Fall is for Gathering - Tandem For Two

Fall is For Gathering

As this Autumn season approaches, we gather leaves in our yards, collect sweaters in our closets, and boots by the back door. But I love to gather people too, especially people from different parts of my life and have them intersect in a relaxed setting.
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How to Grill the Best Pizza - Tandem For Two

How to Grill the Best Pizza

I love pizza. It is hands down my favorite food. I grew up with square deep dish with crispy cheese, but love a good cracker thin-crust or wood-fired pizza.
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Easy Protein-Filled Lunch Recipes for Teens and Adults - Tandem For Two

Easy Protein-Filled Lunch Recipes for Teens and Adults

Kids are heading back to school or you need to mix up your lunches for work, but either way you have run out of ideas! You want to eat healthy, are looking for flavorful ideas, but want a good amount of protein to get you and your family through the day, right?
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Community Changes Us - Tandem For Two

Community Changes Us

It’s quieter now as the tourists head home from our small beach town. Our streets are less busy, except for the sounds of the school buses during their morning and afternoon intervals.
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How to Create an Easy, Organized Message Board - Tandem For Two

How to Create an Easy, Organized Message Board

School is starting soon, kids are heading off on their own to college. How are you going to keep all the details organized? How can you help your kids keep track of things for themselves?
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Change is in the Air - Tandem For Two

Change is in the Air

I’ve noticed since I moved to our beach town, how much our weather is affected by living near a big lake. Lake Michigan impacts the seasons, the temperature, and even creates it’s own weather.
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How to Make Unforgettable Summer Cocktails  - tandemfortwo.com

How to Make Unforgettable Summer Cocktails

I am known for my porch parties or inviting people to come up and relax on our porch with a cocktail that Iuckily whip up. Classic margaritas and Raspberry Moscow Mules are my signature drinks, and once you figure out a drink you love and can make any time, then you’ll be ready to host those impromptu evenings or plan ahead and create a memorable evening.
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The Best Week of the Summer - Tandem For Two

The Best Week of the Summer

There is a place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that has a special place in the hearts of my family. We rent cottages in a row along a little jut of land that is perched on the shores of Lake Huron. I’ve been coming up since I was in high school and our kids have grown up coming here too.
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What is a Swizzle Stick? Tandem For Two

What is a Swizzle Stick?

Besides something fun to say, a swizzle stick is a small stick used to stir mixed drinks! Originally swizzle sticks were created in the 18th century at a rum plantation in the West Indies.
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Summer is for Gathering  - Tandem For Two

Summer is for Gathering

Growing up, summer was my least favorite season. It’s hard to believe, but when you live in the suburbs with no beach or pool nearby, only your banana seat bike to get you around the neighborhood and mostly boys to hang out with, I would escape to our air conditioned living room with a pile of books to read as I laid on the couch.
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How To Write a Personal Note for any Occasion - Tandem For Two

How To Write a Personal Note for any Occasion

Letter writing really is a lost art in today’s culture of texts, emails and instant messaging. But there really are life occassions that warrant a thoughtful, handwritten note instead of an electronic message.
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The Lost Art of Letter Writing - Tandem For Two

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

I think I was a little old-fashioned even when I was young. Some of us are like that. My daughter is only 16 but is an old soul. When I was her age, I wrote letters to my new friends across the state that I had met at summer camp. Letters. With stamps.
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