Summer Events and Activities in Traverse City

There are so many fun things to do in the summer in Traverse City, Michigan. As a Traverse City native, I’ve spent every summer here, and I have a running list of favorite summer-time events and activities we do every year.


How to Plan a Successful Garage Sale

Having a (good, worthwhile, successful) garage sale takes a lot of time and planning. For the last several summers, I have hosted at least 1 (and sometimes 2) amazing and crazy successful garage sale each year, and along the way I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks to having a wildly successful garage sale.


Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Summer Kid’s Toys

Whether we’re at the beach or in our backyard, my boys spend hours outside everyday during the summer, playing with their favorite outdoor toys. And summer is FINALLY (almost) here! We spend all winter waiting for warm, lazy summer days, so we are planning on spending the entire summer outside, soaking up as much sunshine as we can!


How to Help Kids Sleep Better

Trying to get babies, toddlers, and young kids to sleep might be one of the biggest challenges of parenthood – at least it can seem that way! But research is showing more and more how beneficial sleep is to kids and their overall health. If we realized the impact of sleep deprivation on our kids, we would probably be more likely to help them get the rest their bodies need.


6 Rules For a Clutter Free Home

This is the year of less for me – mainly when it comes to things. This comes from a place of wanting to live in a clutter free home and only keep the things we use and love. I have a tendency to hang on to things I don’t use (and/or haven’t used in years) because I might need it. I have also let myself get away with this for way too long because we actually have the space to store a lot of things.