Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer Shrimp Boil

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Summer Shrimp Boil prepared by my delightful sister-in-law.

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Lake Tippecanoe

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Back Home in Indiana

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Vintage Wicker Desk

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Found:  Craigslist $40

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Vintage Metal Chairs

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Found:  Crystal Lake, Michigan

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Northern Michigan

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Lorey’s Flower Station, Bowers Harbor, Michigan

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What I’m Reading Now

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My friend Maura and I compare books we read and this summer she recommended “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”.  I can usually manage a book a day as we thankfully have no TV in the cottage.   I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried.  This book is hilarious.  Read it.

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July to all my family and friends enjoying this festive parade filled holiday!  We miss all who are not here today in Cherryland, but we are with you in spirit.  Bring on the sparklers.

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Date Night: Goo Goo Dolls Ravinia

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I started the day downtown with my daughter.  We had a quick lunch at The Native Foods Cafe which was just oh so healthy.  I wish they would open one in the suburbs.  Next, we headed over to Sweet Mandy B’s.  I wanted to pick up a cake for Ravinia to pack in our picnic basket and plan on taking the leftovers to Michigan for the 4th.  The Goo Goo Dolls sang all my favorite songs.  In fact, we thought they were the main band for the evening and were surprised when they left the stage for Matchbox Twenty.  It was a chilly evening under the stars.  If you have never been to Ravinia, Google it, and put it on your summer bucket list.  It’s always on mine.

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