Hot Tub A Cold

One of the strange and uncomfortable things about parenting a child with food allergies is that it takes me a while after I first spot a runny nose to determine if we’re dealing with an allergic reaction or just a regular childhood sickness. And that can be a little bit stressful. Last week, Ever woke […]

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Escaping Hair Dye Hell

WARNING: This will be a possibly painfully boring read for you if you do not care about hair coloring. This post also sponsored and contains affiliate links. Purchasing something through these links helps me to keep coffee in my cup. The hair color I was born with is a mousy, ashy color. There’s no brass […]

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Into The Woods

Sometimes it just seems like everything inside the house is buzzing. The electricity hums and the phone rings. The inbox has work waiting for me and the machines stand in their place, existing to help me clean, to help me cook. And yet, I want to be rid of them. Go away with your convenience […]

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Communal Portland

The sense of community fostered at the Northwest Portland Guesthouse offered a glimpse into the collective connectivity I felt in the city of Portland.

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Meet The Monks Making The Best Baked Goods You Can Buy Online

No one goes to the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan by accident. It’s a remote area with beaches and cabins that provide unobstructed views of the Lake Superior sunset. On a road called Sand Dunes Drive, tucked between a waterfall called Jacob’s Falls and an expansive stone-and-sand beach, there’s a Catholic skete that’s responsible for some […]

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A Tiny Cocktail Revolution Stirring In A Remote Town Of 8,000

Between its craggy rock shores, its massive ore docks rising out of icy lake water, and its sheer remoteness, the wild and far-flung landscape of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula doesn’t exactly look like an opportune market for a craft cocktail scene. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Steph Tepkasetkul from serving fellow Yoopers her own specialty drinks—the caliber […]

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The Food That Reminds Me Of Home: Pepperoni Roll

Haute cuisine might not be what comes to mind when people think of the region where I grew up – Appalachian Ohio, bordering West Virginia – and that’s fair. If you take a look at the area on this Appalachian Regional Commission map, you’ll see it’s sprinkled with red, which marks places considered to be […]

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