{make the best of it}

Do you ever have one of those days where NOTHING goes as planned?!?!?
Well that was my day yesterday:)
I got up early to get all my errands ran only to realize most of the places didn't open until 11am or noon. Darn it...
Then I came home to start ORGANIZING and cleaning my home...
I did pretty good. I got the dining room finished...

simple and happy.
I put that stained glass piece up against the mirror....is that dorky or ok??!?!? I thought it looked pretty cute....but I wasn't sure:) I changed the chalkboard. Yes..it looks like I am really getting somewhere with this cleaning and organizing....
but here's the reality.... All I really did was move stuff from one room right into the other! This is supposed to by my happy little craft room but in reality it becomes a catch all for everything.

I have to admit I am NOT good at organizing! I am really good at lots of things but organizing is not one of those things:)

I am one of those people who gets so overwhelmed I just close the door and hope I don't have to deal with it anytime soon!Which is exactly what I did!!

I grabbed my husband and said "enough of this cleaning/organizing, let's head up to New Buffalo."

He agreed!! We went up to New Buffalo and just drove around looking at all the beautiful houses in the wintertime:)

Here are a few......They are all so lovely and they are right on Lake Michigan....how lucky:)

The lake in winter...Not exactly beautiful.....
but it's all we have:)
And don't you just love the beautiful blue sky?!!?
Just kidding...in the winter our skies are more the color of GRAY:)But all was well in the end...because we ended up having a little pizza and wine:) somehow...I ended up forgetting about my lack of organizational skills:)
And just look at that pizza...YUM!
How could you ever resist a little pizza!?!? Or rather A LOT of pizza..I ate almost the whole pizza! I was hungry:)

Have a GREAT week!

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll


  1. Ok, Chica...just STOP with the glorious food! You're killin' me!

    i LOVE your dining room and the corks put to good use (not that downing a good bottle of re isn't good use enough!) The blue daisy is fun and fresh. Leave it!

    I think we have the same chairs!

  2. Your creating space looks like works in progress are going on as it should...it looks fine don't be fretting. That first house in your tour is absolutely stunning.

  3. You cracked me up with "somehow...I ended up forgetting about my lack of organizational skills." Maybe you should just forget about it for good, then start putting things away..., or something like that. The pizza looks sooooo yummy!

  4. If I were closer I would sooo come by and organize your room. I love to do that kind of thing. So much so that my sister asks me to come over all the time to re-organize stuff for her.

    And the houses on the lake are beautiful. Somehow the snow doesn't seem so bad.

  5. I agree with Linda your dining room looks fab and leave the "simpledaisy"
    that pizzalooks spectacular!! OMG I need it right now, it looks scrumptious. love love those house and the sunday drive tour. as far as organizing, I am a bit of a mess cat and also have a "mess room" B and I have started devoting one hour a weekend to it and last weekend we could actually host someone in it!

  6. I am not an organizer either but I am trying - spring cleaning is beginning at my house too: ) Which means that some warm weather is right around the corner! Woo.Hoo!!!!

    Your pizzas always look amazing!!!!

  7. Love your dining room. So wish when I built my house, I would have planned for a room big enough to hold a long table like that.
    And the glass is cute..I would sit it up higher tho..like on top of bottom frame of mirror...jmo!!
    Pizza looks deelish and I'm cracking up seeing that huge plate of nachos in the background!!! heehee...

  8. I think you did soooooo good in your living room. I always love seeing those pillows you made in there and can't get over the good job. And seriously, I never knew until reading you that Michigan was sooo pretty. New Buffalo is awesome. I love the places you visit!!!!!!!

  9. I really enjoyed getting to know alittle about u. The pics of homes in winter,,,,,,beautiful. U r very entertaining. Thank u 4 sharing. I just love the water, aqua, dogs and that pizza looked very interesting too. The entry on attitude was just lovely. Take care an happy creating! Karen


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