Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style

I always love it when my favorite bloggers post little blurbs or photos from their life. Especially when it's non-food related. It's kind of like a friendly invitation to take a glimpse into their life. So, I finally decided to do my own! I have to say that my life isn't terribly exciting, but that happens to be how I like it. I heard that the French literally devote large chunks of time to doing absolutely nothing but just chillin'. Any French readers that can attest to this? I don't know, it was just something I read. It was probably on Pinterest...which of course means it's completely factual.  

Anyways, I had Columbus Day Family Wellness Day (that's what the foundation I work for calls it) off from work and so I thought it'd be the perfect day to do my "Photo An Hour" post. So, without any further babbling, here we go!

Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style

7:00 AM - Snug as a bug in a rug! A little early for my day off, but...oh well!

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour8:00 AM - Watching favorite! 

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour9:00 AM - Reading The Snow Child and trying to stay in bed as long as possible. Bob is too. And yes, he sleeps on a memory foam bed with a quilt (that I bought for our bed) on top and two king size pillows (also ours) on top of that! He's such a princess. And yes, he sleeps like he has rigor mortis...

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour10:00 AM - Dishes. Blah! I got a clean kitchen out of it though, and that's always a good way to start the day. Also, that is my kitchen in it's entirety. Yes, I am completely serious. When the fridge door is open, it hits right smack in the middle of the sink, creating a half wall. We need to build, STAT...

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour11:00 AM - Breakfast/Lunch/Recipe Development. Also, spice cabinet organization (not pictured). Todd left me with the baby camera and the zoom lens...thanks, Todd! Not. Hehe.

Produce On Parade - Photo An HourNoon - Laundry time with Bob. He's not a great helper, though he doesn't seem to mind being a table for my stacks of laundry...

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour1:00 PM - Running in the leaves with Bob and Cooper (Bob's BFF), who I was puppy-sitting for the day. 

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour2:00 PM - ...still was a looong run! So pretty though.

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour3:00 PM - Break time! Which, obviously means another Bones. Don't judge me! That show is legit. 

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour4:00 PM - Snack time and more reading. Half an apple, hummus, snap peas and pita chips. Also, I highly recommend reading The Snow Child. A National Bestseller, written by a gal from my hometown! 

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour5:00 PM - Tea, reading, and Chopin. Also, a visit from my BFF (Cooper's Mom).

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour6:00 PM - My true love is home from work, finally! Talking about each other's day. I would like to dedicate this time to point out that Todd never wears a cut-off...I swear we don't live in a trailer or a redneck igloo! Truthfully though, I don't mind it so much...

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour7:00 PM - Din din and creating my High Protein Vegan Veggie Wrap. Nevermind the gang of squash. 

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style 8:00 PM - Roughhousing. Boys will be boys...

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style 9:00 PM - Treat yo' self! The nail polish is named "Classy"...obviously, just like moi.  

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style 10:00 PM - Goodnight! Thanks for taking a peek into our little life!

Produce On Parade - Photo An Hour, Alaskan Style

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Spring Camping in Alaska

Yipes! It's been a few days, but I promise I have some really great recipes to come! Todd and I spent our glorious Alaskan Memorial weekend camping with a few of my bestest buds at Eklutna Lake! It was much too beautiful to be inside. Todd and I spent the days we weren't camping, just lazing about in sunshine at home. A sunburn even made an appearance! I know, typically, a sunburn is not cause for celebration...unless you live in Alaska. I understand it may be difficult to comprehend the excitement surrounding a sunburn, but nevertheless, we celebrated. Today is supposed to be another scorcher. The all-time, record high today for southcentral Alaska is 82 F and today's high is supposed to be 75 F! I see more sun soaking with Todd and Mr. B in my future. My very near future.

Back to camping though, we spent Sunday and Monday at Eklutna Lake campground. There was biking, hiking, veggie dog roasting and of course, corn on the cob! I really wanted to make s'mores but alas, Alaska does not offer vegan marshmallows. Sad face. I would have made my own but I didn't have the necessary ingredients. Do you have any knowledge of store-bought vegan marshmallows or have your ever made your own?


Can you spot the wild Todd? He climbed a tree to try to get a cluster of twigs for the fire. It wasn't a very successful expedition. Though he is an exceptional tree climber. It must be an Ohio thing?


Bobbledore really enjoyed swimming in the still frozen-over Eklutna Lake. He loves swimming, though his husky fur isn't very water repelling. Look at that tongue!


Coop-da-Loop, Bobbledore's BFF, enjoyed our walk to the ice cream stand a little over a mile away from the campground. He even found a dead Pootschki weed stem to drag along! Pronounced push-key, this weed is also known as Cow Parsnip. The sap and outer hairs contain the chemical furanocoumarin which can cause sensitivity to sunlight if handled, resulting in severe dermatitis. I've never experienced it myself, but I have seen it and it's not very fun.


We had a gorgeous, beautiful weekend spent outside in the sun. Even the leaves are almost completely out now! Now that's a cause for celebration.