Big Dreams from a Small Home

A travel and lifestyle blog brought to you by a midwest girl from her northern Michigan a-frame.


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From Wanderlust to Planting Roots

This blog follows my journey from a corporate career in television to selling my house and embarking on a solo trip around the world for a year. Upon returning home, my story has been a series of ups and downs as I made my way forward and eventually north to the top of Michigan and the small, picturesque town of Harbor Springs. From my charming a-frame in the forest, I bring new stories and adventures closer to home.

Where I Call Home

Far up the freshwater coast, about four hours north of Detroit, straight highways start to grow graceful and curve into country roads. Past gentle slopes with horses grazing and pristine forests that stretch on for days, you’ll find the sleepy town of Harbor Springs.

Harbor Springs from Bluff
Harbor Springs Sunset

October Flame

Poetry and prose featuring autumn in northern Michigan.

The Magic of Mackinac

An island that is near and dear to my heart. See why I love this place.


The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a place where life overflows and positive energy prevails. It’s a fertile land, cleared by early settlers 150 years ago, yet now so dense and lush it seems to have always existed. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the fact that the...

A Glimmer of Provence

A Glimmer of Provence

The late summer sun shines on Michigan and as we sit outside and eat meals in the open air and dappled light, I’m taken back to the French countryside we visited one year ago. We began our journey in the tiny town of Lagnes. It wasn’t a place any of us had heard of...