Tag Archive: Lake Michigan

My First Cherry Pie












So, what did I do on my summer vacation?  I made my first cherry pie!  My husband’s family has a small cherry orchard, so after almost 30 years of summers on the Old Mission Peninsula, I finally decided it was time to make my first cherry pie, in fact, my first pie ever.  I’ve been inspired by all the cooking Kristen at Knitionary is always doing.  I love to stop over and take in her dinner parties.  On my bucket list.  Anyway, one day in Sutton’s Bay, I saw this fun cherry pie cut-out and knew I had to try it.  So thank you to the girls over at The Front Porch, it’s a keeper.   We spent two weeks of fun in the sun and near the end of our stay, we stopped by the orchard, picked and pitted and I ended up making 3 pies for the family.  They look beautiful and even more surprising, they even tasted great.  I guess I will now have to make this a summer tradition.  Who knew?

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Suttons Bay Art Festival










The Suttons Bay Art Festival was this weekend.  It was a beautiful sunny cool day by the Bay.  Talented glass and pottery artists had plenty of wares on display.  Actually, there were so many to choose from, I couldn’t decide.  This show is always on my Summer To Do list.  Done.

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Northern Michigan


Lorey’s Flower Station, Bowers Harbor, Michigan

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Happy 4th of July






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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Cottage Porch Rug






While in Michigan this weekend, I took a break from cleaning the cottage and stopped by Pier One Imports.  They had some really cute colorful wicker chairs.  Chairs are something we have plenty of but the blue outdoor rug came home with me.

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The Cottages of Michiana Shores











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Michiana Shores is by far one of the most enchanting villages in lower Michigan.   Development began in the 1930’s as a log cabin town for vacationers.  Many of the cottages were originally built as summer cottages for Chicago teachers.   Today, the new log cabins blend seamlessly with the old.   A perfect getaway.

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Michigan Cottage


Today we were in God’s country:  Michigan.  My friend has a wonderful lake house which is so warm and inviting.  We were lucky to spend the day on the back porch with a light breeze before the rain set in.  Lovely.  Black and Red, my kind of girl.

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Traverse City Michigan



Taking a road trip this week to the land of Cherry Pies for a little cottage time.    The artwork above is a photo of a sign taken at the Cherry Republic headquarters in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

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