Happy Father’s Day!

June 16, 2024

My question is this:  What do you get a dad who has everything for Father’s Day??? You get them his daughter’s boating license!  Right?  I bet you guessed it, didn’t you??!! Well, Dad, this one is for you.  I did it!  I passed my boater’s safety course and can now run the boat, legally, at the lake.  No more getting after me!  What are you going to worry…


An Early Case of the Empty Nest…

June 2, 2024

An early case of the Empty Nest… It’s springtime…fast approaching, summer. It’s the busiest time of year on a farm. Planting, mowing, chopping—I can go on and on. As the kids have gotten older, they have taken on more work at the farm during this time of year.  It’s expected, and it’s welcomed.  You know what they say about idle hands…the devil’s workshop. Teenagers are no exception to…


Dusting off Winter

May 19, 2024

A weekend for opening up and letting go of winter… For anyone who has ever owned, been a part of, or had the privilege… …opening up a summer camp is a bit overwhelming and daunting. Don’t forget to turn the water and electric on, and make sure the propane tank is full. That first inspection of the property, in its exterior, and interior, is like walking into winter…



April 28, 2024

Always good to open your eyes and see somewhere else. Find a familiarity, find a difference, find a connection. Upon walking into the quaint, very old, stone home located in Ill de Orleans, Quebec,  I was pleasantly greeted by my past. Mrs. Sanborn’s farmhouse kitchen.   Familiar. Sitting to the right, when you walked through the door of the old farm kitchen, it was the heart of the home…

Perspective Travel

Linens and Sunshine Back in 1952

February 18, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with a dear friend. She reached out to me in an email and asked if I wanted to have lunch with her…at her house. She wrote, “I know it’s old fashioned and not very fancy, but my hearing is getting quite bad, and it’s easier for me in a home setting.” That sounded lovely to me. When I walked through…


Insanity Meets Traction

January 1, 2024

Insanity. “Hello.”   What a trooper you have been, pushing me to accomplish and be more than I ever thought I was capable of this year.   It was insanity that pushed me to “live skinny,” TO THE FULLEST!  I have been insanely polar plunging all year long too.  Truly, a blessing for me, keeping me grounded in this insanely intense year called 2023. But “livin’ skinny” was 2023… bye,…


A Big ‘Ol Win Times 2!

November 5, 2023

Greetings from Michigan State! It was a big ‘ol win times 2!! A win on the football field… and a win with so many family members and friends who took the time to be together for a fun filled weekend out in East Lansing. So thankful for all of them! See you next week! With love,Kate…


Coming Straight From My Heart

August 6, 2023

How rich our life can be… …if only we remember to focus on what is positive. “Rich is way more than what will ever be in the bank…it’s what is in your heart.” Here’s to August, getting ready to send baby #2 to Michigan State and embracing the only thing that remains constant… change. With love,Kate…