September 2014 Magazine

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Letter from the Publisher: Tips for the Klondike

By: Anna Hoke, Publisher  |  So I finished a column for this edition titled “Home away from Home” which was about cabin life and my experiences with different types of cabins, what they offer or don’t and my general love and knowledge of cabin life… Fast forward a few days, I found myself in a conversation giving tips, encouragement and suggestions to a first-time runner of the Klondike Road Relay Race. This led me to think that it might be an appropriate column for September, seeing as though the race takes place this month on September 5th and 6th. With that said, stay tuned for my piece on cabin life in the October edition of Southeast Living Magazine. First, I will start off by saying that I am in no way a fast or talented long distance runner. Continue reading

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August 2014 Magazine

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Recipes: Progressive Summer Sauces

sauces_webAmber King | Maybe you haven’t heard of a progressive dinner, or dining (my favorite) having multiple courses at different places, or involving having multiple course meals usually with a theme in varying locations.  I love building on flavors and ideas and with the summer ripe upon us it’s nice to have some quick go to recipes for late snacks, impromptu BBQs or social gatherings. I wanted to make some Asian meatballs the other day and realized that I needed sauce. I like to make my own because it’s amazing and fresh, and to make big batches to share. The sauces are great together or they are versatile alone as well.  Sauces are  also an amazing way to use fruit that’s turning to fast on you.  So here are my summer sauces for every meal. And the meatballs were great too… Continue reading

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The Advantages of Home Ownership

house_webAmanda Pilley  |  If you know that you’re going to be living in one place for at least the next five years, and you are in a position financially that you can swing it, then you should buy a house and here’s why:

It can cost less than renting: This may not be true everywhere, but I’d say it certainly is where we live.  Even though it seems counter-intuitive, often owning your own home can actually be much more affordable than renting.  Rentals in Southeast Alaska are definitely a commodity, which is why landlords can put such a high premium on them.  Case in point, not too long ago my husband and I were renting a 1-bedroom apartment for the same amount that our friends were paying every month on the mortgage of their 3-bedroom house set on a ½ acre.  There’s no mistaking who was getting the better deal. Continue reading

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for August

Amanda Pilley  |  If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region.

August 1st-2nd | Sitka

Sitka Seafood Festival, www.sitkaseafoodfestival.org

August 1st-3rd | Ketchikan

Blueberry Arts Festival, www.ketchikanarts.org Continue reading

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From Door to Door

Greg Stopher, Stopher Construction  |  What is the first thing you see before entering a friend’s home? Well it is probably their front door. Have you seen your front door? Is it inviting? There are many types of doors on the market and a variety of hardware to make entry doors more attractive. Attractive entry doors come in all shapes and sizes and are available in a variety of materials. I have seen small, or what seemed small entry doors that fit the home just perfectly, to large mostly glass entry doors, to large solid wood doors that took more than two carpenters to hang that would make your jaw drop. Although most of us have a budget and front entry door should be efficient, attractive, and affordable. We can’t spent tens of thousands of dollars on a front entry door or all the doors within a home but we can make them look like a million dollars.  Continue reading

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Design Tips for Creating a Color Palette

swatches_webBy Randi Wilson  |  A trip to the paint center or fabric store can be overwhelming.  With thousands of colors and patterns to choose from, where do you start?  The secret to creating a color palette: find a source of color inspiration.  Choose something that catches your eye and sparks your interest and use it as your jumping off point.  Many designer color schemes begin with a swatch of beautiful fabric, interesting wallpaper, an exotic rug, artwork or photographs.  After you’ve found your source of inspiration, employ the rule of three.  Choose three colors from your item and use them throughout the room for furnishings, paint and/or wallpaper, area rugs, window coverings and accessories.  You may use a variety of shades, patterns and textures, as long as they remain within your color palette.  Continue reading

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From the Publisher: Local Support!

Anna Hoke, Owner  |  Well hello there August! Summer is starting to simmer down, although I don’t think it was ever hot enough to actually simmer with all the rain, wind and flooding. First, I’d like to wish everyone who is fishing in the Golden North Salmon Derby good luck! May the weather be pleasant and your catch be plentiful. Second, this is an especially exciting month and edition for Southeast Living Magazine. We are so excited to announce that this is the very first edition printed locally at Alaska Litho. Continue reading

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July 2014 Magazine

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