Hey! I took a little 2 week unplug with my family and hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did. We laid around eating Christmas cookies, listening to Harry Potter on audible and playing board games – it was glorious! I also invented the best tasting salad ever (mainly because I was feeling guilty about eating cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner) – basically you mix spinach, strawberries, feta, red onion and pomegranate dressing – then top the whole thing with a crumbled leftover pecan pie and enjoy. I mean, pecan pie is technically healthy when it’s in a salad, so you are welcome ;)
Going back to reality this morning with my usual 6:45 am wakeup call was a bit brutal, but I’m ready to tackle the new year – albeit in my jammies. While I took 2 weeks off, the crew at the house definitely didn’t, they made so much progress the last 2 weeks and it’s finally looking like a house.
Here’s the street side.
And the lake side.
Here’s an inside shot before they covered up the windows openings with Tyvek.
We are getting there right? They are putting the windows in this week, so that will be an exciting update too. I’m meeting with the electrician soon to go over all the lighting, which means I have been shopping away. I’ll be sharing some of my picks later this week, but I at least wanted to say hi and let you know I’m still alive over here despite my recent radio silence.
Oh, I’m also working on plumbing selections. Had to test a few tubs today – I feel like I needed a glass of wine and some bubbles to really make my decision though…
While I’m getting my act together over here, you guys should check out my friend Marta’s new travel blog. We had a girls day out in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago and she wrote all about it on her blog. We had the best time eating, shopping and eating some more. West Michigan is full of awesome spots and I love exploring new restaurants and shops, especially when I get to chat blogging with a friend as sweet and funny as Marta. I’m still totally dreaming about this tomato soup!
If you are local to West Michigan and looking for some fun spots to check out or love travel in general, she has all sorts of great kid friendly travel ideas and some amazing shots from her trips to Banff, Boston, and Northern Michigan. Check her posts out at MackinawRoad.com
Ok, I think we are all caught up, look for more house shopping updates later this week!