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Oregon Must See: Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park is nestled along the Oregon Coast between Cannon Beach and Seaside, extending around the dramatic cliffs of Tillamook Head and offering quintessential Pacific Northwest views. John and I selected this area as the starting point for our epic Honeymoon cross-country road trip (read more about that here), and found that we would …

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Exploring the Cold Coast

The North Coast, the Fresh Coast, the Unsalted Coast, the Cold Coast — our Great Lakes go by many names, inspired by their unique beauty and grandeur. Located along America’s northern mid-eastern Canadian border and consisting of five distinct lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario), the Great Lakes are …

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Weekend Links & Loves 01.28.18

Saturday found us exploring the frozen coast of Lake Superior, followed by a night out at one of our favorite local breweries, Blackrocks. The best yellow house in town! Plus, with their new extended patio, we got to gather ’round the campfire under the lightly falling snow. Nothing better than a snowy day by the …

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Favorites 01.26.18

Friday Favorite time, featuring a round-up of my favorite links from the week, including recipes I tried and loved, what’s on my radar, and a few favorite things. This post is going up a day late, and a few posts couldn’t be posted this week as I was working on fixing a few things with …

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Weekend links & loves 01.21.18

Winding down after a fun weekend of playing in the snow (including kayak-sledding! Did you catch it on my Instagram stories?), baking cookies, and hanging out with some awesome people. Before we dive into the work week, I thought I’d share a few favorite links and things from the weekend: Have you been fat biking …

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Setting Goals as a New Blogger

  Over the past couple of days, I’ve been in the process of changing over my blog to its new self-hosted website here at thebiglakemi.com (thanks Bluehost! ). I’m still new to blogging and have lots to learn throughout this process, but I thought it might be helpful to share some of my goals and …

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Winter Wonderland

Ah, January in Michigan. Settling into the snowy season, lacing up winter boots and layering up against bitter winds, heading out for adventure. Michigan is truly a winter wonderland, and a whole new playground opens up as familiar places turn magical. Michigan is home to a variety of trails, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, …

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Friday Favorites 01.12.18

Happy Friday! I’m so glad you’re joining me for today’s post as I wrap up this week’s writings with a few of my favorite things. If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that one of my goals for 2018 is to spend more time cooking and baking, and learning new recipes, which leads me to …

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