Sommer Poquette

If you are a lover of the fall season, there is no better place than Northern Michigan. Not only are the colors outside gorgeous, but there are lots of things to do this time of year, too! Here are a few favorite things we like to do during the autumn months.  Get some fresh air and exe...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

It's that time of year again in Northern Michigan when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start changing color on the trees! For most Michiganders, it's one of our favorite times of the year. We will see the leaves slowly begin to change in Northern Michigan in the next few weeks, w...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

With the cooler weather slowly creeping up on us, it’s always fun to breakout the cookbook and start experimenting with yummy fall recipes. Soups are always a go-to for me in the fall. This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe that I adapted from the Pioneer Women is sure to get you in the fall mood!...
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Categories:  Recipes

It's that time of year again - the start of the school season! If your child is heading to college this year, it can be overwhelming for both parents and the child, but it doesn't have to be. With good planning and preparation, the start of college can be fun and exciting. Here are six ideas we...
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Categories:  Parenting

We love fruit, pizza, and the Fourth of July. To combine our love for these three things, we’re sharing an easy-to-make festive dessert for any patriotic holiday. This delicious red, white, and blue flag fruit pizza will be a hit with kids of all ages. (Don’t be surprised if dad goes back f...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

We are on the cusp of summer, can you believe it?! Long sunny days, warmer weather, and July 4th are right around the corner! We hope you have been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather lately and spending as much time outside as possible.  Did you know that June 14th is Flag Day? You’re p...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

The site Grandpa chose for the store, 301 East Lake Street, is steeped in Petoskey’s history and importance. An article in the Petoskey Evening News from 1948 written by Ethel Rowan Farquelle tells her childhood memories of where “Bazil Petoskey’s store was on the corner of Lake and Petoskey ...
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Categories:  Legacy & History

Hippity hoppity, the Easter Bunny is coming to town! Little ones are always excited about this special day. Many families have the tradition of hiding Easter baskets usually full of special treats left behind from the bunny. Favorites are chocolate and jelly beans, of course. Where did this ...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

Enter to win an Easter Basket from Grandpa Shorter's Gifts. Children 12 and under may enter. Simply download a free coloring page from Grandpa Shorter's Gifts, be as creative as you want to color the page, take a photo or scan your completed coloring sheet, submit it below, and one lucky winner wil...
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Many of us are at home practicing social distancing and trying to stay healthy during COVID-19. Part of staying healthy is getting physical. Sitting around too long is not good for your body or mind. We want everyone to stay healthy, so below are a few ideas to get you moving, grooving, and hav...
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Categories:  General, Parenting
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