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Tagged With: Alaska

Making Money on the Homestead – Cottage Laws

There are so many ways to make money on the homestead, which is great, because so many homesteaders are striving to be independent and off the grid, not tied down to the “rat race” in any way. One of the most common is through “Cottage Laws,” which enables the sales of homemade food goods. Cottage … Continue reading »

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Delicious Homemade Potato and Leek Soup

I love Julia Childs. She’s my cooking hero. She’s way too much fun to watch on TV. But when it comes to her potato and leek soup recipe, “simmer the vegetables for 40 to 50 minutes until vegetables are tender”, ain’t nobody got time for that. I like quick, home-after-a-long-day of work recipe instead. I … Continue reading »

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10 Things to Do in Alaska in February

It’s been a chilly January for the State of Alaska, and if it continues along with a “normal” Alaskan winter, February will be fairly similar. But don’t let the weather keep you inside and allow cabin fever to set in! Get out and have some fun with these 10 Things to Do in Alaska in … Continue reading »

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28 Ways to Make Money on the Homestead

It seems these days, no matter how off the grid or self-sufficient you are, you still need money. While the hubby and I still have full time jobs, we dream of the day that we will be more self-sufficient and be able to work for ourselves only. As a start, we do what we can … Continue reading »

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A Hygge Home – Decorating for Coziness

On my DIY Blanket Ladder post, I mentioned discovering Danish hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh). It’s all things cozy, warm, happy, friendly, etc. etc. For our dark Alaskan winters, I decided I needed to turn our cabin into a hygge home. Hygge, according to Denmark, is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life … Continue reading »

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Make your own DIY Blanket Ladder

I recently discovered the concept of “hygge,” the Danish concept. Pronounced “hooga,” this doesn’t quite have an English translation, is roughly close to “coziness,” but means so much more. Hygge is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” A big way to achieve this in your home is lots … Continue reading »

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8 Things to Do in Alaska in January

The holidays are over and life is getting back to normal. Even though it is still cold and dark in Alaska, that’s no reason for you to let cabin fever take over! Whether you’re an Alaska resident or just visiting, check out these 8 Things to Do in Alaska in January!     FREEzing Winter … Continue reading »

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Rustic Cabin Christmas Gift Guide

I love that I live in a log cabin in Alaska. The only way it could get better is if I lived in an even more remote cabin in Alaska. I love the look of cabins, the décor, the coziness, the rustic-ness. all of it. If you have a cabin, want a cabin, know someone … Continue reading »

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10 Things to Do in Alaska in December

Ah, December in Alaska, when the short days get even shorter and daylight is a thing of the past for northern parts of the State. But we Alaskans don’t let that slow us down! There is still so much to do and enjoy all over the State. Check out these 10 Things to Do in … Continue reading »

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8 Things to Do in Alaska in November

Ah, November in Alaska. For most of the State, snow is on the ground and daylight is rapidly getting shorter. All of the touristy activities have been shut down since September. Avoid cabin fever and stay busy with this great list of Things to Do in Alaska in November! Things to Do in Alaska in … Continue reading »

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