Odd Side Ales: A Low-Key Hangout

A few weeks ago DH (Dear Husband) and I went to check out Odd Side Ales. He had been there before, but it was my first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than unique beers.

Chocolate Lovers: Consider a Harbor Country Vacation in Feb


I have to admit that I have not yet been to Harbor Country, but this month-long event is pretty tempting!

Made In Michigan: Kenzoil

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I had the opportunity to sample Kenzoil at the Making It in Michigan conference a few months ago; let me tell you, this is one of the best oils you’ll taste! I’ll let Ken tell you all about it . . .

Michigan’s Food Culture on Exhibit in Kalamazoo


Promote Michigan recently sent me this information about the Michigan Eats exhibit that will be coming to Kalamazoo. I can’t wait! Definitely worth the drive to Kalamazoo - and, of course, the husband will want to stop at Bell’s.

Made In Michigan: Coyer Candle Co.


We’re again straying beyond the “edible” category, but I loved these candles when I saw them at the Making It In Michigan conference! Meet the Coyers:

Culinary Tourism on the Rise in Michigan


When my husband and I got married nearly five years ago, we chose to not spend our honeymoon somewhere warm, or tropical, or even very far away. We decided to drive up to Black Star Farms and spend the week enjoying the scenery and libations of Leelenau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula.

Olive’s Redeems Itself


A couple of months ago, I decided to try Olive’s with a Groupon. While the food was excellent, the service was terrible. No water, long stretches of time in between seeing our waiter, and it was 45 minutes from the time he took our credit card and the time we got it back. No apologies, no nothing. Read about what happened when we gave them another try . . .

And the Winner of the Handmade for the Holiday Project Is You!

OK, technically JustJaynes was the winner of the SkinDeep Naturals giveaway, but seriously-I am SO impressed by the beauty and creativity in ALL of the West Michigan Etsy shops.

Giving Jewelry this Christmas? Shop Local!


Yesterday, Rogers Jewelers hosted the West Michigan bloggers so that we could learn more about the store and preview the holiday jewelry. I was really impressed by both the service and selection.

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