Explore Ann Arbor, Michigan with Me

I was born and raised in a small town just north of Ann Arbor (ten minutes from downtown), but basically Ann Arbor. I thought it would be fun to take you around and show you around my city. So follow along as we explore some of the quintessential Ann Arbor haunts.  

I would like to give a HUGE shoutout to my girl Paige Sliney for following me around the city and helping me get some amazing shots. She does amazing photography and videography work mostly for sports, USA Hockey mainly, but please check her website out here!

Always Stop to Smell the Flowers

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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?

Grafitti Alley is an Ann Arbor classic and staple tourist stop. It is a must-see. The art is ever-changing and there are usually other kinds of performers and characters hanging out in the Alley as well. 

Some consider graffiti to be vandalism, but I think it is some of the most honest and real forms of self-expression there is. To risk breaking the law, in order to express yourself... I don't know something about it has always just resonated with me. I also know that it is someone's property, so I get that aspect, but every time I go to a city, I go looking for the graffiti. 

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This was one of my favorite pieces. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on graffiti and art, I'd love to chat about it.

Come For a Stroll With Me..

Nickel's Arcade is also one of the Ann Arbor staples, I'm not entirely sure why it's called that however because there is no arcade. It's basically just a little enclosed area of local shops, but nevertheless, it is fun to walk through to get the full Ann Arbor experience. 

There's always something interesting to see. 

It's can't be Michigan unless we mention our five Great Lakes at least once or way more than that, but who's counting! ;) 

Care to Catch a Show?

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The Michigan Theater is legendary. It's one of those classic theaters that I hope never goes away. They only show three movies at a time, but they also hold film festivals and other events. The inside is breathtakingly stunning and I suggest you all buy a movie ticket if nothing else, but to see the inside. I promise you, it's worth it. 

This theater is a nonprofit and they take donations from the public and local businesses in order to keep up with the historic renovations. To learn more about this amazing theater, visit here

It's the Best Time of the Year

*This post is super late, my apologies. Life got away from me. But exciting things are coming! Stay tuned!*

My favorite time of year is fall. If I could find a place that had fall all year round, I’d be living there ASAP. Since fall is my favorite season, you know I had to partake in all of the festivities! This will be a compilation of all of the autumn activities that we partook in. 

Farm Stands, Cider Mills, and Pumpkin Picking -- Oh My!

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I love me a good farm stand and the one down the street from where I live is right up my alley. They also sell a lot of plants as well. I liked to get my produce here all fall. 

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Then we had to make the trip to a cider mill and corn maze. Luckily enough for us, there was one near us that had all that and more in one convenient location. Pictured above, you’ll see thy even sell corn on the cob and bbq ha! The Midwest is an interesting place,  let me tell ya. 

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Next up, was one of my favorite adventures, picking pumpkins. I can't believe I had never done this before, being the autumn fanatic that I am. We took my pup Fitz along with us and he really seemed to enjoy it. We even tried to have him ride in the cart, but he only did so for about 0.2 seconds. 

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We just had to get a little family portrait with this ham! 

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He's so majestic, isn't he?

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Two of my mini gems from the picking, I also got one rather large white pumpkin as well. I didn't even know there was such a thing as white pumpkins! 

Halloween 2017 

I'll give you a few moments to take a guess what we were dressed as... 

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Well... any correct guesses? We were party animals! 

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This party animal may have partied a little too hard... 

Thanksgiving 2017

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I spent Thanksgiving with my boyfriend Brian and his family in Wisconsin and let me tell you it's somehow 10x colder in Wisconsin than Michigan. Even though that the only thing separating Wisconsin and Michigan is one Great Lake. Our faces suffered the wind chill greatly to get this photo, you're welcome internet fam.

Few questions for you guys (I love chatting with you guys down in the comments):

What's your favorite season?

What did you do for the holidays?