Wishin’ You Were Back in Michigan?






Has it been way too long since you’ve been back to Michigan? Irving Berlin’s “I Want to Go Back to Michigan,” recorded by Billy Murray for Edison Records in 1914, captures a love for the simple pleasures that never change in our great state. I hope you’ll plan to visit us again soon! *photos from Grandpa Tiny’s Farm and Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan

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A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe






Post by DIETRICH BRONNER Dietrich Bronner, product development manager at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, is the grandson of originator Wally Bronner. He has planted deep roots in the thriving Frankenmuth Farmers Market and the farmers-market movement statewide. A LIVING PASSION

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From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats

From Conception To Completion | Bronner’s Bavarian Parade Floats






Before he became widely known as “Mr. Christmas,” he enjoyed the title of “signtist” (also known as a “signtologist”), a catchword coined by sign painters of the time to describe their craft. That background in sign painting and window and booth displays made the addition of float design a natural extension for store originator Wally Bronner!

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Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 4 We arrived in Vienna mid-morning Wednesday via train from Budapest. The Friedensbrücke metro station landed us just a few blocks from our hotel.

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Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine

Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 3 We landed in Budapest early on Sunday afternoon

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DIY Painted Hand-print Ornament for Mother’s Day

DIY Painted Hand-print Ornament for Mother’s Day






Okay, I’m going to start off by saying that I had the best intentions to show you three perfect do-it-yourself hand-print ornaments for Mother’s Day. But that did NOT happen! As we all know, life isn’t perfect and instead of three ornaments, I have one messy, adorable hand-print ornament that makes me smile. What happened? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out!

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London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!

London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 2 After meeting Kristen in New York, we boarded a Virgin Atlantic night flight for London. If we were going to have to sleep somewhere en route to the city of Shakespeare, we had decided to do it on a plane. We considered it a “cracking” (excellent) way to multitask. After all, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (The Tempest)

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