I was sharing Friday’s post about Michigan snacks on Twitter like a good little social media nerd, when I got an uber-delish proposition to try a new Michigan snack – Ethel’s Edibles. As I mentioned in the post, I love supporting all things local, so of course I took owner Jill Bommarito up on … Continue Reading..
There are oodles of amazingly tasty products here in Michigan. As a huge supporter of buying local when possible, I'm always looking for a tasty treat that I feel good about purchasing. Although it was a very hard list to narrow down, here are 5 of my favorite treats from my home … Continue Reading..
Every kid has that recipe that they go gaga over. Tex Mex dip was my sweet spot growing up. My mom always stocked our cupboards with healthy, boring stuff and I always had the healthiest lunch at the table in elementary school. This is the worst fate ever to a 10 year old because nobody ever … Continue Reading..
My happy place is in Northern Michigan. Where water can be found everywhere, and looks beautiful and peaceful, despite cold weather. And people have time for breakfast at one-of-a-kind places where the locals greet you with kindness. (But if you don’t finish your breakfast, you have to wear a … Continue Reading..
One of my life goals is to write a children’s book, so when I met children’s author Jim Miller on Twitter a few years back, I knew I wanted to get to know him better. Fast-forward some months…my company at the time was doing some hiring and he just so happened to be looking. His interview was our … Continue Reading..
Love this magnet from Etsy! Just $4 here. Everyone loves the blue box on occasion, and it’s something almost everyone has in the cupboard at all times. While it’s fun to appeal to kids (and what kid doesn't love mac n' cheese?), us adults have to find ways to have fun with our share, too. Try these … Continue Reading..
1. Don’t be the neighbor with five of those “gazing balls” on your property. They really aren’t cool, and what the heck do they do exactly? One is plenty. 2. Don’t, under any circumstance, wear socks with sandals. It’s never OK. 3. If you’re a younger male, don’t ever wear jean shorts. … Continue Reading..
Confession: I don't know much about sports. I don't follow them. And, I know this is probably the #1 male turn-off in the world, but I don't really like them. But, I try to understand the allure. However, I do LOVE Detroit sports (well, except our poor Lions. I just hate football altogether, but … Continue Reading..
For this week's VlogTalk, I decided to pick a prompt to discuss some parenting mistakes I've made. Thankfully, I'm only seven+ months into this parenting thing, so I haven't made any HUGE mistakes [yet!]. In the video below, I discuss some of my rookie mom mistakes including troubles with bottle … Continue Reading..
I have been doing this blogging thing for a month and I have to say, I am having so much fun. Putting yourself out there isn’t always easy, but with every comment on here or in real life, I am inspired to keep going and keep learning about this unique space. I have a lot of people to thank for … Continue Reading..
I am not a fashionista by any means, but since becoming a mom, I’ve had to become much more practical about the clothing and accessories I purchase. Gone are the days of buying anything that requires dry cleaning, ironing (mom or not, who has time for that?!) or can’t just be thrown in the wash … Continue Reading..
I once wrote a sad post about my grandma. She suffers from dementia and it’s awful to witness. But as sad as that is, I am blessed to have another living grandma, my mom’s mother, who is still alive. And well. Like, reallllly well. I chose Mama Kat’s prompt to write 10 things about one of my … Continue Reading..