Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to get started on spring cleaning. With so many tasks on your checklist, it’s important to focus on the end goal: making your home healthy and energy efficient.  We hope these spring cleaning tips are helpful! Make a checklist: Walk around the home and take notes on what […]

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Mother’s Day Ideas Honoring Mother Earth

Mothers today are real superheroes.  Pressure comes from all sides, and everyone turns to Mom to save the day.  Mothers work so hard and no one deserves a break more!  Whether spending the day relaxing alone or spending time with your children, these Mother’s Day ideas are sure to please. The below Michigan listings are […]

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DIY Patio Furniture

With the weather beginning to warm up, you may find yourself spending more time outside. Whether you have a large deck or a small patio, there are plenty of DIY ideas out there to create the perfect outdoor space. DIY Bench Two words: wooden pallets. If you can get your hands on a few of these, […]

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Spring Events for Everyone

Now that the weather is finally beginning to let up (if only a little), it’s time to stretch our legs and shake off those winter blues. Whether you’re in the mood for music, education, charity, or just want to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your children or grandchildren, Michigan has plenty to offer. […]

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Slow Cooker Recipes for a Busy Lifestyle

It’s no wonder why busy families are fans of slow cookers. With minimal effort, quick prep time and very little to clean up, you can create a variety of meals that everyone in your family will love!   Classic Chicken Soup This recipe from Food Network looks simple and delicious! They even categorize their recipes as […]

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Spring in Lansing!

7 Best Things to Do This Spring March is already upon us, which means less than three weeks until Spring.  If you haven’t already booked that flight to Cancun, we’ve got options! Michigan’s capital has events and festivities for everyone. Here’s a shortlist of the best activities to attend this spring:   Capital City Film […]

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Bay City, MI : Home of Madonna

Bay City was once – quite reasonably – known as “Lower Saginaw,” being located along the Saginaw River, in Saginaw County and south of its larger neighboring city, Saginaw.  However, large ships ran into problems shipping to Saginaw due to its shallow shipping lanes.  “Lower Saginaw” was blessed with deep waters and, thus, became a […]

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Midland, MI : Home of Dow Chemical

Midland is located in central Michigan, near the crook of the thumb on the “Michigan mitt.”  The city is best known as the home of Dow Chemical, which was founded near the end of the 19th century.  However, the area which is now Midland has been occupied by native people for thousands of years. In […]

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Muskegon, MI : “Timber!”

The area that would become Muskegon, MI has been occupied by native people for approximately 8,000 years.  The word “Muskegon” comes from an Ottawa Indian term “masquigon,” which means a “marshy river or swamp.”  French explorers mapped the area as long ago as the late-17th century.  Muskegon County was home to a thriving lumber business, due […]

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Dearborn, MI : Fostered by Ford

Our car-obsessed nation owes a great debt to the city of Dearborn, home of Henry Ford and his Ford Motor Company.  Dearborn was first settled by Americans in 1786 and incorporated as a city in 1929 and was named in honor of American Revolution general Henry Dearborn.  Despite its recent history being so tightly mingled […]

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