Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Quick Guide to Saugatuck, MI

My family and I recently went to Saugatuck, MI for a day.  It's right on the coast of Lake Michigan. The Kalamazoo river and lake are also located in Saugatuck, so there are many places to swim and relax next to the water! If you want to visit a cute, small beach town, Saugatuck is the right place for you! Here is everything you need to know to make the most of your visit.

What to do

There is so much you can do in this small town including:

Dune Rides

Saugatuck Dune Rides  should be the first thing you do in Saugatuck. The dune rides take you through Saugatuck's sand dunes and woods. It's like a amusement park ride and history lesson in one! The tour guides are funny and full of knowledge of the town and the sand dunes. This will defiantly be the highlight of your trip! 

Paddle Board and Kayak 

With Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo River, and Kalamazoo Lake, there are many places to paddle board and kayak. If you don't have your own paddle board or kayak, there are many places where you can rent one.  


Go to the beach! Oval Beach is the perfect beach to spend your day on. It is ranked one of the top five beaches in the country by MTV, so this is a must-see beach!

Where to Eat

There are a lot of restaurants in Saugatuck to choose from. We decided to eat at Wally's Bar and Grill for lunch. I had the tuna salad, and it was so good! They also had a lot of burgers that sound equally as good as the tuna salad. I would definitely recommend eating there.

After lunch we wanted some frozen yogurt so we decided to head over to Notties Frozen Yogurt. They had a lot of flavors to choose from. It was really hard to decide, but I ended up choosing salted caramel (it was so good)! They also had so many different toppings to put on your frozen yogurt to make it 10x better! If you aren't in the frozen yogurt mood, Saugatuck has a lot of ice cream shops to choose from.

Where to Shop 

There are so many places to shop in Saugatuck. A lot of the stores are cute boutiques that help add to the small town/beach vibe. Most of the stores are on Butler Street, but you will also find them scattered all around the town.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

50 Facts About Me

For this post, I decided to write 50 random facts about me! It's actually really hard to come up with 50 facts about yourself, but somehow I did it! Be prepared for some really random facts. Also I had a photoshoot with a pineapple I painted, so I will be putting those pictures in this post too. This post is just going to be filled with random things! Well here are 50 facts about me and pictures from my little photoshoot:

1. I have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Bella. 
2. I have one sister.
3. My two favorite colors are mint and coral.
4. I run track and cross country for my high school.
5. I use to play basketball, soccer, and volleyball. 
6. I love baking.
7. My favorite fruit is pineapple.
8. My favorite dessert is ice cream.
9. I don't like birds. They dive bomb me when I run!

10. I LOVE Harry Potter!!!
11. My favorite band is Twenty One Pilots.
12. Lemonade is the best summer drink.
13. I don't like any type of melon.
14. My favorite season is summer.
15. I want to travel to all 50 states and Europe.
16. I like filming videos.
17. I like making crafts.
18. I have been to a Twenty One Pilots concert and two American Idol concerts.
19. In elementary school my friend and I had a cupcake business.
20. I want to open a bakery when I'm older.

21. I don't like roller coasters.
22. I have a big sweet tooth.
23. Barbecue sauce and pineapples are my favorite pizza toppings.
24. My dream car is a light blue mini cooper
25. I am 5ft 3in.
26. I like to watch singing competitions.
27. I can watch Hallmark movies for hours even though they are so predictable and cheesy.
28. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
29. I want a black German Shepard.
30. I use to have two frogs and a lot of fish.

31. I love the wii game Just Dance.
32. I like to play board games.
33. Waffles are better then pancakes.
34. Chocolate is better then vanilla.
35. My favorite animal is the white tiger.
36. New Balances are my favorite running shoes.
37. Nikes are my favorite cross country and track spikes.
38. I've never been out of the country.
39. I've been to the Grand Canyon.
40. My room is beach theme.

41. I've been to Disney World a lot of times.
42. I have been to Universal Studios once.
43. My favorite book series are Harry Potter, Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and The Red Queen.
44. My favorite classic book is Little Women.
45. I've zip lined over the Smoky Mountains.
46. My birthday is in the summer.
47. I have a wand from Harry Potter World in Universal Studios.
48. My favorite shoe brands are Sperrys and Vans.
49. My wardrobe is very colorful.
50. I hope to continue blogging for a long time.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Beach Essentials

Summer is my favorite season of them all. I love the hot days, longer nights, hanging out with friends, and, of course,  going swimming! To get into the summer spirit, I've rounded up the perfect beach and pool essentials for the perfect summer day!

Pool floats are essential for the perfect pool/beach party.  These are probably the cutest pool floats I've ever seen. I want to buy them all! My favorite one would have to be the pineapple pool float!

6. Sandals | 7. Floppy Hat | 8. Cooler Tote | 9. Headphones | 10. Sunscreen |

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Bucket List

I cant believe it! Summer is finally here! Every year in the beginning of summer, my sister and I like to make a summer bucket list. I've never completed my summer bucket list, but this year I'm determined to! Here is my 2016 summer bucket list!

1. Make homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt
2. Go on a road trip with friends
3. Watch the sunset
4. Watch fireworks
5. Go kayaking
6. Go paddle boarding
7.  Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
8. Make root beer floats
9. Sleep on the trampoline
10. Tie Dye
11. Have a paint fight
12. Learn how to play the piano
13. Get an acai bowl
14. Get my driver's license
15. Go tubing
16. DIY photo booth
17. Make blueberry lemonade
18. Stargaze
19. Have a backyard movie
20. Make homemade salsa
21. Let go of a floating lantern
22. DIY paint shoes
23. Make a pie
24. Make macaroons
25. Have a snow cone
26. DIY spa day
27. Try spaghetti tacos 
28. Go on a  zipline
29. Ride an alpine slide
30. Have a photoshoot with friends