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2014 10/01

preparing for hibernation

Despite the really, really beautiful fall weather we’ve been having, I know that the colder weather is coming soon. Heck, this is Michigan…it could be here tomorrow.

But, because of the really, really beautiful fall weather we’ve been having, we have been knocking quite a few projects off our Fall To Do list.

It’s like my body knows that the Michigan Winter is just around the corner and wants to get as much done as possible because once that snow starts flying, my body is going to curl up inside our house, under a blanket by the fire and not come back out until late Spring.

It’s a lot like the Nesting Phase that expecting parents go through but I’m preparing for snow and cold and not a baby :) Read the rest of this entry…

2014 09/17

Taking back the music with Train’s new “Bulletproof Picasso”

Now that the kids are back in school (insert hallelujah chorus) I have officially taken back the music selections in this house! It was a long 3 months of songs from kids’ movies and kid versions of popular songs from the radio but, now, it’s all about me and Pat Monahan!

Ok, I’ll take the other guys from Train, too.

Especially with their newest album release – Bulletproof Picasso!

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2014 09/11

Fall Decorating

The calendar may say it’s still Summer, but, here in the midwest, Fall is all around us! At least the 49* reading on my thermometer outside seems to tell me!

So, forget about fighting it and just embrace it. Put away the flip-flops and remember how much you love cozy sweaters and tall boots! And fall decorating!!!

While I’m not ready to bust out the Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, there are plenty of opportunities to add some fun fall color to your decor now. And one of my favorites is this wine bottle craft!


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2014 09/05

Shooks Farms celebrates 100 years!

While coming home from our fabulous trip to Grand Marais, we had the fortunate timing of stopping in Ellsworth (Tim’s hometown) just in time to attend the Shooks Farms‘ Centennial Celebration!


In today’s age of “big business” farms, it has become a rarity to find a family owned farm that has been operating for 100 years! And Shooks Farms is exactly that.  Read the rest of this entry…

2014 09/04

Grand Marais 2014

Our trip to the Grand Marais area in the UP has quickly become our favorite part of the Summer. Sure, it is also our last trip, but we love it all the same.

Last year we had to miss out on the trip due to moving into the new house (worth it), but this year we were going rain or shine. And, with the looks of the projected weather forecast that week, we were looking at more rain than shine! No worries….we just made sure to pack our rainboots this year, too! Read the rest of this entry…

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