Winter is a time to reflect

This is the time to take stock of your life. To ask, "What’s working and what’s not? Where can I find more balance?" How will you focus your energy come spring? Allow white space. Winter is a calm, peaceful energy. See where you can match those qualities in your lifestyle. Allow yourself to press pause and reflect on what you want to build and create in the coming seasons of spring and summer. What "seeds" will you plant?

This is the most introverted energy of the year.


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)

“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

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

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 wondered what winter camping is really like but thought your questions were too obvious to ask, this post is for you. If winter camping is on your list of things to do, read this post before you lace up those snowshoes. By the end, if you still want to go winter camping, […]

5 Realities of Winter Camping