I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Dexter Blueberry Farm with friends. July is blueberry time in Michigan; they are delicious and available at local farmer’s markets and farms all over the area. A couple weeks ago, we made a blueberry tart with this recipe and it turned out pretty great, especially considering we’d never made a tart before.

by Valerie | 07.27.13 | For Funsies | No Comments »

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack

We had fun attending two baseball games last weekend – we saw the Tigers vs. Rangers at Comerica Park and then the Cubs vs. Cardinals at Wrigley Field. I really enjoyed the fireworks on Friday night at Comerica and singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the 7th inning stretch and watching the manual scoreboard change at Wrigley.

by Valerie | 07.18.13 | For Funsies, Travel | No Comments »

Fabulous 4th

We enjoyed a fabulous 4th of July this year; complete with a bike ride, a swim in the lake, & a picnic with friends at Island Lake. We ended the evening with sparklers & enjoyed watching fireworks that others set off from afar.


by Valerie | 07.08.13 | Holidaze, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

How does our garden grow?

It’s coming along nicely! Yesterday, I pulled all the lettuce & cut back all the herbs. Today, I was delighted to be able to pick quite a few beans. When I was a little girl, my parents had a garden in their backyard & they grew beans; my Mom said she could never take any in the house because I always picked them & ate them before they could make it inside.

Our next garden project is to tackle our neglected tomato plants & pull some kale; we got busy & never took the time to properly support the tomato plants & I see quite a few baby tomatoes forming on the vines.

Also, my kitchen smells amazing as I have a big bunch of basil in a glass vase & I just love the smell of basil!

by Valerie | 07.06.13 | Garden | No Comments »

Dog days of summer

Happy Summer Solstice 2013! The weather has been pleasant this June in Michigan and our hottest days of summer are still to come of course. Because I love dogs and summer is pretty great too, here are some images for your viewing pleasure…

by Valerie | 06.21.13 | For Funsies, Photography, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »

2012: Week 31

2012: Week 31
Green Zebra

by Valerie | 08.07.12 | Around our home, Garden, Photography | No Comments »

2012: Week 30

2012: Week 30
Adventures with Sophie

by Valerie | 08.02.12 | For Funsies, Photography | No Comments »

Lange’s on the lake

We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day at the Lange’s on the lake yesterday afternoon. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, we enjoyed wonderful company, delicious food, & a boat ride on the lake!

by Valerie | 07.29.12 | For Funsies | No Comments »

Then & now

by Valerie | 07.29.12 | Garden | No Comments »

2012: Week 26

2012: Week 26
Blue skies

by Valerie | 07.02.12 | Photography | No Comments »

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