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 wine country in the Willamette Valley. 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, avoiding plastics and Styrofoam, and how to use essential oils and herbs in just about 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 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 daily life and food.


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

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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 photographic work from this blog, or any other location those photos appear. This blog does not post third-party content.


  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!

    1. They are great starter pets for kids. The dog running is our sweet cocker/shepard mix, Baz. He was a great dog. :)

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

    1. Really? Thanks so much for the support! We really appreciate great feedback!