July 26, 2010

A County Fair

I love county fairs.

the food

the people-watching

the nostalgia

the animals

the midway

it's the essence of mid-summer

July 18, 2010

I've Been Bitten

By the creative bug, that is.

My mind has been racing lately with ideas & my living room floor is a disaster as I try out some new things.

On another positive note, a new Michaels Store opened a couple of miles from my house. And a new Target is set to open next week, 2 blocks from me. I think I've died and gone to heaven! And though this is good news for me, it may not be such good news for my wallet.

Want to see what I've been working on?

Any guesses what they are?

July 16, 2010

Card-Making Class

Last night, a friend & I went to a class at the Paper Source called Girls Night Out - Sassy Personal Stationery. We had so much fun!

While making the cards, we were sipping wine & eating.
Seriously, what could be better?

Here are the adorable cards we made

July 11, 2010

My Summer Vacation

the beach

downtown storefront

local barn


rest stop


independence day parade

lakefront bluff

stormy sky

good food

the chocolate garden


July 2, 2010

While Visions of Sunscreen Danced in Their Heads

Today my family is leaving for our annual summer vacation.

Last summer's weather was incredibly disappointing, as we spent most of the week wearing sweatshirts & jeans because it was so cold.

Let's hope this year is a little better

If past vacations are any indication, here's what we'll do next week


Grill out

Watch the boats come & go

Act silly

Play Tripoli

Wash countless dishes

Enjoy spectacular sunsets

Take naps

Explore downtown shops


Eat ice cream

Watch fireworks

Get frustrated working on a difficult puzzle

Play cornhole

Say we're going to enjoy the fire pit, but never will


Take in the views

This year, we may also go to some
local vineyards for wine tastings

So, here's to a week of warm days, sunny beaches,
peaceful afternoons & glorious sunsets

in Pure Michigan!