Design

Window Doors. What You Need to Know

Ever since 100 AD, when Romans began installing glass in their windows instead of simply slapping rough-hewn wooden shutters over the holes in their walls, we humans have been obsessed with the way we let the light shine into our world.

Pieces with a Purpose

In conjunction with spring cleaning, the season that is synonymous with renewal can be the perfect time to refresh and assess your possessions. For starters, you might consider replacing purely ornamental items with practical pieces that make a decorative statement while serving a functional purpose in your home. 

Lifestyle

Rack ‘Em Up!

Did you know that Michigan and the Midwest both have a long history involving pool tables and the game of pool? The first-ever match with admission tickets sold was played in 1859 in Detroit at Fireman’s Hall. The winner, Michael Phelan, defeated Jim Seereiter and won $15,000.

Out and About: 5 National Parks in Michigan

In the last couple of years, the National Park system has been having a renaissance, with more people than ever getting outside to see the natural wonders. The 423 national park sites across the country are divided into designations like national historic sites, national monuments, national recreation areas, and more, with 63 identified as national parks.

Restoring the Monarchs

The golden amber tone of monarch butterfly wings is one of the highlights of Michigan summers. Many of us enjoy watching their distinctive flight as they flutter through the sky, looking for the perfect landing spot. Unfortunately, these jewel-colored beauties have been in decline. In just two decades, the population has dropped to an estimated 3.6% of what it once was. The Michigan population went from 384 million in 1996 to just 14 million in 2013. 

Just Like Grandma Used to Make

Grandma knew what she was doing when she picked up her knitting needles, canned a batch of tomatoes, or baked a loaf of crusty bread. Not only are these activities from simpler times known to reduce stress and provide comfort, they are also gratifying as they yield something created with your own hands.

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