Recent Blog Posts

Natural wonders abound in Michigan. Along our miles and miles of freshwater coastline and in our pristine forests, you'll find some of the most amazing naturally formed sites in the world.  The Great Lakes - Four out of the five Great Lakes have waters that touch Michigan. The largest group of fre...
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Categories:  Travel, Michigan Love

Winter is in full effect and children have continued hopes of getting a snow day or two off from school. There are a lot of legends and superstitions about “rituals” that will make it snow and keep the big yellow buses off the roads. We can’t guarantee any of these methods work, but if yo...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, General

The big Super Bowl game is just weeks away, and we are all about delicious snacks while we are watching! Are you planning a Super Bowl party for the big game, or are you attending one where you need to bring a dish? If you haven’t thought about what to make yet, have we got the perfect plate ...
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Categories:  Recipes

If you’re starting to eat healthier or looking for new and healthy recipes, you’ll love this meatless recipe. Meal planning is one thing I do that helps me stay on track and eat well. I try to meal plan every two weeks for my family, and that means checking local sales, taking stock of what...
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Categories:  Recipes

Winters in Northern Michigan can be brutal. Petoskey, MI, is known to get over 100 inches of snow a year on average. That’s a lot of the white stuff! It is so easy to hibernate and not go outdoors during those winter months. However, why not get adventurous this winter and challenge yourself to g...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love

If you are a lover of winter, we are guessing being out in the snow and cold weather, and snowshoeing might be a favorite hobby! Wearing proper snowshoes can make a huge difference when you are out in the snow. Different snowshoes serve different purposes, which is helpful to know when choosing...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Michigan Love

With the holidays here, you can never have enough goodies to give your family and friends! One way we like to give and decorate our table at the same time is by using Christmas crackers. Christmas crackers are festive table decorations made of cardboard paper that make a snapping noise when...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

Holiday Cookie Butter Pie The holidays are here, and if you are anything like me, you are doing more baking than any other time of the year! Baking pies and cookies for the holidays tend to take up a lot of time - until I discovered the most delicious no-bake pie that literally takes me 10 m...
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Categories:  Uncategorized

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