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DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

Last year, we boiled our sap over an open fire; you can see a photo of it in this blog post. The problem with this setup was that the smoke would swirl around our pots of sap, which ultimately caused our syrup to have a smokey, campfire flavor to it. Not exactly what...

Easy Fresh Baked Bread

Easy Fresh Baked Bread

I love finding super simple recipes and this one hits the mark. With only four ingredients, this no-knead bread couldn't be any easier! It's crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for pairing with soups, Italian dishes, or even on its own! The only...

GIVEAWAY: Classic State

GIVEAWAY: Classic State

*Giveaway has ended! Winner: @tinalara3 I'm teaming up with Minnesota-based brand Classic State for another giveaway! The winner will receive one of the Wisconsin hats pictured here (you get to choose) plus all four of the Wisconsin stickers! Click on the Instagram...

The Foxglove Inn

The Foxglove Inn

In mid-December, my mom and I escaped the Northwoods for a few days and fled to the Door County town of Sturgeon Bay. We were staying for two nights at The Foxglove Inn, a stately bed & breakfast nestled within the historic district just steps from downtown.

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...

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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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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Washburn Trails, Rhinelander, WI

Washburn Trails, Rhinelander, WI

The other week, a few friends and I headed to the Washburn Trails, located about 20 minutes west of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. In the winter, it offers 15 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking. There's a heated shelter, a good-sized...

Northwoods Travel Guide

Northwoods Travel Guide

Thousands of lakes, sprawling forests, and small-town charm... welcome to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.Since there isn't an official geographic location for the Northwoods, I've chosen to focus this guide on three Wisconsin counties: Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas. Most of...

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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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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The Foxglove Inn

The Foxglove Inn

In mid-December, my mom and I escaped the Northwoods for a few days and fled to the Door County town of Sturgeon Bay. We were staying for two nights at The Foxglove Inn, a stately bed & breakfast nestled within the historic district just steps from downtown.

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...

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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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The Hilton Garden Inn Wausau

The Hilton Garden Inn Wausau

This post is sponsored by the Hilton Garden Inn Wausau. All thoughts and opinions are my own.If you’ve ever driven through Wausau along Highway 51, you’ve probably seen the city’s newest hotel - the Hilton Garden Inn. Located on North Mountain Road, this hotel is...

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...

DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

DIY Maple Syrup Evaporator on a Budget

Last year, we boiled our sap over an open fire; you can see a photo of it in this blog post. The problem with this setup was that the smoke would swirl around our pots of sap, which ultimately caused our syrup to have a smokey, campfire flavor to it. Not exactly what...

Easy Fresh Baked Bread

Easy Fresh Baked Bread

I love finding super simple recipes and this one hits the mark. With only four ingredients, this no-knead bread couldn't be any easier! It's crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for pairing with soups, Italian dishes, or even on its own! The only...

GIVEAWAY: Classic State

GIVEAWAY: Classic State

*Giveaway has ended! Winner: @tinalara3 I'm teaming up with Minnesota-based brand Classic State for another giveaway! The winner will receive one of the Wisconsin hats pictured here (you get to choose) plus all four of the Wisconsin stickers! Click on the Instagram...

These Are The Snow Pants That I Wore All Winter Long

These Are The Snow Pants That I Wore All Winter Long

Earlier this winter, I went on a hunt for a nice pair of women's snow pants. I had two main requirements: 1) they had to be warm enough for a Northwoods winter and 2) they had to be somewhat flattering. I went from store to store trying on all different brands and had...

My Beginner Fishing Rod

My Beginner Fishing Rod

Last summer I decided to try fishing and, to my surprise, ended up really loving it! I've fished before - my parents took me as a kid and I occasionally tossed in a line throughout my adult life - but I hadn't truly gotten into it until now. I had absolutely no idea...

4 Wisconsin Cabins with Wood-Burning Fireplaces

4 Wisconsin Cabins with Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Sometimes there's nothing better than sitting in front of a crackling fire. Yes, they can be a bit messy, but there's just something about hauling in a load of wood, building a roaring fire, and warming up your toes on a chilly winter day. If you don't have one in...

All About Luna

All About Luna

For those of you who follow my Instagram and blog, you may know that I adopted a cat last fall! Today I thought I'd share a bit more about her. I adopted her from Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue, a Midwest-based nonprofit organization that specializes in finding homes...

GIVEAWAY: The Lake Box

GIVEAWAY: The Lake Box

*Giveaway has ended* Winner: @ashleychristine.xo This post is sponsored by Lake Life Co. Summer is right around the corner so I've teamed up with Lake Life Co. for a fun giveaway! One lucky person will win the 'Dip Your Toes In' Lake Box filled with a ton of...

Pine Cove Cabin

Pine Cove Cabin

Pine Cove Cabin is one of those places that checks all the boxes for a classic "up north" stay. Built in the late 1920s but renovated in 2017, Pine Cove has that perfect mix so many of us want in a getaway - rustic yet modern. I love cabins that feel... well, cabin-y!...

Maple Syrup Season 2020

Maple Syrup Season 2020

It's that time of year again! Sean and I have started tapping trees in order to make our very own maple syrup. We did this for the first time last year and now we're giving it another go! If you're interested, click here to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our 2019...

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