There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now that the holidays are inching closer and closer, I’ve been doing everything I can to prep for this festive season. I’ve been wrapping presents like crazy (my wrapping paper, scissors, tape and gift labels never leave my side during the month of December), tying up end-of-year tasks at my day job and decorating my house so it reflects a little Christmas cheer.

I love this time of year. It’s such a special time and for me, the magic of the holidays hasn’t been lost. I know a lot of people that are indifferent about all the festivities that occur during December, but it’s always been a season that I look forward to.

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Discovering Local Michigan-Made Products with Kroger

Discovering Local Michigan-Made Products with Kroger

Living in Michigan, I have the opportunity to enjoy lots of local products that are made right here in the Mitten State. Michigan is home to the Cherry Capital of the World (Traverse City), plenty of popular breweries like Founders Brewing Co., and Dearborn Sausage Co. No matter what types of food you like, you can find great products - ranging from locally grown fruits and vegetables to snacks like potato chips and pickles -  from every corner of Michigan.  

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My Homeownership Journey

My Homeownership Journey

Owning a home and having a place of your own to take care of is one of the best feelings. A house doesn’t have to just be a roof over your head – it can be so much more than that. It can be a place where you make memories with family and friends, a place you put your own decorative spin on to reflect your personal style and a place that feels more comfortable than anywhere else. When you have all those things, that is, in my opinion, when a house is truly a home.

Growing up, I moved around a lot due to my parents’ jobs. They both worked in the automotive industry and were often transferred to different areas within the U.S. and even in Canada. It seems like we bounced around a lot since we moved back and forth to Michigan several times. In between our moves to and from the Great Lakes State, my family and I lived in Missouri for four years and in Ontario, Canada for one year.

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A Weekend Stay at Graduate Ann Arbor

A Weekend Stay at Graduate Ann Arbor

This weekend my husband and I were invited to stay as guests at the Graduate in Ann Arbor, MI. Although we didn't go to the University of Michigan, we still root for the maize and blue, so getting an invitation to check out the hotel and spend some time in the heart of Ann Arbor was something that we couldn't pass up. My husband had visited Ann Arbor with his friends a lot while he was in college, so he was more familiar with the city when we visited than I was, which proved to be helpful as we walked around and explored. He pointed out all the hot spots that he and his friends used to visit and we discovered some new places along the way as we spent the afternoon downtown. Read on to learn more about Ann Arbor and why you need to stay at Graduate when you visit! 

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A Guide to Affordable Housing for Millennials

A Guide to Affordable Housing for Millennials

As you begin to read this blog post, I want you to think of a few things. Where do you live? What decisions did you make when you signed your lease or bought your house? Or, do you still live at home with your parents?

After high school and college, we’re faced with a big decision: deciding where to live and work after graduating. No matter what your living situation is like right now, it’s important to know about affordable housing and the options that are available to you. So, what is affordable housing? I’m going to break it down for you in today’s post.

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