hidden house drama

listen, i love my old house. i actually couldn’t picture myself living in a new house (again). our first home was a newer build (around the 90’s) and i worked really hard to make it fit my style but it was never quite right. there were no creaky floors, no detailed architecture, no small quarks […]

bees

so my latest farm project is bees. yep bees. i’ve been taking classes for about a year (not like every week more like once every other month) to really learn about bees how to keep and maintain them. the bee population is rapidly decreasing due to commercial building, pesticides and sprays and other junk we […]

weekend recap home improvement

this weekend was again absolutely beautiful. i can’t believe we have been so fortunate to have so many glorious weekends in april. i’ve lived in michigan my entire life and i’ve never remembered the spring being this warm and sunny. it can stay like this forever. this weekend we (again) worked our tails off doing […]

finally friday housework edition

is it really friday already? does anyone else feel like this has been the longest shortest week ever?  i feel like i have so much still to get done but when i think back to monday it seems like ages ago! it was an absolutely gorgeous week though and the forecast looks just as great. […]

25 weeks

you guys. how did i get to be 25 weeks pregnant? (don’t answer that). this morning i was putting on my sandals and this is the first time i actually had to rethink my strategy with tying the buckle a bit. every day it becomes a bit more and more real that this babe is […]

birthday fudge

first off, thank you so much everyone for your kind words about yesterdays post. it sounds like we all just need to allow ourselves a bit of grace. I needed the encouragement and i really really appreciate it more than you know. on a totally different note let’s talk about dessert. i was tasked with […]

baby mama drama

hi my name is abby and i had my first (maybe first and a half) all out baby meltdown about pending baby. it’s not as bad as the movies show. i didn’t throw anything, break anything, joe remained unharmed. but i definitely swirled into an all out panic about what life is going to look […]

weekend recap chicago birthday

why does this weekend seem like we had way more time… oh yea because we did. on a bit of a whim joe and i decided to take friday off and start celebrating his birthday a little early. we woke up and did chores before deciding to head out to chicago for a quick overnight […]

finally friday birthday edition

happy friday everyone! i love that this is the second weekend in a row we are getting beautiful weather. i woke up this morning and the birds were chirping and the sun was shining during chores. it was the best. even better yet? joe and i took a vacation day. it’s his birthday this weekend […]

sheep update

tomorrow it will be the two week birthday of the bash brothers and almost 4 weeks since boo boo was born. WHAT GIVES BETTY!?! I swear she and that april giraffe are having a stand off to see who can outlast the other. I have never seen a sheep so big and pregnant and cranky […]

white sandwich bread

i don’t know what has gotten into me the past few days. oh i know! my house is a mess. when you are embarrassed to let the mice exterminator into your house because of all the clutter you know you have a problem. even though i’m probably the main culprit here in this household it […]

tv stand issues

i usually do not admit that i watch a lot of tv mostly because i have the most terrible of terrible taste in show. pair that with a fear of moving on to a new show and you have someone who’s DVR is filled with everybody loves raymond, south park and sex and the city. […]