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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

Okay, so the jury might still be out on the question of waffles versus pancakes (waffles), but regardless of where you fall on this question, there is no disputing that pure Michigan maple syrup makes all your breakfast treats taste better. With the warming days of spring at hand, the sap is...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Hello, there fellow Michiganders! How well do you know your state? Let's test your knowledge with some Michigan trivia questions! The answers are below but don't cheat! We hope you find this quiz fun, and we'd love to hear how you do. Leave us a comment below! Michigan Trivia Questions 1. What i...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

It's that time of year when the snow is starting to melt and the weather is slowly starting to warm up, and spring is approaching. Here are some spring break staycation ideas if you're planning on staying close to home: Be a tourist in your town: This one is fun and one of my favorites. Have...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Look no further, Grandpa Shorter's Gifts is your one-stop-shop for Easter baskets and Easter goodies. Once again we are offering Grandpa Shorter's custom Easter baskets, filled to the brim with handpicked items perfect for the little ones you love. Here are all the details: Choose your Ea...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

This Blended Boston Cooler is a sweet mix of the Michigan-made pop, Vernors, and vanilla ice cream. It’s a sweet treat with that familiar Michigan taste. If you're from Michigan then you should be familiar with Vernors, a Michigan made pop made by a local pharmacist who used to serve his g...
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Categories:  Recipes

If you live in Northern Michigan or vacation near Petoskey in the summer, you probably know a little about Petoskey's treasure in Lake Michigan, known as the Petoskey stone. Here are some fun facts about Petoskey stones that might pique your interest. Fun Facts about Petoskey Stones: Why ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Petoskey Stones are unique stones found on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visitors and Michiganders both equally find them fascinating. Here are 4 places to hunt for Petoskey Stones from a local that might help you out on your search. Often locals know where to find the most or the best Petosk...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

When piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, do you ever wonder who made the first one, or how the jigsaw puzzle was invented? We did a little search on the history of the puzzle and learned quite a bit. When was the first jigsaw puzzle made?: The first puzzles ever made go back to the 1760s when ...
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Categories:  For the Home

The snow finally came to Michigan! Now that we have some white stuff covering the ground the Ski resorts are open and buzzing with activity, the kids are out sledding on their favorite hills, and snowmobilers are hitting the trails. Now that winter finally showed up, children have a renewed hope of ...
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