Author Archives: Karin

About Karin

Journalist, singer, reader, movie fanatic, photography buff, GVSU alum, wanna-be-Brit, Crohn's fighter, Coca-Cola addict, animal lover, not a kid person, hater of winter, Michigander

Book of the Month Review

Last month on my Facebook page, I asked my followers which subscription box service they’d like me to receive and review here on the blog. Most of you answered with Book of the Month, so here I am to show you … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas — A Dinnertime Fiesta

It’s about time I posted a new recipe, right? Today I have one that’s incredibly tasty and has just enough kick for added flavor, yet not enough for someone to worry if they dislike heat. I’m a lover of Tex-Mex … Continue reading

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Photography is for the Birds

Guest post by Justin McKee Well, photography isn’t totally for the birds, but I do like to take photos of them from time to time. No, I’m not a birder, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy trying to get … Continue reading

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My Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

At the beginning of the year, I told you I was participating in the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge! Goodreads is a great site, simply for organizational purposes. You can keep track of the books you’ve read, are currently reading, and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life at 90

In the past 90 years, so many things have taken place: World War II, the moon landing, Beatlemania, the JFK assassination, the development of vaccines like penicillin, the Vietnam and Korean Wars, the introduction of color TV, the change of … Continue reading

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Have a blast this year with fireworks photography

Guest post by Justin McKee People love fireworks. They’re beautiful, brilliant displays of light that make everyone gather together and bring smiles to faces already filled with awe at the color and complexity of what is essentially the sky exploding. … Continue reading

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Find Your Zen with Color

How do you relax? After a full week’s worth of work and home responsibilities, we all need to chill out. Do you go out for a drink? Find a quiet space to read? Take a bath? Meditate? Become a vegetable … Continue reading

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Sugar Festival: the Sweetest Event in Michigan

In the region of Michigan known as The Thumb (look on a map if you don’t know what I’m talking about), lies the small village of Sebewaing. It’s where half of my family is from, and where a few of … Continue reading

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From West Texas to Northern Michigan

Hello! This is going to be a photo-heavy post versus text, because in this case, I believe photographs tell the story better than words. In the beginning of the month I had the privilege to meet up with my friend … Continue reading

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Take A Look Beyond Our World

Guest post by Justin McKee I took this photograph explicitly for this post, but when I went out to shoot I didn’t know what I was looking for or what I was going to write about. It’s good to do … Continue reading

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