holiday shopping

The 2nd Day of Christmas, Gifts from Ann Arbor -a play at the Purple Rose

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  On the Second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… You know the words!  What you may not know is just what to get your beloved.  On a recent press trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan I experienced several wonderful experiences that make the perfect gift, an adventure in Ann Arbor and a […]

Festivals and such a holiday must

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How do you get into the holiday mood?  For me it is a combination of things, putting up the tree and adding ornaments is always a trip down memory  lane. Seeing ornaments kids and grandkids made. Other memory triggers are the ornaments picked up during travel. The pinneapple from Hawaii, the blue and white from […]

The Village Homestead, inspired by a country farmhouse

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It was the first weekend in October when we were traveling to the Spoon River Drive that I spotted The Village Homestead, a compilation of lovely farm buildings spread around a shaded lawn.  One octagon shed truly caught my attention.  The buildings are pristine and visitors can wonder from one to the other and peak […]