Hi I'm Carrie!
I'm married to my high school sweetheart and best friend. I left my job as a social worker many years ago and chose to be a stay at home mom.  We have 2 pretty great kiddos and an adorable golden doodle Ruby, and we live on a beautiful bay in the north woods. I love all things vintage woodsy cottage. I also love cooking and baking. I love nature and the outdoors and I'm obsessed with scrapbooking.  I'm also a wanna be gardener and crocheter and hope to improve these skills one day.  Welcome to my neck of the woods!


  1. Hi Carrie,
    Are you in Wisconsin? I am from WI and we are hoping to move back. I saw you on Susan Branch's blog.

    1. Hi Margot! I am from WI. Northern WI actually. We live on a bay off of Lake Superior. I hope you're able to move back like you're planning. What part of WI were you from and want to move?

      It's been a much milder winter this year (thank goodness - especially after last winter!). Hope there's lovely weather when you get here. Lol

      God bless. xo

    2. My husband is from Merrill, and I am from north of Milwaukee from a small town called Jackson. We are looking at a house in Sister Bay on the Door Peninsula.
      I know you have less snow, but Merrill was -15 two days after Christmas! We have snow here in Virginia Beach. It has never been like this the whole 10 years that I lived here. I am not used to the cold, but I still grab my cross-country skills when it snows!
      Our main requirement in life is to live near water! My husband sails.
      You know what else gave you away? The ham and cheese sliders and the scalloped potatoes. I think you are a genius to put it in a crock pot!!!

  2. Love it! I'm married to my high school sweetheart, too!
    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage