holidays

It's hard to believe we are already at the end of 2018. I swear the older I get, the quicker time flies by. I feel like summer and fall were just yesterday. I'm not even sure if I'm ready for the new year but I guess I'll just have to make the best of it! For most of us the new year often means a ne...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

Christmas Eve is only a week away. Are you ready for Christmas break? My kids are super excited and even though I'm nervous to have them home for several days, I secretly cannot wait. My husband and I finished up Christmas shopping earlier today for the kids. I grabbed some fun stocking stuffers fro...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

Hello December, welcome back! We are a few days in and the holidays are officially here. Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade was last weekend and this Friday evening, December 7th is the Petoskey Downtown Open House. The Petoskey Steel Drum Band will be there, as well as Santa and the downtown shops ...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

This past Saturday was Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Having rained the night before lost we lost almost all of our snow downtown. The rain held off (for the most part) during the Holiday Parade and it's our family tradition that we attend every ...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

The holidays are right around the corner and that means the inevitable holiday rush. Every year I try my best to plan ahead on holiday gift purchases, yet I always seem to be rushed regardless of what I do. I love shopping local during the holiday season, especially while the kids are in school. The...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

Fall in Northern Michigan signifies pumpkin patches and hayrides, fall wine tours, downtown Petoskey Trick or Treating as well as many more community events. Petoskey is such a great little midwest town. Sitting on the shores of beautiful Little Traverse Bay, it's one of those few places that you ca...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

With July 4th being less than a month away (can you believe it?!) I thought I'd share an easy patriotic fruit cup recipe. As most everyone knows, I am all about easy entertaining. Northern Michigan summers are gorgeous but they also don't last as long as I'd like so I love making the most the most o...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

If you're looking for a delicious way to use those candy canes after Christmas, try these Hot Cocoa Cupcakes. These are great for holiday parties...even the adults will rave about these cupcakes. Cupcake Ingredients: 1 C all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt ...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Recipes

The snow is officially here and Thanksgiving is already this week. Next Saturday is Petoskey's Downtown Holiday Parade and the kids buffet (my favorite!!) at the Noggin Room. My kids are excited that they only have 1 and 1/2 days of school this week. I'm not thrilled but it's the holidays, right? Wo...
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Categories:  Events, Holiday Love

In Michigan, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer. For most families, it's also the last hurrah before the kids go back to school for the year on the following Tuesday. There’s plenty going on all around the state this weekend to help you end summer on a high note. 1. The Mackinac Br...
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Categories:  Michigan Love