Tag Archives: family

The way we were

Mark and I met in 1994 and married in 97.  I was so young, all of 25 years old when we married.

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sc0017641fA couple years after we were married

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DSC_0498Christmas 2011.  After being a couple for 17 years!

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A N D. . . . here we are 18 years later!

DSC_1315We’ve come a long way. . . 2 son’s who are now 6 and 9, my stepson is 27 and this summer we welcomed a daughter-in-law into the family.  Our family has grown and continues to change, but one thing remains the same…us!

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My Sons Fishing Party

Time to Celebrate James with a Fishing theme Birthday Party!

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Make the invitation stand out~ should reflect the party theme

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I found these invitations on Etsy

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I picked up these cupcake labels on Etsy & made my own fish banner

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Make 2 cakes & cut out a shape to add to the top of the other

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Goldfish, Swedish fish, Gummi worms

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The boys knew we were fishing for crabs

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Favor Bags

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Take home shirts

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Happy 8th Birthday James!

Oh Baby It’s Cold

I know what cold winter weather feels like, being born and raised in Alaska I know how to dress for the Cold!  We Alaskans know how to stay warm, mostly by wearing fur, down and wool.  Growing up I spent a lot of time outdoors even if it was cold.  As and adult I still crave being outdoors, but now staying warm must be functional and fashionable!  Here are some Alaskan inspired parkas.

Inuit mother and baby in fur parka by glenbowmuseum on Flickr.

Inuit mother and child, Alaska, around 1903

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Growing up in Alaska spending time play in the snow while parents ice fish.

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A bit older, maybe 5 but this time I have on my homemade Alaskan fur parka to keep warm.

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Wearing my aunts full length parka, wishing I had my very own.  Beautiful!

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My son John, wearing a down snowsuit and me in my northface coat and fur headband while hiking.

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A good friend wearing her cousin’s Athabascan Alaskan parka.

If you are in need of a good looking parka, fur, wool, faux fur or down parka, here are a few of my favorites!

INUIT Eskimo Fur Hood WOOL PARKA  Large
Inuit Eskimo Fur & Wool Parka, Housewife Vintage $169
Mackage Trish Parka
Down & Fur Parka, Mackage $790
on hold Native Inuit WOOL ANORAK PARKA Fur Hood s-m
Inuit Wool Anorak Parka, Housewife Vintage $275

Thinking about  getting a   CANADA GOOSE  PARKA? THINK TWICE....  Unfortunately,   the trims   on these coats   come from   millions of trapped   fur-bearing animals   like coyotes. Animals   will suffer for days,  break bones   and teeth   trying to escape   from traps.   Some animals   will even   chew off their   own limbs.  NOT humane   or neccessary.   Please BOYCOTT   Canada Goose.

Kensington Parka 625 goose fill, Comes in 16 different colors, Canada Goose
Betty Coat with Faux Fur, Rachel Zoe $550
Down Coat, Dawn Levy $399

Reflecting on 2012

As I think about this past year I have a lot of happy and accomplished feelings.  I honestly feel like this has been one of my best years, as everything seemed to fall into place, with family, friendships and business decisions.  I feel so much gratitude with how balanced this year turned out with love, my family, relationships, friendships, the blogging community and my ever so grateful clients.

A few of my favorite moments of 2012

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My Mom!

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James using his Red Ryder BB gun!

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Night Before Christmas

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Celebrating Michelle’s 40th

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Getting our Christmas Tree

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Holiday Celebration

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Ugly Sweater Day

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Leigh & Kate

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John making his Gingerbread House

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Yankee Swap Fun

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My 41 Birthday Party

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Mommy Sandwich

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Lyn

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James loves fishing

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First day of school

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Amanda’s Birthday

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Mohr Family Reunion

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Jacobsohn Family Reunion

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Cousin Jack

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James’ boat

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The Cape

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Sister Florecita

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Mohr Family

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Grandma

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James’ birthday

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John graduation

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Mark & I

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My baker

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Declan

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John turns 5

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James & Mark

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Fairytale Ball

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Susan & I

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Ace

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Tasha, Arianne & I

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My family getting to meet President Obama DSC_1304

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Celebrate!

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Kim & Lyn

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Happy New Year from the Jacobsohn Family!

One Scoop or Six? New England and Old Fashion Ice Cream

Scoop Deck in Wells, Maine is like an adult ice cream dream come true with oh, are you ready for this, 72 flavors to choose from!  Not only do they offer ‘old fashion’ ice cream that is oh so yummy, but they offer an old fashion feel good experience.  The feeling you get when your there is that it’s ok to not take yourself serious at all, kinda like when you were a kid and everything was fun and easy.  The Scoop Deck fills my tummy and mind with a smile, so much so that it can be addictive!  The prices are right, and the scoops are ginormous and perfectly creamy, bursting with flavors that will bring you back to old summer days.

How much do you love their street sign!!

Oh boy, the decisions!

A clever sign posted to the right of the door~ take time to read it!

Maine = Lobster

I made the mistake of ordering a small… it was 2 scoops! oops!

Someday I will splurge and order the ‘six scoop’!

These messages around the “Scoop Deck” are what make this place a fun experience.

The ice cream descriptions.  There are several old fashion and specialty flavors to choose from.

  This bike is located to the left of the front steps.  If you can’t decide then the descriptions are attached to this bike.

My favorite sign at the Scoop Deck!

If you are as inspired as much as we are by the Scoop Deck check out their website and if you get the chance, go!  Open everyday, 11-11!