I’m sure by now you’ve heard of many people choosing a word of the year vs. a New Year’s resolution. I started doing a word of the year for myself quite a few years ago, but for some odd reason, I don’t think I chose one last year. But this year a word jumped out at me and I grabbed onto it.
Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and START AGAIN. ~Unknown
After the past couple of years, I’ve decided I really need more balance between my private life and my blogging life. For me, this is a no brainer! I’m still going to be blogging, but I want to spend more time enjoying our family and cottage life, travel, and give myself time to paint with watercolors. I’m going to be starting a new series called Tuesday’s Tidbits. It will fall under Lifestyle and will be one, two or even three Tuesdays per month. I guess time will tell on this one. I’m also going to be doing more postings on decluttering, organizing, and cleaning. If you’re interested in Tuesday’s Tidbits, make sure to sign up for LIFESTYLE in your email preferences. The decluttering/organizing will be under DIY/DECOR. The email preferences can be found at the very bottom of the emails you received from The Red Painted Cottage. If you’re not receiving our emails, and you don’t want to miss any of this, make sure you take a few minutes to sign up for your free email subscription on the sidebar. Sunday, our youngest son and I took Corbin to the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. It was the last day of their Christmas exhibit and because of the harsh winter and them living in Grand Haven, work, and school, this was the only time we could take Corbin to see the Christmas trees and the train set.
When I mentioned to Corbin that this tree represents Australia, he told me his mother is from Australia (as if I didn’t know…lol).
Because I’m Hungarian, I had to check out this tree which was filled with all their beautiful hand-stitched ornaments! BTW, Hungary’s colors are red, white and green.
“Big Red” Lighthouse in Holland, Michigan
Gerald R. Presidential Museum
Calder Sculpture in Grand Rapids
And a great way to end our visit!
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