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Who’s Hungry | Alaskan Eats

On this day in 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward spent 7.2 million dollars on the purchase of Alaska from Russia. At the time, some Americans criticized this purchase, calling it “Seward’s folly”. It wasn’t until major discoveries of gold were made in the 1890’s that Alaska was seen as a valuable acquisition. Today, we know it was the right move.

To celebrate this great land that I now call home, today’s Who’s Hungry is all Alaskan!

  1. Sourdough Bread from Grit
  2. Reindeer Hot Dogs from Travel and Leisure
  3. King Crab Eggs Benedict from Confections of a Foodie Bride
  4. Slammin’ Alaska Salmon Burgers with Garlic Dill Aioli from Allergy Free Alaska
  5. Tequila-Lime Halibut Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw from Use Real Butter
  6. Baked Alaska from Food Network

What are your favorite Alaskan eats?

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Birthday Babe

Here are a few photos from various celebrations early this month.

My babe Bekah, my boo, & I celebrated early with brunch in downtown Anchorage.

Once in California, I celebrated with my family in Los Angeles.

Finally, I celebrated my BFF Ashley’s birthday in Venice along with some of our friends.

Because I live in Alaska and my family & dear friends live in California, we don’t normally get to spend special occasions together. It was really such a pleasure to celebrate with all the people I love this year. Truly a fabulous start to my new year!

How do you like to spend your birthday?

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Summer in Film

My boo and I recently had some film developed that included our trip to France last summer as well as some more local shots from this past summer.

I thought I’d give you a little look into our more recent summer’s adventures. Enjoy!

Do you ever shoot film?

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Falling for Falls Part 2: Touring the Kenai Fjords

Today was a day well spent with my boo’s family touring the Kenai Fjords in Seward, AK. We saw jellyfish, sea lions, puffins (& many other birds), sea otters (my fave), and just a peek at some whales. I’m pretty wiped from the adventure, so today’s post will be short but sweet.

I love capturing precious moments like today’s, but, because I’m a firm believer in being present and actually living your experiences, I didn’t go crazy trying to photograph these sea cuties. I enjoyed the time with visiting family and breathed in all the fresh sea air my lungs would allow. Here are a few of the images I did capture on the trip.

Glacier

Glacier

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Fox Island

Fox Island

Waterfall

Waterfall

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Goose Lake | Capture

I’ve been seriously missing the beach this year. Anchorage is a costal city, but there really isn’t a sand-meets-sea beach I can hit when I’m missing my beloved SoCal coast. Since it’s nice & gloomy today (booo), I thought I’d share the closest thing I’ve come to a beach this summer. I give you, Goose Lake!

Capture | Goose LakeIt really was a stellar alternative. I mean look at those mountains!

Where do you babes head when you need some sand & surf?

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