Friday, August 19, 2016

5 Things

Here's a list of 5 things I'm digging this week.

2. Still lamenting that fact that I'm not on vacation in the UP anymore.
3. Simone Biles (because she's Queen).
4. Getting back into my love for Twitter.
5. Maren Morris' new jam, 80s Mercedes



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Goal: Visit All Michigan State Parks

I recently posted a list of 5 State Parks I really want to visit and that got me thinking about how cool it would be to be able to say I'd visited all of the State Parks in Michigan. While this might not be that feasible, I'm willing to try. Below is a list of all the State Parks in Michigan and next to them are the links to the blog post(s) about them.

The biggest thing I noticed when I was drafting this post is how many State Parks Michigan has. I thought I had been to quite a few, but that's simply not the case.

Upper Peninsula:

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Twin Lakes State Park
McLain State Park
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Baraga State Park
Agate Falls Scenic Site
Bond Falls Scenic Site
Lake Gogebic State Park
Craig Lake State Park
Van Riper State Park
Bewabic State Park
Menominee River State Recreation Area
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park
Wagner Falls Scenic Site
Palms Book State Park
Indian Lake State Park
Fayette Historic State Park
Wells State Park
Muskallonge Lake State Park
Tahquamenon Falls State Park | 1
Brimley State Park
Lime Island State Recreation Area
Mackinac Island and Fort Mackinac Historic Park
Straits State Park
Father Marquette Memorial Scenic Site

Northern Michigan:

Colonial Michilimackinac Historic State Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Wilderness State Park
Cheboygan State Park
Aloha State Park
Petoskey State Park
Burt Lake State Park
Onaway State Park
Hoeft State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
Leelanau State Park
Young State Park
Clear Lake State Park
Thompson's Harbor State Park
Rockport Recreation Area
Otsego Lake State Park
Negwegon State Park
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park | 1 | 2
Hartwick Pines State Park
Sturgeon Point State Park
Harrisville State Park
Rifle River Recreation Area
Tawas Point State Park
North Higgins Lake State Park
South Higgins Lake State Park
Mitchell State Park
Tippy Dam Recreation Area
Orchard Beach State Park
Ludington State Park
Wilson State Park
Mears State Park
Silver Lake State Park
Interlochen State Park

Central/Mid Michigan:

Sleeper State Park
Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park
Port Crescent State Park
Bay City State Recreation Area
Sleepy Hollow State Park
Algonac State Park
Bald Mountain Recreation Area
Lakeport State Park
Maybury State Park

West Michigan:

Holland State Park | 1
Saugatuck Dunes State Park | 1
Grand Haven State Park | 1
Muskegon State Park
Van Buren State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
Warren Woods State Park
Grand Mere State Park
Bass River Recreation Area
Hoffmaster State Park
Newaygo State Park
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park
Ionia State Recreation Area
Fort Custer Recreation Area
Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Duck Lake State Park
Coldwater Lake State Park

Southern Michigan:

Lake Hudson Recreation Area
Sterling State Park
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Hayes State Park
Meridian-Baseline State Park
Belle Isle Park
Brighton Recreation Area
Dodge #4 State Park
Highland Recreation Area
Holly Recreation Area
Island Lake Recreation Area
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area
Ortonville Recreation Area
Pinckney Recreation Area
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
Waterloo Recreation Area
Seven Lakes State Park
Proud Lake Recreation Area
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
Outdoor Adventure Center

Have any of you been to any of the parks above? What are your favorites? I need to start planning trips!




Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bathroom Inspo

When Beard and I were dating he bought a driftwood sailboat from Goodwill. Fast forward 4-ish years, and that little sailboat is sitting in the back of the toilet in our only bathroom. Sadly, I haven't done much of anything, when it comes to decorating, to the bathroom. Since we're renters, we can't paint or put holes in the walls, which rules out a lot of ideas. But I recently realized just how lame our bathroom actually is and decided a change needed to happen.

A coastal theme wouldn't be my first choice, but Beard really likes the idea (and his sailboat), so I looked into putting my spin on it.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

The most important thing to me as I started brainstorming this room was keeping it inexpensive. Beard and I are saving up for a house, so I knew I couldn't spend a lot on this room - especially if I want to do some work to other rooms, too. I settled on a basic budget of $25. 

Right now, my main concerns are getting some art up on the walls to make the room look a little more homey, so I think that's where most of the money will go. Almost everything will be a DIY of some sort except things like buying a new shower curtain (RIP the boho one I bought from World Market.) The bathroom doesn't have a window, so I want to keep things light and fresh. I'm hoping to incorporate some driftwood Beard and I have had for a long time into a simple gallery wall.

Other than that, I'm not sure what we'll do. The items above remind me of textures or colors I want to incorporate, but not necessarily items I'm planning on purchasing. I would love some greenery, possibly shells, linens and some rope/wicker textures.

As of right now, this inspo board is square #1. I'm excited to see how this room turns out!



Saturday, July 2, 2016

How To Center Your Blogger Header

This tutorial will show you how to center your blogger header in CSS.

Here is the path to adding the CSS: Template > Customize > Advanced > Add CSS

Add in this code and click apply to blog:

#header-inner img { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }

Looking for more blog tutorials? Visit the ever growing archives here.


Friday, July 1, 2016

5 Things

Here's a list of 5 things I'm digging this week. 

1. Don't mind me, I'm just in the kitchen making this.
2. Once again, Elise is setting the bar high for my summer goals.
3. I mean, who doesn't want a Pineapple Cutting Board?
4. I'm excited to get a gallery wall up in the living room, but I'm overwhelmed.
5. Season 3 of Bitten sucked me in and I hate to love it.

What about you guys? Any fun things from this week or exciting weekend plans?




Thursday, June 30, 2016

July: Wishlist

Everything on my wishlist this month is for the house. I'm trying to be more content where I am right now (read: being content that Beard and I don't have a house yet) and I think being "all in" as far as fun decor goes is helping me stay sane. 

In case you hadn't noticed, I'm a thoughtful bandwagon jumper. I take my time, think about the bandwagon I want to jump on, and then leap unapologetically into the fray. Case in point: I've only watched the NBA for a couple seasons, I live in Michigan, I am a Warriors fan. I justify my love by saying "Draymond Green went to State and I watched him play college ball!," but really, I don't mind and don't really feel the need to justify my actions. 

I have the same feelings toward the Himalayan Salt Lamp and the Oil Diffuser on my list. I know they're kinda "niche-y"... So sue me. They're cute, and like Mulder, I WANT TO BELIEVE! The taco holder is 50% adorable, and 50% so I can take better displayed taco photos. Beard thinks it's unnecessary. I won't disagree. And, well, the unicorn corn holders are unicorn corn holders and I feel like that goes without explaining.

If you're feeling hipster-ish enough, you can shop these items at the affiliate links below. And if you're not feeling hipster-ish, that's okay, too. It comes and goes with me, so I won't hold it against you. 

I do love Draymond Green, though. That doesn't come and go. #unapologeticbandwagonfan 



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June Mixtape

All the songs I've been jammin' to this month...

1. Bored To Death | blink-182
2. You | Keaton Hanson
3. Black Honey | Thrice
4. The Killing Moon | Echo & The Bunnymen
5. Knockin' On Heavens Door | Bob Dylan
6. Honey | Moose Blood
7. Home | Jack Savotteri
8. Punkrocker | Teddybears
9. Lately | The Helio Sequence
10. Backbeat | Dagny

What have you been listening to lately? Let me know! I'm always in the market for some new tunes.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Newaygo Camping Trip

This past week Beard and I went camping with a group of friends in Newaygo at the Ed Henning County Campground.

For the past two years, Beard and I have been camping over my birthday (it's on the 25th) and it's a tradition I'm excited to keep going.

I snapped all these photos Friday night. We went tubing on the Muskegon River on Satuday, but I didn't take my camera or phone. Beard bought me a waterproof disposable camera, so I will add those photos once I get them developed.

Beard and I loved this campground. I think we're going to try to make it back for a weekend before the summer is over.



Tent & Cornhole - Walmart | Hammock - Amazon | Koozie - Granger Smith

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Traverse City Camping Trip | Right Brain Brewery

This is part 7 of a series. See other posts below:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 

On our way out of town we stopped at Right Brain Brewery.

Beard and I both ordered the Turkey & Guac waffle sandwich. It was incredible.

I also enjoyed a beer bloody mary with pickled cauliflower!

I'm glad we got to hit this place up on our way out of town! I think we visit every time we're in Traverse City.