Up North

Up North

A few random images of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Fun with fungi at River Valley Ranch and Kitchens

Fun with fungi at River Valley Ranch and Kitchens

As a child, I wasn’t a fan of mushrooms. They were repulsive to me. However, in my early twenties, I decided to give them a chance. I ate an omelet mixed with mushrooms and all my old prejudices died away; … (read more)

Images of winter

Images of winter

I realize I’ve been slacking a bit on updating this blog, but hopefully as the weather warms there will be more exciting things to write about. This winter has been very rough in the Midwest, causing most of us to … (read more)

Christmas Trees, the old-fashioned way

Christmas Trees, the old-fashioned way

When it comes to Christmas, I’m a fan of old-fashioned activities. Such as taking a ride on a horse-drawn carriage or heading out into the blustery, cold night to cut down your own Christmas tree. Now while part of me … (read more)

Illinois or Wisconsin: Which is the better place to live?

Growing up in Illinois, I ought to be loyal to the Land of Lincoln. However, I’m not. While Illinois definitely has some charms, our neighbor, Wisconsin, also seems to have a great deal of appeal. My husband and I recently … (read more)

A quick review of Maya Del Sol, Oak Park, Illinois

A quick review of Maya Del Sol, Oak Park, Illinois

My fiancĂ© and I recently celebrated our one year anniversary at Maya Del Sol — a Latin American restaurant located in Oak Park, Illinois. We made a reservation for 7 p.m. on a Saturday. The ambiance of the restaurant is … (read more)