I am small-town girl who loves anything country and enjoys a little bit of city life every now and then. I am easily inspired and I love what I do. I live on beautiful Mackinac Island, MI year-round with my husband, two sweet boys, and two dogs. I love the little island we live on, it’s beauty and I am so grateful to call Mackinac Island ‘home’.

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June 3, 2017

New Store: Canvas and Paddle

This season we created a new “Up North” rustic shop on Mackinac Island, Canvas and Paddle.  We hope you can check out our new gift shop on your next visit to Mackinac Island.
While brainstorming and developing the theme of Canvas and Paddle this past winter, we realized that in our crazy busy lives, we tend to forget that what we really need is simply, peace and quiet.  The kind that you can only find in the small places; the backwoods, a hidden path, or a single dock on a lost pond.  The subtle elegance of a simple cabin with a roaring fire, surrounded by our most basic pleasures and simple perfection.  This is where we find ourselves; at home.
Canvas and Paddle is a slow-paced shopping experience that is located in the middle of bustling Main Street.  Our goal is to make our customers have memories of trips to the old cabin, walks through the peaceful woods, wearing your pajamas all weekend while curled up on a wool blanket, diving off the docks, and canoeing in the frigid lake waters.
If you can't make it to Mackinac Island this summer, we will have an e-commerce website that will be up and running in the next couple of weeks where you can shop from the comfort of your home.
We hope you can come visit us and make some new ‘Up North’ memories!
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