my holiday vintage mantel

    i was going to show ya all of my holiday decor in one post but considering i’m posting 15 pictures of my mantle.. i thought best to divide it up even though i only decorated one room. it is kinda sad but totally in line with my personality that i would unpack all […]

Holiday DIY Series: Vintage Tin Towers

happy thursday everyone! it’s a beautiful sunny day here in michigan and it’s actually going to be 40 degrees today so there is no snow. but that doesn’t mean i can’t do another holiday DIY! this one came to me when i was standing in the aisle of the salvation army and there was rows […]

home

well last night was the final night of loading. today we are going to grab our last few boxes out of the garage and byron center is no longer ours. it was a tiny bit harder than i thought to leave. that was until the bottom of a box of glassware went out and four […]

if you’ll check off my christmas list.

i could have an eternal christmas list this year. i swear. i have decided to make three. home, body, smalls. today you get my top five home things on my list. 🙂   1. lulu and georgia naira rug.  i am creating a look with oranges, black, grays, and browns. i want the lounges and dining […]

weekend recap

ahh monday. cyber monday at that. if only i hadn’t spent all my pennies on black friday. well almost all my pennies. you can see my list of cyber monday sale links here but let me rewind back to friday. i woke up at 4:45 am in order to make it into grand rapids by […]

abby’s chicago

ok brace yourself this is going to be a lengthy one.  i am going to list off every amazing place i went to last week in chicago. there was so much goodness packed into one week that you might be here a while. these will go in order by days and areas traveled. ready? let’s […]

abby in chicago

sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. i just needed a day to get out of town (at least my town) and clear my head. no phone, no work, just breathe a bit and get inspired. i don’t know if you remember last year but i was such a scrooge and i am bound and […]

abby tv

greetings earthlings. along with the redesign of this blog i’ve been working on a few other tricks.. my very own binks and the bad housewife’s youtube channel! now in addition to my daily posts you can watch me in action! so far we have made pumpkin towers and that glazed pumpkin loaf!  exciting right? i […]

take it off

ok so one room at a time. last weekend wallpaper come down and many of you want to know what worked? let me start by telling you i tried EVERYTHING. it took me for friggin ever before i figured out what worked. i tried steaming, water, prayer everything. here is what worked. DIF – GEL. […]

farmhouse guest bathroom

i vowed to only work on one room at a time in the new house but that doesn’t stop me from giving you whats coming up after we “complete” formal dining room. let me give you a status update on that bad boy. this past saturday morning i went to home depot around 8am, started […]

farmhouse dining room

i’ve decided to start tackling this house one badly wallpapered room at a time. starting with the dining room. it has to go. first order of operation. take down wallpaper. luckily the floors are awesome and the room has great natural light. it just needs no wallpaper, some paint and accessories. so here is the […]

future farm mood board

let’s take a break from the actual moving process and focus on something fun. like future designs of the house. as much as i love the baby butt wallpaper in the bathroom (ghughsds) i need it to feel more like me. no baby butt cherubs. although i think that one bathroom will forever be doomed […]