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…
Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies. My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early. She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for. However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.
It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….
Hey, friends! I love these Likes & Links posts, because I get to share with all of you some of my favorite things, places, experiences, and so on. I love reading these posts on other blogs, so I decided to write my own Likes & Links series.
This post has some of my newest favorite things…Michigan-themed baby gifts, Palette Painting & Canvas Pillows at a Crafty Boutique, Jewelry made from Graffiti Art in Detroit, the Magnolia Journal, & an intentional goal planner.
So, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you my Likes & Links for this Spring. Here goes…
Just a couple days ago we had the most Ultimate Lego Day of all time with our niece, Natalie. We first saw the new Lego Batman movie in the theater and then spent the afternoon at the new Legoland Discovery Center. And, if that wasn’t enough fun, we finished the day scarfing down burgers, fries, & milkshakes at Johnny Rockets.
I’m all about a good “themed” day with the kids…it makes me feel very Pinteresty! :-). This Ultimate Lego Day was super duper fun!
I’ll break down our time at the Legoland Discovery Center, so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to take the “littles” in your life. Enjoy…
This past weekend my sister and youngest niece, Bri, took me to Disney on Ice to celebrate my birthday! It was such a fun day. I hadn’t been to Disney On Ice in well over 20 years…can’t believe I’m old enough to even make such a statement. But, through tear filled eyes, I watched my niece gaze in amazement much like I did as a kid, as her favorite princesses and characters jumped and glided all over the ice. We finished our super fun day at a newer restaurant called, Mod Pizza, where we designed our own brick oven artisan pizzas and devoured them in minutes.
Not many weekends make you feel like a kid again, but this one sure did….
Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world. By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.
I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable. It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.
There’s a new restaurant in town called Sedona Taphouse. We noticed it while driving home one night, and decided to check it out. Not only do they have Cactus Lemonade, 200+ beers on tap, award-winning clam chowder, and salted caramel cheesecake. But, they also offer a “Steak Out For Charity” special every Monday night where you get black angus steak, for only $7 and all proceeds go to a local charity. A delicious dinner that’s helping to support a local need, that’s also affordable…what could be better than that?!
If you are looking for a last minute Santa visit that is over the top adorable, cute, and unique…or, if you’re just looking for a neat new spot to chow down on a big juicy burger…then you’ve come to the right place!