Visit Detroit

Tis The Season To Visit Detroit


Detroit comes alive during the holidays with twinkling lights, holiday festivals, good food, and more fun than you can have in one weekend. It’s going to be tough to pick what to do but that is a good problem to have. This is definitely the season to visit Detroit! VISIT DETROIT TWINKLING LIGHTS Enjoy a four-and-a-half mile ride through Wayne…

easy cheese garlic bread

Easy, Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe


If you are serving e a hearty pasta dish like lasagna, spaghetti or rigatoni or if you are serving up a hearty stew or chili you’ll want to serve this easy, cheesy garlic bread to accompany it.  Of course, this can always be served as an appetizer with a marinara sauce for dipping. If Gruyere isn’t available or if it’s…

Michigan Winter Fun

Michigan Winter Fun Snowcation


Northern Michigan has so much to offer when it comes to year-round outdoor play. The region tends to have a longer season of snow that can last from late fall through early spring. This allows you to stretch out winter activities even longer and even take advantage of special discounts in the early spring. I’ve found that I personally tend…

One Skillet Lemon Chicken Orzo


This one skillet lemon chicken orzo reipce is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something quick and satisfying that won’t dirty every dish in your kitchen. This recipe pairs bone-in chicken thighs with lemony orzo for a hearty meal you can have on the table in just over half an hour. For this recipe, the chicken thighs are cooked…

Lake Charles

All the reasons why you need to visit Lake Charles, LA


There are so many great things to do in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Located in the Southwest corner of the state Lake Charles is a playground for families, outdoorsmen and women, birders, couples, retirees, or anyone looking for a great getaway destination. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Lake Charles a couple of times and love it a little more each…

Mystical Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade 8

Mystical Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade


Note: This Mystical Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade post is photo heavy 🙂 As a dog lover, I was thrilled to attend the Southwest Louisiana Mystical Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Parade. What could be better than seeing dogs dressed up in Mardi Gras costumes? I can’t think of a better way to spend a bit of time and…

Ginger Lime Martini Recipe


Looking for a twist on the traditional martini consider a ginger lime martini.  When I travel I enjoy visiting different distilleries around the United States and on a trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana I was able to visit Bayou Rum Distillery and it was here that I was able to find a very tasty silver rum to make this amazing…

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget


It’s amazing what some paint and a hammer can accomplish for a kitchen remodel on a budget. Our kitchen was circa 1970’s and was in desperate need of updating. If you’ve priced home reno projects you know that a kitchen makeover can cost a lot of money. We are so excited to reveal how we took our kitchen from outdated…

4 Reasons to Exercise Outdoors in Winter

4 Reasons to Exercise Outdoors in Winter


You all know I abhor the cold and snow. Seriously, Northern Michigan winters are not for me but this year I’m going to try my best to still exercise outdoors in winter. Now, I don’t mean subzero cold cause that is just crazy. I mean, somewhere more along the lines of 30+ degrees. Usually, my threshold is 40 degrees but…