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Fat Bear Week!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s fall, of course, which is the very best season, and we’re a month away from Halloween, which is the very best holiday. But it’s also Fat Bear Week, which is the best. What is Fat Bear Week, you ask? Well, it’s a celebration of all the brown bears at Katmai National Park and their hard work eating salmon all summer to get as fat as possible before hibernation. Then for a week we humans get to vote for the bears we think are the fattest in a March Madness style bracket competition. And it’s really fun, especially if you love fat bears as much as I do. As someone who is hooked on the bear cams, I tend to vote based on who my favorites are, whether they’re the actual fattest or not. So for me, that’s always my favorite,

A Brand New Look (Again!)

Is it just me or does it feel like this year is speeding by really quickly? Back in April, I realized that my website and hosting would be up for renewal in May. I’d previously used Squarespace for my site, and it was fine. It made for a pretty site that was relatively easy to update once I figured out how to use it. I was tempted to just renew the site I already had, but part of me has grand visions of expanding past my Etsy shop and eventually selling from my own site as well. I know you can do that with Squarespace. I also considered moving over to Shopify. But I wasn’t quite ready to jump into selling from my own site, and I didn’t really want to pay for something that I might not use yet. And so I found myself back at WordPress. Once