CLEANING TIPS, DECOR, HOME, ORGANIZATION

10 Essentials for a Cozy Fall Home

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Can you believe September is here? As much as I hate to see summer go, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t completely stoked for fall!

I have always loved fall in Michigan. The weather is getting colder, which means we get to break out the cozy sweaters, boots, and flannels. The leaves are turning colors everywhere we look. There are so many fun and festive activities happening all around – apple picking, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and more. Continue Reading

DESSERTS, FOOD

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I am going to share a recipe with you that is near and dear to my heart – my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. I don’t actually know where the recipe originally came from, but these are the cookies that I always remember my mom making when I was a kid. So to me, they will always just be mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Continue Reading

DECOR, DIY, HOME

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

Most of my home décor is inspired by nature in some shape or form. I love decorating with natural elements like flowers, leaves, branches, rocks, pine cones, and the list goes on and on. Since our home is surrounded by acres of woods, it’s easy to find inspiration right outside our door. Continue Reading

DECOR, DIY, HOME

DIY Picture Frame Tray

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy past few weeks here lately. Between a couple of unexpected trips out of town, trying to build our deck, and simply keeping up with everyday life, it’s safe to say we haven’t had much down time lately. But I did manage to sneak in a simple little DIY that I’m here to share with you today.

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BREAKFAST, DESSERTS, FOOD

Red, White, & Blue Mason Jar Parfaits

Can you believe the fourth of July is next week? I’m pretty sure I say this every year, but summer is going by way too fast! The fourth of July is definitely the ultimate summer celebration for me. We’re usually at the lake, grilling outside, playing in the water, soaking up the sun, and watching fireworks. It’s basically everything summer should be squeezed into one day. Continue Reading

FOOD, LUNCH, MAIN COURSE, SIDE DISHES

Hummus Greek Salad

Here in Michigan we have an abundance of Coney Island restaurants. Each one is a little different, but they all serve pretty similar food. They’ll have coney dogs of course, which is a hot dog with chili, mustard, and diced onions. They’ll also have lots of Greek inspired foods like gyros, Greek salads, saganaki, and more. No matter where you go in the metro Detroit area, you won’t be far from a Coney restaurant. Continue Reading

CAMPING & TRAVEL, LIFE

Tour of Our Vintage Camper

April is finally here, and one thing I have been looking forward to all winter long is finally getting to open up our camper. I haven’t talked much about camping on this blog yet, but I hope to change that this summer because it’s one of our favorite things to do. Continue Reading

DESSERTS, FOOD

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Spring is finally here! I know it technically started last month, but this week I’ve really started to notice the first signs. This morning the birds were chirping when I woke up, and I’ve heard the spring peepers twice now. My mom used to tell me that when you’ve heard them three times, it’s officially spring. We’re starting to see more nature walks, bike rides, and kayaking in our near future, which totally beats working out inside the gym. All of these things indicate the beginning of spring, but in my mind, spring hasn’t officially started until we’ve celebrated Easter. Continue Reading