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Wiggles {Michigan}

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David and I (other than our mission trip to Honduras) did not really get to have a vacation this summer. That is part of the reason I am happy for it to be done and over with for the year. We are cooking up a vacation plan for this fall though -- which, seeing my love affair with this season, seems like a better fit anyway. Our exotic location?... Michigan! Yes, you heard me right, Michigan. My boss laughed when I told her, but hey, I'm pretty excited. Everything is tentative right now, but a few things on the agenda: a couple nights in a B&B on Lake Michigan, visiting family in Ann Arbor, riding some new friends' segways in Plymouth and visiting their chocolate shop, hopefully meeting my bloggy friend Meg, and perhaps attending Rob Bell's Church in Grandville. I've never been to the Wolvorine State, so I'm pretty excited. Do you live or have you visited Michigan? What should I do, see, eat?

My weekly wiggles:

new music
Mumford & Son's new album, Sigh No More
{listen HERE}

new blog loves

Keep sending me your music and blog suggestions! And your Michigan to-do's too!

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42 comments...:

  1. I've been enjoying getting to know Mumford & Sons too! I have never been to Michigan, but I can imagine it is beautiful, and a vacation in late Summer / Fall is the best!

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  2. I've never been to Michigan but I bet its a lovely place...I would need a little vacation myself..:) Kisses,sweetie
    I love those images...yay to fall!

    ps: I am hosting a really cute GIVEAWAY, so please join in:)

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  3. I adore Mumford & Sons AND Michigan :) I went to college in grand rapids and went to that church a few times (IT'S SO BIG) (too big). My favorite coffee shop in Grand Rapids is Common Grounds if you need to go get some coffee!! :)

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  4. You and David are such awesome people that I'm sure wherever you go amazingness will follow. Michigan included!

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  5. Just discovered you fabulous blog! Wow! will vote! :)

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  6. That's so exciting! I live in Michigan!! :) It is truly beautiful here this time of year. I highly recommend this B&B in Grand Haven: http://www.boydenhouse.com

    Enjoy your trip!!!!

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  7. Michigan is def a place I would love to visit...even though I am a BUCKEYE! I have heard Lake Michigan is gorgeous! <333

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  8. Never have been to Michigan. I think it sounds like a lovely vacation. We went to Wisconsin this year and being from Arizona, I loved it! Anywhere can be a fun adventure, it's all about how you see things.

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  9. oh so fun!!!! I decided that everyone in the US always wants to travel overseas and that is travel, but I think I'm going to want to travel around the US, we have such a diverse country and how fun to explore allll of it!!

    PS I REALLY WANT TO COME TO MICHIGAN WITH YOU and meet you and meg and go to Rob Bell's church. SO FUN.

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  10. aaa i LOVE Michigan! It is soooo gorgeous, especially this time of year (not so much in the winter ha). The lake is beautiful. The peaches and blueberries are the best ever (although they are probably going out of season) although the apples are coming in right now. And make sure to get ICE CREAM, Mackinac Fudge flavor :)

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  11. Awww, no that actually sounds like a really fun trip. and a very relaxing trip. Wish I could suggest stuff, but I don't know much about Michigan, and it seems like other readers have been, so I'll leave the suggestions to them hehe...but I'll go vote now

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  12. i have never been to michigan, but those photos look divine!

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  13. Your vacation spot sounds lovely. A B and B, spending time with family and friends. you can't beat that. Guess it doesn't really matter where you are as long as you are enjoying yourselves.

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  14. ANY kind of vacation sounds great to me and that sounds like a lovely planned out trip. (Would like to hear more about the mission trip.)

    Will have to check out those blogs!!

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  15. I have never been to Michigan but would love to visit some day. Looking forward to hearing about your trip & seeing photos!

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  16. Thank you for some wonderful links and enjoyable music! Love that fall leaf pic!

    Liesl :)

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  17. i would love to visit michigan!! LOVEEE your blog and you are the sweetest for mentioning mine! <3

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  18. Michigan is soooo beautiful! Especially during this time of year I hear. I visited Ann Arbor in Spring - such a cute college town!

    P.S. I'm giving away pretty jewelry on my blog today if you wanna come play :) xo

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  19. Yu'll be surprised how lovely it is there in Michigan and it sounds like you have lots lined up :) Come to Toronto and I will be your tour guide hehe it's amazing here!! Yay!! XOXO

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  20. I think Michigan will be fun!! I love the fall, that leaf pic is amazingly beautiful. I can't wait for all the pretty colors and pumpkins. Also, I love Mumford & Sons and will reccomend A Silent Film to you, their song "You Will Leave A Mark" is awesome.

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  21. Thanks so much! I love looking through your blog, and the pictures are great! I'll have to look through the other blogs on your list, too.

    Have a nice Wednesday!

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  22. you are such a sweetheart! thanks for the blog love!!! :)

    we were destined to be friends- my husband and i just heard about mumford & sons last week and we're obsessed! (he's already learned a couple of their songs on the guitar!)

    hope you're having a fantastic week!!

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  23. Love Rob Bell! And your tentative Vacay sounds awesome. B & B is the key word!

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  24. so you ARE coming to michigan! ahhhhhh! excellent choice if i do say so myself :) it really is beautiful, especially the west side on Lake Michigan. there are some really beautiful cities over there. i am definitely going to have to give you some recommendations! and we most definitely need to meet! i'm only about an hour from ann arbor! eeee!

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  25. oh and p.s. Mars Hill is AWESOME! i would totally live there if we lived in the grand rapids area. my sis went when she was in college over there :)

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  26. Sounds wonderful if you ask me! B&B on a lake, doesn't matter where you are, that's romantic!

    Rachael

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  27. Michigan... nothing like falls turning leaves! amazing!
    xo tash

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  28. Never been to Michigan, but I hope you have lots of fun! Those pictures are so lovely.

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  29. Loving those pictures. They make me ready for the cool and brisk weather. I've never been to Michigan, but it looks lovely.

    xo M

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  30. I've never been to Michigan. I'm sure it's great and sounds like you have planned a lovely trip. Enjoy!

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  31. Just got back from Canada with 3 big bags of ketchup chips and to answer your question...they are ketchup flavored chips! sooooo good!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  32. My fiance is from Michigan and we went there last fall actually! It was sosososo pretty :) If you can make it up to the Mackinaw bridge/island I would totally do that. It was so pretty! And so fun to ride the ferry to the island.

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  33. Oh loverly! We lived in Michigan for five years...in fact...I have a very cheap and charming house if you are interested in owning a little bit of a tiny town...

    Definitely Mars Hill.
    Definitely the west side of the state.
    Grand Haven.
    Traverse City
    and if you are that far, then most definitely Mackinack Island and Mackinaw City fudge.
    And antiques. Anywhere and everywhere...
    And walk the bridge. The locals think it's God's front porch.

    It's a beautiful place and a perfect time of year for it!

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  34. It will be tons of fun to go to Michigan in the fall! Hey - everyone thought we were crazy when we said we were going to Canada for summer vacation. They're all like "so, what's in Canada?" :)

    Have fun. Take pictures. And videos. Because your videos crack me up.

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  35. If you'll be by Detroit, there so much fun stuff to do there!! I loved the Henry Ford museum and there's lots of motown history there too!! Have fun!

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  36. love the pictures!! and michigan sounds like a lovely place to vacation! especially during the fall, it would probably be so beautiful!

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  37. oh my goodness!! i am from ann arbor, MI~!!! i can't believe you are going there, that is sooo awesome! i will talk to you next monday on must go places!!! :D

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  38. love these images..the water looks just dreamy. something about it sinks me in.

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  39. eeeep! I took a little blog-vacation thanks to my awful allergies creeping up on me and I came back to find this! I'm so thankful!

    Your photos are lovely! Have fun on your trip to Michigan! The lake is so beautiful in the fall, you'll love it :)

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  40. Ann Arbor Rocks! Gross Pointe is pretty too. I hear autumn in Michigan is simply divine. Have a wonderful trip!

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  41. Thanks so much for the mention! It's very appreciated! I love finding other Southern girls who blog...

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  42. Hope you got to listen to Mumford & Sons with the windows down :) ...

    (i'm on santorini now and trying to recreate the music vid for The Cave...stay tuned).

    btw mad props on the copper wires/kerosene to david. that's crazy creative.

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