Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Written by CatriceLane. Posted in Adventures in Dating, Columns

Dating can be fun? In my previous article, I shared my thoughts about being intentional when going through the process of dating. I’m learning that you may still have to date Mr. Wrong a number of times before finding Mr. Right. Some people see this approach as settling, however, my experience has been the opposite. Although you may not find love right away, you can work on refining the process of selecting a mate while learning more about how you relate to others. I’m humbled and proud Read more [...]

Curtain Call

Written by Jennifer Hodges. Posted in Columns, DIY

For the past several months, we have been remodeling our home, and I’ve had a difficult time finding curtains for my kitchen. I have searched the internet and every home improvement store and home decorating store in town and I haven’t had any luck in finding something that I love. Finally I told my husband that I’d make my own curtains. I don’t sew and I struggle with loading a bobbin on my sewing machine, but I was ready for the task. I was planning to make “no-sew valances,” and I’m Read more [...]

Queen of the Road: An Affair to Remember

Written by Lisa Kost. Posted in Columns, Queen of the Road

I’m in love. At least that’s how I feel when I think of Paris. Like your best friend or your first kiss, Paris never leaves you. It becomes you, whether you want it to or not. When I took my last trip to Paris more than ten years ago, I met a small town about an hour’s train ride from Paris that I am unable to forget. Her name was Meaux and she was lovely — a flower shop filled with muted blue pastels and the smell of fresh cut lavender, chocolates arranged and packaged more beautifully Read more [...]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Written by CatriceLane. Posted in Columns, Dating Department

Dating can be fun? In my previous article, I shared my thoughts about being intentional when going through the process of dating. I’m learning that you may still have to date Mr. Wrong a number of times before finding Mr. Right. Some people see this approach as settling, however, my experience has been the opposite. Although you may not find love right away, you can work on refining the process of selecting a mate while learning more about how you relate to others. I’m humbled and proud Read more [...]

Living Out Our Values

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in From the Publisher

“On my honor, I will try…” I made that promise over and over as a child. It wasn’t just something I said, it’s something I truly meant — even then. And, boy, I certainly have tried to serve God and my country; help people when I can and live by the Girl Scout Law. The Girl Scout Law: I will do my best to be fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources Read more [...]

Hollywood’s Green Team

Written by Taylor Kelsaw. Posted in Columns, Entertainment Alley

Going green has been on the minds of many in Hollywood and beyond. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Robert Redford, we have seen the stars come out and support the worldwide efforts to lessen the impact of our carbon footprints. Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton comes from a family of activists; his father is an attorney for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the director of a nature conservancy project in China. Norton’s grandparents helped create the Enterprise Foundation. This nonprofit Read more [...]

A Sweet Surprise for Party Guests

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Columns, DIY

Wedding season is fast approaching, and with that brings bridal showers. These Candy Bouquets would make adorable party favors for the guests at your shower. You can also make them for baby showers, birthday parties or just because. I chose to cover my flowerpot with zebra duct tape because my daughter is VERY into zebra print right now and I am making them for party favors for her birthday this month. There are so many different patterns of duct tape and washi tape out right now, so you should be Read more [...]

Missing Home

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Columns

Editor’s Note: Welcome to a special series from the Sutterlin Family. This month, the family continues the account of their experience hosting a German high school exchange student. Enjoy! From Sophie Of course I thought about homesickness before I left Germany, but I was almost certain that I would be fine. Sure, I love my family and friends, but America is like a second life and I thought that I would forget about my other life for this year. There were days when it wasn’t easy to Read more [...]

Looking to the Future

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

Do you ever spend time thinking about what the future will hold? I get asked all the time where I see myself in five or 10 years. I always have an answer of where I would like to be, but in the back of my mind, I think that it is very hard to predict. There are so many factors involved that make forecasting a future tough. During a short discussion with a personal trainer the other day who said that there would probably be a day in the future that we would say things like, “I can’t believe Read more [...]

The Links, Incorporated Honors Jesenia Pizarro at the Fifth Annual White Rose Gala

Written by Alicia Pilmore. Posted in Monthly Issues

The Lansing/East Lansing chapter of The Links, Incorporated is celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting the White Rose Gala for the fifth consecutive year, and by presenting the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award to Jesenia Pizarro, Ph.D. According to the Lansing/East Lansing Links chapter website, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is presented to emerging women leaders, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business Read more [...]

Intentional Dating

Written by CatriceLane. Posted in Adventures in Dating, Columns

Meant to be? In my January column, I shared the beginning of my New Year’s online dating journey — dating with an open mind (fueled by a glass of wine, of course). My mind is now open to ask the question, “should I leave my search to fate or apply some strategy?" Since it appears that I’m managing one of the most critical areas of my life like a Google search, let me actually search Google for an answer. I just need a keyword to help me get things started … Let’s try the word “love”. My Read more [...]

Events March 2015

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Monthly Issues, Tri-County Events

Events March 7 — Family Day at the Broad, East Lansing. Gather the family and spend the day with Farm Bureau Insurance at Family Day at the Broad. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, hands-on projects, live music and a special family tour at 1 p.m. Visit the Broad from noon to 4 p.m. for this free family fun experience. For more information, visit broadmuseum.msu.edu. March 31 — Dinner with the Doc, Lansing. Join Total Health Chiropractic for Dinner with the Doc. They will buy you dinner at Carrabba’s Read more [...]

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