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18 04, 2016

Traverse City State Park, Traverse City MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Campgrounds, Travel|1 Comment

Traverse City State Park Address: 1132 US-31, North, Traverse City, MI 49686 Reservations:(800) 447-2757 Phone:(231) 922-5270   Useful links for this area: Traverse City State Park Traverse City  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Glen Arbor Spring has sprung friends! It is hard to believe that just a week prior to this we [...]

29 03, 2016

Find Your Park- National Parks in the Great Lakes State

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

  Did you know there are 3 National Parks, and a National Scenic Trail in the state of Michigan? Not only do we have amazing lakeshore, hundreds of State Parks, and thousands of acres to explore, but Michigan is home to these amazing National Park areas:   Isle Royale National Park Houghton, MI Isle Royale is [...]

26 03, 2016

The Michigan Explorer’s Bucket List

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 March 26th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Have you ever thought about all of the lovely around you in our great state and what it means to be so close to so many adventures? We really are lucky. We like to travel as well as anyone, traveling outside of Michigan and exploring new places is the best. There are, however, so many [...]

22 02, 2016

Home office makeover

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Renovation|0 Comments

Ah winter, a time for indoor projects and staying out of the cold. Last week I moved my home office from the basement up to our main floor. It has been a wonderful change being able to access my desk while making dinner, and helping the boys. I love this new centralized space. After spending [...]

21 01, 2016

The snowy land of the mitten’s upper peninsula

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

If you've never ventured across the bridge to the land of the UP in the winter, you've never experienced the magic of the quiet and peaceful world that is Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This past weekend we traveled north west to stay in a cabin for a little rest and relaxation in the Escanaba area with [...]

8 01, 2016

Finding new adventures

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Planning, Travel|0 Comments

Happy New Year Friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the start to their new year! I don't like to make New Years Resolutions, I like to make New Years Plans! At the beginning of the year I like to sit down and plan fun adventures. Michigan has great resources for camping in State and National [...]

2 01, 2016

An organized Lego Land

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Organization|0 Comments

I hate to admit it sometimes, but once in a while I get a little crazy about organizing. Like really crazy. I hate clutter. One of the things I and I think just about every Mom struggles with is Legos. Every other week I hear a Mom talking about how Legos are EVERYWHERE. Also, stepping [...]

1 11, 2015

Indian Lake State Park, Manistique MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Campgrounds, Travel|2 Comments

Indian Lake State Park Address: 8970 Co Rd 442, Manistique, MI 49854 Phone:(906) 341-2355 Useful links for this area: Indian Lake State Park Thompson State Fish Hatchery Palms Book State Park Fayette Historic State Park This fall, we ventured north late in the season for some fall color. I knew it was late October, but [...]

21 10, 2015

Chicken Noodle Soup

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Recipes|4 Comments

Chicken noodle soup is one of the basics of life. Right? How hard can soup be really? And why would I want to make it myself if I can buy a can for 99 cents at the grocery store? Is that how much it costs? I don't even know. I can say I never buy [...]

19 10, 2015

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Campgrounds, Travel|1 Comment

Address 41382 W. M 123 Paradise MI, 49768 Phone 906-492-3415 If you're making a list of parks to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, this is definitely a don't-miss stop! I have to say that fall is the best time to visit this park although if you love the snow, the area is home [...]