Category Archives: Just For Fun

An Afternoon To Myself

By: SocialJM

My group had plans to hit the trails, so I decided to slip away to Downtown Gaylord in search of an outfit for a friend’s wedding.

Seams Like New

First stop was to fuel up at Seams Like New, an eclectic coffee shop and consignment store.   I ordered a Berry White Latte and relaxed, swaying gently in the hanging chairs.   Other seating options were historical theater seats and old time school desks.  Then I spent some time browsing the art from many local artisans.  The entire back of the store is packed with upscale resale fashions.


That latte gave me the boost I needed.  Next stop Woolybuggers, this store is huge!  They have beautiful Women’s clothing & accessories, home décor and a selection of mostly Michigan made food products.  The huge selection of dog breed socks caught my eye.  I am now the proud owner of a Springer Spaniel pair.  Found a gift for the wedding here, too!


Locals told me women love Lilly Rose Boutique for the latest fashions at a great price; I now see why!  Find in season clothing, shoes and accessories here.  Clothes I can wear to work, parties and at home.  They post pictures of new items on social media, and will ship in the USA and Canada, too!


Sportswear for young men & women can be found at Solli’s Causal Wear.  Now I’m not considered a young woman, but I found plenty that was appropriate for me!  They carry the very popular Sanuk shoes too, known for their comfort.


I couldn’t leave Downtown Gaylord without visiting Hogan’s Jewelers.  Hogan’s has been a downtown staple for over 50 years.  Their customer service is first class.  I found the perfect earrings to accent my new outfit and a watch for husband!



National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!


We used to make fun of Uncle Bob’s ugly sweater.  But now, we want to borrow it.  The ugly Christmas sweater knows no bounds.  As if the ugly sweater wasn’t ugly enough already, we have found new ways to embellish and add to its hideousness.

The ugly sweater is now 3D with lights, tinsel and even stuffed animals, hanging and blinking in all its glory.  December 16th is national Ugly Sweater Day.  We want to challenge you to head out and scour second hand stores, businesses, grandma’s closet and anywhere else you can find that one-of-a-kind sweater causing others around you to gasp…enviously at the ugliness thereof, silently wishing that they could have found one uglier than yours.  Be creative, nothing is off limits, cat and horse sweaters can be transformed into a meaningful Christmas sweater you can be proud of.