Lakeshore Adventure Day

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

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 [...]

The Sauce Boss

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

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 [...]

Ball Camp Breakfast Mash up

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Recipes|

Okay, that may not be the most creative name for a breakfast- but for this really simple, quick Saturday morning breakfast, I think it's a pretty perfect name. We mixed this recipe up while camping last summer, and made it this morning with little effort. While has browns sometimes take a little effort to get [...]

Cub Scouts Family Scrapbook Project

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 January 24th, 2015|Crafts|

A new venture this year that I'm taking on is Den Mother for Cub Scouts. My husband came home one evening and let me know he volunteered to be Den leader. I was really happy he wanted to be involved in this and that my son wanted to do scouts. I sort of imagined we'd [...]

Ludington State Park, Ludington MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:23+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Campgrounds|

8800 W. M-116 Ludington, MI 49431 Phone Number: 231.843.2423 Park Website Campground Map Park Calendar Date Visited: 2013, 2012 Recreation Passport Required: Yes Campground size: 5300 Acres Rustic/Modern sites: Yes Rustic/Modern cabins: Some rustic cabins Kid Friendly: Yes Bike/Scooter Friendly: Yes, paved roads within the campground Ludington State Park is a great campground. The sites [...]

Otter Lake Campground, Munising MI

By | 2014-12-04T18:40:03+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Campgrounds|

Address: E 7609 Otter Lake Road Munising, MI 49862 Reservations: 906.553.4921 Campground Office: 906.387.4648 Park Website Kid Friendly: Yes/No. Nothing for kids other than a play set. Bike/Scooter Friendly: Dirt roads This campground lies within the Hiawatha National Forest. It is pretty basic, and pretty rustic. It's a smaller campground with just 70 campsites, which [...]

Silver Lake Jellystone, Mears MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Campgrounds|

8239 W Hazel Rd Mears, MI 49436 231.873.4502 Park Website Event Calendar Date visited: Yearly Recreation Passport Required: No- Private Campground Rustic/Modern cabins: Rustic Rustic/Modern sites: Yes Kid friendly: YES! Bike/Scooter friendly: Yes! Silver Lake is best known for the Sand Dunes. Anyone who has come here knows what this little town is about. We've [...]

Hill & Hollow Campground, Pentwater, MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Campgrounds|

8915 N Business 31 Pentwater MI 49449 231.869.5811 www.hillandhollowcampground.com Date Visited: 2014, 2013, 2012 Recreation Passport required: No- Private campground Rustic/Modern cabins: No Rustic/Modern campsites: YES Kid- Friendly: YES Bike/Scooter Friendly: YES Hill and Hollow is a beautiful family friendly campground just outside of the adorable little town of Pentwater. If you've never been to [...]

White Chicken Chili

By | 2014-12-04T01:55:04+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Recipes|

White Chicken chili. There is not a thing not to love about this one. Except eating too much of it. White Chicken chili is a staple when we go fall camping. It's filling, it's easy to can, and it's nice and warm in your belly. This is a kids friendly meal if your kids like [...]

Good old fashioned ready-for-canning Chili!

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Recipes|

I've shared before about my love for making chili. It's the easiest thing to throw together, and the easiest thing to not mess up. You can throw it in a ball jar (or four), take it camping and it makes a really great make ahead meal! Chili is also often my go-to meal when having [...]