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 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 [...]

Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground, Mackinaw City MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Campgrounds|

9730 US Hwy 23 Mackinaw City MI 49701 Phone: 231.436.5584 Recreation Passport Required: No Approximate Size: 200 Acres Date visited: October 2014, October 2013, Summer 2012 Bike/scooter Friendly: YES- Paved campground roads Kid Friendly: YES! Rustic/Modern Cabins: YES Rustic/Modern Sites: YES Mackinaw City is easily one of the most popular travel destinations in Michigan. [...]

Van Riper State Park, Champion MI

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Campgrounds|

851 County Road AKE Champion MI 49814 Phone: 906.339.4461 Park Website Park Map Date visited: October 2014 Recreation Passport Required: Yes Approximate Size: 1055 Acres Bike/scooter Friendly: YES- Paved campground roads Kid Friendly: YES! Rustic/Modern Cabins: YES Rustic/Modern Sites: YES To The woods! This campground came up when we were searching to travel just a [...]

No-bake Cranberry Flax Granola Bars

By | 2016-12-02T22:08:24+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Recipes|

The Ball boys kind of love Granola Bars. I can't get a box of them to last in our house for more than a couple of days. Homemade Granola bars are something I've thought about for a while but never tried because I thought they would take too much time. Turns out- they are super [...]