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How to: DIY Chalk Message Vase

How to: DIY Chalk Message Vase

Valentine's Day cards are so yesterday! Why not give your sweetie a beautiful bouquet of flowers with a message on the actual vase! Sit tight, relax and learn how to create a chalk-message-vase in three easy steps. Here's what you need: MATERIALS Glass Vase (Any size...

Lighthouse Short Stories: Fort Gratiot

Lighthouse Short Stories: Fort Gratiot

The oldest lighthouse in Michigan is the second oldest on the Great Lakes and actually older than the state itself. Erected in 1825, the lighthouse was a part of the Fort Gratiot garrison installed to guard the opening to the St. Clair River. It sits on Lake Huron. It...

How Flowers Make You Calmer and More Relaxed

How Flowers Make You Calmer and More Relaxed

It is no secret that high levels of stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your health and well being. Stress does not just affect your mental state - high stress levels can also contribute to a host of serious illnesses, including killers like heart attacks...

4 thrifty Floral Gift ideas to say “Thank You” to teachers

4 thrifty Floral Gift ideas to say “Thank You” to teachers

Throughout the Great Lakes region, it's common for school children to present their teacher or even several teachers with Christmas gifts. Many families make a point to send gifts for each of their children's instructors including music, art, and physical education teachers. When you gather some art supplies, grocery store flowers, and simple objects, you can create delightful holiday gifts for your kids' teachers they are sure to love.
Winter Decorating with Flowers

Winter Decorating with Flowers

Depending on where you live in the Great Lakes regions and your family history, you might take part in any number of celebrations or traditions that make the winter memorable--even magical. No matter what family celebration you have in mind, you'll definitely need...

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