Happy Weekend

Hello sweet friends.  
Just got home from a lovely week in Michigan with my family.  
We rented a home on the lake and it had a pool and hot tub and fire pit.  
We had such a great vacation as a family.

After moving and trying to get some things done at JCC#4 before we left this vacation was really needed.  
I was by the pool or on the beach the whole week.  The weather was beautiful.

Our view of the lake from the house.

Loved the pool.

At night the hot tub was nice with a glass of wine.

I am not sure about you but we love to eat local when we vacation.  I love to find the resturants known to the locals as the best places to eat.  This was one of them.  We ate here twice we loved it so much.  It was right out on the lake.

My 3 year old granddaughter Charlotte.  Loved wearing her sun glasses all week.

Lots of yummy ice cream places in this area.

Another great local restaurant in Holland Michigan is called Crazy Horse.  Best food ever!!!  They also let you pin up a dollar bill anywhere in the restaurant.  Then at the end of the month they take them all down and give them to a local family in need.  I just loved this and the girls loved pinning dollars around the restaurant.

It is hard to tell by the picture but this is a painting of Crazy Horse on one of the walls.  Abby made her dollar into a heart and pinned it on the horse.

Charlotte also pinned her heart dollar onto the crazy horse painting.

Just such a great idea and cause. 

We girls also enjoyed a spa day at one of the best local salon and spas.  The salon over looks the lake and the inside of the salon is all done in shabby whites and chandeliers.  Right up my alley!  Just the sweetest little spa places to have a girls day.  We enjoyed massages, facials and pedicures.

I wanted to share with you a little treasure I found on my shopping time in Michigan.

You know I love the Found Cottage Shop which Liz Marie from Liz Marie blog and IG is a part owner.  
This sign use to hang over liz Marie's bed and she brought it into the shop to sell.  
Now it hangs over my bed in the new house.

It is so pretty.  
The picture does not show the color well.  It is lighter gray than shown and has chippy white on the frame.  
The saying is my favorite so this was a perfect find for our new bedroom in the new JCC#4.

Now that we are back in town.  We are working on getting the new JCC#4 done.

I am almost done with the bedroom and will have more pics of this room soon.

I think you are all going to be surprised to see some of the changes in JCC#4.  I am still a white and neutral girl at heart but this new house called for some color.  YEP!!! color.
Can't wait to show you more.
Have a great weekend.


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful vacay ~ and I can't wait to see pix of JCC#4!
    I'm SO glad you got a chance to relax!!!

  2. Good morning dearest Kris!!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWWW you guys had a great time! Isn't lake life fun? I was always an ocean girl, and always will love the ocean but I don't feel deprived living in a lake state. There is so much to take in on the shores of the water. Oh what a gorgeous pool! Now on to the cottage. KRIS, you are keeping us in suspense here!! I WANNA SEE!

  3. Kris, The grandgirls have grown. I loved seeing the pictures. Looks like a nice vacation place. You and Terry truly deserved a vacation. I know young working families need them also. I know it had to be a great family time. I love the new sign. Blessings to all, xoxo, love, Susie

  4. I am so glad that you got a chance to get away and enjoy the down time with your family. I know that the last few months have been a mental challenge to get through but you HAVE done it! Now, hopefully, you can relax a bit and truly enjoy the new house and making it into the perfect home for you and Terry. I can't wait to see it! Have a wonderful Sunday-Love to you- xo Diana

  5. You certainly looked like a happy family having a great time together. Love that!! Charlotte is so big.

    The view you had is beautiful. Must have been great looking at that everyday. You must feel very refreshed from your vacation.

    Looking forward to seeing JCC #4.



  6. So very pleased to hear that you have had a lovely relaxing holiday Kris! Just what you needed! Making some very happy memories along the way. Really looking forward to seeing the new photos. Hugs Gilly x

  7. What a great vacation it looks like you all had, Kris. Just getting everyone's schedule to coincide is a major blessing, and I know we love vacationing with our family as much as you do. How in the world you found your shabby spa is beyond me, but how fun! Very neat takeaway to have Liz Marie's little sign for your new cottage. Welcome home!

  8. Terry looks happier and more relaxed than I've seen him before. Maybe the new job agrees with him. So wonderful about pinning the dollars. A great idea. Can't wait to see more of the house.

  9. Looks like you all had a wonderful time?!?!? I'm glad you were able to finally get away and relax. Love your new sign....so pretty! Have a great week!

  10. Looks like a wonderful spot to relax and vacation!

  11. Ohhh, that looks wonderful and relaxing. I can't believe Charlotte is three! Goodness. It sounds like y'all had a wonderful time. Love the sign and I can't wait to see your home all dolled up. Color? You are speaking my language! 😃

  12. Kudos to you Kris for getting away for awhile. Family time is so important. A nice break from lol of the work gives you a chance to unwind. Love your new hanging over your bed. I cannot wait to see more. Xo

  13. Looks like all had a great time! That was really neat about the dollars being pinned and then donated. What a great idea! The new sign is very sweet- good that you came out just in time to find it!

  14. Oh, Kris, I am aghast!! Color??? Can't wait to see it and I know it will be so pretty. Looks like a great vacay was needed and had. You all look so tan and rested. Now, get back to work, I am so anxious to see..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

  15. I love the idea of the dollar bills. SO glad you had a wonderful week. xo Laura

  16. How wonderful that you had such a nice vacation with your family! I think that was just what you needed after all the stress you just went through with moving. I can't wait to see the photos of your new house. And some color?! Hooray - this I gotta see! ;-)

  17. Whoa, did you say "color"? Won't believe it until I sees it. LOL Glad you had a nice relaxing and well deserved vacation, Kris!

  18. Wow color? I'm so excited! Your vacation looked awesome. Sometimes that helps us come back and little rejuvenated! Love seeing the picture of you and your girls. A glass of wine by the pool or hottub is just what you needed.... (smiles)........ relax a little when you get home too if you can. I love the sign for over your bed. How sweet and touching. Hugs... Marilyn

  19. What a fun getaway, Kris! So nice to take a break from the moving!

  20. How fun. I love vacations. I love the sign. What a great memento. I can't wait to see what you are working on with the new house.

  21. Hi,
    Oh, the pool looks so nice. What a fun vacation spot. :-)
    I am so excited to see your new "colors".
    Love, Carla

  22. So glad you had a relaxing vacation! Looks like you also had a lot of fun...a perfect getaway after the stress of a move! LOVE your new treasure!! So looking forward to more photos from the new cottage! Love and hugs sweet friend!

  23. Kris, I am so glad you enjoyed your time with family. Looks like you all had so much fun and made lots of wonderful memories! Nothing like having a little time away is there? Oh I can't wait to see what you have been up to at your new home. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  24. Your vacation looks like a blast, very relaxing and filled with family fun. And I love the sign. How lucky you are to have snagged it, I bet a lot of people wanted that one!!

  25. Color? Well, I can't wait to see what you've done! Glad you had a great vacation week with the family -- looks like a lovely spot! The restaurant's dollar bill idea is fantastic; your granddaughters are adorable, and I love the new sign!

  26. That's good, you had a great time. XOXO

  27. What a wonderful much needed vacation.

    The Found Cottage looks amazing in pics - would love to go there some day!

  28. It is always nice to get away and relax!