At Home in Alaska

Thought I’d share some pictures of my family’s house in Alaska. They built the house 28 years ago and, as you can see, it’s made of logs. The inside is warm and comforting and filled with artwork and textiles from their travels abroad: afghanistan, mexico and asia.

It was perfect for my second trip up to Alaska, due mainly to the fact that E and I are breaking up after 5 years together. I went up to be taken care of, to be outside and to be comforted. It was a lively house with all 3 of of my cousins, aunt and uncle, 2 dogs and 3 cats. I’m glad I took the time to indulge in trip #2.

18 Responses to “At Home in Alaska”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    ugh, breakups are so hard (I went through leaving a 5 year relationship two years ago.)

    glad you're traveling and spending time with family. Let me know if you make it up to the Bay!

  2. kat says:

    so warm and bright!

  3. Rose says:

    Love the house part, hate the break-up part. Sorry.

  4. so sorry to hear about the break up. big hugs.


  5. laure says:

    tips for getting through it are welcome ;)

  6. Cheryl G. says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  7. NK says:

    tips? take your time to heal and breath. travel, cook, go out with friends, indulge in hobbies. spend quality time with you.

  8. tracy says:

    and so comforting
    I see why we like the same things!
    Lovely to meet you Monday. The blog is great!


  9. what a comfy, cozy, beautiful home! love it!

  10. so so sorry about the break up too… i hope this was a healing trip.

  11. laure says:

    thanks everyone–and tracy it was great meeting you and getting to shoot your beautiful home, can't wait to share the pictures!

  12. Sonchia says:

    I too am sorry for your breakup. I am trying to recover from the end of a 10 year relationship – so, I understand your heartache. Trips (likes yours to AK) have been essential to my sanity. Spend time with friends. And keep doing things that make you happy – like blogging.

  13. LRC says:

    The house seems perfect for doing/seeking exactly what you wanted. Also, I'm very sorry to learn of your breakup. I do hope you'll find peace… and, eventually, a love that far surpasses your dreams!

  14. I'm sorry to hear about your breakup. There's something about travel that helps the heart heal, I find. When my heart broke I booked myself a solo 10 day trip to Paris, and when I came back, I was ready to face the world again. I hope you find the same :)

    PS: your parent's house is beautiful.

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  16. jamie says:

    so gorg cats just run in your family or what?

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  18. modernhaus says:

    Oh, look at bebe Hazel!

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