At the lake

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

Lake Michigan, July 2016

My sisters and I are at a cottage on Lake Michigan this week with our families. It’s turned out to be a lovely week, weather-wise, which in Michigan can be a bit of a gamble, so the kids have been down at the beach every day, sometimes multiple times. Our cottage is not fantastic, but it’s not horrible if you think of it more like camping than staying in a beach house. It’s rustic. It’s not a huge surprise we end up with something less than perfect, though, as we usually wait too long to book our rentals. This year we have a dishwasher that doesn’t work, a tub that won’t drain, and two ticks found in one baby’s bedroom. Maybe one of these years we’ll get lucky and find the Perfect Beach Rental that we want to keep coming back to year after year. Right?

Anyway, the weather is good, so we are spending quite a bit of time reading outside or down at the beach. Marvelous, beautiful Lake Michigan. It amazes me how instantly entertained my children are with the beach. I’m biased since I grew up near this lake, but you really can’t beat it: fresh water, clean sand, cool breezes, waves, and gorgeous sunsets. It’s a good place to get away.

I’ll be back next week to introduce you to my new favorite sewing pattern!

7 thoughts on “At the lake

  1. Ooooh, intrigued about the pattern – is this a new one that you have designed? I’m currently crushing on the Ruby BTW. It’s totally a wardrobe workhorse for me.

  2. I love love loved my days as a camper and a counselor at a camp along Lake Michigan. I’d love to take my family back to the beach. What website do you use to find the houses you have rented?

    • We usually use VRBO, but I also try to look on AirBnB as well!!
      Did you work at Geneva or a different camp??

  3. Hoping for the tank top pattern for the hot weather! But I also have fabric set aside for when your skirt pattern is released. I loved seeing your lake side pictures. My three children loved the beach. I have so many happy memories of those summers. I miss those days!

  4. Do you like rustic? I mean really rustic? If you do, check out the cabins to rent at Wilderness State Park in Mackinaw City. The are super private, have pump water, fire pits, and vault toilets. A couple of them are right out on Waugoshance Point. The best part, is you won’t see anyone else the entire time you’re there.

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