Grand Rapids Magazine: DH 2013 & If You Build It, They Will Shop


Our excitement over Grand Rapids Magazine's December issue is two-fold....

First of all, it introduces the Design Home 2013!  We are thrilled to once again be a part of this great showcase, our sixth Design Home since 2004.  Stay tuned for an exclusive look at this great home as the story unfolds in GR Mag's 2013 issues!

Second of all, there is a fantastic article on one of our most significant projects of 2012 - AK Rikks.  As the article is titled, "if you build it, they will shop."  And it was built and we are shopping!  Read the background story of how this retail gem brought the Fifth Avenue and Rodeo Drive experience to Grand Rapids.








Thank you Grand Rapids Magazine for another great issue!


For ease of reading, click here to view the full articles on our website.


A Word About My Photos

I get questions all the time about the photos on here—where do I find them, etc. I scour the internet and I do mean scour. There are billions of photos and images out there. You just need to know where to find them. I'm not divulging my sources. If you want to find them just start looking. I can't wait to post sometimes because of the beautiful photos I'm finding. Being more computer savvy than the average person though I am able to find them more easily. But sometimes I'd like to post every single day to share all of them with you. I just can't post every day.

I'm having a problem with my hands doing so much on the computer. Let this be a lesson to those of you that are texting. Your thumbs will be so bad in the coming years you'll either have to give up texting or have surgery. Trust me on this. My contemporaries are now experiencing this phenomenon. It all takes a toll on our bodies. You're talking to th' queen here now!

Youngsters have been warned by there mums and dads for years about the danger of loud music. Those teens today will be deaf or need hearing aids in their forties or fifties. It happened to my hubby but his was being in the Marines and all the training he did for the recruits on the rifle range. He regrets it now. The military does give him free hearing aids though so that's a plus, but nothing takes the place of your own hearing. You have been warned!
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There is just something I like about this room. I can't explain it but it is a room I'd like even though there isn't any color in it. Just has a timeless feel about it.


Isn't this a clever idea? Use an old wheel with spokes for holding things.


Does it feel like autumn yet?


Lovin' this little rustic can of posies. ;-)


Yes, I'd like this fuchsia chair!


Clever place setting.


Don't you just love beautiful old roses pitchers? Sigh.


This is a cute kitchen dining area with red and yellow.


I have one of these but don't use it. Just sitting away somewhere waiting to be given to the thrift store.


Looking at all that bougainvillea reminds me of Mexico. This looks to be Italy though.


A gorgeous box!


Clever idea for gift giving for the holidays.


Don't you just love the look of these old buildings with the tall thin windows?


And a touch of vivid pink raspberries for you. :-)


And a vivid pink bench with lots of beautiful pots and flowers for ya.
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Introducing Juliette Elizabeth

We had an emergency call for help from our granddaughter to come over to Washington because she's was due to have the baby and we were the closest to her.

That was Tuesday night, so we washed clothes that night, packed and got in the car the next day at 7 AM and drove over. She actually went into the hospital 3 times that day but false alarms. Juliette wasn't quite ready. She went in on Thanksgiving day so we just cancelled the dinner until Friday. Still no baby, but contractions all day and Saturday. We had to leave Sunday as hubby had to teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Granddaughter went in at 2 AM on Sunday; Juliet was born at 5:30 AM and we drove over to kiss her little lips and cheeks before we headed back to Idaho. She's a doll and Caroline is now an Official Big Sister. We're so happy and thrilled to have them both.
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My granddaughter pregnant with her 2nd child. She and I sound just alike according to my son. We're the same exact heigth, she's a size 2 and I'm not anymore. ;-) I looked just like that when I was pregnant with her mother, in the tummy, I mean.


Of course, her Pop-pop and I think she's gorgeous even if she is F-A-T!


Here's her two and a half year old looking cute while eating. She's a big sister as of Sunday morning at 5:30 AM.


But this is what she usually looks like eating spaghetti. ;-)


And here's Juliette, little sister as of about Sunday 9 AM.


Dark curly hair to her big sister's light curly hair. I love these two beyond reason. Kids are great, grandkids are even greater but great grandgirls are absolutely the epitome of our greatest blessings. We're thrilled to be alive to see the great grands. And our granddaughter is giving us more. She promised! She and her hubby are just over th' moon with th' girls here!


Another gorgeous bottle.


Just some lovely pink fabric with embellishments.


Another bedroom I love.


A necklace for a gorgeous dress.


Bottle with a cake pop inside for special little girls!


A beautiful cupcake in red.


Eye candy in the way of little packets for a party.


A neat way to store tiny boxes and ribbons.


A jewel button on what appears to be a shoe.
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Linking up with NMH

Simple natural bedroom design

Simple natural bedroom design

Living room with art collection

Living room with art collection

Baby bedroom decoration

Baby bedroom decoration

Framed repetition at bedroom interior

Framed repetition at bedroom interior

White colour domination at living room

White colour domination at living room

Luxury Bathroom Designs

Luxury Bathroom Designs

Red color in the bathroom interior

Red color in the bathroom interior

Sophisticated combination at living room

Sophisticated combination at living room

Michigan Blue Magazine: Winter 2012

The winter issue of Michigan Blue Magazine is out and oh what splendors of the season are gracing the cover!  Page four of this issue features our cozy cabin, the Shelburne, as the Lakestyle cottage, full of stone details and space for all the holiday family gatherings.  But if any of you are dragging your feet kicking and screaming into this coldest season, just flip your issue over to the back cover, where you will be transported into the gorgeous living room of our design, the Pinecliff, with expansive views of the beautiful sandy beach and white-capped waves of Lake Michigan.  

Click here to take a pictorial tour of the Pinecliff and it's unique design solution to the common waterfront problem of a narrow lot.



Living Room Natural Concept

Living Room Natural Concept

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Want more reasons to shop Home Depot? How about Home Depot appliances? You will find all the name brand appliances you know, love and trust. Whether you want Maytag, Westinghouse, Norge, GE, LG, Whirlpool, etc., Home Depot has them all. And they have them in a variety of colors.

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Another reason to shop for Home Depot appliances is the price. They offer store discounts that often gives you a cheaper price for name brand merchandise. On top of that you get the best customer service in the industry.
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The best reason to come to Home Depot is that you'll be able to do all your home improvement shopping under one roof. Besides Home Depot appliances, you'll find toilets, whirlpools, tubs, showers, vanities, lumber, ladders, fireplaces, hearths, windows, doors, drywall, furniture, electronics, paint, plumbing, grills and almost anything you need for the home. And you'll even find the tools you need to complete any home improvement project.

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If Home Depot appliances are the only reason you come to our store, you are missing out on the greatest shopping experience of your life. The next time you have some time to spare, come on in and browse around your nearest Home Depot. You just may be surprised at what you've been missing. One thing is certain, you will not regret looking around the #1 home improvement retailer. You're going to love Home Depot.

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