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Purchase Beanie You are never alone when you are out on the ocean. There is always thriving life surrounding you; in the sea below, and the sky above. It’s easy to let sea life go unnoticed when you are focused on reaching a destination or catching your limit of fish. However, if you stop and observe you can often learn a thing or two from sea life. Purchase Tank Puffins nest on cliff-sides and spend their days in the sea below, eating candlefish and playing in the waves. Puffins provide great entertainment with their hilarious antics. One will steal fish right out...

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               Purchase Pillow - Purchase Tote Bag             Alaska’s long summer days make for a fantastic growing season. Fresh organic vegetables are nearly impossible to come by in stores on Kodiak Island so being able to pick veggies straight from the garden all summer is a treasured treat. My mom grows an incredible vegetable garden every year. Growing up, my summer playground was an eclectic maze of wooden boxes overflowing with leafy greens, zucchini, garlic, potatoes, onions, broccoli, carrots, beets, turnips, and more.   Purchase Journal - Purchase Skirt ...

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Being in the wilderness has always been an instant form of meditation for me. My childhood home backed up to an enormous old growth forest where I would walk my dog everyday after school. This effortless meditation started during these walks. Spending time in the woods became a way for me to let go of any stresses of the day.  As I got older and entered high school, life got busy and I found myself craving those moments alone in nature. I took up photography as a way to prioritize that time again. I was surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Kodiak...

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  This summer is the first in my life that I won’t be visiting Kodiak Island and I didn’t expect to be longing for home quite as much as I am. Kodiak Island is unprotected from the weather that rolls over the Gulf of Alaska. Its summers can be harsh and unforgiving. It is not uncommon for the island to be whipped with gale force winds, causing the ocean to violently crash upon our shores. Fog and rain can persist for weeks, putting everyone into a grumpy, hazy, funk. You are probably wondering why I am pining for this temperamental...

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Griffing Design's wouldn't be able to run without the help of my four crew-members. They are a source of support and inspiration that keep me going day after day. I can't thank them enough for being there for me and my business whenever they are needed. Quinn: Quinn grew up in Kodiak, Alaska, the same town as me. He understands and shares the values that I built Griffing Designs on. Quinn is my technical support, proofreading expert, and assistant photographer. Any photo or video you see with me in, he was behind the camera. Whenever my computer is malfunctioning Quinn...

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