My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer. It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing. The weather was perfect. The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different. And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.
The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!
There is no snack that screams summer more than ooey-gooey s’mores! S’mores are my husbands favorite treat during the summertime, & all year long for that matter. So, I set out to find the most scrumptious s’mores recipes of all time. From s’mores pie, to cookies, to cheesecake….anything and everything s’more is right here. Yum!
I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”. When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside. There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.
Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.
Cultivating means “to prepare, break up, raise or grow, acquire or develop…to pay attention”. Typically, cultivating refers to growing crops, tilling the soil, and watching good things grow. In Lara Casey’s newest book, she encourages us to Cultivate anIntentional Life with grace and a whole lot of faith. She discusses how tending to our heart, mind, and soul are similar to tilling soil, and that in the dark and messy places of our journey is often where beautiful things grow.
Wow! That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement. But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday! Can you believe it? Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath. Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers! Can I call you that?
Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year. Can you guess which ones they are? Will your favorite be on this list? Let’s check it out and see?
To my husband on this Father’s Day, all I can say is, “thank you”. Thank you for loving me despite my faults, & being patient as we wait for our miracle. To my husband & all the husbands out there who are courageously standing by their wives as they battle infertility….Happy Father’s Day to you. ‘Daddies In Waiting’ are just as important and special as ‘Mommies In Waiting’. Here’s my salute to you…
Some bloggers call these kinds of posts “Income Reports” where they share how they are maintaining their blogging business. I really enjoy reading these posts, because I learn so much about how to maintain a good website. These posts give me a front row seat into fellow bloggers lives, & I learn how they run their blogs and earn money. These posts also help me as a new blogger know where to focus my time and energy.
So, without further adieu, I’d like to share with you my May Progress Report. I actually could call this post an Income Report since last month I actually made “real money”. But, until my blogging income is more consistent, I’ll stick to calling these “Progress Reports”.
I hope that you are able to learn something new here today about how to start and maintain a website. It’s always a work in progress…pun intended! And, I’m constantly learning new things & trying new methods. So, here goes….
Just this past Memorial Day weekend, my hubby and I were heading up to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bravaria. We go up every year for their Annual Dog Bowl & Balloon Festival (which I’ll share with you in blog posts soon). I had noticed on Instagram that the Hello Kitty Cafe was going to be at a local mall that day, and lo and behold, it just so happened to be on our route up north. So, we packed our bags, got in the car, and began our adventure up north for the weekend.
The plan was to make a quick stop at the mall, buy some macaroons from the glorious hot pink van, & be on our way. But boy, our day turned out entirely different than our perfectly planned excursion…
Is it just me, or is it hard to believe summer vacation is right around the corner? Doesn’t it just feel like the year is flying by? Well, in preparation for summer break, I’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun for you here today with over 80 activities, games, treats, & crafts to do with your kids this summer.
My nieces loved watching the Disney movie, Tangled , when they were little, and if I was being completely honest, I loved watching it too! We’d make cupcakes and decorate pink and purple tiaras with jewels and stickers, & dance around our living room singing all the songs and reciting all the lines. Our favorite part of the movie was the floating lantern scene, when Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder are in the canoe singing. I thought that type of scene only existed in the movies, until I saw advertisements for The Lantern Fest on Facebook.
I knew that one day I’d have to go to The Lantern Fest to witness this spectacle in person, and so when I heard The Lantern Fest was coming to Michigan, I jumped at the chance to go. This past May, just a few weeks ago, we experienced one of the most beautiful and unexpected nights of our lives.