Petoskey

Valentines Day is right around the corner and why not plan a special day or night with that someone special? We live in one of the most gorgeous areas in the country and whether you prefer being outdoors taking in the natural beauty of winter or cuddling inside with that special someone, you ar...
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Categories: Holidays, Petoskey

Winter is finally here to stay in Northern Michigan and we've been getting hit with snow left and right. That being said, it's a little bit harder for me to get out of the house with the kiddos. I won't lie, I'm not a huge fan of winter. I put up with it, being that my husband was born and raised a...
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Categories: Travel, Petoskey

I love the Christmas Season. It is absolutely my favorite time of year. We finally have snow on the ground, the air is crisp and cold and Christmas is only weeks away but years, according to the kids. I haven't decorated yet but I'm close and I'm hoping to get our tree up thi...
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Categories: Holidays, Events

It's hunting season here in Michigan and my husband has already been bow hunting the last month and I've gotten to hear all about it. He goes and baits the deer and then grabs the photos of the incoming animals off his trail camera and brings them home for the kids to see. Deer, raccoons, porc...
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Categories: Shopping, Events

It is officially fall here in Northern Michigan. The October weather is crisp and cool in the mornings and the leaves have begun to fall. We've been able to visit several local pumpkin patches several times over the last few weeks between school field trips and family time and my kiddos hav...
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Categories: Petoskey

Although it’s still (typically) too warm for most of us to start thinking about fall and the start of the new school year, the number of college kids in Petoskey has already started to dwindle.  Now, I’ve still got a few weeks left before I pack up and head back downstate to Kalamazoo ...
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Categories: Petoskey

This past Monday, my family and I went to The Young Americans’ dinner theater for the twelfth year in a row.  For as long as I can remember, I have gone to see the show at Boyne Highlands with my sisters, parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle, and sometimes cousins from out of state. It has alw...
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Categories: Travel, Petoskey

This week, I've felt like more of a single child than I have in quite a long time.  Of course, I was away from my family at college, but being at home with only my parents is not something I’m used to for any length of time.  Now, my sisters (and a couple hundred other band kids) are only out ...
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Categories: Petoskey

After last Saturday’s Art in the Park – a wonderful, annual event in which artists of all types gather in Pennsylvania Park to showcase and sell their works – slightly disrupted downtown driving, this weekend’s 49th annual Sidewalk Sales will prevent any vehicular traveling through town. ...
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Categories: Shopping

Petoskey in 30 minutes or less, is that possible? Yesterday, my college friend was passing through Petoskey with his family and they stopped by to say hi on their way back to Texas.  He asked me what they absolutely had to do in the thirty minutes they had in town.  As he was already in Grandpa...
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Categories: Travel