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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...

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...

This Wisconsin Resort and Restaurant is Straight Out Of A Storybook

This Wisconsin Resort and Restaurant is Straight Out Of A Storybook

In early October of last year, I was on my way to Timm's Hill for the first time when I came across a place that looked like something out of a storybook - quaint little cottages with scalloped white trim, plopped down in the middle of the forest. Across the quiet...

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Sylvania Wilderness | Clark Lake, Michigan

Sylvania Wilderness | Clark Lake, Michigan

Just across Wisconsin’s northern border in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is an area called Sylvania Wilderness. Located entirely within the Ottawa National Forest, Sylvania offers 18,000 acres of pristine lakes and old-growth forests. It was a beautiful summer...

Sunrise Kayak on Lake Nokomis

Sunrise Kayak on Lake Nokomis

Getting up for sunrise at this time of year isn't the easiest but the early morning views usually make up for it. It was about 5:15 am when I unloaded my kayak on Lake Nokomis, a popular lake near Tomahawk, Wisconsin.The lake is in both Oneida and Lincoln counties; a...

Partnering with Eddyline Kayaks

Partnering with Eddyline Kayaks

I’m so excited to announce my partnership with Eddyline Kayaks, a manufacturer of premier touring kayaks and paddles! As their Midwest brand ambassador, I’ll be sharing a lot of kayaking blog posts and photos over the course of the summer and fall. I can't wait to get...

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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...

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...

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This Super Secret Natural Area Turns into a Winter Wonderland

This Super Secret Natural Area Turns into a Winter Wonderland

It's been quite the unusual winter this year in Wisconsin. Usually, at this point, we have a few feet of snow on the ground but right now, the front yard has just a dusting. So the other day, when southern Wisconsin was calling for a snowstorm with up to a foot of...

Exploring Gibraltar Rock

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...

Photographing Holy Hill

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.

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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!

Three of My Favorite Wisconsin Campgrounds

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!

My Stay at the Foxglove Inn

My Stay at the Foxglove Inn

I’ve been eyeing up a few bed and breakfasts in Door County ever since Sean and I took our first trip there earlier this summer.

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Maiden Rock Bluff

Maiden Rock Bluff

On the western edge of Wisconsin, just an hour south of Hudson is a 400-foot limestone cliff called Maiden Rock Bluff. When standing on Maiden Rock Bluff, you'll have a stunning panoramic view of Wisconsin's Great River Road and the Mississippi River. It's a beautiful...

Wisconsin Pizza Farms

Wisconsin Pizza Farms

When I first heard about this whole pizza farm thing, my first thought was, sign me up! It's such a cool and unique idea and it's getting more and more popular here in Wisconsin. I experienced one for the first time last summer when Sean and I went to Stoney Acres....

A Sunset Drive through the Driftless Area

A Sunset Drive through the Driftless Area

When Sean and I went camping in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, we decided to go on a sunset country drive. Here is a collection of photographs I took along the way.

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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...

Wisconsin Pizza Farms

Wisconsin Pizza Farms

When I first heard about this whole pizza farm thing, my first thought was, sign me up! It's such a cool and unique idea and it's getting more and more popular here in Wisconsin. I experienced one for the first time last summer when Sean and I went to Stoney Acres....

A Flower Farm Near Wausau, Wisconsin

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...

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...

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...

Bond Falls | Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Bond Falls | Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Bond Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's a result of the Ontonagon River tumbling over fractured rock creating a series of small cascades and one larger waterfall. This place has been on my travel list for a while now and...

Now Selling Wisconsin Prints!

Now Selling Wisconsin Prints!

I'm excited to share that I'm now selling my Wisconsin prints! You can view the available photos on my Pixieset account. In case you're not familiar with it, Pixieset is an online photo gallery designed for professional photographers. I decided to sell them through...

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.

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...

Choosing Our Christmas Tree

Choosing Our Christmas Tree

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to a local tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree. So a couple of weeks ago one afternoon, Sean and I headed to Highland Trees in Wausau, WI. A big winter storm had just gone through the night before so everything was...

A Map of All the Wisconsin Winter Candlelight Hikes

A Map of All the Wisconsin Winter Candlelight Hikes

Candlelight hikes are becoming more and more popular here in Wisconsin. It's a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the winter landscape. Depending on the event, you can ski, snowshoe, or hike the lantern-lit trails. To see if there's one near you, I've created a map...

Canning Jalapenos

Canning Jalapenos

My garden wasn't as great this year as I would've hoped but I did get a ton of jalapeno peppers! So one day in late September, my parents and I spent an afternoon canning them. They also have a garden so, between their peppers and mine, we had about thirteen jars. I...

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