Monday, January 31, 2011

New Home on the Web!

Beginning tomorrow, February 1st, my new blog is going live. I will still talk a whole lot about local food, businesses and spots to visit, but I'm going to merge all of interests into this one location.

So, starting tomorrow, come to Living From Scratch for all of my adventures!

Thanks for reading and following!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Easy as Pie!

Many of you know that I participate in the Komen 3-Day for the Cure every year. Part of my commitment to the event is agreeing to raise at least $2300 before I'm allowed to walk. This results in me doing a lot of fundraisers. My latest one was great! I sold frozen pies from the Grand Traverse Pie Company. My customers got pies from a well-known, and delicious, company and I got $5 per pie sold for my fundraising efforts. In addition, I supported a Michigan company. When I picked up the pies, the employees even loaded them into my car for me!

If you have any need for a fundraiser, check them out. Each store does the fundraisers themselves, so just contact your local store for details!

If you're interested in supporting my fundraising efforts, visit my walker page!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shop Locally This Holiday Season!

We already know that supporting locally-owned businesses helps the economy. Now, it can help you too! You could win a fabulous getaway at a Michigan establishment!

Here's the scoop from Michigan Main Street Center:
What is the "ShopMIDowntown Holiday Challenge"?
It is a campaign challenging Michigan's residents to spend 75% of their holiday shopping dollars in Michigan’s downtowns and Michigan Main Street districts. We have created a Facebook page for the campaign where we are asking people to post pictures and video of their favorite downtown stores. Please review the ShopMIDowntown contest rules. People who post pictures or video will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win an overnight stay at one of the following establishments:

The Ramsdell Inn in downtown Manistee The Doherty Hotel in downtown Clare
The National House Inn in downtown Marshall
The Water Street Inn in downtown Boyne City
The Courtland Carriage House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Hart.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Michigan Collection!

This one was curated by a different ArtFire artisan. Use these collections to shoip handmade for the holidays!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Michigan Artisans