Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where have I been!?!?

Our weekend trip to visit friends in Ohio turned into a long vacation to Michigan to visit friends and family.
It was over due and, I would like to think, well deserved.

So, as I'm sure you noticed, my blog and my shop got put on hold while we tried to enjoy ourselves and take a break from the grind stone.
But I am back up and running and have a lot of new and exciting things coming out soon for fall. New products will be up throughout August with great back to school specials each Monday. So be sure to check it out for great deals.

Our vacation was absolutely lovely. We come from a fairly small town in Michigan called Traverse City. Every year Traverse City has it's famed Cherry Festival. I grew up going every year and was so pleased to be able to take my children to the festival for the 2nd year in a row.

For us the festival means parades, the Blue Angels, carnival rides and Gibby's fries.
But to many others there are even more events to take part in. Fashion shows, concerts, open air movies, car shows, world famous fudge, ice cream socials, pie eating contests, pet shows, food and whine tasting, you name it the Cherry Festival has it. Which is why it is such a huge draw to the area. This year alone there were an estimated 500,000 people occupying my home town.
Not only do they come for the schedule of events but also for the natural beauty that is Northern Michigan and Traverse City. From the land mark sand dunes, beaches and lakes to the historic light houses and charming down town shops. Traverse City is truly a not to be over looked northern gem.