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I’m Katrina, the fiery, sarcastic redhead behind The Northeast Ginger.

I hate how fake social media has made us as a society, and it drives me insane that most bloggers only put their best self in public view. I’m here to change that.

My style of writing is authentic AF because quite simply, it’s not my job to sugar coat shit for you; I’m not Willy Wonka.

Yes, my content has swears in it (oh, the horror!!!) but that’s the real me. And the good news is that if it’s not your thing, there’s a million other blogs to choose from.

You still with me? Awesome. So let’s jump right in to the introduction part.

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Murder She Read: 2022 Virtual Book Club List

Welcome! So glad you’ve decided to check out the Master List for 2022 for my virtual book club: Murder She Read. Here’s what we’ll be reading each month this year: January The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda Don’t have this book yet? Buy it here. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a […]

Murder She Read: How To Join My Virtual Book Club

When I was in my 20s, me and a couple of my pals used to get together to get drunk, and instead of being honest about the binge drinkers we were, we’d tell everyone we were at a book club meeting. Cuz that’s way more believable? Now that I’m in my 30s, I’m like, “hi, […]

15 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Life in 2022

Have you ever had a long, stressful day at work, only to be reminded when arriving home that you left your house in complete disarray? Dishes in the sink, dishwasher needing to be emptied, trash that needs to be taken out, mountains of laundry to do, dinner to make…Doesn’t it all feel utterly overwhelming? That’s […]

Murder She Read: September Book Discussion

There’s nothing quite like cozying up under a blanket while you dive into a good book. And with the recent change in weather, I’ve found reading to be particularly enjoyable. But I’m not going to lie to you…this most recent book just didn’t do it for me. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Check […]

Murder She Read: August Book Discussion

Summer may be over, but our book club is still going strong! And if you need an escape from the reality of back-to-school, here’s hoping this most recent thriller did the trick. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Check out this blog post before reading on. In August we read Then She Was Gone […]

Murder She Read: July Book Discussion

Oh hey…did you miss me? Were you wondering where the hell this book club went to because I legit did not post for an entire year? Have no idea what I’m talking about? Check out this post before continuing. Anywho. I fucked up. Sorry friends. In June 2020, I completely fell off the face of the […]

5 Must-Read Books for Pregnant Mamas

When I was pregnant with my first child, I thought I knew what birth would be like. I’d read all the traditional recommended books – like What To Expect When You’re Expecting – recalled those birth videos they showed us in like 6th grade health class, Googled some shit and read the birth stories of […]

In TWO The Wild: Aurora’s National Parks Birthday Party

Guest limits. Bans on indoor gatherings. Fear of getting sick. Birthday parties look a little different this year because of the pandemic. But we’re extremely grateful that we were still able to celebrate our wild girl turning two! Knowing we were required by law to hold a gathering outdoors, we planned an outdoorsy theme, and […]

Recipe: creamy Butternut Squash Bisque with roasted pepitas, homemade croutons, crispy sage and a maple cream

Hi, hello, and welcome to my favorite freakin season of the whole damn year. What’s that you say? It’s only the first week of September and not technically fall? GTFO. Bye. Cya.  Don’t you DARE stomp on my pumpkin-eating, candle-sniffing, sweater-wearing lifestyle. It starts Sept. 1, and that. is. that. Periodddd. So obviously, I’m already […]

Recipe: Bourbon Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

What’s a super easy and affordable way to entertain a toddler for a while? Believe it or not…Pick-your-own fruit. Heading to a local farm for fruit picking (or pumpkins and squash in the fall!) gives toddlers a chance to burn off energy (lots of space to run), it helps build their confidence and independence, plus […]

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