Monday, October 24, 2011

A Quick Trip To Haven

While running errands today I was able to make a quick stop at one of my favorite stores in town, Haven. Tucked away on the corner of a quaint street, is this little gem thats filled with some of the most unique treasures for the home. I especially like a little area in the back that has some of my favorite writing supplies. Today I picked up a zippered pouch from Papaya Art (the picture doesn't do it justice), a cute notepad and a lovely french milled lavender soap. I'm going to use the pouch to carry some of my stationery supplies while on the go. It's the perfect case to always be prepared for letter writing. Don't you just love those unexpected "happies" to brighten your day!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Blog

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to write about something I've been working on. I recently started a blog about letter writing. I would love to know what you think. It's called The Letters In My Mailbox.
But don't worry I'm still writing on here. :) I have a few posts I'm planning on. I hope you all are having a wonderful week.
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P.S. Thank you all so much for getting me to 25 followers . I really appreciate you all. :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Week In Review

Last weekend we helped my brother move back to college. I can't believe how fast the summer went.  School started the next day which helped keep me busy and my mind off of missing my brother, one of my best friends.

 This week I also started a couple classes that I am excited about. I'm taking photography and cake decorating. I will be sharing some of what I learn soon. :)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Traverse City

I thought I would post some pictures of our trip to Traverse City. My family had a wonderful time on Lake Michigan, swimming , jet skiing and tubing. We also enjoyed relaxing by the water, reading and taking walks. We spent a day in town shopping and enjoying some of our favorite shops and splurging on a few treats. Sadly, I don't have pictures to show of all that we did. I hope you enjoy the pictures. :)

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Sunday, August 21, 2011


  I am so sorry how long  it has been since I have written.  My family just got back from our trip to Traverse City. We had a lot of fun. I was meaning to write while I was there but time got away from me.  I will write a post about our trip hopefully soon. :)
   I thought I would try out designing this blog. It is my first time designing a blog and I am so happy with how it turned out. I would love your feedback. :)
  I hope you all had a wonderful day.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Zinnia In My Yard

I took this photo a couple of days ago in my backyard. I am really enjoying my new camera. I am going to the Botanical Gardens in a few days and I am hoping to take some pictures. I'd love your feedback on this photo. :)

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Sad Goodbyes

About a month ago I heard that one of my favorite bookstores would be closing. The sales have begun and the once quiet store is filled with customers looking for a bargain. No longer are the shelves neat and orderly but show the sign of hurried customers. Many of my favorite books are now gone. The coffee shop in the loft is now closed. I hold many fond memories of special times browsing the books and magazines, reading, relaxing, and spending time over a cup of coffee or tea with family and friends. Goodbye Borders.... you will be missed.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

A day at the African Safari Wildlife Park

What a fun day it was getting up close with all the animals. Next time we'll bring more carrots. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Favorites

  • Early morning devotions on the deck while listening to the birds sing

  • A blank day on my "To Do" list

  • Swimming in our pool

  • Reading on my raft

  • Ice cold lemonade

  • Spending time with friends

  • A new journal to pen my thoughts

  • Toblerone chocolate

  • Mail in my post office box :)

  • Relaxing on the swing under my favorite tree

  • A new magazine in the mail

What are your Friday Favorites? Enjoy your weekend friends.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Anxiously Awaiting A Package In The Mail

Hello readers,
I hope you are all doing well.

I thought I would share with you something that I am anxiously awaiting in the mail. I have been looking for a camera for a while but I wasn't really sure what to get. I have really been getting into photography lately and seeing the different settings you can use on DSLR cameras looked really interesting. Hopefully I can share some better pictures with you soon. :)

*I do not own photo

Sunday, July 3, 2011

To The Farmers Market We Go

The farmers market is a great place to get local and organic fruits,vegetables and so much more. Mom and I enjoy our weekly trips. The beauty of the harvest is all around.