“Family Adventures” Archive

Wearing Vintage on Vacation

Recently, Dan and I took a trip to Playa Del Carmen which was one of the best weeks ever. We escaped the cold Michigan weather and our responsibilities for five days, and had a fantastic time enjoying the sunshine, beach, pool and a lot of margaritas. I was happy to pull out some of my [...]

Ferris Fest: a 30th Anniversary Leisure Weekend of Epic Proportions

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I spent the weekend at Ferris Fest, a 30th anniversary weekend-long celebration of one of the greatest movies ever made, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There were only 300 tickets available to this, which sold out within days back in February, but my best friend, Monica, [...]

A Vintage Weekend in Louisville

A couple weeks ago I traveled down to Louisville for the first time ever to pop-up inside Block Party Handmade, a fantastic handmade shop in Downtown Louisville. BPH has carried my handmade goods since it opened, and I was thrilled to be part of their 3 year anniversary party and selling both handmade & vintage [...]

A Vintage Cottage Up North

Last weekend our family took the kids “up north”, which for anyone who doesn’t live in Michigan means the northern half of the Lower Peninsula here to all Metro Detroiters. We went to watch two awesome friends get married on the beach, but also wrapped it all up in a nice weekend getaway, and had [...]

Vintage Shopping in San Francisco: Afterlife Boutique

I’ve got to tell you guys about one more favorite vintage shop Dan & I discovered in San Francisco – Afterlife Boutique. Not only is Afterlife super on point and authentic with what is hot right now in vintage, their shop just oozes awesome. They have lots of great jewelry, beat up leather jackets, and [...]

Vintage Shopping in San Francisco: Static Vintage

Dan and I spent a few days in San Francisco this week, and I was lucky to have lots of shopping time one day to spend in one of the city’s best vintage districts, Haight & Ashbury. Not only fun to explore for the historical reasons, this area also had a crazy amount of awesome [...]

Merry Christmas!

To all of you out there who celebrate, Merry Christmas!

Crafty Inspiration at ArtPrize

I was thrilled to be able to go to ArtPrize for the first time last weekend while I was in Grand Rapids for the last Vintage Street Market of 2014. I’ve been really wanting to see the 3 square mile art competition, and had a fantastic, truly inspirational time in the midst of it’s final [...]

A Visit to the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival

This weekend I checked out the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival in Davisburg for the first time with my friend Jeff. This show “tours” Michigan, with stops in Midland and Davisburg. I have heard a lot of great things about this show and was excited to finally go! It was bigger than I had thought [...]

A Weekend in Grand Rapids

A couple weeks ago, Dan and I had a rare getaway weekend, just us. We went to Grand Rapids, Michigan which really is a fairly short drive from Metro Detroit (about 2 1/2 hours), but we’d really never checked the city out before for some reason. We had SUCH a great time! We stayed at [...]