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My life in northern Wisconsin.

Sunset on the Lakeshore

I think one of my favorite things about where we live is that we're so close to the lake. There's this big bay just down the road and at sunset, the trees light up a beautiful golden color. Geese, ducks, eagles, and loons are frequent visitors making it a great spot...

A Solo Hike in the Northwoods

I got the urge to go exploring the other day so I packed up my things and started driving. I ended up at this little lake in northern Wisconsin which I've been to a few times before. It's one of my go-to places because it's usually quiet and there's nobody ever there....

April’s Full Pink Moon

The frost-covered grass crunched under my boots as I walked out towards the field. I had my tripod slung over one shoulder, my backpack on, my camera in one hand, and my coffee in the other. I was on an early morning mission to capture April's full pink moon and it...

Making Maple Syrup: Part 2

Read Part 1 here!Over the last few weeks, Sean and I have been hard at work making maple syrup from scratch. The process started in late March and ended in mid-April. Every other day, we would head into the woods to check on the maple trees that we had tapped. When...

10 Instagrammable Spots in Wisconsin

I love finding unique and beautiful locations around Wisconsin. After going through my Instagram feed, I’ve come up with a few of my favorites! Check out these 10 Instagrammable Spots in Wisconsin!

Making Maple Syrup: Part 1

Let me preface this post by saying Sean and I are complete beginners when it comes to making maple syrup. Neither of us has done this before so we've just been researching everything. This is something we decided to do on a whim and thought it'd be a fun little...

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...

My 2019 Travel Goals

It’s that time of the year again where I start putting together my travel plans. Here are four travel goals that I’d like to accomplish in 2019!

A Nature Inspired Wreath

I was feeling festive this past weekend so I decided to make a natured inspired wreath out of some trees from the backyard. Here’s what I used to make it!

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).

Nordic Inspired Gifts

I’m going to start creating some more Nordic-inspired blog posts on Miss Northerner as a way to explore my heritage a bit more. So for today I scoured the internet and collected eight Nordic inspired gifts!

Wisconsin Winter Date Night Ideas, Part 2

Last winter, I wrote a blog post on 20 Winter Date Night Ideas in Wausau, Wisconsin. People seemed to really like that post so today, I thought I’d make a Part 2!

Thanksgiving 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was spent at my parent’s house with my oldest brother, my sister-in-law, my two nephews, and Sean.

My Classic Christmas Playlist

Winter came a bit early this year in Wisconsin! It’s not even December yet and we’ve had frigid temperatures and a significant amount of snowfall already. One of the ways I’m embracing this preemptive wintry weather is with my classic Christmas playlist!

A Wintry Weekend in the Northwoods

Even though I currently live in central Wisconsin, most of my weekends are spent up in the northern part of the state where Sean lives. One of my favorite things about northern Wisconsin is that within minutes, we can be either on the lake or in the woods.

Lands’ End Heritage Tour Recap

From the sweeping valleys of the Driftless Area to a quaint little village on the banks of the St. Croix, these last few weeks on the Lands’ End Heritage Tour have been a whirlwind of adventure!

A Drive Through Wisconsin’s Fall Foliage

The arrival of fall is one of the most anticipated moments throughout the year. Everyone seems to eagerly await for the hillsides to be painted in shades of yellows, oranges, and reds; transforming the landscape into a sea of color. The air becomes cool and crisp and...

Lands’ End Heritage Tour

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve partnered with classic American retailer Lands’ End, and will be traveling for 3 weeks on the Lands’ End Heritage Tour!

Exciting News!

It has always been a dream of mine to be published in a magazine and I'm excited to announce that that dream has finally come true! In just a few days, I'll be published in Northerly Mag - a print journal for life in the north. With a strong focus on aesthetics and...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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.

Wisconsin Summer Bucket List

This weather has got me dreaming up some fun summer plans. Here is my 2018 Wisconsin summer bucket list!

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!

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!

A Snowy Lakeside Campfire + GIVEAWAY

My parents and I went up to a lake in northern Wisconsin to have a campfire on the sandy shoreline. But when we arrived at the lake, we were in for a surprise!

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.

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.

10 Tips for Surviving a Wisconsin Winter

Anyone who has ever experienced a Wisconsin winter can attest to how cold it gets. To help you battle these frigid months, here are some of my tips for surviving a Wisconsin winter.

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!

How to Install the Divi Theme on Your Website

I’ve been using the Divi Theme for about five months now and I LOVE it. So today, I created a super simple guide about How to Install the Divi Theme on Your Website with 12 easy steps!

5 Wisconsin Coffee Table Books

I’ll continue to add and update this list as I come across them but for now, here are five Wisconsin coffee table books that you might enjoy checking out!

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.

A Few of My 2018 Goals

I love setting goals and aspirations at the beginning of the year. Here are a few of my 2018 goals!

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.

My New Favorite Way to Workout at Home

I’m someone who needs a fun way to workout. I’ve tried making myself enjoy the treadmill or lifting weights but I finally said enough is enough.

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!

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...

My Goals for This Fall

September always feels like the unofficial start of a new year. Maybe it's because the leaves are turning colors or the air starts having that crispness to it. Or maybe it's the memories of starting a new school year; grasping onto a handful of shiny new notebooks...

When Blackberry Picking is Far From Perfect

Every Tuesday night, Sean and I have date night. It makes the 50 miles of long distance a little bit easier. For this weeks date night, Sean thought we could go blackberry picking since it's prime season here in Wisconsin (and he knows how much I've gotten into berry...

Quick Read: My Latest Find

I've always been a sucker for blue and white dishes - there's something so classic about them. There have been so many times where I've been in a vintage shop or a home goods store and have had to use every ounce of will power to not come home with a new set of...

Blueberry Picking

Since I had had such a great time berry picking at Lakeview Berry Farm a few weeks ago, my next plan was to go blueberry picking. Blueberry season was in full swing and luckily my mom knew of just the right spot. With our blueberry basket in tow, we headed up north to...

Back Porch Birthday Dinner

A few weeks ago, my family and I celebrated my mom's birthday. Since summer is sadly coming to an end (nooooo), I thought a back porch dinner would be just what the doctor ordered. My mom and I went down in the basement and lugged up one of the big white folding...

4 Super Easy Moves to Get Killer Abs

I get intimidated pretty easily walking into a gym so when I can do workouts at home, I prefer it. At the bottom of this post, I've listed my top four favorite ab workout moves that seem to work for me every time and can be done in the comfort of your home. . [gallery...

Our Easter Dinner

Last weekend, we hosted our Easter dinner here in Wisconsin. It ended up being a beautiful day – a nice dinner, an Easter egg hunt for my nephews, and Skyping with one of my brothers who couldn’t make it.

The Library

One of my favorites spots to go is the library. I love meandering through the stacks of books, trying to find the perfect one to take home. My favorite book of 2016 was definitely The Girl on the Train. I tend to go for thrillers or mysteries and this one really...

Twenty-Five

So it's Tuesday night and here I am writing Mondays blog post.... I was doing so well with this whole Monday/Wednesday post schedule too! Oh well. Yesterday just got away from me and I wasn't able to get anything up. But better late than never, in my book. This last...

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