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Pieper Porch Winery & Vineyards: A Place to Wine Down

Pieper Porch Winery Wisconsin

I find nothing more exciting than a true success story. An idea put into action, a hobby becoming a fruitful business, dreamers that are doers. Spoiler alert: Pieper Porch Winery and Vineyards is exactly that – a dream made a reality through the hard work of Kathy and Todd, the husband and wife visionaries who built…

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Travel Switzerland: Beyond the Postcard

Wengen, Switzerland

In late August, we embarked on a 3-week trip to Europe – Switzerland, and Italy specifically. While there, we experienced diverse climates and landscapes, saw old friends, and celebrated a family wedding! Copious amounts of cheese, carbs, and wine were consumed which we balanced out with days full of walking and sightseeing. We did quite…

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The Elegant Farmer: A Visit to the Orchard

Mukwanago, Wisconsin, The Elegant Farmer Apple Orchard

This past weekend we finally made it to The Elegant Farmer, an apple orchard and market located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin – not too far from where we live. Our weather has been rainy the past couple of weeks and the orchard was too soggy to go apple picking. So when we saw clear skies and…

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Porcupine Mountains State Park: A Photo Diary

Porcupine Mountains, State Park, Michigan

Nature is so healing. I could be in a horrendous mood, but the minute I step outside, breathe in the fresh air and get my body moving, the stressors slip away, and all feels well in the world. One of the things I missed most living in Florida was the change in seasons and a…

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Grandview Public Market: Food Hall Dining Done Right

West Palm Beach, Florida - Grandview Public Dining Hall

I have always leaned into food hall dining. I have experienced only a few – mostly during my travels – but I have found them to be quite exciting. On the contrary, I know many find them to be overwhelming. I can certainly see where people would feel like that; having too many options, the…

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The Flagler Museum: A Palm Beach Gem

Palm Beach, Florida - The Flagler Museum

Palm Beach is without a doubt known for its wealth and extravagance. Gawk-worthy homes, pristine landscape and beaches, and some of the most expensive shopping can be found right on Worth Avenue. But along with the fortune comes history and lots of it. This paradise has a lot of noteworthy events that made it what…

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The Modern Rose: A Recipe for Success

Deerfield Beach, Florida - The Modern Rose Tea Shop

A tea shop with a speakeasy feel that is eclectic, vintage-inspired, and charming in design. I would call that a recipe for success! Now, let me begin with a full disclosure… I am typically not a tea drinker, with the exception of those rare occasions when I get sick. But I choose to live by…

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West Coast Trip Part II: The Ringling Museum

Sarasota, Florida at The Ringling Museum

We started our trip to Florida’s West Coast in Fort Myers and then headed to Sarasota. Allow me to preface this post by saying how much this part of the trip meant to me at the time and still to this day. My mother the week prior was given her bleak prognosis from her medical…

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West Coast Trip Part I: Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Ford Edison Winter Estate, Fort Myers, Florida

Back in January, my husband and I drove to the West Coast of Florida to explore some areas we had on our Florida bucket list. Fort Myers was the first stop on the itinerary, and we specifically wanted to see the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. We had heard from friends and family how pretty…

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