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Wishing You a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day, previously known as Decoration Day, is now known as the unofficial kick-off to summer.  Some of us may even remember Memorial Day as the day when we could start wearing white again.  Though often filled with barbecues, family …

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Why Every Day in March Gets Better and Better

Happy March to all! In like a lion and like a lamb, right? March is the month where we start meteorological spring and astronomical spring (click here to learn about the difference).  But, when it comes to March weather in …

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5 Indoor Activities to Help Your Sanity in Cold Weather

Yes, yes we’ve all heard the saying that ‘there is no bad weather, only bad clothes,’ right?  Well, sometimes there is bad weather, and sometimes it is just too dang cold to exercise or play outside.  In years past families …

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2 Tips for Outdoor Dog Safety in Cold Winter Months

When the temperatures drop, it is easy for us to stay warm and bundled up inside.  Keep the hot coffee coming please!  But, what about our dogs?  Even in the cold winter months, most of our furry friends need to …

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3 Health Habits to Help You Kick the Post-Holiday Blues

This past weekend we “de-Christmas’d” our house.  My children ran around pretending to be the Grinch as they gathered the snowman throw pillows, nutcrackers, and pictures with Santa from over the years and carried it all to the basement.  I …

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How to Hygge Up Your Home for a Cozy Living Space

The Danish tradition of hygge (pronounced HOO-GAH) has been gaining popularity in the United States for the past few years.  Defined as, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” embracing hygge this …

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How Flame Can Help Your Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving will probably look a little different for most of us this year.  Though that does seem to be the theme for 2020, doesn’t it?  Every new holiday or event this past year has had its own learning curve.  We …

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6 Places to Get a Pumpkin in Metro Detroit

I’m sure many of you have heard of the trend of being basic–especially during the fall months.  Things like drinking pumpkin spice lattes, taking selfies in an apple orchard, and wearing boots and flannel are all considered ‘basic.’  While sites …

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

It’s here!  The bittersweet long weekend that unofficially marks the end of summer.  Why bittersweet?  Well, it is hard to not mourn the passing of the carefree days that summer offered to us, but we know we have exciting things …

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The Most Beautiful Local Spots in Michigan

Michigan is a beautiful state. In fact, often, while visiting a local park, walking by the lake, or heading ‘up north’ you can almost hear Tim Allen’s voice describing “pure Michigan.”  The beauty is not just limited to the popular …

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