2012 proved to be a challenging, yet inspiring year. At the close of last year, I resolved to a year of mediocrity. I didn’t set this goal as some sort of self-deprecating, please feel sorry for me. Instead, it was my wish to set forth and try things I knew would be tough. Things I…… Continue reading 2012: The year of not quite…
This is what happiness looks like…
Happiness comes in many forms. For some gals, it involves diamonds, new shoes or designer cars. For me, it is a tractor. I’ve always wanted a tractor in part because it represents to me a simpler life. (And, because what Tomboy doesn’t dream of owning her own green and gold pride). This past weekend I…… Continue reading This is what happiness looks like…
Made in Wisconsin – Wreaths Galore!
There’s nothing better than the smell of a freshly made wreath. Well, actually there is, but that smell is up there in terms of wonderful Winter smells. But, have you ever wondered how in the world all of these wreaths are made? This past fall I had the pleasure of touring Winter Woods in Glidden…… Continue reading Made in Wisconsin – Wreaths Galore!
Artisan Coffee Roaster calls Bayfield County home
Update: March 13, 2013 I am very sad to report that Harry Demorest passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013. I’ll be drinking a cup of Northwestern Coffee Mills in his honor and can only hope to live life with half the passion he had. Rest in peace Harry. ************ “I get to participate in…… Continue reading Artisan Coffee Roaster calls Bayfield County home
Today I’m thankful for
Today I’m thankful for the simple thing in life. I’m thankful for my husband who brings me tea when I’m not feeling well because that’s what husbands that care do. He’d do this everyday if needed, which is just one of many reasons I love him. I’m thankful for my family that loves me for…… Continue reading Today I’m thankful for
Bucketlist and an unusual but special tree
This past fall I had the opportunity to check another item off of my bucket list. For years, I have wanted to visit the Witch Tree. The tree, which is also called Manidoo-giizhikens, or Little Cedar Tree, is located near the Canadian border. The area where the tree sits was once open to visitors, allowing…… Continue reading Bucketlist and an unusual but special tree
Eyebrows + Potty Talk + High School Yearbooks = Transformative Weekend?
My last post I mentioned being the lucky winner of a 250-word essay contest for an all-inclusive Girl’s Gone North weekend. The weekend was focused around women reconnecting with friends and finding their inner cool factor without the added stress of men being around. My weekend ultimately involved throwing a group of women together who…… Continue reading Eyebrows + Potty Talk + High School Yearbooks = Transformative Weekend?
Raise a Glass or Two…
This weekend I’m heading up north for a weekend of girl time and inspiration. The weekend came together quite suddenly after I discovered I won a writing contest about why my girlfriends and I deserve a weekend away at Bluefin Bay Resort. When I first started to craft my 250 words about why my friends…… Continue reading Raise a Glass or Two…
Life on Moon Lake: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
(This is an oldie but one I was reminded of this past week while enjoying a few moments of solitude on Moon Lake during my final kayak ride of the season.) The silence is deafening. This past week the last of the snowbirds closed up their cabin and headed south with the migrating geese. The…… Continue reading Life on Moon Lake: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
(I first wrote this a year ago while hiking near Bean and Bear Lake near Silver Bay, MN. But, on this blustery fall day, I cannot help but share again.) The anticipation was killing me. For months, I had patiently watched the calendar waiting for that brief moment in northern Minnesota where fall comes to…… Continue reading The Hike