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UPRIGHT GO 2 Review

UPRIGHT GO 2 Review

This post is sponsored by UPRIGHT. All thoughts and opinions are my own!When I started working from home, my posture became terrible. I was constantly slouching and finding myself hunched over my laptop. If I happened to realize it, I’d straighten up only to be back...

Raven Trail

Raven Trail

Last week, my mom and I had a girls day in Minocqua. We did some antiquing, went out to lunch, and just spent some quality time together. It ended being a gorgeous and sunny day so around mid-afternoon we laced up our hiking boots and went for a fall hike on the Raven...

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

This post is sponsored by the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. All thoughts and opinions are my own.In early October, Sean and I headed north to Eagle River for Cranberry Fest! We arrived on Friday evening and dropped our bags off at Edgewater Inn & Cottages, a...

Timms Hill

Timms Hill

One of my favorite places in northern Wisconsin is Timms Hill, a county park located near the little town of Ogema. At 1,951 feet, Timms Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin and a beautiful spot to view the fall colors. A short hike from the parking lot will bring...

Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

It has been quite a rainy fall this year but these last few days have been really beautiful. The temperatures have warmed up and the sun finally decided to come back out. I figured I should take advantage of this gorgeous fall weather (considering what the weekend...

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

Yesterday, I decided to take a drive to see how the fall colors were coming along. I ended up finding this little spot called Alta Springs State Fishery Area. Located in Lincoln County, just 20 minutes northeast of Merrill, this small section of public land is a...

View Wisconsin’s Fall Colors at These Five Overlooks

View Wisconsin’s Fall Colors at These Five Overlooks

Autumn is quickly approaching here in Wisconsin! If you're looking for some good vantage points this season, here are five overlooks where you can view Wisconsin's fall colors from above. Timm's Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin with an elevation of 1,951 feet. A...

The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

If you're looking for a more unique way to see the fall colors this year, consider climbing aboard The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Every year starting in September, the vintage trains chug slowly along the St. Croix River Valley, offering the opportunity...

A Weekend Guide to Sister Bay, Wisconsin

A Weekend Guide to Sister Bay, Wisconsin

In early June, I spent the weekend in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. This charming, lakeside village is located on the northern end of the Door County Peninsula and has a lively, coastal feel to it. As we entered Sister Bay that Friday afternoon, we made our way down the...

Mineral Point Wisconsin

Mineral Point Wisconsin

If someone were to have dropped me off in the middle of Mineral Point, Wisconsin without any clue as to where I was, my first guess might've been an English village. With its charming architecture and streets that come together at odd angles, I felt like I had stepped...

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais is a must-see town on Minnesota’s North Shore. It has a population of just 1,400 people, it’s built on the shores of Lake Superior, and has a thriving artist community. I can’t wait to visit here again soon!

24 Hours in Door County

24 Hours in Door County

Early last week, I opened my planner and realized that I didn't have any plans for the upcoming weekend. So in the spur of the moment, I asked Sean if he wanted to take an overnight trip to Door County and within an hour, I had the hotel booked! We hadn't been to Door...

The Quaint Town of Stockholm Wisconsin

The Quaint Town of Stockholm Wisconsin

With a population of just 64, Stockholm, Wisconsin might sound like just another sleepy little town. But with its historic buildings and unique shops, it's actually a delightful and bustling little community. I drove through this village on my way to Maiden Rock...

Can’t-Miss Shops & Restaurants in Boulder Junction

Can’t-Miss Shops & Restaurants in Boulder Junction

I recently traveled to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin to discover the best things to do and see. This is the last of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Read the first post here and the second post here. SHOPS This store is literally my...

8 Fun Things To Do in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

8 Fun Things To Do in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

I recently traveled to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin to discover the best things to do and see. This is the first of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Just ten minutes south of Boulder Junction, you'll find Fallison Lake - a cute little...

Best Restaurants and Shops in Sayner-Star Lake

Best Restaurants and Shops in Sayner-Star Lake

This past Labor Day weekend, I traveled to the Sayner-Star Lake area to discover the best things to do and see. This is the second of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Read the first post here. RESTAURANTS This historic supper club...

Best Outdoor Adventures in Sayner-Star Lake

Best Outdoor Adventures in Sayner-Star Lake

This past Labor Day weekend, I traveled to the Sayner-Star Lake area to discover the best things to do and see. This is the first of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. What better way to take in the beauty of the Northwoods than from...

The Ultimate Door County Travel Guide

The Ultimate Door County Travel Guide

Door County, Wisconsin is one of my all-time favorite places in the Midwest. With summer quickly approaching, I’ve put together the Ultimate Door County Travel Guide!

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What’s In My Camera Bag?

What’s In My Camera Bag?

With all the different kinds of camera brands and accessories out there, it can be really overwhelming to decide what to buy. Over the past five years, I've purchased various brands, tested things out, sent stuff back, and now have my go-to gear that I use every...

Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Last week, Helene’s Hilltop Orchard hosted their first-ever Thursday Night Sunset Dinner. It was an elegant, farm-to-table, culinary experience complete with four courses, wine pairings, and good conversation. Set amongst the beauty of central Wisconsin farmland, this...

House and Move Update

House and Move Update

In mid-February, Sean and I moved in together! I’m now officially living in northern Wisconsin, and today I thought I’d share a little bit about it! Ever since I met Sean about two years ago, he’s been diligently remodeling his 1970s house. From tearing up the green...

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Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

It has been quite a rainy fall this year but these last few days have been really beautiful. The temperatures have warmed up and the sun finally decided to come back out. I figured I should take advantage of this gorgeous fall weather (considering what the weekend...

The Eddyline Rio: Features and Specs

The Eddyline Rio: Features and Specs

Earlier this year, I partnered with Eddyline Kayaks and have been testing out the Rio. The Rio is specifically designed for the small to medium-sized paddler and weighs in at only 35 lbs. Today, I wanted to do a more detailed blog post about this kayak and the various...

Two Fall Wardrobe Pieces I’ll Be Wearing All Season Long

Two Fall Wardrobe Pieces I’ll Be Wearing All Season Long

This fall-like weather we've been having lately prompted me to do a bit of seasonal shopping. Today, I thought I'd share two new fall wardrobe pieces that I've recently added to my closet and have been loving so far!The first item is a pair of the Levi Wedgie Icon...

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Raven Trail

Raven Trail

Last week, my mom and I had a girls day in Minocqua. We did some antiquing, went out to lunch, and just spent some quality time together. It ended being a gorgeous and sunny day so around mid-afternoon we laced up our hiking boots and went for a fall hike on the Raven...

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

This post is sponsored by the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. All thoughts and opinions are my own.In early October, Sean and I headed north to Eagle River for Cranberry Fest! We arrived on Friday evening and dropped our bags off at Edgewater Inn & Cottages, a...

Timms Hill

Timms Hill

One of my favorite places in northern Wisconsin is Timms Hill, a county park located near the little town of Ogema. At 1,951 feet, Timms Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin and a beautiful spot to view the fall colors. A short hike from the parking lot will bring...

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Wollersheim Winery

Wollersheim Winery

The sheer beauty of Wollersheim Winery is enough to make you stop in awe. With its ivy-covered buildings and lavish grounds, you'll feel as if you've just wandered onto a French estate. When Sean and I arrived, we were greeted by Jessi, Wollersheim's marketing...

Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin

Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin

Located just a few miles from downtown Madison is Olbrich Botanical Gardens, a 16-acre property bursting with colorful flowers, small ponds, and an ornate Thai Pavillion. We spent a couple of hours here one afternoon and had such a wonderful time!The outdoor gardens...

Mineral Point Wisconsin

Mineral Point Wisconsin

If someone were to have dropped me off in the middle of Mineral Point, Wisconsin without any clue as to where I was, my first guess might've been an English village. With its charming architecture and streets that come together at odd angles, I felt like I had stepped...

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A Weekend Guide to Sister Bay, Wisconsin

A Weekend Guide to Sister Bay, Wisconsin

In early June, I spent the weekend in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. This charming, lakeside village is located on the northern end of the Door County Peninsula and has a lively, coastal feel to it. As we entered Sister Bay that Friday afternoon, we made our way down the...

24 Hours in Door County

24 Hours in Door County

Early last week, I opened my planner and realized that I didn't have any plans for the upcoming weekend. So in the spur of the moment, I asked Sean if he wanted to take an overnight trip to Door County and within an hour, I had the hotel booked! We hadn't been to Door...

The Ultimate Door County Travel Guide

The Ultimate Door County Travel Guide

Door County, Wisconsin is one of my all-time favorite places in the Midwest. With summer quickly approaching, I’ve put together the Ultimate Door County Travel Guide!

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The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

If you're looking for a more unique way to see the fall colors this year, consider climbing aboard The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Every year starting in September, the vintage trains chug slowly along the St. Croix River Valley, offering the opportunity...

The Quaint Town of Stockholm Wisconsin

The Quaint Town of Stockholm Wisconsin

With a population of just 64, Stockholm, Wisconsin might sound like just another sleepy little town. But with its historic buildings and unique shops, it's actually a delightful and bustling little community. I drove through this village on my way to Maiden Rock...

Together Farms

Together Farms

If you're looking for a fun date night next summer, consider heading over to Together Farms for their fun and festive Burger Night! Located in western Wisconsin, just 30 minutes south of Eau Claire, Together Farms is the perfect spot to grab dinner while being...

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Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Last week, Helene’s Hilltop Orchard hosted their first-ever Thursday Night Sunset Dinner. It was an elegant, farm-to-table, culinary experience complete with four courses, wine pairings, and good conversation. Set amongst the beauty of central Wisconsin farmland, this...

Burr Oak Winery

Burr Oak Winery

A few months ago, I visited Castle Rock Lake, a 17,000-acre lake just 30 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells. While exploring the area, I decided to stop at Burr Oak Winery to go wine tasting with my mom. Everything about Burr Oak is just stunning! The exterior of the...

UPRIGHT GO 2 Review

UPRIGHT GO 2 Review

This post is sponsored by UPRIGHT. All thoughts and opinions are my own!When I started working from home, my posture became terrible. I was constantly slouching and finding myself hunched over my laptop. If I happened to realize it, I’d straighten up only to be back...

Raven Trail

Raven Trail

Last week, my mom and I had a girls day in Minocqua. We did some antiquing, went out to lunch, and just spent some quality time together. It ended being a gorgeous and sunny day so around mid-afternoon we laced up our hiking boots and went for a fall hike on the Raven...

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An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

This post is sponsored by the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. All thoughts and opinions are my own.In early October, Sean and I headed north to Eagle River for Cranberry Fest! We arrived on Friday evening and dropped our bags off at Edgewater Inn & Cottages, a...

Timms Hill

Timms Hill

One of my favorite places in northern Wisconsin is Timms Hill, a county park located near the little town of Ogema. At 1,951 feet, Timms Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin and a beautiful spot to view the fall colors. A short hike from the parking lot will bring...

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Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

Kayaking Through The Fall Colors

It has been quite a rainy fall this year but these last few days have been really beautiful. The temperatures have warmed up and the sun finally decided to come back out. I figured I should take advantage of this gorgeous fall weather (considering what the weekend...

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

Yesterday, I decided to take a drive to see how the fall colors were coming along. I ended up finding this little spot called Alta Springs State Fishery Area. Located in Lincoln County, just 20 minutes northeast of Merrill, this small section of public land is a...

View Wisconsin’s Fall Colors at These Five Overlooks

View Wisconsin’s Fall Colors at These Five Overlooks

Autumn is quickly approaching here in Wisconsin! If you're looking for some good vantage points this season, here are five overlooks where you can view Wisconsin's fall colors from above. Timm's Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin with an elevation of 1,951 feet. A...

The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

The Osceola Fall Color Train Ride

If you're looking for a more unique way to see the fall colors this year, consider climbing aboard The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Every year starting in September, the vintage trains chug slowly along the St. Croix River Valley, offering the opportunity...

I Adopted a Cat!

I Adopted a Cat!

Meet Luna. I adopted her last Wednesday and she's already stolen my heart! She was extremely neglected at her previous home and was taken into a shelter. Her coat was completely matted, her teeth were in rough shape, and her claws had grown into her paw pads so she...

What’s In My Camera Bag?

What’s In My Camera Bag?

With all the different kinds of camera brands and accessories out there, it can be really overwhelming to decide what to buy. Over the past five years, I've purchased various brands, tested things out, sent stuff back, and now have my go-to gear that I use every...

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What’s In My Camera Bag?

What’s In My Camera Bag?

With all the different kinds of camera brands and accessories out there, it can be really overwhelming to decide what to buy. Over the past five years, I've purchased various brands, tested things out, sent stuff back, and now have my go-to gear that I use every...

Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Sunset Dinner at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard

Last week, Helene’s Hilltop Orchard hosted their first-ever Thursday Night Sunset Dinner. It was an elegant, farm-to-table, culinary experience complete with four courses, wine pairings, and good conversation. Set amongst the beauty of central Wisconsin farmland, this...

House and Move Update

House and Move Update

In mid-February, Sean and I moved in together! I’m now officially living in northern Wisconsin, and today I thought I’d share a little bit about it! Ever since I met Sean about two years ago, he’s been diligently remodeling his 1970s house. From tearing up the green...

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