Northern Michigan Summers

Since childhood, I spent the end of every summer soaking up the wonders of Northern Michigan. I haven’t been there in forever, but this labor day weekend, I am making the 6 hour drive with my bf Jamie. We will miss our kitty cat (or at least I will), but hopefully she spends most of the weekend doing this:

We plan on visiting various wineries,

sampling delicious local cuisine, and spending 90% of our time on the many beaches Traverse City & Leelanau have to offer.

We’ll also be visiting the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and thanks to my cousin Kahlin, I’ve also become privy to this little gem:
THE VILLAGE CHEESE SHANTY in Leland’s fish town. Anything with cheese & shanty in the name is just my speed! I can’t wait to try it!


Glad for Gladiolus!

The threat of frost is gone, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to get planting! Last weekend, I planted some gladiolus of various kinds and, although I’m not much of a greenthumb, I’m so excited for them to start growing! Hopefully I planted them correctly and they turn out as beautiful as the ones pictured!
How about any of you, any suggestions or favorite flowers/herbs popping up in your garden this Spring?