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About Kriss

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…

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  1. Hey Cabin Bitch — Cool blog! I’m looking forward to more! Do you know of any way to get notified of your blog updates by email?

    • Working on it!

    • I know that since you signed up for it on facebook you will there. I am trying to find a plug in now

  2. I don’t know if you can win this again, but I love your blog and had to nominate you.

  3. Hi, I love your blog, and that could be because we have something in common! My family and I live in a tent, constantly moving around France, between pet/house sitting ‘jobs’! We didn’t choose to live this way, a sitting tenant lives in our house and French law is rather complicated, to say the least. We have been waiting since the summer of 2007 for the French Courts to resolve the situation. In the meantime, we have an orange bucket and bowl, but I can only get on-line when we’re not in the tent – the Netbook plug won’t stay put in the hole in the tent! Good luck to you, stay safe, please keep writing. Kindest regards, Chrissie

    • I have heard of your plight and can at least say I have a roof that is mine over my head! I wish you guys the BEST and am now following your trials and tribulations with the court system! YOU stay safe and warm! It is FREEZING in France right now! HUGS!

  4. Thank you very much, Kriss, much appreciated. I am also following your excellent blog, and admiring the great pics you post! As hobos in France, we have at least learned to truly appreciate the natural wonders of a beautiful country. Kindest regards, Chrissie

  5. So sorry to read about your site problems. Hope you can get your buttons under control again very soon.

    • Things are back the way they’re suppose to but I will not be messing with the widgets for a bit! And learning to relax!

      • Sounds like a good plan. 🙂

  6. Kriss,

    you do amazing work… I have all ready read a few posts, and I am a fan… There is so much here… Love the bio… Keep up the seriously great work…
    And I have already ask many to come here, and I’ll keep sending some more…

    • THANK YOU!

  7. THANKS for subscribing to my “pun-ny” photoblog! I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday!

    –John R.:

  8. Hi Kriss, I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your blog post. If I can return the favor, let me know.



  9. My Dad is making me a log cabin that i am going to theme after artemis (the goddess of the hunt and the moon in Greek mythology) and I learned a secret code along with my friend… so i am going to make my own religion.
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