finally friday memorial day weekend

it’s finally friday! it’s finally the holiday weekend! as soon as my afternoon meetings are wrapped up i am out of here! i love Memorial Day weekend so much. it’s like unofficial kick off to summer. the bonus? we are supposed to have fantastic weather. even. better. we are planning on going here there and […]

design conundrum

i love the word conundrum. i don’t love being in a design conundrum. in my early to mid 20’s i had a distinct style and taste (in addition to a faster metabolism) however as i am approaching 30 (ugh) i am noticing that my tastes in both home and clothing have toned down (as my […]

favorite plant sources

my name is abby and i’m a plant hoarder.   i also have no plans for recovery. once the spring air hits i start making the rounds (usually over my lunches) to stop at my favorite greenhouses for something new, interesting, heirloom and unique. yesterday over lunch a few of my pals from the found […]

roasted veggie pasta

ok so i’m not on a diet. but i am really working hard at tracking my eating habits via my fitness pal and trying to stay within my calorie range as well as my macros. which is a lot to manage i feel? not only do you have to watch your calories but fat, carbs, […]

weekend recap

this weekend could not have provided better weather. it was absolutely gorgeous! i was outside as much as humanly possible. and i’m so grateful because it’s gorgeous today and i will most likely be in an office all day. but that is ok. i have a ton of stuff to get a head start on […]

finally friday

the weekend is here and it looks GORGEOUS! I am planning on taking full advantage of the weather. tonight joe and i are going out for dinner to salt of the earth together to just catch up from the week. it’s been a busy one and i feel like i haven’t seen him all week! […]

garden progress

i got really lazy this year. kind of. i made my seed schedule, planned everything out and then got my seeds in a little late. but luckily i planned everything on the early range of planting. example if it said start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost i planned to plant at 6 weeks. […]

pentwater update

there are just some projects in pentwater that we decided was out of our comfort zone. anything structural -> out of comfort zone. we have been plugging away installing wall panels and have been stuck at this point for about a year. we finally just decided stop monkeying around with it and pay a builder […]

where i ate

back from a quick get away with my mom to chicago to relax and recharge a bit. most of you know that when i travel i am all about the food and the shopping. however this time both my mom and i are working really hard to be healthy and not over do it but […]

weekend recap

good morning and happy monday! this weekend flew by mostly because i was jumping from one place to the next. friday night i worked the shop and was in charge of closing and gearing up for saturday. although liz and jose came in the still of the night and did way more lol. after that joe […]

finally friday

what is up with the forecast this weekend?!?! does mother nature want me to slack off? i’m sorry but i’m not working outside in 46 and rainy. that is right. 46 in Michigan in mid may. all i have to say is it best shape up before i go to the peddler market next weekend. […]

garden update

we got one nice day yesterday… and i took 100% full advantage. after work i trucked on over to the home depot and loaded up on miracle grow garden soil 4/$10! (small bags) i figured once i weeded last years beds and got rid of the debris there would be about an inch or two […]