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Door County is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  Three hundred miles of Lake Michigan shoreline  is dotted with quaint villages, summer homes and beaches. Inland, cherry and apple orchards make a patchwork quilt of the landscape while craggy bluffs and state parks add much loved hiking trails  and campsites for visitors and residents alike. Restuarants, world famous galleries, quaint boutiques and cozy Bed & Breakfast inns abound in this natural pristine setting that is Door County. I call it HOME.

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Door County is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest.  Three hundred miles of Lake Michigan shoreline  is dotted with quaint villages, summer homes and beaches. Inland, cherry and apple orchards make a patchwork quilt of the landscape while craggy bluffs and state parks add much loved hiking trails  and campsites for visitors and residents alike. Restuarants, world famous galleries, quaint boutiques and cozy Bed & Breakfast inns abound in this natural pristine setting that is Door County. I call it HOME.

Life in Door County

Join me in beautiful Door County as I share many of the area’s treasures. Dine where the locals dine and come with me as we find the off-the-beaten-path attractions that make the county magical.

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

For over 25 glorious years I designed Father Christmas figurines which were sold in fine gift and collectible shops throughout the country. After my sculptor, Gaylord Ho, retired, it was impossible to find anyone else who could produce such exquisite, detailed...

A Day in Door County

A Day in Door County

Do you need a little peace in your life right now? I know I do. And the best way to get peaceful is to head on down to the lake for a sunset moment. No matter how often I've seen the sunsets in Door County, there are no two sunsets alike. Each experience is awe...

Keeping Folk Traditions Alive in Door County

Keeping Folk Traditions Alive in Door County

Keeping Folk Traditions Alive in Door County by Donna Johnson When I lived in Chicago, I fell in love with Irish music and was especially enthralled with the bodhran (the Irish flat drum). I took a mini lesson at Irish Fest in Milwaukee, bought a bodhran there, and...

A Day at Pebble Beach

A Day at Pebble Beach

Life in Door County is one pleasant surprise after another. Some 40 years ago, my husband kidnapped me and brought me to Door County. As we drove into our home in Ephraim, I saw white, what looked like kleenex, all over our wooded lot. I thought, "who threw tissues...

Fall, Fun & Food

Fall, Fun & Food

Fall. Mother’s Nature’s reminder that change is in the air. And while change can be difficult, stressful and scary, Mother Nature shows us that change can be gorgeous, exciting and fun. The trees burn in the evening sun and sidewalks are scattered with gold dancing...

Puppy Kisses & Cuddles

Puppy Kisses & Cuddles

Does your puppy like to give you kisses? My Angel does. Especially when I've eaten something that smells yummy to her, which could be just about anything. Dogs do like to give us kisses, cuddles and even hugs. And we humans like to give kisses and hugs back to our...

Let’s Go on a Picnic!

Let’s Go on a Picnic!

I live by a beautiful white sand beach on the shore of Green Bay in my hometown of Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Behind the beach is a grassy park and bandstand, which hosts bands from around the country as well as Friday night outdoor movies. People bring their folding...

Coming to America

Coming to America

Finally! Snow! Time to get on my warm boots and take a walk in MY beloved Peninsula State Park. Yes, I take ownership of the park! This p…

“Door County is home. It is where my heart is. I love to travel the world, but, OH!, I love to come home.”

– Pipka