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Pickup Truck Movie Night

I've been trying to think of some unique date night ideas for Sean and me lately. I wanted something different than just going out to dinner or having a cocktail at a bar. That's when I came up with the pickup truck movie night idea! With a fully-charged laptop in...

A Flower Farm Near Wausau, Wisconsin

Sylvia Green's backyard is bursting with color. Flowers I never even knew existed stretch out in rows, filling up every inch of her 3/4 acre property. She took me up and down each row, describing every variety of flower with astounding ease. Her cat Brynn danced...

Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Alice

I can't believe it's already August! How did that happen?! July was a super busy month for me which probably made it go by faster than I would've liked. From the Fourth of July week up in Minnesota to helping shoot some weddings to working on Sean's house, it's been a...

Lakeside Date Night

Last fall, Sean and I went on a very romantic date to a secret beach in Wisconsin. It was one of our favorite memories from last year so we couldn't wait to recreate it! This beach is still so hidden, that there's hardly anyone ever on it. There's an easy-to-miss...

Exploring Gibraltar Rock

Gibraltar Rock is a 200-foot cliff that overlooks the rural landscape of southern Wisconsin. Patched with fields and farms, this stunning, panoramic view is a beautiful spot to visit. Sean and I spent a couple hours exploring the Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area the...

Wild Blueberry Picking in Northern Wisconsin

Wild blueberry patches are finally starting to ripen around here in Wisconsin so today, my mom and I drove up near Boulder Junction where we've gone picking before. It's a secret patch we found, right off of a random dirt road. I've been on the hunt for an old, wooden...

Fourth of July Week in Northern Minnesota!

Another Fourth of July has come and gone! Here are a few snapshots from my week in northern Minnesota...   . Sean and I hauled our canoe up north and explored some of the lakes nearby. This evening was so nice and calm! We went on a country drive around the Iron Range...

Sprucing Up The Front Garden

I just realized that it has been a really long time since I shared anything about the house that Sean and I are working on together. I'd really love to start posting more about it so I thought today I'd give an update on the front flower gardens! Sean has had this...

4 Can’t-Miss Wisconsin Festivals

Watch as vibrantly-colored hot air balloons inflate and light up from within, creating an illuminated show like you've never seen before! You'll also enjoy many rib vendors, live music, and fireworks during the festival. What better way to kick off autumn than with...

A Secret Waterfowl Refuge in Weston, Wisconsin

I stumbled upon this little place a few months ago on one of my country drives. I was heading back home and just so happened to see a wooden sign tucked into the foliage off of Weston Avenue. Curiosity got the best of me so I went to investigate, turning off of Weston...

Fishing on the Lake

Last week, I stopped in at the local Ace Hardware and bought my first ever fishing license! Then Sean and I headed out to the lake for some fun!

Midwest Travel Destinations

I’d love to begin traveling beyond Wisconsin and into other states, where I can share my experiences and travel advice with you. So here are six Midwest travel destinations now on my bucket list!

My 3 Favorite Wausau Parks

I love finding cute, local parks to spend time in. The other day, I visited three of my favorite Wausau parks. Keep on reading to find out what they are!

Finally Planting Our Garden

Last weekend was spent planting our garden and doing lots of yard work at Sean’s house. He’s in the middle of a major remodel and the yard has been a little neglected lately. There was lots of cleaning up to do and a ton of weeds to be pulled, so we put on our work gloves and started tackling it!

Photographing Holy Hill

Perched atop 435 acres in southeast Wisconsin, you’ll find Holy Hill, a church that looks like it’s been shipped in from Europe. It’s a unique and beautiful place to visit and photograph and I finally got the chance to go there yesterday. Here are a few of my tips for photographing Holy Hill.

eBook Sneak Peek

As promised, here is a sneak peek at my upcoming eBook, Camera Settings & Explanations: A Visual Guide. This eBook will be available for sale on Monday, June 11th, 2018. Here is an inside look at what you’d be receiving!

Canoeing the Kickapoo River

Sean and I had quite the adventure on the Kickapoo River this past Memorial Day weekend. So today, I’m sharing our experience and what we did and didn’t like about it.

Memorial Day Photography Tips

Memorial Day is this weekend! It’s time to enjoy the weather, spend time with loved ones, and capture the memories for years to come. Here are three Memorial Day photography tips to give you some ideas on what to photograph this weekend.

Lilac Season

One of my favorite things about the beginning of summer is when the lilacs start blooming. Pastel flowers brighten lawns and roadsides, the sweet scent wafting lazily through the air. It’s finally lilac season here in Wisconsin and I’m making sure that I take full advantage of it.

The First Canoe Ride

Canoeing has always been a pretty big part of my life. My parents have had their kevlar canoe for as long as I can remember – taking it on backwoods canoe trips or quiet rides around the lake. When I was really little, I’d sit in the middle, sometimes trailing my hand through the cool water.

Photography eBook Announcement!

Do you ever see a photo and think, “I wonder what camera settings they used?” When I was first starting out with photography, I remember thinking that a lot. I’d snap a photo, it wouldn’t turn out and I’d sit there wondering what settings a professional photographer would have chosen. I had no idea where to even begin.

Wisconsin Photography Bucket List

There are so many awesome places around this state to photograph so I’ve come up a few ideas that’ll hopefully inspire you to grab your camera and go. Here is my Wisconsin photography bucket list!

Rib Mountain Greenhouse

It was a rainy and gloomy afternoon when my mom and I pulled up to Rib Mountain Greenhouse. A dark storm cloud threatened overhead and the wind was starting to pick up.

Our Garden Plans, Part 2

Just the other day, Sean and I were able to get our raised garden bed set up in the backyard. We probably won’t plant anything outside until late May (once the threat of frost is gone), but until then we’re pretty much all ready to go! Here’s an update on our garden plans…

I’m Now Selling Wisconsin Prints!

This has been something I've wanted to try for a while now - having my very own online shop where I can display and sell my photos. I'll be adding more to the shop over the next few days but for now, here are three of my absolute favorites! It's definitely going to be...

Here Are A Few Things I’m Looking Forward To This Summer

I have lists upon lists of local travel destinations and about a thousand adventure ideas to accomplish. It’ll be my first summer working for myself so you can bet there’s going to be a lot of blog posts coming your way. For now, here are a few things I’m looking forward to this summer!

Exploring the George Mead Wildlife Area

I never knew this place even existed until about two weeks ago. I was looking at a map, eagerly searching for new places to explore, when I saw this huge span of green just south of Wausau. Looking closer, I saw that it was the George Mead Wildlife Area, so I wrote it down as a future spot to explore.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 16th. To help you with finding the perfect gift for her, I’ve put together a little Mother’s Day gift guide this year. From gardening to traveling to cooking to style, I’ve got you covered!

How to Start a Blog in 2018

Blogging is a really fun way to share your thoughts, talk about a passion of yours, or help other people. But it certainly can be intimidating when you’re first starting out! Today, I want to talk about how to start a blog in 2018!

A Few of My Favorite Northern Instagrammers

I love finding Instagram accounts with that “northern” vibe to them. Today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite northern Instagrammers as of late. These are people who I’ve followed for awhile now and whose feeds inspire me on a daily basis.

How to Turn Boiling Water into Snow

This winter, I was determined to try this whole boiling water trick out for myself. So early one morning, Sean and I got the water ready, grabbed the camera, and headed out to the lake. Here are some tips on how you can turn boiling water into snow (and photograph it).

Rib Mountain State Park Guide

Rib Mountain is one of my favorite spots in the Wausau area. No matter the season, there’s always something to do. Discover more about this park with my Rib Mountain State Park Guide!

Our Garden Plans

Even though it so doesn’t feel like spring here in Wisconsin, I’m beginning to get our garden plans in order. I had the opportunity to work with RISE to bring awareness to their #ANDnotOR campaign.

Spring Goals 2018

It sure doesn’t look like spring here in Wisconsin, but that’s not going to stop me from creating my Spring Goals 2018!

Three of My Favorite Wisconsin Campgrounds

After booking our first 2018 camping trip a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about all of the camping that we did last summer. There are three spots that jump out at me right away! Here are three of my favorite Wisconsin campgrounds!

Camp Wandawega

Read all about my visit to this historic and whimsical place in southeastern Wisconsin: Camp Wandawega.

Master Camping List

Who else is excited for summer this year?! I’m extra excited now because our first camping trip of the year is booked! And today, I’m sharing my master camping list!

Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

When we started planning for our Iceland trip, we knew going to the Blue Lagoon was a must. It’s a geothermal spa right in the middle of a lava field and one of the most well-known attractions in the country.

A Simple Braid for the Outdoorsy Girl

I recently partnered with TRESemmé to check out their new line of Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Sprays and yesterday was the perfect day to try it out on a simple braid in one of my favorite locations: the woods.

Beginner’s Guide to ISO

ISO is one of the three main pillars of photography. I’ve created guides for aperture and shutter speed, so now check out my beginner’s guide to ISO!

Palmquist Farm

Tucked away in the middle of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, sits an 800-acre gem that you need to see to believe. After reading this, Palmquist Farm will be your next Midwestern getaway.

2017 Recap!

It has been a busy year for me! Here’s a fun 2017 recap of what I got up to this past year.

Sweater Weather

The weather has been gorgeous lately here in Wisconsin! It’s that awesome in between weather where it’s cool enough to feel like fall yet warm enough to not wear a coat. Prime sweater weather!

My Fall Bucket List

Fall is such a wonderful time of year – there are so many things to do and see! This year I created a fall bucket list to try and accomplish for 2017!

Three Ingredient Smoothie Recipe

. This three ingredient smoothie recipe is to die for. It's so easy and SO delicious! That's all you need is: 1) Fruit 2) Yogurt 3) Orange Juice . .. . Simply blend them all up and enjoy! I use...

Our Most Romantic Late Summer Date Night

eering over to the other side of the road, I spotted it immediately. The hidden trail. It was narrow and overgrown, the entrance only obvious to those who know it's there. We parked the truck on the side of the road and started down the meandering...

The Mediterranean Dish You Should Be Eating

My family has been making this mediterranean-style, fresh salsa recipe for years. Besides the fact that it's delicious, I love this recipe because 1) it's insanely easy to make and 2) it's so good for you! Basically, it's chopping up a handful of vegetables, mixing in...

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