ISSUE 09 // Patti Wagner


Photo by: Kari Lee

Many long for a keen design eye as sharp as that of Patti Wagner and her husband, a Minnesota duo who turned their fixer upper into their dream home. With a determination to keep their personal touch evident in the final design, the couple worked many post-work hours and long nights to renovate their space.


–  See the final photos of Patti’s home renovation on page 50 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –


ISSUE 09 // Clover Artisans


Photo by: Sarah Lent

Embarking on a seven month journey of world travel seems like a very exhilarating and thrilling experience to most. The opportunity to see the world, learn new things and fill your brain with countless memories that will stay with you for the rest of your years sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Imagine doing it alone, truly taking the time for yourself to learn not only about the world, but about who and what you want to be. With a lifelong passion for traveling, that is what Samantha Petrie did. After becoming accustomed to the typical 9-5 routine, Sam opted out for some time to explore and think about her next steps. As a result, Clover Artisans was born. A way to give a glimpse into and celebrate other cultures around the globe, Clover Artisans provides economic empowerment to the artisans behind the goods.


Photo by: Ian Hanson

– Read more about Clover Artisans on page 38 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Sam Landreth


In a city bursting with creativity and excitement, it’s only fitting that to photographer and fashion blogger Sam Landreth, Portland is home. To live the life you’ve always dreamed, it takes work. As for Sam, she’s got a piece of advice.  “Don’t let fear hold you back; you have to take risks and live uncomfortably for a little while to get where you want to be.”


– Read more about Sam and see her photography on page 32 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Kimberly Espinel – The Little Plantation


Photo by: Aimee Twigger

Seeing someone pursuing their talents in a wonderful and tasteful (no pun intended) way is always so inspiring and is something so valuable and admirable. Kimberly Espinel, a woman of many hats, does just that. With her passion clear to see, she spends her time doing what she loves, staying incredibly busy – in a good way!


– Read more about Kimberly and see more photos on page 24 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –

ISSUE 09 // Andrew Kearns


Andrew is an extremely talented photographer & vlogger on YouTube and is constantly traveling for his work. We were lucky to take a few minutes of his time while traveling to interview him for issue 09.


“The thing I love most about YouTube and vlogging is being able to document and share my life experiences and travels with others. I love the fact that I’m able to look back at all these times too and relive those experiences. I’d say the most challenging thing would definitely be documenting and sharing my life because it’s also a lot of hard work once the filming is done.”

– Read more about Andrew and see more photos on page 16 of izzie + sky // issue 09 –



we are so excited to finally share our newest issue of izzie + sky! we’re going to be completely honest… it’s been an extremely stressful few months for the both of us with new job opportunities, but we still put our heart and soul into this magazine.

we hope this issue leaves you inspired and as always, please share with your friends and family.

thank you for sticking with us into our third year of creating.

Dark Chocolate and Butterscotch Sea Salt Pretzel Cookies

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Say that title five times fast!

These cookies are the absolute best, and I’m not just saying that. They are sweet and salty and taste like they have every good thing in the world bundled up inside of them. Seriously, they are delicious. I made them for a dessert for this past Thanksgiving, and after posting a yummy looking photo on the Izzie + Sky Instagram, I decided I would share the wealth that is the recipe with all of you today.

When I originally made them, I decided that I wanted them to be a bit chewier than they turned out, so I list below in the ingredients less flour than I originally used. I also upped the recommended amount of chocolate, for obvious reasons. Feel free to add what you see fit! Let’s get to it!

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  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1.5 cups of crushed pretzels
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1.5 light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.25 teaspoon sea salt

How to do it:

  1. Melt the butter on the stove, allowing it to boil. When this happens, stir it until the foam goes away and the butter turns to a gold color. After this, let the butter sit and cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix together the sea salt, flour, and baking soda.
  3. In the pot with the butter, add the eggs, vanilla, and brown sugar, stirring to combine.Once it is mixed, add this to the flour, baking soda and salt mix.
  4. Add to the dough the dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pretzels.
  5. Scoop spoonfuls onto a pan, and grind some sea salt onto the top of each ball of dough.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.

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They’re Maggie approved!