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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Fourth of July!

Fireworks, swimming pools, lakes, boating, s’mores, BBQs, stars, stripes, sunshine, and America! I know everyone says Christmas is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”,  but I’d like to make case that it’s the Fourth of July.  For my entire life {that I remember} I always look forward to this day, and more so now […]

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Slow Down, Snuggle More, Clean Less: What Mother’s Day Taught Me

Last month my husband and family rocked it out of the park for Mother’s Day. The weekend included all of my favorite things {not in any order of importance}: naps, snuggles, wine, family time and reading. My husband took the early shift with our two young toddlers, made breakfast and had a great day planned […]

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2018 Fireworks Guide In + Around Mid-Michigan

Much further back than you and I can remember, we have celebrated the Fourth of July with the most grandiose of fireworks displays. But why do we celebrate Independence Day by setting off all of these small explosions?  Well, because John Adams wanted us to. It is believed that he envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities before the Declaration of Independence was [...]
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Guide to Fruit Picking In + Around Mid-Michigan

Berries in the Summer, apples in the Fall. Fruit picking remains one of my most coveted family traditions. In anticipation of the picking season, I did a bit of research and was blown away to discover just how many fruit picking locations there are in the mid-Michigan area. So, grab your boots and pails and get started; as the strawberry [...]
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