finally friday home sweet home

ahhhhhhh home sweet home. i love to travel and explore new places but there is truly no place like home. honestly i think i write that sentence every time i get back from a trip but it is so so true. the second you open the door to your house… the smells, the familiarity rushes back […]

pregnancy after loss

i’ve been thinking about this for a long time. about 17 weeks to be exact. pretty much since the morning i took that test and shoved it in my shoe closet (which i guess if i do that two pregnancies in a row it’s officially a habit) it’s been weighing on my heart. how do […]

pentwater plaid chairs

i know that we have like a million actual projects to do at the penthouse (pentwater cottage) but i had to sneak a little fun decor project in there! there are so so many pros to having a shop but one of the best things is being surrounded by some of the most talented artists […]

pentwater steps

if you read my post yesterday you know joe and i spent the better part of our weekend working away at our tiny cottage in pentwater. it’s a little hard to see from this picture how steep these steps are but… trust me it was bad. you can see how uneven they are and kind […]

weekend recap demo edition

is it really monday already? i think that everyone should have the day off for presidents day. but nope here i am. (not that i can complain). the sun is out and i’m not wearing tights or leggings in february because it’s going to be 60 degrees here in michigan today. can you believe that?! […]

finally friday pentwater edition

you guys.. it’s finally friday, the sun is out, there is no ice and we are heading to pentwater this weekend to work on the cottage! words cannot describe how excited i am to get to work this weekend! we haven’t been able to get up there in so long that i am literally just […]

nursery inspiration 1

ok so last weekend my mom sister and i went shopping in chicago mostly for clothes but also to kick off the search for baby registry and nursery stuff. i’m very set on not finding out what we are having so the challenge is to find gender neutral items that are not bland or orange. […]

meet bernadette the bronco

i’ve had her for a few months but when we took her out last weekend i thought it was time for a formal introduction. meet bernadette the bronco everyone! she’s a 1977 ford bronco in all her minty glory. i’d like to say i bought her on a whim but that is not the case […]

ceiling fan for pentwater

happy valentines day my friends! before i dive into the world of ceiling fans… my day has started out in what could possibly be the most unromantic way. i have been having these wild dreams lately that are so so fricken weird. last night i dreamt that joe and i were going to a “resort […]

weekend recap road trip

it was so much fun going on a little road trip this weekend with my mom and sister. it was good to just get away and have a day of no distractions and just girl time. we literally shopped till we dropped. i’m not even kidding we were basically crawling back to the car sunday […]

finally friday girls weekend

this week flew by. like i’m sitting here going … seriously? it’s really friday already? how? don’t get me wrong, i’m not complaining but woah. fast folks. tonight we are going out for dinner with my pal shawn and her husband to rustica in kalamazoo. just getting a little pasta, a little cheese and no […]

simple bacon appetizer

one of the side effects of my pregnancy… do you call them side effects? is i have had some serious food aversions. red meat… keep it away. HAM the worst. i can’t even get myself to make dinner. not because i’m tired (which i am (but getting better) but because the thought of handling food […]