Friday favorites

Posted on May 8th, 2015

Here in the Midland B+B office, we are embracing the beautiful spring weather that finally arrived this week after a very long, very cold winter. Thanks to balmy breezes, budding blooms, and the promise of lunchtime walks and happy hours al fresco, there’s noticeably more pep in the steps of everyone in the agency.

Please enjoy a few of our favorite finds from the past week.

Here in the GLBR

It’s graduation season all over the Great Lakes Bay Region! From area high schools to community colleges and universities, we are inspired by the thousands of graduates, including this formerly homeless Midland mother of 3 who graduated with honors from Delta College last weekend.

Mitten Love

There are few things Michiganders love more than road construction. Um, yeah … we’ll go with that. But this interactive road construction map might help you plan your trips and get from here to there.

Creative Win(s) of the Week

You are invited to be appropriately awed by this guy.

And the snickers and snorts elicited by the latest iteration of the #HungryMistakes campaign are kind of awesome.

Mom’s the Word

Is finding the perfect last-minute-but-ultra-meaningful-and-creative Mother’s Day gift on your mind this weekend? Here are a few ideas.

Equally meaningful are these two completely free options:

Join the Red Thumb movement and promise mom you’ll put your phone down while driving. Nissan makes it easy to make your promise here.

Honor the moms in your life and help support five mom-approved charities by sharing a photo, story or memory using #MacysLovesMoms on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. Through Mother’s Day, Macy’s will donate $3 for every single post with the hashtag to some great causes (details at