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Northern Michigan’s Fairy Tale

Originally published on September 8th, 2013 Like most Michiganders, I grew up thinking castles only existed in faraway countries and fairy tales until I saw a photo in a magazine my

5 Things To Do in West Michigan This Fall

Now that school is back in session, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and summer is unofficially over, it’s time to look ahead to one of Michigan’s most vibrant seasons, Fall! There

Celebrating Pigs in Michigan!

It’s officially March 1st which here in the Midwest means NATIONAL PIG DAY! Growing up in Michigan, I had an elderly uncle who kept a potbelly pig named “Dog” as

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Fresh Michigan Fruit in a Frozen Treat

In the spring of 2015, Danielle Welke of Mid Mitten Homemade had an idea to combine fresh, seasonal Michigan produce with juices, sweeteners and herbs to create a unique farm-to-table frozen

Fresh Thyme Opens in East Lansing

A fresh, new, organic market is planting roots in the Midwest with 27 locations cropping up in the past year throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, and our favorite, Michigan!

A Whale with Wings

  In 2012, Quincy Gow, originally from Lansing, was living in New York and working on various films and television shows when he found out his childhood friend, Eddie Lahti,

Capital City Dragon Boat Racing

Last month Adado Riverfront Park was littered with a myriad of brilliant colors, spectators, chanting….and dragon boats? YES! The park played host to the second annual Capital City Dragon Boat Race

Must Have Fall Drinks in Lansing

On cold and rainy fall mornings there’s nothing I crave more than cuddling up with a  pair of wool socks, piles of blankets, and of course: COFFEE! Thankfully, Lansing has a

Fall in Grand Ledge

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I love, love LOVE (almost) everything about fall in Michigan. Thinking about spending the warm, Indian summer afternoons in

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Oswald’s Bear Ranch

As another summer comes to a close, I’ve been thinking back on all that’s happened over the warmer months. There have been countless trips to my neighborhood ice cream shop,

Capital City Food Court

True to millennial form, I have a severe addiction to iced coffee, hot yoga, craft beers, and any food that is served on the side of a road. For the

Mid-Mitten Homemade Food Swap

One morning as I was standing in line for my daily latte fix, I glanced over at the community board to take a quick survey of all the happenings around

Summer in Mid-Michigan

If you’re anything like me you were probably starting to think that we would never see green grass, leaves, or 90 degrees this year. Now that the snow has finally

Aaron Bell: Behind The Lens

Many thoughts, emotions, and memories are triggered by the sight of a single photograph. As often said, they are “worth a thousand words,” but what about the worth of the

Chicken vs Dog Wars

In case you are unaware, let me be the first to tell you that the reality television world is not as glamorous as it appears on your television. There were

The New Cheese on the Block

There are far fewer things in this world that do not get better after adding cheese. Add in thick, crusty sourdough bread and I’m in comfort food heaven. Hence my