About Kriss



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I am somewhat back after taking most of 2015 off of blogging and even reading. Oh ya…. Hey everyone! Kriss or Abi Morton, some know me as one, both or the other but all of you know me as The Cabin Goddess. I formed this website while living in Fairbanks, AK over 7 years ago. The blog has become my little virtual soapbox to tell you all about my recipes, the books I review, authors, my favorite things and to share some of my own writing. 

I review books for publishers and publicists. If you are interested please read my review policy carefully as I have specific guidelines. I am very involved in everything I review and also like to get to know the authors too. I put forth a great deal of effort and time to make sure not only your review is written well, but also to give a unique look and take.

I try to make things stand out and will always go the extra mile. All I ask is that you do the same as an author, after all I am doing this because of my love for books, which honestly borders on obsession.

Though I started off in Alaska, I have since moved to the midwest, Indiana to be exact. I used to live in this small cabin, lost in the woods! But, I grew up in Gig Harbor, WA, specifically Wollechet bay. Discovered by a man called Peter Puget. When he sailed in he found two camps, the men’s and the women’s, across from each other. My mother took it upon herself to find out everything should could about Peter Puget and we learned that our house stood on what was once the women’s camp. I grew up digging the seashells the women had buried which had built up a natural bulkhead at our beach front. I dreamed what it was like living like they did. My life grew amidst magical, exciting and adventurous things that only the Northwest has to offer, much like the Interior of Alaska.

I ended up here in the Interior due to a military move. It was a huge adventure that involved  five kids, two cats,  a  mini-van, U-Haul, new Subaru and thousands of miles of driving. Arriving with a literal splash just after Breakup in April of 2003.  I lived in North Pole till my marriage ended after a series of unfortunate events so I did what many people in the past have done, I temporarily moved into this me glorious log cabin somewhere in the hills beyond UAF. Since breaking up with my life partner of over a decade, I decided it was time to move back to the lower 48.

My lost little dwelling is what is called a “dry cabin“, meaning it is water-less with no indoor plumbing. If you want to get real technical it is actually a gray water cabin because we have a sink and a grey water bucket. We make do porting our water in, taking showers at the Laundromat, college campus , friends or the occasional summer rain shower (wickedly grinning). Living what some call a dream in Alaska. I tend to wallow between dream and nightmare, but I have managed to hone the famous dry cabin “shower” with heated water and Tupperware cups to soap and rinse.

The idea behind this blog is to share my life with all of you living in those dark, little apartments you bitch about, or the houses with the crazy neighbors who own barking dogs and don’t mow their lawns as often as they should. You know the ones I am talking about! The domiciles where your bathroom will never be -48F outside, the ones with your toilets & showers! *evil playful grin* At any rate, I share my cooking, my crafting, my photography, my writing and just a few my daily antics just because I can!  At inception the challenge was posting & updating Cabin Goddess via my iPhone because there was no available internet. Thankfully, summer of 2011 we got lucky and the cable company finally laid lines and now we are high-speed!

My living situation is completely up in the air right now. My fiance of over 11 years is going through a transition in life and I am kind of stuck in limbo. I took almost a year off of blogging and lost myself in a virtual world to heal. NOW? Who the hell knows. — update I moved, my partner is doing their own thing! As far as you guys? Just hang with me, we will se where I go from here.

You can take the girl out of the cabin, but you can’t take the cabin out of the girl… cabingoddess.com

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