finally friday

it’s friday!!!!! i’m so geared for a weekend at home! i have a full list of things to tackle and i really really need the weather to cooperate with me. i really would like to get some top soil mixed in to my garden and hopefully mulch (if it doesn’t pour rain on saturday). tonight […]

patio things

this year… i want to change up my patio. i’m kind of getting away from the miss matched vintage and craving more of a streamlined modern look. i’ve been staking the likes of world market, cb2 and target trying to find a look i love. and for some reason i’m leaning towards high gloss black. […]

favorite sources for garden information

for the love of all that is holy. IS IT TIME TO GARDEN YET! i am so sick of nurturing seedlings and honestly i killed a few..whoops. but circle of life only the strong survive. meaning only the ones who survive when i forgot to water them a few days in a row. i am […]

seek your chaos, find your calm

when is the last time you sat down and read a catalog? serious. i save all my catalogs to look through in my spare time and then they just pile up and i end up throwing them out because who wants to read christmas in april? not this girl. i got to starbucks just before […]

weekend recap

i woke up this morning and my body felt like it could be 100 years old. i was so stiff and sore from a weekend of working like crazy! i’m so relieved though because it feels good heading into monday knowing that i accomplished a lot of stuff for the house, barn sale and shop. […]

finally friday

  i feel bad saying it’s finally friday because being gone monday and tuesday makes the week fly by… oh and you get a little behind on work. this weekend is playing catch up on everything! tonight i’m closing the shop (Don’t forget we have the Crowned Free pop up event today and tomorrow at […]

how to keep indoor topiaries alive

i like to think that i have a green thumb. however keeping plants alive indoors is a different thing. i suck at it. i forget to water them. mother nature helps me out with that when plants are outdoors. regardless of the numerous plant murders i have committed over the years i still buy obsessive […]

simple table centerpiece

i went a little overboard with my table arrangement around the holidays… i went a little overboard with all the plaid over the holidays lol. but it’s that transitional time where we still have a few cold days but then a pop of 80. after the holidays i don’t know about you but i feel […]

that’s life

welcome spring! i woke up jet lagged this morning to the sun pouring into my windows and i immediately freaked out thinking i way overslept. luckily i woke up 1 minute before my alarm sounded which is always the best. i laid in bed as i heard the coffee pot click on and the sweet […]

weekend recap wine country edition

what a weekend. i mean like seriously. i’m going home because i have to. i am going kicking and screaming though because i am in my element here. the people are my people and the food is fantastic. i don’t wanna go home. i’m going to try and break this down as best i can. […]

finally friday napa edition

surprise!!! we are in napa. it was a pseudo on a whim trip half planned half not. we had the flight and hotel booked for a while but seriously packed the morning we left and reserved everything on our cell phones. i felt very millennial about that. we arrived at 11am CA time which was […]

homemade limoncello recipe

maybe it has been the ridiculously cold and late snowy and rainy weather we’ve been having in west michigan that has me craving something citrusy and tart and something anything that reminds me of summer. i have never been in to lemon but within the past few years i’ve really appreciated the “palate cleansing” properties […]