Big Dreams from a Small Home

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


Helping you live tomorrow’s dreams today.

Adventure with me in Harbor Springs and beyond as I live my life with intention and hope to inspire others to as well. Life is short, let’s make it count!

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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.


Adopting a Greyhound: Adapting to Life with a Dog

Adopting a Greyhound: Adapting to Life with a Dog

As I stood in line at Homegoods the other day, in the maze of last-minute temptations they place near the checkout, (I don’t need another phone cord or holiday tea towel thank you very much!), I noticed a colorful journal. On its cover was a fun, flowy font that read,...