The most adventures I’ve had in a long time.

Hello! First of all, I just want to thank you all for leaving such sweet comments on my post from yesterday. A lot of you have been saying you admire my positive attitude, which totally makes my day, because I feel like I am negative a lot of the time! So thanks for making me smile and changing my own attitude about myself Smile

Yesterday Audrey and I went to a small town called Petosky in Michigan. It is super small and right on the water and absolutely adorable. We went with my great-grandma and my great-aunt and had an absolute blast.


We may or may not have stopped at a winery while we were walking around and did a tasting at 11 a.m. Oops. I also bought a super cute ring and some mother’s day presents.



Then we went to the most delicious little restaurant ever called Whitecaps for lunch. I got an apple panini, which had “granny smith apples, gorgonzola cheese, apple butter, spinach, and caramelized onions.” Uh, best thing ever. And stealing some of the beer-battered fries from my grandma was a great idea as well.


I kid you not, Audrey and I were exhausted after our little 5-hour day trip! We have been so used to just laying around for days and doing things on our own time that it was different to actually have plans and do something real. We spent the rest of the day laying around the house and catching up on our TV shows.


Here’s something else we’ve been up to:

What an exhilarating life I lead. Our plan is to start up a YouTube channel with us going through our bucket list, in hopes that Ellen will help us out with the ones that involve her! And we basically just want to be like Jenna Marbles and work from home, but do it in California while I am working for Ellen. Solid plan.

I will say that one of my favorite things about being up north is going for a run in the morning. It is so silent that it seems like I am the only person in the world. I haven’t even used my headphones the last few days! Seeing deer and bunnies on my run is much more enjoyable than getting exhaust blown in my face from cars on the highway like at home. I also like having time during the day to get everything done without having to be rushed; keeps the stress levels down like crazy! However, it is really hard for me to sleep here since I am not used to the area, so I’ve been constantly exhausted, but that’s okay! I have coffee and wine to get me through Smile with tongue out

We only have today and then head out in the morning, so we’re off to enjoy the beautiful weather, see some family, and just chill for one last day <3

Last thing. Have you ever had this delicious creation? If not, you must do so immediately.


What gets you through the day when you are exhausted?


  1. I’m such an awful person when I’m exhausted! I feel getting up and moving around outside keeps me moving through the day :) And seriously, can we do one of your happiness challenge days together?? Your photos always look so fun and I promise I’ll show ya a good time!!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Ugh, me too. I have been SO lazy these past few days and don’t want to go back to real life. Can we meet up somewhere?! No joke haha. I’m going to Chicago in a few weeks… :)

  2. Sounds like a great vacation! A little wine tasting never hurt anyone ;-)

    When I’m exhausted, I rely on carbs and coffee to get me through the day – it’s a winning combo!

  3. That Margarita drink looks so good! Love upper MI. I am fascinated by the Pestosky stone. I have been collecting them since I was little. I spent lots of time in Petosky as a kid on summer vacations. Looks like you had a blast!

  4. Massive amounts of caffeine…and deep breaths haha. Yesterday sounds like a phenomenal day…and I think I’m going to need to recreate that sandwich…has my name written all over it :) Running in nature is the best…much better than running by cars and whatnot :D

  5. Sounds like you are having a blast! :) That’s so good…we all need a little un-wind and wine time :)

    Seriously, there is no place like northern Michigan. I don’t miss the snow one bit, but the summers are amazing. Kid Rock knows what he’s singin about!

    Have fun today! :)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Always. I need so much of that time right now. Kid Rock is the best. Going to his concert later this summer :)

  6. I rely on coffee to get me through long days and running. Your list is great, love to hear about the rest of it!
    Looks like you are having a great time, enjoy the weather!

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