This Michigan Life celebrates life in The Mitten State. Beautiful and unique, there’s so much to love: the wild, northern woods, the soft, white sand beaches, the vast blue of the Great Lakes, the rolling farmlands, the cities filled with art and good eats. From travel tips to recipes to humor, follow along for Michigan goodness.

About Colleen


I moved to West Michigan 18 years ago when I married my college sweetheart. First, I fell in love with the beautiful landscape, but I’ve also grown fond of the cities, towns, and even the snowy winters. One of my favorite things about living here is that the beach is always just a short drive away. Camping with my husband and two sons is my favorite way to explore Michigan. It’s hard to pick a favorite spot, but I could be happy sitting on a Lake Superior beach watching the waves roll in as the sun sets every night for the rest of my life.

Contact me at colleen@thismichiganlife.com

Work with Me

I enjoy working with brands to develop creative campaigns that are relevant to topics covered on This Michigan Life and that add value for both the brand and my readers. Services include:

  • Ambassadorships
  • Sponsored posts
  • Sponsored campaigns
  • Product reviews
  • Giveaways
  • Pinterest campaigns
  • Instagram campaigns
  • Sponsored YouTube videos
  • Twitter parties
  • Custom content for publication on your website

I’ve been promoting brands with an authentic voice since 2009. Brands I’ve worked with include Kimpton Hotels, Cedar Point, and Pop Secret Popcorn. I’m also available to produce written content for your print or online publication. Please contact me at colleen@thismichiganlife.com to discuss options and pricing. Click to download a media kit.

*This Michigan Life is the reincarnation of the mommy blog MommieDaze. If you dig far enough through the archives, you’ll find posts about diapers and spit-up.