Plague Years Rain In Blood at Dark Horse

Dark Horse Brewing celebrates the release of Rain In Blood with the fiery thrash of Plague Years in the beer garden.

Vinyl and Beer Adventure

Third Monk Brewing Company
Floodplains by Chris Dupont

Floodplains by Chris Dupont

The Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi

The Legend of Kitch-iti-kipi

Mini Winter Beer Run 2021

Mini Winter Beer Run 2021

Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Itinerary
Snowshoe Fun at the Bigfoot Boogie 2013

Snowshoe Fun at the Bigfoot Boogie 2013

Who knew running in snowshoes could be so fun and so damn hard!?! We journeyed up to Traverse City, Michigan on 1/18/2013 for Running Fit's Bigfoot Boogie snowshoe race.  The snow conditions were non-existant when we left Ann Arbor on Friday afternoon, which had us...

Detroit Auto Show ROCKS!

Detroit Auto Show ROCKS!

The Detroit Auto Show Rocks! On Tuesday, I went to the Delta SkyMiles American Express preview of the Detroit Auto Show (aka the North American International Auto Show) with my friends Jeff and Rick. For the last three years, Rick has been able to score tickets to the...

Vegan Recipe Blogs to Follow in 2013

Vegan Recipe Blogs to Follow in 2013

Yes I  know that I promised to update my post of favorite vegan recipe blogs but instead I'm recommending a few Vegan Recipe Blogs to Follow in 2013. The Sweetest Vegan Tasha Edwards, MPH I ABSOLUTELY love The Sweetest Vegan. Her blog posts always include a video and...

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery opened its doors to the public on Thursday, January 3 and we decided to check it out! Once inside the Chelsea Alehouse, you are greeted with a wide open and inviting space with lots of windows.  We thought all the natural light added a...

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 you'll love this...

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 parents played...

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 our hood. You can...

Pinckney Michigan Winter Memories

Its days like today, with all the fresh snow that I’m reminded of winters past.      Winter is one of my favorite seasons (the other being Fall).  I know a lot of folks complain about the snow, but I love it!  Cripes, we do live in Michigan...

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. We...

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 Sr.'s...

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 Cemetery...

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 belief that you must drink milk and...

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

  Family Folklore featuring Michigan Pioneer Andrew Lewick A tale of two names, gold rush fever, bigamy and suicide  Every family has Family Folklore and with each generation it either gets embellished or lost. I have always been fascinated by my...

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