Michigan Winter Trail Running

Michigan Winter Trail Running

Running in the winter takes a special person, however Michigan winter trail running takes a special kind of crazy. YakTrax may be required! That is my running partner, Chuck on the top of the hill.  Yep, that little red dot is him.  Running while you are photographing...

Beans and Greens Recipe

I wish that I could take credit for this Beans and Greens Recipe but I can’t. It was created by my dear friends, Michael and Barb Steer.  There are many reasons why I love this recipe beyond its taste. Let me count the ways… Ten Reasons why...

New Years Eve Tradition

Family, friends, food and Dick Clark have always been a New Years Eve tradition. Long before I could host my own New Year’s Eve parties, my parents would drag me to their friend’s parties. I would curl up in a chair with the TV and Dick Clark, while my...

Michigan White Tailed Deer

There are few things that are classic “Michigan” and  White Tailed Deer fall into that category. We live about a mile from State Street in Ann Arbor, but if you stand in our backyard you’d never know it. There is a herd of White Tailed deer living in...

Santa Logo for Facebook Page

We officially launched our new Santa logo for our Facebook today. Many thanks to Kate Peterson (pleasantlyprogressivedesign) for the logo Design and thank you Nathan Scheck for the Santa Illustration. New Life In Michigan Facebook Logo        ...

Dark Horse 4 Elf Party 2012

We journeyed to Marshall, Michigan on December 8th to celebrate the release of Dark Horse Brewing Co.’s4 Elf Winter Ale. The Annual 4 Elf Party is an opportunity to enjoy crazy amounts of Dark Horse beer with elves, santas and thousands of other Michigan...

Betty’s Recipe Box – Family Recipes

Betty’s recipe box is filled with memories of my mother, family recipes and pieces of history. The note cards and scraps of paper where she wrote her recipes are valuable folklore as well as directions for baking cookies. I loved her cinnamon snaps and buckeyes....

Bethlehem Cemetery

Bethlehem Cemetery – Ann Arbor, Michigan Our final stop on the 2012 post-Thanksgiving research fieldtrip to de-tangle the Luick/Lewick tangle. The Bethlehem Cemetery on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a treasure trove of history. John David Luick...

Lima Center Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Jackson Road just west of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Lima Center Cemetery is also known as the Luick Farm Cemetery.  Lima Center Cemetery The Luick – Lewick family mystery continues…. Our visit to the Lima Center...

What do Vegans eat?

What do Vegans eat?  Twigs? Vegans don’t eat meat, eggs or dairy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “What do you eat?” I eat a lot and yes I get enough protein and calcium. We have the milk and beef lobbies to thank for the...

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