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Have you ever noticed that a few days before vacation, your mind starts wandering? You start thinking about what to pack, what books you’re going to read, and what kind of cocktails you’re going to be sipping on the beach.

Last Thursday in Muskegon, the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts hosted its sixty-second Miss Michigan pageant where thirty-one of our state's beautiful, talented, and passionate young women gathered to perform their hearts out for the title of Miss Michigan 2012, part of the Miss America Organization. I was invited to attend because the publisher of West Michigan Woman magazine also publishes fourpoints magazine.

KasieSFor most of my life, I’ve envied the girls who had straight hair. I’m guessing it’s the same thing for those who have straight hair. They want it curly right?

KasieSIf you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed a common theme recently. Juggling the irons in the fire, taking a mental dump…there’s a lot we all have to do, and we need help figuring out how to get it done.

ErikaWest Michigan Woman magazine hit the road and headed to Muskegon last night for the third in a series of focus groups and networking mixers intended to spread the world about our print edition and gather input on what we've done and where we're going as a magazine. The first two get togethers were held in Grand Rapids and Holland. I grew up in Hamilton, so I understand the tight-knit, it's-a-small-world-after-all atmosphere that lingers on the lakeshore and makes its home around every corner of this place. But I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity in opinion we encountered in the various corners of the region.

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