The Brew Kettle Valravn

At the end of August my brother took possession of two free tickets to Cedar Point. The catch was that they had to be used by Labor Day and he had struck out finding anyone to go with him. After sorting out some logistics to make sure I wasn’t just leaving Chelsea at home with the girls by herself while I went off to have a day of fun, I was able to join him. And that was great because I hadn’t been to Cedar Point in two years, a rare streak of missing out on America’s Roller Coast. Babies and Chelsea’s sister’s family moving to Prague for two years had put the yearly trips on hold for awhile. Continue reading

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Streaker Sports 1994 USA Soccer Jersey

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but tonight is a ridiculously important night for US soccer. Anything short of a win tonight makes qualifying for next year’s World Cup that much more in doubt. A win is not a must, but it would be a welcome relief.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Event of the Season Sale

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer.
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Great Lakes Vintage Boat Long Sleeve

Long sleeve tees are going to come in handy mighty soon. This heat wave interrupted what was already an introduction to the cool mornings and evenings about to greet us on a daily basis. And while a lake-themed print might not be your first inclination for fall, in the Midwest the lake is a four-season destination. That makes the Vintage Boat Long Sleeve from Great Lakes a go to over the next few weeks.  Continue reading

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Saturday Sip Showdown: Craft Malt Liquor

Don’t ask me why, but apparently 2017 is the year malt liquor went craft. Perhaps breweries have ran out of styles to make a splash with. (“You know what would be better than making another NE IPA? A malt liquor!”) Maybe craft beer has jumped the shark. This is still a style that counts Steel Reserve Alloy Series Hard Pineapple 211 as a top 50 beer in the style on RateBeer. Despite all of this, for whatever reason at least two Michigan breweries have released fairly high profile malt liquors in the past year. Continue reading

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Ledbury Scott Check Shirt

Don’t let this heat wave fool you. Sure it’s nearly going to hit 90 this next few days, which may be the hottest it’s gotten during this relatively cool summer, but fall is quickly approaching. It’s time to get prepared with a few new seasonal-appropriate shirts that call to mind flannel-filled treks through the woods. For one that’s still certainly office appropriate, go with the Scott Check from Ledbury. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Topo Designs

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Southern Proper Richard Quarter Zip

Quarter zip season has arrived unseasonably early in Michigan this year. Even before August was out, temperatures were dipping into the 40s after dark. Things appear to be warming up here over the next week but it’s only a matter of time before the cooler temperatures are the norm. And for that it’s best to be prepared with a quarter zip or two, like the new Richard Quarter Zip from Southern Proper. Continue reading

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Oxford Pennant Midwest Pennant

As important is clothes are to style, they’re not the only aspect of it. Style transcends cloth and incorporates other areas such as home design. What’s outside your closet is as important as what’s in it. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Cole Haan

The Five Best on East Dane

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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