Beautiful May Blooms

This has been such a busy month! May has flown by and I have a ton of projects and pretty things to share with you!

A few weeks ago, I stood up in a very dear friend’s wedding. It was a georgous day! A few days later I snapped a couple of shots of my bouquet. Aren’t these blooms amazing?







I wish I could have an arrangement like this in my home every day! I adore the big charm peony in the middle. Such pretty colors.


Around The Yard

It has finally started to warm up a bit and flowers are blooming here in West Michigan.  Since this is the first spring in my new home, I was so excited to see what would pop up this year! I actually had a couple of surprise tulips that I forgot to photograph. One of them was red and the other one was yellow. They were so pretty and so I am thinking about planting a few more tulip bulbs this fall! I was so relieved to see all five plants that my dad put in last summer came back. I’ve never had a green thumb so I’m so proud of keeping his plants alive and well! This beauty was especially lovely and full of blooms a couple of weeks ago. I have forgotten what it is called. Does anyone know the name?

image My pear trees also were in full bloom and looking so beautiful! image I can’t wait to see if my hydrangeas flower this year and I have a few other sprouts starting up… I can’t tell if they are weeds or flowers yet, so I’ll have to keep you posted! Have you had any surprise flowers popping up this year?

West Michigan Wednesday: “Midsummer Jersey” at Central Park Players

One of the things I love most about my home is the location! I love living in West Michigan and enjoy many activities around town. I wanted to create a series that explores some of the great things that this area has to offer.

West Michigan Wednesday

This is the last weekend for “Midsummer Jersey” at Central Park Players in Grand Haven!


As always here is the blurb: “Midsummer Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of New Jersey, the love affairs of four beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies and the staff of the local beauty salon (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon and the impish Puck arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.

For more info, click here !

Raise The Roof… Er… I Mean The Shower Curtain 

Today I have a super quick and easy update for you. This was actually one of the first projects that I tackled in my new home last summer. If you remember, my bathroom was originally a beige box with lots of dark wood. What I never showed you was the equally dark brown shower curtain. It made my small bathroom feel even tinier.First, I raised the shower rod up close to the ceiling.

Raise the shower curtainThis makes the room feel so much bigger and it really pulls the eye upward. I like to use white shower curtains for a more spa-like feel. I got my extra long shower curtain here. The curtain is quite thin and I paired it with a clear liner. My bathroom has a (frosted, thank God!) window in the shower and this is a way to let some of the filtered natural light into the room.

Raise your shower curtain to make the room look bigger!

This was so hard to photograph! I hope you get the idea. My bathroom sure has come a long way…  painting my vanity and adding a serene blue to the walls. Now, I just want to add some art or shelves above the toilet and this room will be pretty much complete!