My beautiful day trip

This weekend I needed to get away to do some thinking. I’ve been wanting to visit Dow Gardens in Midland for a while. This was the perfect opportunity!
Saturday was a great day for my getaway. Perfect weather – not too hot and clear, sunny skies. The garden is only a 2 hour drive from me and it’s absolutely beautiful. A mile of walking trails and grassy areas to walk or sit and have picnics. There were a couple weddings going on as well. My main reason for wanting to go was the butterfly conservatory which unfortunately is open for 2 months in the spring so I missed it. But the flowers and waterfalls were gorgeous!

After my walk through the garden I stopped at a local tapas bar for a cocktail and overpriced French fries! I think this is what my weekends will be about – local trips and decorating. Oh and of course going to garage sales!

Take a look at the pics I took and enjoy!









I need furniture!

So one of the hardest things for me to do in this whole house decorating thing is make a decision.  I have this image in my head of what I want and pin a ton of things on Pinterest, then go to the store and end up walking out with nothing ordered or in the lay-a-way.  Well this weekend I made a step in the right direction!  I’ve had this thought for a few months that I was going to have all my furniture and walls neutral that way I could switch it up with pretty pillows, throws and rugs.  Went to the store yesterday and that all pretty much went out the window!  I went in with intentions of finding a comfy couch for my den that I’ve seen online. Sofa  I saw the couch and I like it, but then I saw this chair!  I knew I had to have it!  Even though it doesn’t go with my whole neutral decor – I couldn’t leave without putting some money down on that chair! purple chair Then I saw this chair and knew I wanted it too!  grey chairI put 2 of the grey ones and 1 of the purple ones on hold until after I get my floors refinished.  Now my whole decor for the living room is going to change.  I’m hoping I find a couch that will do these chairs justice!  My color pallet for my living room/dining room is now purple and charcoal 🙂

I’m not sure what my style would be considered, but I know I want comfy and functional. Oh and pretty!  lol!  What do you consider your style?  What ideas can you share with me???  I have pretty much a whole house to decorate!

Until next time!