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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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What’s your word for 2018?

Cruising right along this week! Welcome to the first Thoughtful Thursday, where I’ll be sharing a short & sweet post about something on my mind or something of interest lately.  As we’re still in the fresh energy of the New Year, I wanted to share my personal word choice for 2018 . . . (continued).

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The Big Lake Original

Welcome to Watercolor Wednesdays! For today’s post, I wanted to share a bit of my origins with The Big Lake and share some of the original pieces that started everything and made the foundations for this very post. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, The Big Lake is my art business, my Etsy shop, my Great Lakes passion expressed through watercolor . . . (click to read full post)

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