We are excited to announce Liz as one of our new Summer 2019 Brand Ambassadors.
"My name is Liz Arnquist, and I graduated from Northern Michigan University in December 2015 with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education. I came to NMU after growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. I'll be honest, after my first visit to NMU in February of 2012 I was not smitten with Marquette but over the course of the next three years, I absolutely fell in love. The Yoop seemed like it had been my home all along. I was embraced by the community, cultivated my love of the outdoors, made some of my best friends, and learned a little at NMU (actually a lot, I am incredibly grateful for my entire experience at NMU).
After graduation, I moved back to the Chicago suburbs where I took a middle school teaching job and coached Special Olympics. I never thought I would teach middle school but I loved it. A few months after graduation I married my high school sweetheart (He went to the "other Marquette" in Milwaukee, WI) after he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S Army. We moved down to Virginia and spent the first few months of our marriage south of Richmond, VA. We then took a cross country road trip to our current home in Washington.
The Pacific North West is stunning. In many ways, it reminds me of Marquette. I love being able to ski in the morning and paddle board in the afternoon. When I am not teaching or working on my Masters I am outside. The summers are filled with camping, hiking, and paddle boarding while the winters are spent skiing and snowshoeing.
I fell in love with Beth Millner Jewelry during my time in Marquette. When it came time to leave, I knew I needed to take a piece of the U.P. with me. Every day I proudly wear my Mini Upper Penisula Pendant. It goes on every adventure with me and I have been deeply impressed by the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each Beth Millner piece. I am honored to support an environmentally minded, small, female-owned business."
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It's time for a giveaway, but this time with a twist! Enter to win a Sunset on the Pictured Rocks Pendant by going on our digital scavenger hunt. Depicting the most spectacular natural wonder the Upper Peninsula has to offer, our Sunset on the Pictured Rocks Pendant valued at $405, has a gleaming sky made up of
We're excited to announce that we're releasing a limited line of stone earrings on November 8th! This is one of our most common customer requests, and has been a long time in the making. Because Great Lake Stones are so unique, it can be difficult to find a "pair" that are similar enough to set in earrings. But we've saved our matches, and we hope you love them as much as we do!
Although I am still in the early years of my twenties, I have had so many amazing experiences because of travel. I believe getting out of your comfort zone and exploring new places, go hand in hand on the journey to “growing up.” Originally from a small town like so many others, I did not have the opportunity to travel