Monday, August 30, 2010

My new thing

SO this summer when we were on vacation there was a antique mall by our hotel. I love antique's and my so dose my mom so we had to stop.

WHEN we were in there I found this glass rooster and I fell in love with it.

I loved that is was so different from other roosters that you see. Now if you know me I'm a PIG lover. I think they are so so cute. I have loved them all my life, but roosters are coming in a very close second. I would love to do pigs and roosters in my kitchen one day.

SO for the last 5 week I have been working like a dog and today I had a day off. All I wanted to do was sleep but I got up did some running around and felt like painting. I was looking in my phone and came across a photo I took of a plate I saw in a shop that I have wanted to paint.

SO I pulled out the paints and paint brushes and drew up the photo that I took

After it was all drawn up I was a little worried about what it was going to look like but then I put color on it.... and things started to come togeather.

THEN all of the sudden it was done. I was so happy that for about 2 hours I was able to forget all the crap that is going on in my life and just do something that I love and know that this is the day the Lord has made I can rejoice and be glad in it....

Here's to hoping for my rooster pig kitchen someday so I can hang my painting

Till Next Time......

Friday, August 20, 2010

{this moment}

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Have I ever told you how much I love JUNK

When we were driving to Saugatuck I saw the most beautiful store. I started yelling STOP STOP STOP turn around we have to go and check this place out. When we pulled in I was in love. everything that I have seen in books and magazines to make cool things out of junk was at this place.

I was taking pic of this place so I could blog about it but the owner did not like that to much so I only got a few.

So when we were there they had a BIG Eiffel tower. I so wanted to buy it so i could put it in my Yard and plant flowers to grow on it. But it was $1,000 :( so that did not happen.

The best part was that I got some great ideas and I know I have to go back some time in my life. Here are some more pictures of what they had.

Junk just makes me so happy

Till Next Time........

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sand Dunes

Have you ever been on a Dune Ride?????? Well I have been.

On our vacation we stoped at a info booth and saw a flier for Dune Rides so we thought we would check it out. When we got to the place we had about a 20 min line till the next truck was coming in. So we walked around the little gift shop to see what they had. And this is what we found.....

After walking around the shop we went and sat out side.... Because Muff is my step kid I have always wanted to have tons of pics and scrapbooks from the places we go and this is a great shoot of us. How Cute is my Muff....

Ok back to the Ride. It was so much fun. Our diver was crazy most of the time hen he was driving he was standing lol I had to cover my eyes here and there but it was great. They told us how on Lake Michigan in Saugatuck, MI there is a city under 1,000 of feet of sand. That is so crazy to me.

And then when we got to the top of the hill the driver let us out so the kids could run down the dunes. Muff Loved going down, but did not love coming back up lol

As you can see we had so much fun on our Dune Ride

Till Next Time......

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunset on Lake Michigan

When you live on the Lake Huron side of Michigan you never get to see the sunset on the water. So when we went on our week trip to Holland, MI I wanted to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan so much.

So I made my mom, dad and Muff get in the car. They did not want to go because it was cloudy. I told then that the clouds are going to move so we better move also. We went to the state park in Holland, MI. When we got there the clouds moved and the colors were out it was beautiful.

At the park they have one of Michigan's famous Light Houses. I have always wanted to see this light house so it made the sunset even better because I did not know it was going to be there.

Just as we walked up to the light house a beautiful big sail boat came across. Its hard to explain the beauty of the boat and the light house but I was so happy I could get some pictures of this to share with you.

They also have a pier. It was really cool, at the beginning of the pier, they have life jackets for kids so they could jump off the end of the pier. Muff loved walking down the pier. There were tunes of BIG rocks and at the end of the pire being able to see the sunset with just water all around you was amazing.

Going to Lake Michigan to see the sunset was such a great way to end the day. We had so much fun watching the sun go down, the light house, going on the pier and taking some family pictures. I love making great memory's like that. Here are some more pictures.

Till Next Time........

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Windmill Island Gardens

In Holland Michigan they have the only working windmill in the US. It was given as a gift from the Netherlands and a woman runs the mill. She has to go to Holland to learn how to run the mill. She runs the mill just like you would if you were in the Netherlands.

This is a woman that works the gate to the Island. She looked so cute I had to take a picture

Here is Muff looking at the map to see where we need to go.

At Windmill Island they have so many cool things going on from the windmill, the Antique Dutch Carousel, Wooden Shoes gift shop it is just such a fun place to go. When you are walking to the Windmill you go across a bridge that is a replica of a bridge in the Netherlands. Muff loved running across the bridge.

The really cool thing was that we were able to tour the Windmill. It has 8 floors and it has all the wood and bricks from when it was brought over from the Netherlands. On the bottom floor there is a rope with a shoe on it. When the miller is up in the mill people would put notes or payments in the shoe and send it up to the miller. Also as you go up it gets smaller and smaller we went up to the 6th floor and you could only fit like 5 people in that room, and on the top floor only 1 person can fit.

We even got to see some Dutch dancing. It was so much fun and really cute. I danced for a lot of years and I have to tell you I'm so glad i never had to dance in wood shoes :)

After the dancing and the Windmill tour it was time for some shopping....My favorite thing to do on vacation. The Wood Shoes Shop here we come

In the shop they had some very cute hats. I always have to try on a funny looking hat when I see one so when I found the Dutch girl hat it was on my head so fast. I loved it. It was so cute.

And then I found a Dutch boy hat so you know I had to get Muff to ware that one. I asked him to put one on at first but he would not do it so then I told him I would buy him ice cream and he put it on so I could get a picture of us together

All in all we had a great time on Windmill Island. Its a really great place for you to take your family and when the tulips are out there are thousands of tulips around the Windmill.

Till Next Time......