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Paddle Boarding the Harbor

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Paddle Boarding in Harbor Springs | The Fresh Exchange

Mike and I are the types that are always on the hunt for a new adventure. You know this about us. We aren’t very good at just being still, which we have learned to embrace. We also love to find activities that don’t involve a lot of clutter, noise, or anything too complicated. A few years back before leaving Michigan we got into paddleboarding. The lakes in Michigan are the perfect place to drop in…

For the Weekend

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For the Weekend | The Fresh Exchange

There are currently ten days left in August. I hate saying that especially since that means we will shortly be leaving Michigan and heading south. Though it makes an endless feeling of summer, it is always sad to leave behind this beautiful shoreline. I have to say, though, this time away has been perfect, inspiring, and I am truly feeling refreshed. I feel lucky we could take this time for ourselves after a few years…

More than Ordinary: Drink Dispensers

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Cool Drink Dispensers | The Fresh Exchange

For a while now we have been on the hunt for a drink dispenser. I am picky to say the least. There will always be something I don’t like about a dispenser. I want the spout to be metal or the top to screw on. Things like that. So I started hunting for one online. I thought I would share a few that caught my eye and ones I am eyeing pretty closely. Personally I…

A Trip North to Harbor Springs, Michigan

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Harbor Springs, Michigan Trip | The Fresh Exchange

It may be a little-known fact to some of you, but I was born in Petoskey, Michigan. I lived in Harbor Springs (on the other side of the bay) for the first seven years of my life. These two little towns sit on the Little Traverse Bay off of Lake Michigan and are far from the hustle of Traverse City. My family, particularly on my mom’s side not only grew up in this small town but has…

Monday Words: Seeking

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Seeking | The Fresh Exchange

When I was in middle school, I did a report on Vincent Van Gogh and his life. We didn’t have to choose an artist; we could choose any famous person, and I chose him. Van Gogh lived a tortured life both brought on by himself and by others. We know him well for his Starry Night, Irises, Cafe Terrace at Night, and many others. During his time he never was famous for his work, in…

Weekend Goals: An Evening with Good Friends

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Weekend Goals: An Evening with Friends | The Fresh Exchange

There are simple joys in life that in the wild scheduling of life we have to be intentional to set aside time to enjoy. My number one goal in life is to make these simple things more a part of the every day the older I get, rather than the opposite. Part of the goal means we have begun choosing them over other things in life. One of these simple things is an evening with…

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