Creative Soul

by Dawn Gorman Your guide to creative happening in metro Lansing There was a time I didn't #lovelansing. Through most of the 80s I constantly wondered what I was doing here. I arrived on the heels of friends and left twice, only to return. What ...
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Pretty Plagues

While at Joann's I came across the hanging plaque (I think it cost $2.49) and decided to use that for this month's DIY. My daughter Grace has a name plaque on her wall that she made herself years ago with stickers on it that are now peeling off. I decided ...
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There are very few things that happen in this life that give you the sense of a fresh start like flipping the calendar into a new year. It is invigorating. No matter what kind of year you had, there is excitement at what a new year will hold. In 2015, ...
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Puppy Safety

Every other month our pet expert and Canine Coaches dog trainer Jill Bailey will answer your pet questions. Email her at For more info on Canine Coaches visit Q: I have had people ask me if it is O.K. to give their ...
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Mason Jar Leaf Lamp

With fall in the air and the gorgeous trees changing colors, what better time to create a quick craft using leaves for a fall decoration. This month my 12-year-old daughter, Emma Grace, took it upon herself to takeover my DIY craft and I have to say I ...
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