Category Archives: Life Adventures

musings on marriage, home life, family and more

In 1985, two very non-adventurous and unspontaneous people set out for a trip to the Leelanau Peninsula and ended up purchasing a very small house on Lake Leelanau.  What came as an initial shock to their family, turned out to be one of the best decisions they ever made, shaping the lives of future generations […]

This week, I’ve been on the hunt for a candle holder I found via the mysterious interwebs of technology.  I say it’s mysterious, because while Google gave the results for the image and I was even able to track the photo back to the originating website, the owner of the website cannot provide me with […]

In 2014, I attended my very first floral workshop with Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers.  She became the sweet voice of encouragement that believed in me, and pushed me to believe in myself.  I nervously signed up for her Team Flower Workshop not really knowing where I was heading, but understanding that there was a […]

Mud. From the earthy, wet fragrance to the magic that grows within it, there’s something fascinating about mud.  It’s definitely underappreciated and so often taken for granted.  But this is the canvas from where all of our sweet little blossom grow.  This is the place where roots dig deep and stems grow tall.  This is […]

When I was about 16, I found myself walking through my most favorite town ever, just as the sun was beginning to set.  As I crossed a small bridge that connected Lake Michigan to the channel, my attention was captured by a glittering white tent, immaculately spread across the lawn of the quaint community building.  […]