West Michigan Wednesday: “Big Love” at MCC

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
“Big Love” opens this weekend at Muskegon Community College and I am so excited to see this production! As always, here is the blurb from the website: 

It has been said that true love never runs smooth, and marriage can be murder. Audiences at Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Theater are about to find out. Some big issues, laughs and perhaps a bloodletting will come into play with MCC’s production of ‘Big Love.’

Opening the MCC Center for Theater’s 2015-2016 season, “Big Love” by Charles L. Mee will run for five performances, October 14-18. “Big Love” is the playwright’s loose, updated adaptation of the tragedy “The Suppliant Women” by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus. 

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for MCC students. For reservations, call (231) 777-0324. Show times are 7:30pm Wednesday-Saturday, October 14-17, and at 3:00pm Sunday, Oct. 18. For tickets or more information, contact (231) 777-0324.

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New Bedding Updates

This is another catchup post that I’ve been meaning to share. If we can all think back to Sewergate for a moment, you may remember that it all started with a load of laundry. What was in the laundry, you may ask? My destroyed bedding that I showed back in this post. Unfortunately, there was no saving my duvet cover after that mess. But that gave me a reason to make a little trip to Pottery Barn!

Some  girls love purses and some love shoes, but personally, I get really excited when I can splurge on a new duvet and shams. I blame it on a brief stint working at a bed and breakfast. Pretty bed linens have my heart.

Pretty pottery barn bedding

My my walls are still the same moody gray as when I purchased my home and I wanted something a little lighter to brighten my room up a bit. I saw this set at Pottery Barn and fell in love. I could not get a picture to do it justice so please bear with me. I love the subtle grey and white pattern. You can’t see in the pictures but there is a slight shimmer in the fabric. It’s gorgeous!

Pottery Barn Bedding. Yes. Please

These pretty pin tuck shams were on clearance… Yes. Please.

Daisy approved!

Daisy also approves.

I still want to find a cute throw pillow for the middle but nothing looks quite right. If you guys see something, be sure to let me know!

Are there any home decor items that you get giddy about purchasing? Am I the only one that loves new bedding?

West Michigan Wednesday: “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” 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.  

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” opens this weekend at Central Park Players in Grand Haven. I am so thrilled to be playing Frances in  this production alongside a very talented and hilarious cast.   

 As always, here is the blurb:

“During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.” 

The show runs October 9-11 and 17-18 at Lakeshore Middle School in Grand Haven. For more information and to purchase tickets, call: 616-850-6566

I’d love to see you there! 

(All photos by Rachel Kaye Photography

DIY Rustic Coat Hook

I have a confession to make… I lived in my home for one year before I had a place to hang my coat. After snowblowing the driveway in the winter I had to lay my snowpants on the stove to dry. Be jealous. So, this summer I decided to make an easy coat hook to hang by my back door.

My aunt and uncle gave me a weathered piece of wood from one of the barns on their property. I gave it a quick sand and a couple of coats of clear polyurethane to keep the great rustic color. Then, I picked up a few oil rubbed bronze hooks from the hardware store and screwed them in. Finally I attached it to the wall with a couple of heavy duty screws. I love the final look and it did a great job holding my things all summer. I can’t wait to test it for real as it starts to cool down!

DIY rustic coat hook made from recycled barn wood