Michigan Trip

Hello Blogging Friends.

Our weekend escape to Michigan was fabulous.  No snow only color and a little chilly so it was all good.

Thought I would show you a few pics of where we stayed and a few of the shops including Found Cottage's Holiday Open House.

We stayed in New Buffalo Michigan for this trip.  It is about an hour and half from our house in Illinois. 
Just over the border from Indiana into Michigan along Lake Michigan.
These are the two homes on this property.

This is the main house on the property. 
It is a two bedroom little lake cottage just as cute as can be.

This is the back of this lake cottage.  Two sweet decks to hang out.

Really cute living room. 
If I owned this home I would not change a thing.

Dining area.

Cute Kitchen. 
We chose to stay in the guest house next to this main house. 
With it just being Terry and I we did not need this two bedroom.

This is the guest cottage on the property where we stayed.

Big comfy King size bed. 
Perfect for just two people.

Nice little kitchenette area.

A nice little screened in porch. 
We did not enjoy this porch as it was pretty chilly outside this past weekend. 
I bet it is nice in the summer months.

A nice little fenced in area. 
These two homes are in a cute neighborhood and just a few blocks form Lake Michigan. 
Really cute downtown area and a great ice cream place called Oink's.

Most of our drive was little back roads through Indiana and Michigan. 
Just pretty winding roads with lots of tree's changing. 
No Snow which was good.

One of the shops we stopped at in Indiana is called Barn Styles.

Pretty trees galore on their property.

Sweet little entry way into the barn.

We visited 4 shops in Indiana on our back roads trip.

The Found Cottage had their Holiday Open House. 
Lots of pretty decor and items.

Loved these Christmas trees made out of old doors.  They had really big tall ones up front.  I did not remember to take a picture of those :(

One of the many trees all decked out for the holiday shoppers.

I loved this piece.  I could see a TV hanging above it.  Loved the natural wood.

I could have taken so many pictures but I got caught up in enjoying the shopping.

I did find a wonderful treasure at the barn sale and will share that with you soon.
It started a little switch a roo in my living room once again! to make it fit!
Hope to have that to show you this week.
Have a great week ahead.


  1. Looks like a super fun trip and what a gorgeous place to stay.

  2. Hi Kris, I am so happy you got away with Terry and no snow! Looks like such a pretty cottage and fun places to look and buy special items. I love looking at those types of places too. Hope you have a great week. Julie xo

  3. Kris,

    These pictures are fantastic. The leaves were a nice treat and no snow.

    Can't wait to see your find.

    I'm nursing Peanut right now. She pulled a muscle. Watching her is so sad.


  4. I love that property and both houses! So charming. Can't wait to see what you brought home from The Found Cottage. Glad you had a nice weekend.

  5. I'm glad you had a great time on your little getaway. The little cottages are so charming!!! Everything is still so green there unlike it is here. Can't wait to see the new treasure in your living room.
    Have a great week!!

  6. Kris, I know where New Buffalo , Mi. is, my daughter took me there two years ago for a weekend get away. I loved that town. So many beautiful homes and nice businesses. We ate at the Dog place..can not remember the full name. LOL. Getting old . Hey now, door queen, I can not see you cutting up a door to make a tree. LOL So many nice things. Love the wreath of shoe forms. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  7. So cute! It looks like they're actually getting a fall season. Us Illinoisians went right to winter. I am surprised you didn't steal that chippy grandfather clock in the little kitchenette. I love that town and St. Joseph's. A nice escape that's close to home.

    1. LOL I thought about stealing that clock it was so perfect for me. Just did not have a spare wall to put it on. Have a great week.

  8. What a wonderful escape, Kris! I would have had trouble leaving a lot of that decor in that shop behind....can't wait to see what you bought!

  9. Gorgeous pictures. Here we go again. Can't wait to see what you found this time.

  10. I'm glad you enjoyed your mini vacay ~ it looks like a very peaceful place. And those stores ~ bet you spent hours in them!!
    Cuddles to Buddy ~

  11. I would love to visit The Found Cottage! You guys have so much fun!

  12. Hi Kris! What a charming stay you had at the cottage. My hubs and I have never done anything like that - it sounds like such fun. And I am with you - I wouldn't change a thing of that sweet cottage decor.

    Glad it didn't snow for ya. I am originally from Michigan (born there) and it is usually so much colder this time of year.

    We had a few flakey flurries on Halloween that didn't amount to anything, but it is official - lots of color now on those trees.

    Thanks for your visit - can't wait to see the treasure you scored on your travels.

    Hugs. ♥

  13. hahahaha. I cannot believe that you found something that would start a switcheroo in your living room again. LOL Lordy, I love you!
    I am so glad you and Terry could escape the city for a bit and enjoy some time away by yourselves. I know it is so easy to get caught up in everyday living that it is good to just 'run away' once in a while. ope y9ou have a great night- xo Diana

  14. I am so happy you had a lovely trip, with no snow. The place you found to stay for your get away looks just lovely. I would enjoy living in that two bedroom home and having a guest house for my kids when they come to visit, I like your idea.
    Have a fun week with the projects on tap and give Buddy a sweet hug from me.

  15. Oh Kris......

    Gorgeous. Perfect. What a lovely part of our country that I've never seen but sure would like to now. Thank you for highlighting Michigan so that I could have another dream, to visit this place!!!!!

  16. What cute cottages! It sounds like it was a wonderful trip.

  17. So sweet! Those little cottages are adorable. We barely had the leaves turning here before we had a frost. Weird weather. I could live in either one of those places. Love the blue and white throughout!

  18. It looks so lovely!
    You must have spent a nice time there...

    Hugs, Ida

  19. Your getaway looks amazing and so fun. What a lovely cottage to stay in. So glad the weather was nice, makes for better shopping and browsing. Looking forward to your new find. happy Tuesday. xo

  20. Lovely! You're so lucky that you live so close to her shop. I bet there's new stuff there every time you go. I think I could get myself into big trouble there. Is it pricey?

  21. So, so cute! will love to stay there.

  22. Oh wow! What a very pretty place to stay and such lovely photos of your route too. So pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your time there. Really looking forward to seeing your newly found treasure! Just when Terry thought that the room was all sorted, lol. Hugs, Gilly

  23. Oh I love it all! WOW! Such an awesome getaway for you two. So glad you enjoyed your time. Such a darling cottage and I not so sure I would have even come out to go anywhere else! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  24. What a perfect weekend and place! Now Kris, don't you lie to us and say you wouldn't change a thing in that 2Br cottage. We know you better than that, lol!

  25. Well that looks like a nice trip you had. Aren’t country roads the best! The cottages are adorable. The little shop you visited looked like it had something to offer for everyone! Now what did you buy.....😉

  26. I love every bit of all of this! 😄❤️

  27. Nice photos from your trip. The cottages were cute!

  28. Loved this trip....thanks for sharing...such beauty inside and out..can't wait to see your new find. :0) . Happy Fall.

  29. So fun! We wound around back country toads on a detour last week on the way to our daughters. Beautiful color!! Sounds like a wonderful time. Can't wait to see your new treasure. 😁

  30. I was going to say the exact same thing as Rita! LOL I guess your readers are on to you ;).

    Every time you post pics of Michigan you convince me more and more we need to get our butts up there. So pretty!

  31. If You were in England You would have been considered "Glamping" - It seems that was quite popular a couple of years ago (Idk about now.) Love the screened in porch - The shoe forms "wreath" is quite clever and neat - I love cottages - We have a lady in a neighborhood above ours whose house has a cottage look to it from the outside - I am trying to get out the door and go to Fantastic Finds and I wish I had all of You to go with me - It is a very cool place (Hubby did not care for it) - Kinda like an indoor Flea Market/Antique/Unique Things place with many booths (most good sized booths) and prices not too bad - Glad anyone gets a chance to getaway - It is hard these days for some strange reason - Enjoy early winter - We in NC have the same, straight to winter, however, today is nice and sunny. barb

  32. such an adorable cottage, looks like a wonderful getaway! I would have loved seeing all the beautiful changing trees. thanks so much for the shop pics, looks like a fun place.

  33. Kris,
    Cute little cottages!! And great places to shop!!Can't wait to see what you bought!! Looks like you had a great time!!Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!

  34. Hi Kris,
    So glad yall had a great time. Those cottages are simply adorable.
    That looks like a fun place to shop and browse for sure.
    Have a good rest of the week hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  35. What fun for you guys! and what a great place to stay! I'm glad the weather was good for travel, and a color tour. It's been a long time since I've been shopping like that. I think I'm out of the loop knowing what's in anymore. lol. Looking forward to seeing your new treasures. xo

  36. Loved the 2 cottages. I especially loved the couch and love seats in the 2 bedroom one. Perfect colors for me!

  37. What a lovely place to escape to! Glad the weather cooperated! Cute shops, beautiful scenery, quaint cottage and spending relaxed time with Terry! Perfect!