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 [...]

13 Jul 2014

The 7 Stages of Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes

When I learned that the campground where I was planning to camp last weekend was only forty minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes, I decided I should stop by there on my way.

After all, I’d have a few hours to kill before I could check into the campground, and I figured I could [...]

12 Jun 2014

Mitten List: The National Asparagus Festival

I almost didn’t go to the National Asparagus Festival this weekend.

It was a two-hour drive away.

I had a stack of papers to grade.

But, most of all, I was worried that it wouldn’t be, well, asparagussy enough.

I know this may not seem like a valid concern. I mean, it is an [...]

16 May 2014

Mitten List: Tulip Time Festival

Confession time: I went to the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan last year, but I never told you about it.

This is not because it wasn’t totally blog-worthy.

I mean, you’re talking to a girl who regularly blogs about pants. So it’s not like I have particularly high standards.

But, as far as [...]