There are lots of wonderful *and very common* cures for cabin fever! I’m sure you know a few of them: get lost in a book, get outside, pick up a new hobby, eat healthier, take a bath, get some exercise, have folks over. But right now, we need specific, actionable, and mindful ways to cure […]

7 Uncommon Cures for Cabin Fever

There are lots of general cures for cabin fever out there. This post is not one of them! This post offers 7 specific and actionable cures for cabin fever!

No matter what you do for a living, I’ll bet you get a little burnt out at times, right? A little frazzled? A little too plugged in? Heck, that even happens to me and I live in the woods. Which is why a weekend getaway to unplug, unwind, and connect to the things that matter […]

The Perfect Minnesota Getaway (& a coupon for you)

As a beginner, choosing your first camera setup can be an overwhelming task! There are all sorts of brands and models and opinions to sort through and nobody wants to tell you exactly what to get. I know from experience! Last spring, I purchased my first really nice camera. I spent about a month wading […]

Beginner's Guide to Choosing Your First Camera Setup

First Camera Setup

“Do you rent out your cabin?” I’m asked this question all the time! The answer is no but that I’ve got some ideas on other cute cabins that are available for your own cabin getaway! Whether you’re planning a winter weekend trip or a summer vacation, I’ve got the hook-up for you! Let’s start with […]

How to Plan Your Own Cabin Getaway

Recently, I’ve had a lot of people asking me how they can get outdoors more this winter, which makes me smile! I’m so happy you’re wanting to brave the chill of winter. To help you do that, I’ve spent some time thinking about how I get my booty outside even in chilly weather. I’ve distilled […]

10 Tips to Help You Get Outdoors More This Winter

Having a hard time getting outdoors during the winter months? I've put together a list of all the ways I get outside even during the coldest months!

Winter lasts about 7 months in northern Minnesota and, since I love that so much (no, really I do), here I am writing a winter bucket list to follow my summer bucket list. Whether you’re planning a trip to northern Minnesota this winter or not, my list has outdoor activities on it to inspire your […]

My 2020 Minnesota Winter Bucket List

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I bet you’re starting to see a lot of Christmas gift-giving guides and holiday sale advertisements popping up, aren’t you? Lots of chatter about Black Friday? The other day, I was talking to my dear friend, Pam, about the expectations of gift-giving this holiday season. She mentioned a friend who isn’t giving gifts this year […]

My Unpopular Opinion About Holiday Gift-Giving

“Girl, when are you going to do a cabin tour?” I know! I know! This video is long overdue but a) I’m weird in front of the camera and b) the Pepper Shack is my personal space…I wanted it to be just right before I had company over for a cabin tour. Ya know what […]

Cabin Tour – A Peek Inside the Pepper Shack

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2am – Why am I wide awake? Sound familiar? This used to happen to me A LOT (and occasionally still does). That’s back when I didn’t have much of an evening ritual. I would wake up in the middle of the night, after hours of surface-level sleep, with my mind racing. When that happens it’s […]

6 Tips to Create a Cozy Evening Ritual

Do you have an evening ritual? If not, this post will show you how to create a cozy evening routine to calm an anxious mind.