What is it about fall that makes a person want to cozy up with a mug of hot apple cider and a juicy book? Can you relate? If you can, this list is for you! There’s something for everybody here – witchy fiction, suspenseful mystery, witty nonfiction, wilderness philosophy, self-help, and even a couple of […]

8 Books on My Fall Reading List

The other day, my partner asked if I was planning to keep a phenology journal this fall, which sent me looking for the one I kept last October. I found it tucked away at the back of my bookshelf collecting dust. As I flipped through the pages, I regretted ever stopping the seasonal journal because, […]

The Benefits of Keeping a Phenology Journal

What better way to be in tune with nature than by documenting the seasons? That's exactly what a phenology journal is for! I'll show you how to keep one.

I’ve had something on my mind for the past two weeks. And I mean, reaallly on my mind. I wasn’t sure if writing about it here would fit in amongst my BWCA trip blogs and camping recipes but, what the hell, I’m going to write about it because it’s been pounding at the spot between […]

Cabin Thoughts: Is Consumerism to Blame for Our Unhappiness?

Have we let consumerism diminish our connection to ourselves and our environment? How can we live a sustainable lifestyle? All that and more, covered here.

That title might be a little presumptuous but I know living in the woods isn’t everyone’s cuppa tea! Maybe you’ve thought about it? Maybe my winter article about the 6 Realities of Cabin Living spooked you? If so, have no fear because summer is here(ish) and the cabin living is easy(ier)! In all seriousness though, […]

So You Want to Live in a Cabin in the Woods?

We’re trying something new this week, folks! I’ve had quite a few people ask me what my morning routine is like and if I might consider making a fun morning routine video. So, ta da! In all my rookie videographer glory, I’ve put together a little glimpse into my life, waking up in a 200 […]

My Winter Morning Routine

Fun fact: I love to read! If you saw my 2019 reading list back in January you might already know this but if you didn’t, now you do. Being the cozy house cat that I am, there’s nothing more relaxing to me than curling up in my cabin and getting lost in a good book. […]

7 Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

If you know me well, you’ll know I don’t like change. I can’t help it…it’s always been in my nature to hang on to people, places, things, thoughts – out of fear of the unknown. I bet you’ve felt the same fear yourself…change is unsettling while certainty is comfortable. I’m really really good at getting […]

Embracing Change – Spring Edition

I'm here to share with you the little nugget of wisdom about embracing change I have gleamed from Mother Nature this spring.

One of my favorite ways to “take a bath” (remember I live in the woods) is to take a sauna! Every week, I try to fire up the wood stove in my old sauna and relax for 30 minutes to an hour. “Why? Isn’t that a lot of work?” It isn’t as easy as turning […]

How (and Why) I Sauna Every Week

If you’ve ever thought about selling it all and moving to a cabin deep in the woods, maybe you’ve asked yourself, “How would I get in and out? Would there be a road? Would I hike in?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “Wouldn’t it be easier to just live in a cabin with road access?” Yes, […]

Living Remotely – A Transportation Guide