I live for fall colors. Something about the muted browns, fiery reds and oranges, in contrast with blue and gray skies, makes me feel the most alive.
Just a few snaps from my recent visit to Grand Traverse Commons, formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital.
last weekend started out ROUGH. i got up early to work at a craft show and it didn’t go all that well, and came home to some stuff that was totally harshing my mellow and that made me want to crawl into bed and never leave.
the last thing i wanted to do was to leave my house, but thankfully facebook reminded me that i was interested in attending the 15th Annual Michigan Lavender Festival. feeling particularly alone, i resolved myself that i might as well make the most of the last full day of the weekend by spending it by myself doing what i wanted to do. so, at 10am on Sunday, i packed up my car and drove three and a half hours across the state to attend the lavender festival. and i’m so glad i did.
Ever since picking up the Brewsader passport from Experience Grand Rapids, I’ve made it a point to pick out breweries from within the pages to try new drinks and food. Last weekend, my friend Kristen and I went to Elk Brewing in Comstock Park to grab a bite and a brew.
Memorial Day Weekend in Michigan is a big deal. Pools and parks are opening, campgrounds are booked solid, and the traffic is a nightmare if you’re heading north. Which is exactly what we did mid-morning.
it was a beautiful day last Friday, but it turned out to be a windy and cold gray day at the beach in Grand Haven. The last of winter was clinging on to it’s last chance to make a statement, but luckily it wasn’t too cold to check out the pier and watch the waves.