Thursday, September 13, 2012

I love old stuff...

I came home from work late (6:00pm). After getting a quick bite my husband asked if I wanted to go to a garage sale.  I said "sure", just so I could keep an eye on him and make sure he didn't buy something stupid.  I thought to myself, who has a garage sale on a Thursday night?  Oh well, it's Nome.  

We were the only ones parked in their drive way and I thought for sure my husband had the wrong day... but then I saw the signs that said "Garage Sale" and arrows pointing to the direction of a garage.  We walked in and instantly my husband wanted to check out the snowmachine for sale (yes, it's called a snowmachine NOT a snowmobile).  

The lady of house and I chatted about my smoked salmon You Tube videos and canning fish and caribou.  She was so nice that I felt like I had to buy something... but there was nothing there that I wanted.  Some holiday crafts, clothing, and outdoor gear that I didn't need.  I sorta walked away to look outside a couple of times, but kept coming back because I felt like I needed to find something since the lady was so nice.  I picked up a cheesy Halloween craft and saw underneath it an old wooden Baxter Packing Co. crate that use to hold cherries.  For sure she wasn't going to sell this antique it was just there to hold crafts but then I saw a price sticker for $10. SOLD.  Then next to it was the Pepsi crate $10 SOLD, the Santa crate $8 SOLD.  I told her I wanted them.  Just when we were about to leave I saw the Canada Dry crate $15.00 SOLD and made sure that I wasn't missing any others.  I bought them all for $48.00.

I just like old stuff... can't explain it I feel connected to my ancestors when I own an antique.  I also found out that these crates are worth almost twice as much on eBay... makes me like them better, and I'm not selling them.

Oh and the snowmachine... my husband bought it for $200 and it runs.  BUT WHO CARES!  I'VE GOT ANTIQUE WOODEN CRATES! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I made a cookbook with my sister... if you like Nome, Alaska you may also like this cookbook.

You can order the Nomemade Cookbook for only 17.99 if you order now using this website by clicking the "Add to Cart" button below which will lead you directly to PayPal. 

Sorry we are completely SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I love my Nome...

On July 7, 2012 in Nome, Alaska the sun rise was at 4:47am and and the sun set the next day at 1:24am. The sun woke me up at 5:30am and I went out side to take pictures...

 A view of the port of Nome from Anvil Mountain.

 The Kigluaik mountains.

 The White Alice's on Anvil mountain.  Used during WWII for communication purposes just incase the Russian's or Japanese attacked us (they didn't)

 Beautiul sun rise

 wild Musk ox on the side of the road

 My son Reese wanted to go on a 4-wheeler ride... we found a trail and followed it.

 Running away from the mosquitos

 An old power pole laying in the tundra with Ceramic insulators.  I wonder how old they are?

 Our goofy kids enjoying the sun

It was a great day and the temp got up to 69 degrees, bought the kids some ice cream, met up with some mining friends at the beach who made made us some awesome tacos for dinner at 9:30pm, told stories, laughed, and was serenaded by two talented guitar singing players Dillon Finn and Ian Foster.  Went home and to bed at 12:00am  and woke at 5:45am by the sun the start of another beautiful day in Nome, Alaska.  I think I'm gonna go fishin'...

Friday, May 25, 2012


Every year when the snow starts to melt we have lake front property... okay it's a pond, but I'M CALLING IT A LAKE! KNUDSEN LAKE to be exact.  Well this year was the biggest it's ever been.

On May 18, 2012 we had a record high of 63 degrees and my son and his friends were indoors playing video games- that's just CRAZY!  So I got them out the door and told them to shovel out the canoe buried beneath 5 feet of snow and take it out on the lake.  They had a lot of fun doing it too.

Here they are enjoying themselves.

 Oh and there's the infamous Ian Foster from Discovery Channel's Bering Sea Gold show in the background with his dredge Sluicey to the right.

 My crazy kids.
 Neighborhood kids came out from all over waiting for their turn to get a ride.
 I had my turn too ;-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Discovery Channel's Bering Sea Gold

The show aired Friday January 27, 2012 at 9pm in Nome, Alaska.  I thought it was AWESOME!  Though I wish Ian Foster from Sluicey had more air time... but it was only the first episode.  We waited a long time for this to air.  I invited some friends over and had a little mini premiere party.  This is what I made...

Yeah, I'm a little fan crazy.  I had chocolate gold nuggets that I passed out as party favors.  The water bottles were easy to make and I liked them so much that I made even more...

left to right: Scott Foster; Andrew Merrill; Cody Moen, Steve Pomrenke, Shawn Pomrenke (not pictured) and Robbie Wade (not pictured) from the Christine Rose; Emily Reidel and Ezekiel Tenoff (not pictured) from The Clark; Ian Foster and Scott Foster from Sluicey; Steve Reidel, Vernon Adkinson, and Scott Meisterheim (not pictured) from the Wild Ranger, Ian Foster, Ezekiel Tenoff, and Emily Reidel.

Hey how that State Trooper guy from the National Geographic show get in there?

Actually he's a friend of ours and was a little jealous that this show was getting a lot of attention... so I threw him in there to make him feel loved.

Sargent Andrew Merrill

And then Ian Foster made a guest appearance at my premiere party...

Okay okay, so it was Ian Foster's head stuck on top of Taylor Lautner's cardboard body.  Most of the crews in the show weren't even in Nome during the premiere *sniffles.

I thought the first episode was great and cant wait to see more.

So you're probably wondering which water bottle did I choose.   I chose Emily Reidel of course! 
Yay Emily!

I found some great pictures of the cast at the website

Scott Foster

Ian Foster

Ezekiel Tenoff

Shawn Pomrenke

Scott Meisterheim