Tag: Michigan

Geocaching with my niece

My 9-year-old niece heard me talking about geocaching a few months ago and continued to ask when I would take her to see what it entailed. We were overdue for some one-on-one time so I recently planned an outing with her to (hopefully) find some caches. 2 If you’re unfamiliar with geocaching, I liken it

5 Michigan white wines for summer tasting

The warm, summer weather in Michigan makes it the perfect time to enjoy crisp, flavorful, refreshing wine. Thankfully, the mitten state is home to numerous wineries that produce delicious varieties of wine. 2 White wines are my favorite types of wine, even more so during the summer (so relaxing to sit on the deck in

Explore museums and more when you check out Michigan Activity Pass

If you’re looking for some fun, yet inexpensive destinations to explore this summer, get to your local library. You can pick up some books to fuel your summer adventures. And you can check out a pass to hundreds of local destinations…..literally check it out. 2 Yes, my fellow Michiganders are lucky – did you know

One Voice Against Cancer lobby day in DC

I am on a high. No, I haven’t started taking drugs. I feel high on life, motivation, passion, community. I had an amazing experience earlier this week. Maybe life-changing. Certainly empowering and inspiring. 2 I was so very honored to be chosen by the LIVESTRONG Foundation to be one of 34 volunteers representing the organization

Made in Michigan event showcases local products and businesses

There are so many reasons to love Michigan! Good food, wine, beer, home goods, people, parks and more! Yes, I’m probably partial since I’m a proud Michigander, but I’m sure you’ll agree once you try all that the state has to offer to residents and visitors. The annual Made in Michigan show, running through today in

Visit me at my first craft show booth

Guess what?! I’m taking my creative side and Esty store items on the road to a local craft show. Truth be told, it’s a bit terrifying to put myself, er, my stuff on display. After all, right now, I make stuff and post onto Etsy so no need to interact in person. 2 My logical

8 local outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy

Michigan experienced a taste of spring recently with sunshine and temps in the 50s. Then winter decided to pop back in (I’m watching the snow fall outside my window). I already mentally switched my seasonal preference to spring so I hope the snow melts quickly. 2 I’ve been thinking of some fun warm-weather outdoor activities

Gratitude project – week 4

As I wrap up the final week of my gratitude photography project, I feel…..grateful! Every night I lay in bed reflecting on the day’s events, conversations and moments. I am so fortunate that the positive greatly outweighs the negative in my days. I try to maintain a positive, optimistic outlook on life and I’m grateful

Identifying the differences in white wines

Michigan residents are fortunate to be able to taste delicious wines made at wineries throughout our great state. Metro Detroit residents can enjoy various opportunities to sample some of these great wines (besides at the wine parties that my husband and I host!). One such location is the Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room in