Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson is the main writer behind South North South. She loves the sound of dress shoes clicking on the pavement and enjoys the rain of the pacific coast line. She has southern roots, but lives in the northwest of Oregon right in the heart of the Willamette Valley's wine country. She is a minimalist in the works and a big advocate of quality food, zero waste, and organic anything. She will fill your ear with tips on how to be a better environmentalist through gardening and loves using herbs in anything.

Shelly grew up as the middle child in the humid outskirts of the Ouachita National Forest near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Her college experience earned her a degree in journalism and has helped lead her toward blogging. 
Shelly lives in a small two-story home near the Pacific Coast with her husband (The Mr.), her 14-year-old son (The Bean), a min-pin named, Hardy (PITA), two cats-Meia, and Eleven, and one duck named, Happy. an

Shelly feels her blog helps her connect with others on a social platform and blogging is a great way to get your story told one post at a time. Her blog is mostly about her lifestyle and travels/road trips with her family, and a few posts here and there about her animals.


Shelly can be contacted through email at shelly [@] southnorthsouth [dot] net.  

South North South would love to collaborate with any company that falls under the same topics of interest that South North South is about-Lifestyle, environmental issues/causes/items, travel, etc. If you have a question on what those topics mean, or if you feel that your company, or brand is a good fit, drop us a line at the email above.


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Please note: All photos on this site are taken by Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson unless otherwise noted. Please ask permission before using any photography work from this blog, or any other location those photos appear. 


  1. Nice to meet you Shelly. I look forward to reading your recipe posts.

  2. Hermit crabs are awesome pets for kids. Love your dog thats running, he looks like he is having a ball!

  3. Love your new about section. Read your blog daily!