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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 [...]

29 07, 2015

Travels to Maine

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Travel|3 Comments

When you decide to get off the beaten path, amazing things happen. This summer we have been doing a bit of traveling, and while we focus on mostly mitten adventures here, I couldn't pass up a chance to tell you to GO to Maine. It is beautiful. It is amazing. I can't wait to go [...]

16 06, 2015

Jayco Camper Renovation

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Renovation|4 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I looked around the house and was a little overwhelmed by all of the projects I had going on. I decided to Pinterest. On a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee in hand, to "Pinterest" is getting lost in your coffee and your ideas. It's putting aside projects that [...]

8 03, 2015

Lakeshore Adventure Day

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 March 8th, 2015|Photography|0 Comments

Sometimes You need a day. A good for the soul day. A do whatever you want and relax day. I find calm in exploring. This weekend I packed up the gear and headed to the lakeshore for just that. The snow was starting to melt and signs of spring were starting to show. I was [...]

15 02, 2015

The Sauce Boss

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

A while back I stumbled upon an article about Giada De Laurentiis being the "Sauce Boss" of the food network. I watched her sauce being made and instantly wanted some. I've always loved canning my own stuff...knowing exactly whats in the food I'm giving my kids is exciting. What's even more exciting is the feeling [...]