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It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner, and before you know it, Christmas Eve will be here! Are you the type of person who stresses out about shopping during the holidays? Do you find yourself completing your shopping at the last possible minute? Here at Grandpa Sho...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and if you are looking for different side dishes to gowith your turkey this year, we have three that you will want to try! Maple-Glazed Carrots Ingredients:● 2 lbs of carrots, cleaned and halved or quartered● 1/3 cup of walnuts roughly chop...
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Categories:  Uncategorized

When you think of Northern Michigan, great places to visit in the summer and quaint little downtown towns may come to mind. However, one of Northern Michigan’s best-kept secrets is its premier wine trail! The Petoskey Wine Region is made up of 14 wineries located from Little Traverse Bay to t...
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Categories:  Petoskey

It's officially football season, and with football comes yummy foods like cheesy ranch and chicken dip or slow cooker bbq wings. As much as we love football, we love food more, so we combine the two for a tasty good time! If you're like us, you often have a crowd when there's a big game, for exam...
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Categories:  Recipes

Named after the small town in Northern Michigan, the Petoskey stone has become a popular keepsake for people who live or are visiting Michigan. Petoskey is a small town on the coast of Lake Michigan known for its beautiful beaches and the home of the late Ernest Hemingway. Besides its history a...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

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

There’s no better place to experience summer than Michigan, with our miles of sandy beach, rivers, lakes and forests. There’s so much to do, you’ll never fit it all into one summer. You might not even be able to do it all in a whole lifetime of summers! But why not have fun trying? This list o...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel
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