Category Archives: Life Adventures

musings on marriage, home life, family and more

If you were to take a trip to the house where I grew up, you’d head a few miles outside of a small town.  Travel down a dirt road framed by a perfect archway of oak and maple trees and land at a dusty driveway just beyond a swampy ditch full of cattails.  There sits […]

Last month marked our 1 year anniversary of leaving suburban life in Grand Rapids and transitioning to a more rural setting in Big Rapids.  We’ve made a few adjustments to our home, which was pretty much move in ready, just not filled with 100% all of my décor choices and with any home, I think […]

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Hotel Walloon for the first time.  I’ve heard whispers about this magical little village, nestled between Petoskey and Boyne City, it’s a destination for summer dreams.  We were greeted with snow squalls.  But the charm and hospitality that waited just beyond the front door instantly warmed us. […]

Franklin D Roosevelt in his iconic inaugural address profoundly claimed that we have nothing to fear, except fear itself.  I think any business owner or anyone who has dabbled in a creative industry might disagree with that statement.  Fear is all around us and it’s scary. My friend Ciarra with Silver Fox Calligraphy has a […]

I got up early this morning to do a little writing and try to catch up on life before the rest of the house sprung to life.  I quietly crept out of bed, shimmied past the dog and sneaked into the bathroom. I kept the lights off and made my way to the coffee maker […]