Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

Small Towns Bring Big Pure Michigan Fun

I think I say it in my sleep: You could vacation in Pure Michigan your whole life and never see everything our great state has to offer! From Chelsea to Calumet, meet five small towns (population under 6,000) that serve up big portions of history, intrigue, Great-Lakes fun and fury, foodie favorites, cruises, dramatic draws and more. Remember your getaways to these iconic locales with ornaments from Bronner’s! FIRST STOP – CHELSEA. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre makes its

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Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Downtown Frankenmuth is a lush garden of delightful blooms all summer long! Approximately 350 flats and 8,000 four-inch annuals are planted along Main Street’s 2-mile downtown stretch each spring. Add 350 huge hanging baskets and you have an eye-popping streetscape, one so beautiful that it was the 2007 America in Bloom Winner for cities with a population of under 5,000. Yes, flowers are serious (but happy) business in Frankenmuth. Dan Hopp, green space manager for the City of Frankenmuth, explains:

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We Love a Little Romance at Bronner’s!

We Love a Little Romance at Bronner’s!

It’s a girl’s favorite story to tell – how her husband proposed to her. About half a dozen guys propose to their girlfriends at Bronner’s each year. Some have shared their proposal story with us over the years through photos. We’re so glad to play a small part in their love story! According to a survey by wedding-planning site, The Knot, women prefer a surprise proposal, even if they’ve been ring shopping with their boyfriend. Meet John and Erika, who

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Mr. Christmas and His Mrs. Love Christmas & Bronner’s

Mr. Christmas and His Mrs. Love Christmas & Bronner’s

It’s a five-hour drive from Bruce County, Ontario, to Frankenmuth, Michigan. Sean and Tracy Walker know the route like the backs of their hands – they’ve made it a couple of times each year for the past 10 years. “Frankenmuth and Bronner’s – it’s where we go for vacation,” Sean said with a smile. “We’ve even looked into how to retire here (Frankenmuth).”

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DIY Princess Castle

DIY Princess Castle

Every princess needs a castle! If you’re decorating your little girl’s room in a princess theme and are looking for inspiration, we have a great do-it-yourself project for you! We repurposed a mirrored pillar to make our castle. If you don’t have one available, you can make one from sturdy cardboard and mirror panels. Here’s Lorri from our decorating team to tell you how she accented the castle walls and created a festive roof: DIY Princess Castle. These princesses will be

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Super-Fan Carla Loves CHRISTmas and Bronner’s

Super-Fan Carla Loves CHRISTmas and Bronner’s

Carla Foust Guernsey Csaszar was introduced to Bronner’s by her husband, Mike, in 2010. It’s been a love affair all the way around ever since ♥.  I recently talked with Carla about how it all began …

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Keep Calm & Party with a Prince! – Contest

Keep Calm & Party with a Prince! – Contest

Each year the Bronner family hosts a staff Christmas party in mid-January for the Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland team. (Due to the busy-ness of the actual season for us, we celebrate the month following.) For many years, the party theme celebrated the Christmas traditions in a particular country or part of the world. So it was on January 19, 2013, when the 2012 staff gathering was a Bronner’s British Christmas!

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Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life

Five Things Baseball Teaches Us About Life

I work here at Bronner’s among some really passionate baseball fans. Most of them love the Detroit Tigers. Some call another MLB (Major League Baseball) team their favorite. Others have enough love for multiple teams! All have plenty of love for their children’s or grandchildren’s school and summer-league teams. Yes, baseball is still America’s great pastime!   The game has been played in the U.S. since at least the early 1800s if not earlier.  When the New York Knickerbockers baseball club formally organized in 1845, they wrote down

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