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A Winter Hike Through Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Dear readers, Winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has it's share of ups and downs. I am currently in the middle of the "down" portion, otherwise known as: so much snow I can't see out of my driveway, so little sun I want to sleep all day, and so little fresh air/exercise I feel like a blob. However, a few weekends ago, I experienced the upside of living in the great U.P. My friend and I had the pleasure…

Your recipe for bake sale success!

13 Tips For Ultimate Bake Sale Success

Dear readers, This time of year puts us in the mind-set of giving almost by default. Presents, bell-ringers, church and charitable donations all have us reaching for our wallets in the spirit of enriching the lives of others. Bake sales are no different, and what an awesome time of year to have a bake sale indeed, everyone has thrown their diet out the window and is in the spirit of giving! I have baked for, and organized, many a bake sale…

Ms. Moxie Goes Back to School…

And I thought I loved coffee before... Dear readers, I have decided to go back to school. It was pretty much a no-brainer. The hospital where I work offered to pay for two of it's departments to take a coding class. It's one three hour class, every Wednesday, for the next year. Plus tons of self training and reading. You think one class isn't that big of a deal, think again. Medical coding is hard. And also pretty amazing. Do…

15 Goals of Summer 2015: The Recap

  Dear readers, I want you to know that you are officially a part of history, as this is the very first "recap blog" I have ever written. On June 8th,  I posted 15 Goals of Summer 2015, today my post will be a review of how well I managed to reach those goals. Since I haven't actually monitored my success throughout the summer, I am very interested in doing this recap. Here goes nothing Moxie people! 1. Go kayaking on various…

Camping with my Best Friend

Dear readers, I have the best friend in the whole world. We met when we were seven. We were in the same class together. We walked home from school one day and we realized that her family had moved in to my family's old house. I'd like to think we knew it was meant to be. We did ridiculous things together as kids. I think my child is weird, but when I look back on the things my best friend and I…

The Sturgeon River

  Dear readers, I've formed a deep connection with nature these past few months.  I've always liked to be outside, but I never considered it a place of healing until this summer. Sometime around March, I began to formulate my summer plan. It looked a little bit like this, "Go outside as much as possible." I've really outdone myself. As mentioned before, I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing…

The Soo Locks With Sam

Dear readers, A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking my friend Samantha out on a date. The hospital offered it's employees a free dinner cruise with the Soo Locks Boat Tour, and I knew just who needed a night out. She's crazy, I'm crazy, it just works. If you are ever in Sault Ste. Marie,  I highly suggest you take the Soo Locks Boat Tour. Here are the beautiful photos from our night on the St. Mary's River.…

While We Were Out…

Dear readers, What a crazy few weeks it has been. With all the company visiting and fun events to attend, I decided it would be a wonderful time to take a writing vacation. However, now I'm back, and I have some updates!   1. My washing my machine (the one I just paid off) broke down, of course. The pump was broken, water leaked all over the motor, and totally destroyed it. One more thing to pay off yet again.…