8 Oct 2015

The National Mustard Museum (Or “Not quite chipmunks in hula skirts. But still pretty awesome.”

When I arrived at my cousin’s house near Madison, Wisconsin this past summer, she informed me that she had been researching weird, off-the-wall places for us to visit during my stay there.

Because this is how my extended family thinks of me: as a complete and total weirdo.


Her […]

21 Sep 2014

4 Kind of Outdoorsy Things To Do in Petoskey When It’s Kind of Raining

I’ve been having this problem lately where I way overplan my trips and then I get all stressed out and run around like a maniac because I need to SEE ALL THE THINGS AND DO ALL THE THINGS AND EAT ALL THE THINGS.

And then I come back from my vacation and say stupid […]

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.


29 Jun 2014

How to Make a Pie Because You Told All the Internet You’d Make a Pie

Every once in a while I regret having a blog.

Like when something mildly interesting (or not even interesting at all) happens and a friend or family member’s first reaction is to say, “You should blog about that.”

Or when all I want to do is watch bad reality television shows, but I feel […]

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 […]