Summer

Although it doesn't feel like it, Summer is fast approaching and will be here before we know it. School is out in June and many parents I know struggle with what to do with the kids during the summer months and most parents I know are always on the look out early on for summer activities for their k...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey

There is so much to enjoy in Michigan during the summer, it’s hard to fit in everything. The season is quickly coming to an end, but there are still a few weeks left to get one last taste of summer before school starts and the trees begin changing color. 1. Go to a Tigers game - The Boys of Summe...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Hi, friends! Today on the blog I'm bringing you a delicious summer pasta salad full of flavor and fresh garden veggies. It's perfect for the countless summer BBQ's and get togethers we attend and everyone loves it. We had a big get together this past weekend for our kiddos birthdays and I always mak...
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Categories:  Recipes

If you want beaches, we got ‘em! Michigan has over 3,000 miles of coastline between the four Great Lakes that lap at our shores and all of our inland lakes.(Only Alaska has more shoreline, and no one is going there to sink their toes in that frozen sand.) You’ll find some of the finest waterfro...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

We know how to do summer really well here in Michigan. In fact, if you ask me, there’s no better place to be June through August. Our clear, blue waters and sandy, white beaches were made for summertime.  Ask a few Michiganders how they spend their summers, and you’ll soon realize there are cer...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Travel

While some may argue part-time jobs take teens away from their school studies and extracurricular activities, there are actually many benefits to a teen working. As long as they manage their time well, teens can gain valuable life skills through a summer or after-school job. 1. They begin to under...
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Categories:  Parenting

I cannot believe it's mid-August already. The kids day camp ended just a few days ago as most members have already gone home for the season. But, for us Northern Michiganders, it's still summer! We have several more weeks of warm weather, sunshine, campfires and beach days a head and I can't wait. E...
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Categories:  Petoskey

Summer in Northern Michigan, boating, swimming in the Great Lakes, lazy days spent at the beach and delicious ice cream. I love our summers here in Northern Michigan and I also love ice cream. I might even love ice more and so do my children. I love making our own but there is just something about...
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Categories:  Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

Summer in Northern Michigan often means spending time with friends and family. It also means checking out one of the numerous local festivals and activities that are traditions here in Northern Michigan. The Northern Michigan Flywheelers Antique Tractor Engine & Craft Show is one of those tradit...
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Categories:  Events, Michigan Love, Petoskey, Travel

The month of July is the fresh fruit sweet spot here in The Mitten State. Thanks to our large, north-to-south land mass, the same fruit can be in season somewhere in Michigan for weeks. Right now, you can find fresh Michigan-grown strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and ...
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Categories:  Recipes