Life

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.

A Walk In My Woods

A Walk In My Woods

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…

Applesauce and Autumn

Applesauce and Autumn

Door County is an autumn destination for people from all over the Midwest. Many of us who are lucky enough to live here think fall is the…

To Market We Go

To Market We Go

Do you like to go to outdoor markets in the summer? Angel and I love it and every Sunday we drive over to Ellison Bay, here in Door Count…

Sunday is Market Day

Sunday is Market Day

How do you spend your Sunday mornings? Donna and I have started a ritual of getting up early to have our breakfast and coffee in front of the t.v. to watch CBS Sunday Morning. Angel takes her first morning nap as we watch the uplifting stories. Then it's time to get...

An Angel In My House

An Angel In My House

I know what you're thinking..."Here's another crazy dog lady." You're right. I am. I'm also a first time dog owner and totally in love with this little girl, named Angel. Let me explain: Over the past few years, I have been drawn to all things "dog". People walking...

A Door County Morning

A Door County Morning

Have you taken time out for yourself lately? I did a few days ago. The constant barrage of news and daily problems was making me feel heavy and out of sorts and I knew I had to do something! Get out of the house, said a voice deep in my heart. The sky was blue, the...

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...

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

– Pipka