pentwater progress

last weekend we went to spend our anniversary weekend in pentwater with all these plans to go to traverse city and what not. however we ended up staying around town and hanging out with friends and actually getting a little work done around the cottage. we only have a few more pieces of panel to […]

finally friday

it is finally friday! am i the only one who thought this week seemed absolutely eternal!?!? one of the worst feelings in the world is when you think it’s friday and it’s thursday. i had that all darn day yesterday. this weekend is going to be full of pentwater. we are heading out to hopefully […]

cottage wall construction

ok so a little more on our pentwater accomplishments this weekend! cottage wall construction… just a little background refresher: when we bought the place there were two smaller bedrooms on the first floor. basically one room divided with a frame of 2×4’s and plywood. we took everything down and out and made one “large” bedroom […]

cottage copper lighting

i am always skeptical about ordering from sites i’ve never heard of. i knew that when we put the dark siding i wanted something shining for the lighting to really pop against that gunmetal gray. i googled “outdoor copper lighting” and about halfway down the google page i found the lights i needed. like needed. […]

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 […]

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 […]

cottage sofas under $1000

ok so our tiny little cottage in pentwater needs a sofa. (it also needs more walls, insulation and some plumbing work but…) sofas are more fun. the house is very small about 7-800sq feet so we need it to fit within a tiny living room. i’m also debating between pull out or not… i never […]

pentwater update

so it’s been a really long time since we actually went to work at pentwater. like almost a year. but with moving and new jobs/store you know. life just kind of got in the way and when we got there…. we didn’t really feel like working. we took a trip up there last weekend to […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! i’m so excited for this weekend. you don’t even know. well…now you do because i just told you! this weekend is going to be full of junking, shop stuff and friends and food and friends and junking and junking with friends. it’s set up to be a good weekend. photo ps thanks […]

pentwater palace

it’s been a while since i updated you on our little slice o paradise aka the penthouse aka the pentwater palace. since we got her resided we…. have not done anything else. we have had a lot going on getting the store ready to open, holiday parties, work trips etc. it’s been a busy couple […]

penthouse progress siding edition

remember my sweet little red cottage? remember how i spent all summer long deliberating about how to reside this beast? we finally decided it was best to hire it out. the walls are crooked and uneven and there are three different kinds of siding materials on the house. it was just too much for joe […]