There’s this glass shop at the Michigan Renaissance Festival that sells all kinds of cool handmade blown glass pieces, from usable to artsy. This year they had these adorable glass chicks in various colors.

Birds of Prey

There was a man and lady at the RenFest this year that were demonstrating hawking and falconry with their trained birdies and it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. I’ve always been fascinated by falconry thanks for reading many English Renaissance era books in my youth about Bloody Mary, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VIII,…

Fairy Bower

The Michigan Renaissance Festival started doing a fairy house contest last year where goers were challenged to create houses that fairies might live in. They’re lined up in a large empty portion along the walkway and they’re probably one of the neatest attractions there. Each house is different, in both size and artistic creativeness, and…


Selfie Saturday + Michigan Renaissance Festival = 2012 throwback of biffle Alyza eating a pickle. This year we sported the rabbit fur fox ears and tails we purchased that year, instead of the Polish flower garlands.

TBT: Drummer Boy

One more Throwback Thursday shot from MichRenFest 2012! This guy was part of a little troupe that performed really nice drum music. Also their costumes were pleasing.