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!

“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.

I posted about the “Slow Living” Movement on a recent Instagram post and had so many great responses to it. I asked people to tell me everything they know about slow living and, it turns out, lots of folks wanted to know more…so here we are! Now, I don’t claim to have this whole slow […]

“Slow Living” – What You Need to Know

Have you heard about the "Slow Living" Movement? This post details the fundamentals of what it means to live slowly and why it could change your life!

The first snowflakes of the season fell yesterday! Fall colors have peaked and now the scale is tipping towards winter, which means preparations must be made in order to survive the colder months. If you’ve been reading along since last winter, you already know I live in a primitive cabin in the remote wilderness of […]

Getting Prepared for Winter Off-Grid