Hello and welcome to Old Pine Hollow. My name is Alison. I am a 30-something medical laboratory manager. This job is very fast paced and stressful, so at home I try to counter it with a slow, creative, and natural life. Oh, and I am also a cat mom to two horrible spoiled babies.

This blog is my journey on that path! The ups, the downs, the successes and failure. My goal is to improve my artistic abilities, craft a whole lot, sloooooow my life down, and work towards my ultimate goal of owning property in the great North Woods of Wisconsin (which was finally accomplished in January 2021!!!!).

This blog will mostly consist of home DIY projects, gardening and permaculture projects, learning sketching and watercolors, and crafting. I am a horror genre fanatic so sorry! But expect some reviews and recommendations thrown in! Also…….I am a nerd. My main nerdy outlet is Warhammer Age of Sigmar. I plan to have a blog dedicated just to that but forgive me if that slips in every now and then until that blog gets going.

Thanks for visiting! And I love hearing feedback or ideas so please always feel free to reach out and contact me!