4 Major Gardening Mistakes I Made Last Year

One time in college, my mom gave me one of her spider plants. As I hesitantly accepted the plant, she looked at me and said, “don’t worry, it’s really hard to kill a spider plant”. Fast forward about two months, and the thing looked like I had doused it in gasoline....

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...

Starting Seeds Indoors

Even though we have snow up to our eyeballs over here, it’s time to start planning my garden! Which means, it’s time to plant some seeds indoors! Sean and I went a little overboard at Menards the other week and I now have thirteen different vegetables to plant; plus...

Gear Review: Pansel Snowshoes

One of my favorite purchases this winter have been my new snowshoes! I bought them off of Amazon a few weeks ago (I went with the 25-inch pair) and have been testing them out ever since. So today, I thought I'd do a short review on them! Overall, I really like these...

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).

Our First Flight with the Mavic Air

Last Tuesday, Sean surprised me with a DJI Mavic Air for my 27th birthday! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to play around with it so this past weekend, we had our first flight!

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!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

My mom has been making this cinnamon roll recipe since I can remember. It's such a comforting pastry and always reminds me of wintertime. The original recipe can be found on the side of the Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix box but I tweaked it a little bit today. I cut down the...

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.

Beef Stroganoff Soup

Usually when you think of beef stroganoff, you don’t think of it as a soup. But this recipe from the blog, Belly Full, turned this classic homecooked entree into a light and brothy soup! It was super easy to throw together because it all goes in just one pot!

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.

A Decorative Fall-Themed Pie

I've been searching for some mini leaf-shaped cookie cutters and a few weeks ago, I finally found some at a vintage shop! So just for fun, I decided to try making one of those fancy pies you always see on Pinterest. Even though it looks quite complicated, it's...

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...

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...

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!

Calm Waters and Loon Calls

The other night, we went for a canoe ride. The lake was like glass and the weather was warm. Dragonflies darted about and a loon decided to make a visit.

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!

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!

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…

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.

10 Instagrammable Spots in Wisconsin

I love finding unique and beautiful locations around the Midwest. After going through my Instagram feed, I’ve come up with a few of my favorites! So here are 10 Instagrammable Spots in Wisconsin!

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!

Wisconsin Snowshoeing Guide

Snowshoeing can be a super fun winter activity. Here is my ultimate guide for snowshoeing in Wisconsin!

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!

My Beginner Photography Workshops

I thought I’d give you an inside look at my beginner photography workshops with a few photos I took during the last one!

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...


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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