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 …
Most Michiganders can tell you their favorite places to visit in Michigan, as many of us grow up vacationing in our own state. Whether its pristine, sandy beaches, quiet woodland wilderness, beloved inland lakes, or a trip to the “big city,” Michigan offers a variety of experiences sure to please. If you’re dreaming of a …
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, …
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)
Introducing “Vincent Van GO,” our ultimate getaway machine and adventure mobile . . . (click to read more).
Welcome to the first installment of Michigan Mondays! To start things off, and in the spirit of early January, I’d like to share some recent and favorite snowy scenes from some of our backyard adventures. Each week…(click to continue reading)
Welcome to The Big Lake!
With the fresh energy of the New Year upon us, John and I have been busy making plans for 2018: adventures/micro-adventures, projects, races, and personal & business goals, to name a few. Over here at The Big Lake, I’m excited about welcoming you to my new + improved blog, where I’ll be writing more about life Up North, sharing our Great Lakes adventures, and diving into some new, fun, and favorite projects for my shop. (…click to read more)
We’re homebodies at heart, and love Michigan, but it was time to venture out. Duluth was calling…click to read more
Do you know about Michigan’s beautiful shores? …click to read more
What do the Great Lakes mean to you? …click to read more