanted to get close to him when he was howling, so I hid behind a tree as he walked by, calling out to my parents who were too far away for his comfort.

 

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He did not want to go any further then this spot and let us know by laying down not moving a budge

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He was exhausted when we got back to the house
He was exhausted when we got back to the house

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Alaskan Cabin in the Woods

Today, July 17th marks the day of our arrival to my birthplace, Alaska! After a grueling six and a half hour flight from Orlando to Seattle and an overnight stay with our very large cat, followed by another short one and a half flight from Seattle to Ketchikan Alaska, and finishing off with a 45 minute boat ride, we finally made it to our home. Meyers Chuck is a very small community with no gas stations, no roads, no cars, no stores, nothing. All that you will find in Meyers Chuck are the wonderful people that reside here, most of them only during the summer months.

I thought I would share with you our little cabin in the woods.

The view
The view and a little guitar playing
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it's way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Steps down to the water. The tide is currently on it’s way in. Twice a day this area is completely dry.
Our little seating place for some nighttime s'mores. Yummmm
Our little seating place for some nighttime s’mores. Yummmm
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUF
The staple shoe for every Alaskan, XTRATUFs
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
One of the ways to travel around Meyers Chuck are the trails built throughout the community.
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
Our 25 lb. kitty is roosted up, checking for mice
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Everything seems so much greener up here!

 

You always gotta have your fresh fruits!
You always gotta have you fresh fruits!
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Fortunate enough to have this beautiful view.

 

And keep checking back for more updates on what’s going on in Alaska for the next two weeks.