13 Sep 2014

My Fall Bucket List

You guys, you guys, you guys.

It’s fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you hadn’t caught on by my excessive use of exclamation points, fall is pretty much my favoritest.

I mean, all the magical things happen in the fall. Like cinnamon-sugar donuts and corduroy jackets and hot apple cider and turtlenecks and Reese’s cup pumpkins and plaid.

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25 Aug 2014

10 Things I Learned From Living in Michigan for 12 Months

You guys, you guys, you guys.

It’s my one-year Michiganniversary!

(What? Michiganniversary is totally a word. Stop looking at me like that.)

That’s right, twelve months ago, I piled everything I owned (and a few things I’d pilfered from my parent’s house) into my grandmother’s hand-me-down Oldsmobile and moved myself to a town in [...]

10 Aug 2014

Mitten List: Saugatuck Dune Rides

Remember when I wrote that post about hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes and I vowed upon my soul to never, ever go near another sand dune in my entire life so-help-me-god?

Well, that vow lasted for all of a month as last weekend I found myself visiting yet more Michigan dunes — this time in [...]

2 Aug 2014

How to Go on a Detox Diet in 20 (Horrible, Awful, Cheese-Deprived) Steps

I know this post may seem a bit strange coming from me.

After all, I am pretty much the last person on Earth who would ever recommend a detox diet as I am pretty much the last person on Earth who would ever go on a detox diet.

Or any diet for that matter.

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24 Jul 2014

The Crankypant’s Guide to Surviving Summer Fairs & Festivals

When I was a kid, the county fair was EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING.

My family didn’t travel much, so my brothers and sisters and I spent our summers dressing up goats in doll dresses, locking each other in the chicken barn and waiting impatiently for the fair.

Seriously, the fair was like Disneyland and Disney World [...]