Welcome! My name is Alyssa and I’m a Type-A mama bird who loves exploring back roads, good food and drinks, and small towns.

I’m really excited you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you explore the St. Croix River Valley and beyond! Born in Minnesota and raised by landscape designers, I traveled the Midwest and the world before settling down in beautiful, rural Wisconsin with my husband, daughter and two cats.

Follow along as I show you around my neighborhood and the places nearby (and far). Back road drivin’ with a good audiobook/playlist is my jam, with a stop (or two) at a local restaurant/brewery/winery, and some scenery and history thrown in the mix.

I’ll share features on the small towns, people, and businesses that make this region; provide curated back road drive-abouts; and share recipes, parenting fun, and more as I explore the physical, cultural and culinary landscapes of MinneSconsin and beyond.

I also work as a graphic designer & document “zhuzh“-er (to make something more lively and interesting, stylish, or appealing) so contact me if you’re looking for new brochures, business cards, a timeline for your business, anything!

Let’s make something together.