Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland

22 08 2009
  • 25 Christmas Lane
  • Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • (989) 652-9931
  • Website
Bronners CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth

Christmas has always been a pretty big deal in my house.  It’s the one holiday where I do whatever is humanly possible to get home for.  We’re not a super religious family, but Christmas has kind of been that one holiday where we actually have tradition and everyone is a little reluctant to change it. 

Last fall, my parents came to visit over the Labor Day weekend.   On their way here, they saw signs for Bronner’s on I-94 and asked how far it was.  Since it’s only a little over an hour or so, J and I decided to take them.  They loved it.  They could have spent hours looking at everything.  Last Christmas was my parent’s first as grandparents, so they bought a lot of “Baby’s First Christmas” and “Grandparents First Christmas” ornaments.  J and I were a little bored.  The store was neat, but we didn’t need to spend as much time there as we did. 

Since we’re getting married this year, J wanted to get some ornaments that not only commemorated our first Christmas as a married couple but also something to remind us of Michigan should we ever decide to leave.  We decided to make a day of it and so some shopping in Birch Run and check out a few restaurants after our trip to Frankenmuth. Read the rest of this entry »


Christmas Time…

16 12 2008

Just like Thanksgiving weekend, I’m going to be spending a good chunk of time in Illinois.  I leave tomorrow (Wednesday) to head to DeKalb, IL (Northern Illinois University) for work.  I’m going to my parents for a couple days then to Champaign, IL (Univeristy of Illinois) for another job.  I’ll be back in Lansing Sunday to pick J up and head back to Chicago late Tuesday night…since I have another job in Champaign the Sunday after Christmas, we won’t be back until late Sunday or early Monday…which means Mid-Michigan reviews will probably drop off until the last few days in December.

As always, I’ll blog about where I eat while I’m gone and I’ll try to keep up to date on the Michigan smoking ban and any other Mid-Michigan news that pops up.

In the meantime, I just want to say thanks for following along in 2008.  Things have slowed down in recent weeks because we’re feeling the effect of the weak economy like everyone else.  When we moved here in April, I never thought I’d be out of a full time job this long.  Things have worked out for us due to my freelance work which used to be a supplemental income instead of a primary.  Hopefully things work out in 2009 and we can continue exploring everything Michigan has to offer.  We’ve had a lot of fun traveling and exploring our new home.  I hope you’ve enjoyed following along and continue to visit Mid-Michigan Dining

Best Christmas Present Ever!

4 12 2008

I know.  Christmas is still 21 days away, but J and I traded presents early this year.  Mainly because we picked our own presents out.  It wasn’t planned that way, but a Black Friday ad was just too good to pass up.

I have never, repeat never, gotten up for Black Friday shopping if I wasn’t working.  When I was a news photographer, there were a couple years I had to be at Target at 6 AM for the madness and I just couldn’t figure out why people would do that.  This year, Kohls had a deal that was too good to pass up. 

The best Christmas present ever...this year!  My new Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

The best Christmas present ever...this year! My new Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

The object in question, a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for $170….but that’s not all.  There was a $20 mail in rebate and you got $30 in “Kohls Cash” if you used your Kohls credit card, so after all that, the price came to $120 which is almost $200 off the MSRP.  How could I not get up? 

We were at my parents house for Thanksgiving and my mom was planning on getting up to the stores around 6:00, but that’s two hours after Kohls opened.  There’s no way this deal would still be there two hours later.  J and I debated it for a few minutes then just decided we would get there when Kohls opened at 4:00 AM.  The nearest shopping center to my parents house is a half hour away, so we got our butts out of bed at 3:15.  We pulled into the lot at 3:55 and by the time we walked to the store, the doors were opened.  It still took us five minutes to get in, but most people ran to the toy department.  They had 8 of the stand mixers I was going for and there was one other person grabbing one when we got there.  I grabbed my mixer and put it on my mom’s Kohls charge since neither J or I had one and I got my first Kitchen Aid stand mixer for $120. Read the rest of this entry »

Press Release – Holiday’s at the Cadillac Club

10 11 2008

From an e-mail….

Open for THANKSGIVING 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cadillac Club’s Sumptuous Pink Cadillac Turkey Day Buffet! . Our 5th Annual Thanksgiving FEAST Only $19.95 plus Gratuity

December 11th or 18th THURSDAYS – Book your Office Group or Family CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
One Price Includes Dinner & Entertainment Live Dinner Entertainment 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dancing from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Space Limited – Book Soon! or Simply Join us for Dinner – $22 per person, plus Gratuity Includes Salad, Entrée, Soft Drink and Live Music

NEW YEARS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA – 2 Bands & ELVIS! Yellow Submarines playing in the Main Dining Room (Oldies & Beatles) & Old Town Blues Band playing in the DeVille Room ELVIS will Perform 2 Sets (a.k.a. Steve Hunt) Includes Party Favors & Sumptuous Vegas Style Buffet 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $50 before December 10th or $60 after Purchase Tickets Early for Best Seating

NEW YEARS EVE EARLY BIRDS – Vegas Style Buffet 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. $18.95 plus gratuity ELVIS performing 2 sets for your Enjoyment CLICK to WEBSITE