A Little Ditty about Trac and Diane.

Two American kids growing up in the heartland...

Hi, we're Tracy (Trac) and Diane Charno. Welcome to Charnopia, just left of Utopia. We document our adventures at home in New Berlin, Wisconsin where we live with our dog Chase. We enjoy cooking, gardening, designing, traveling, and living more simply and green. Stay a while and join the conversation. 

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Diane Charno

Diane Charno

I’m a Diane, a Midwest gal, brand strategist, digital navigator, traveler, baker, gardener and mom. I'm a little worried my Facebook friends may be getting annoyed with all my food and gardening pics. I thought a blog may be a better place to share. 

My three sons are all grown up and flown the coop. That’s given me more time to get back to me and find my more creative side again. I’m trying everything again from baking, cooking, gardening, knitting, traveling and more. Shopping is something I really enjoy too. (Tracy thinks Amazon should be named Dianazon.) I’ll be sure to share some of my favorite things along the way.

Tracy Charno

Tracy Charno

Tracy is builder and my handyman extraordinaire. He’s been a carpenter/builder for more than 30 years and has built hundreds of decks, gazebos, four-season rooms and more. He even built our house. Today, he’s building for fun when he’s not traveling the country and expediting.


This is Chase, our 9 year old Border Collie Lab Mix. He’s our miracle pup who survived parvovirus years ago. He’s a happy-go-lucky dog that enjoys playing in the snow, watching over the backyard, traveling and chasing the occasional squirrel.  You can follow his adventures at PackDog.com.

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