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Chicken Tortilla-less Soup

Well here we are, it is only August 24th in Michigan and a high today of just 60 degrees.  It feels like fall.  I don’t hate it, but I can honestly say that I am not ready for another brutal winter.  Unfortunately since I have zero control over the climate I am forced to embrace […]

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Creamy Spinach & Cheese Roasted Butternut Squash

I love to garden!  This year I have more veggies growing in my yard than I’ve ever had in the past.  I experimented with so many new things, a few of which are squash.  I have three types of zucchini, spaghetti, acorn and butternut squash all growing outside in my yard as we speak. The […]

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Paddles A Plenty

Michigan is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the lake life. It has an abundant number of well-maintained state parks and forests that offer plenty of places to enjoy a great paddle. Even for me, being based out of Metro Detroit I can still easily access everything from rivers, creeks, and lakes that […]

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A Letter To Myself On This Difficult Day

I often write letters to myself.  Usually during time of stress or change.  It calms me to talk to myself, and helps me to set my intentions.  It also serves as a reminder that their is always a lesson to learn in the hard times, and it is up to me to find and learn […]

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Go Jump In A Lake “The Great Lakes Challenge”

There is something Michiganders call ” The Great Lakes Challenge” that has been on my bucket-list for some time now. I always planned to make it happen – but just never seemed to have the time. Well, the day had finally come! It was a last-minute decision made only a day prior to departure. I […]

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Adventures In The Sewer State

The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio dates back as far as 1835 to the “Toledo War” or boundary dispute of the two states. The dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical makeup of the Great Lakes at the time. To make a long story short, Ohio gained control of Toledo, which previously had been considered […]

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An Ontario State Of Mind

Living in Michigan has an abundance of perks if you’re an outdoor junkie like me. From the beautiful untouched wilderness of the Upper Peninsula to the four surrounding crystal clear Great Lakes. Even with all of that, my favorite part still has to be bordering magnificent Canada, and having such easy access to some of […]

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A Force Of Nature

Love is the substance of all life. EVERYTHING is connected in love, absolutely EVERYTHING. – Julia Cameron   Have you ever stopped to think about why we are attracted to the people we are? Not just romantically but even just as friends. Have you ever just felt drawn to someone you barely know? Something of […]

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Absorbing Others – Energy Breeds Energy

“Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence.” -Barbara Marciniak   Due to circumstances which were a result of my poor judgement, the last four days of my life were spent […]

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Life’s a Garden, Dig It

Most of you who read my blog know I am a fairly new homeowner. Although, in my past few rentals I have tested my green thumb with a variety of different gardens. I started with a few leafy greens in small pots on the kitchen counter and eventually graduated to 20 x 20ft garden on […]