fall

Temperatures set records and were anywhere from five to 20 degrees above average for four days in a row here in Michigan this week. Normally in the first week of November we’re bundled up in warm coats. Often snow is even flying. When you live in a place where winter can hang on for four to six ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey

Hi everyone, Halloween is over (can you believe it?), and we are quickly moving into hunting season here in Northern Michigan. It has been bow season for over a month now and my husband is often out baiting the deer, checking his trail cam with our seven year old or sitting in his blind waiting fo...
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Categories:  Events, Petoskey, Shopping

Welcome fall, and the first round of snow for us here in Northern Michigan! The kids were so excited to wake up yesterday morning to several inches of the fluffy white stuff covering our front and back yard. I awoke to my 7 year old son inches from my face: IT'S THE BEST DAY EVER MOM!!!!! IT SNOWE...
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Categories:  Recipes

Halloween is less than a week away and we are getting ready for a fun weekend whirlwind of trick or treating this year. My kiddos are finally to the age where they all enjoy getting dressed up and trick or treating. This yea, Halloween happens to fall on a Saturday, meaning almost every trick or tre...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love, Petoskey

Halloween is only days away and if you're a busy parent or grandparent and strapped for time like me, you might need a fun, easy and quick treat for Halloween class treats or a quick party idea. I'm always pinning fun food and craft ideas on Pinterest and saving them for later. Today on the blog I'm...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

Hello, again and welcome back! One of the largest holiday's of the year is quickly approaching and Halloween is only a few weeks away and there is definitely a chill in the air. School parties are being planned, costumes are being chosen, if they haven't been already and Trick-or-Treat routes being ...
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Categories:  Events, Petoskey

The kids and I went apple picking last weekend. It was a perfect Michigan fall day with the fall colors bright against the blue, sunny skies. We brought home a whole bushel of juicy, ripe apples.But the thing about picking apples with a six and ten year-old boy is that they turn it into a sport, lau...
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Categories:  Recipes

Time is running out in Michigan to enjoy fresh out-of-the-ground veggies, but if you hurry to your local farm market you can still find plenty of in-season produce to fill your table. Here’s a list of what you can bring home this month and links to a few ideas for cooking them up in your kitchen. ...
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Categories:  Recipes

There is no place I would rather be on a sunny summer day than the shores of Lake Michigan. The water is always cool and clear, the white sand beaches soft and warm. But summer isn’t the only time of year I enjoy visiting The Big Lake. The view changes as the lake changes with the seasons, showing...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

Hello, again! How is everyone handling the cool fall weather? I am loving it. I just can't believe we had the boat out on the lake last week for one last hurrah. But now, I am ready for fall. Pumpkins, hayrides, warm bowls of hearty chili? Bring it on! We haven't turned the pellet stove on yet but w...
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Categories:  Recipes