Hi There! My name's Dakota, and I'm an introvert!

And if you're a fellow introvert, you've come to the right place! I enjoy quiet days, usually sitting on the couch with my dog reading a book or binge watching Netflix. I also read LOTS of books (and work in book publishing), and love to share my recommendations. I also do lots of DIY projects. Some are big (like my DIY backyard makeover), and some are small (like a wine cork bath mat). I'm definitely not a pro, but my goal is to share with you how I do these projects, and make them easy for you to do as well!

And even though sometimes it goes against my introverted nature, I also LOVE to travel and explore new places. My current 'traveled to' list is Italy, Greece, Switzerland, France, China, Thailand, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, England, Scotland, and Ireland. I'm always planing my next trip, and have a goal to go to all 7 continents! And I want to take you on this journey with me!

My Story

I grew up in a small town in Upstate New York, adventuring through the Adirondack Mountains I left to go to college in Utah to explore even bigger mountains, and came back to NY with a degree in Wildlife Science 3 years later. I then decided my true love was for reading, and I ended up with a  job in book publishing in New York City. Having this job (and it's many vacation days) gives me the freedom to still travel the world while having a full-time "adult" job. 2018 was a big year for me, between buying a house, starting this blog, and taking two international vacations. I'm excited to see (and share with you!) what 2019 will bring!

Meet the Team


Dakota Reed

Blogger, Traveler, Adventurer, Obsessive Reader, Amateur DIYer




My main motivator in life <3

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