Beauty Found :: Saugatuck, MI

Beauty Found :: Saugatuck, MI | A Simple Haven

Besides the farm down the street, the fantastic children’s museum, and the coffee shop that lets you open a tab, one of my favorite aspects of Farm Town is its proximity to Michigan.

While we’ve only traveled there a couple times, it’s my new favorite summer getaway spot. Specifically, Saugatuck. And apparently, it’s everyone else’s favorite getaway spot, too.

This past weekend, Hubs and I were able to take a trip there–sans babies–to celebrate our ten year anniversary. Woohoo!

Fun fact: Since I apparently still look 18 (I actually got carded when buying spray paint last year), people often think we got married ridiculously young when we tell them we’ve been married that long. But I digress. And I also don’t think I look 18.

Our weekend was a fabulous celebration of being married for a decade and a nice reprieve from a busy season of life.

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We stayed in a great B&B, wandered around Saugatuck’s cute, artsy downtown, took a day trip to Holland, hiked in the woods, watched the sunset on the beach, and ate fabulous food. (Though at this point, any food I don’t have to cook myself seems pretty fabulous).

I’m so thankful for dear friends who watched our littles so we could go. And I’m determined to get back as soon as I can.

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Maybe it was having these all over the place or maybe I'm just a pregnant super-smeller, but I swear the air in Saugatuck smells amazing.

Maybe it was having these all over the place or maybe I’m just a pregnant super-smeller, but I swear the air in Saugatuck smells amazing.

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Downtown Holland, where I found the perfect pregnant-or-not dress for summer at the local fair trade shop.

Downtown Holland, where I found the perfect pregnant-or-not dress for summer at the local fair trade shop.

Hubs & I at our B&B, with said dress :)

Hubs & I at our B&B, with said dress πŸ™‚

Antique shop on the way out of town; home to fabulous blue glass finds and Mitch, the sweet owner

Antique shop on the way out of town; home to fabulous blue glass finds and Mitch, the sweet owner

Unscheduled, uninterrupted time to sit with Hubs and watch this. Priceless.

Unscheduled, uninterrupted time to sit with Hubs and watch this. Priceless.

 

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Jenn is a mommy of three and wife to her best friend. She enjoys good books, having dinner guests, and elevenses. She is not afraid to lead a one woman crusade against the rampant misuse of the apostrophe. She is afraid to adopt kittens before the baby turns three.

  • brenda venable

    Hey, I want to go too. A fast 4 hour drive sounds fine w/ me, let’s discuss this option sometime.
    Looks like a fun place to explore with the kids.

  • 1. That dress is adorable. 2. I’m so glad you guys were able to get away for the weekend, woo-hoo for ten years and friends who watch the kidlets! 3. I could sit on those red chairs for a very long time. =)

    • Oh, thanks, friend! I’m so glad too :). It was amazing. And ditto on the red chairs!

  • That B&B sounds amazing. Sans kids getaways are a treat! Happy Anniversary!

  • alexsudan

    Pure Michigan all the way!!! πŸ˜‰ I didn’t know y’all had a weekend away for the anni! Happy anni!! I feel like there are so many great gems in West Michigan that we haven’t even been able to explore. We need to try to figure out a way to meet in a small town like that and bring the kiddos and have a beach weekend! Glad y’all go to do that! PS- love Ryan’s shirt!

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