The West Michigan blogger found what she was looking for close to home.
"I've just been overwhelmed with moving and the normal life stresses," she wrote in the "Fourth of July" post for her "Selective Potential" blog. "It's just hitting me extra hard for some reason right now and I've been surrounding myself with whatever I can to stay happy at this point."
Tieka found Lake Michigan beach sand, a picnic, fireworks, her dog and good friends to be the right ingredients to chill.
To read more, and details on the patriotic outfit she chose for the beach outing, CLICK HERE.