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Happy Friday!

Enjoying West Michigan

Happy Friday!

Here are a few things that I have been enjoying this past week. Have a happy Friday!

Anyways, on to the food and beer!

Happy Friday!
    1. Trail running. I’ve gone on a couple trail runs this past week and loved it! I could run the loop around my neighborhood with my eyes closed so it was so nice to change it up a bit. Plus it feels oh so good to get out in nature.
    2. I enjoyed reading this series about motherhood around the world. It is so interesting to see what other cultures value when parenting compared to the typical American values.
    3.I am definitely a novice when it comes to all things blogging, picture editing, and photography. I have been experimenting with PicMonkey and while I know my photos have a lot to be desired at least I finally figured out how to add text. Baby steps.
    4. The hounds, pupperdoodles, or more commonly known as Rosie and Dexter. To say our dogs are just dogs to us would be an understatement. They are part of our family and make me laugh everyday. Not to say they don’t annoy the crap out of me sometimes but lately we have been realizing that they are getting older and I’m going to work on appreciating all the joy that they bring into our lives. (Might sound a little cheesy but it’s true.)
Enjoying West Michigan

Enjoying West Michigan

This weekend we headed west for a beach day and also stopped at the Wau-Ke-Na Nature Preserve Art Walk.

Wau-Ke-Na is a 365 acre nature preserve run by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. This weekend local artists were displaying their works at the preserve. It is such a beautiful piece of land. We took a short walk along the butterfly trail which was filled with wildflowers and butterflies. Artists were also set up throughout the preserve and it was pretty cool to see the landscape portrayed on their canvas. They make it look so easy… We also headed to the beach for a bit. It was an overcast day but perfect for strolling along and looking for beach glass. I am going to continue to try to squeeze out as much of summer as I can in the next couple of weeks. I’m not ready for it to be over!

Balance

Tonight we went to the Taste of Kalamazoo. I think most bigger cities hold one of these types of food festivals every summer. A Taste is a festival where local restaurants offer mini portions of their cuisine. It’s a fun way to try lots of different types of food. We sampled nachos, tacos, potstickers, sausages, and Mexican popsicles (my favorite). So needless to say I was not feeling too good later that night. I find the best way to feel better after an indulgence is to hydrate.

Tonight I drank a huge jar of ice water with sliced cucumber for a little flavor and extra hydration. We also took the dogs for a mile walk. I felt instantly better and more like myself afterwards. It just takes a few simple steps to get back to healthy living. It’s all about balancing the not so good with some good.