Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Is it just me, or is this summer flying by? It feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday, yet we’ve already celebrated the 4th of July. Every year and every season seems to pass in the blink of an eye. Speaking of seasons, summertime in Michigan is by far my favorite. There are so many cool places to go and things to see. The weather this summer has been great – 70- and 80-degree days with plenty of sunshine. Warm weather is definitely a welcome sight after the harsh, cold winters we experience in the Mitten State.

A few weeks back over the 4th of July, Mazda was kind enough to let me take their Mazda3 Sedan for a spin! I currently drive an SUV, so getting behind the wheel of a sedan was a weird feeling at first, but it was something that I got used to quickly.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

Every generation is different, but there’s just something about millennials, right? GEN Y is the largest living generation and they’re making a splash across a variety of mediums. As the first segment to truly embrace the internet, millennials are all over the latest and greatest social media platforms and it’s no surprise that so many millennials (like myself) have started their own blogs.

GEN Y has embraced everything about connecting with people online and using their platforms as a way to share everything from their favorite products to what they’ve been up to in their daily lives.

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6 Jobs That Allow You To Work Remotely and Travel More

6 Jobs That Allow You To Work Remotely and Travel More

Raise your hand if you love to travel! You obviously can’t see my hand, but it’s reaching toward the ceiling. I’ve shared on my blog time and time again that traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Travel is truly the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. There are so many things out there to do and experience.

Every year I make a list of the places that I want to travel to and then I search far and wide on the internet to determine if there are any deals for the destinations that I have in mind. If I find a decent deal, I’m definitely not opposed to booking it and turning my travel dreams into a reality.

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Taking in the Fall Colors with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL AWC

Taking in the Fall Colors with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 SEL AWC

As much as I hate saying goodbye to summer, I do look forward to watching the leaves change colors every autumn. In Michigan, we have several different shades of red, orange and yellow leaves. Some trees are more vibrant than others, but when you look at the fallen leaves on the ground or a cluster of trees next to each other, the colors are so pretty that you’d think that they were straight from a painting.

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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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4 Must-Have Bags for Traveling

4 Must-Have Bags for Traveling

If there's one thing you should know about me it's that I love to travel and be on the go! Going on vacation and exploring new places is so exciting for me. Whether I'm gearing up for a relaxing and laid back beach vacation or jetting off to explore a new city, I have my tried and true packing process and I always have my necessities on hand so that I'm never caught in a new place without my essentials.

Since I grew up traveling, I can pack a suitcase faster than you could imagine. I've been able to get a good grip on what types of bags to pack all my belongings in whether I'm heading somewhere for a day trip or an extended two-week vacay. Since I do a lot of packing (and unpacking) when I go on trips, I thought it would be a good idea to round up four of my favorite bags to travel with. I own all of these products and I can't wait to tell you all about them!

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Making Summer Memories with the Mitsubishi Outlander LE S-AWC

Making Summer Memories with the Mitsubishi Outlander  LE S-AWC

Over the week of the Fourth of July, my husband and I headed up to Northern Michigan for a week of fun in the sun. My parents have a house on a large lake, so we couldn’t wait to get to their place so we could go swimming, ride jetskis and just relax. We ended up taking the whole week off of work to celebrate the Fourth and my husband’s birthday, so it was really nice to get away and spend time with family.

There is so much to do and see in Northern Michigan, so I knew that we were going to be on the go a lot during our week-long vacation. Between the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City (which takes place during the week of the Fourth) and visiting wineries on Old Mission peninsula, our family had a jam-packed itinerary with lots of activities planned each day.

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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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