country living fair weekend adventure

i have literally been here there and everywhere this weekend. my mom and left thursday night for columbus, ohio and went to the country living fair friday morning, left friday afternoon for their cottage in muskegon then joe and i headed to pentwater for the night and then back to new era sunday for my […]

my new favorite baby toy

i would love to say that otto is a minimalist baby and is perfectly content with a carefully selected few heirloom wooden block toys. he’s not. he’s like his mother. he is constantly moving from one thing to another and loves to explore and touch different textures with his hands and mouth. he is drawn […]

american spoon

a striped awning and i was hooked. i mean, how adorable is this little shop in petosky, michigan!? when i asked for recommendations of places to check out in northern michigan so many of you told me to check out american spoon. I’m so glad that you did! this shop was charming and smelled delicious […]

my midland vintage haul

two weeks ago we headed out to the midland antique festival. why i don’t know. we had so much to do around the house and it was raining but we went anyway. it’s always a gamble when it rains at a market. but there is also a chance of a big reward. you have less […]

i exclusively pumped for a year

if i’m looking sad and forlorn in any of these photos it’s because i’m morning the loss of my once youthful breasts. can i say that on here? youthful breasts? well from youthful to useful i guess they went while i exclusively pumped for a solid year. thats right ladies and hopefully no gentleman. a […]

happy birthday otto

i remember everything about the day you were born. i remember waking up one year ago today and feeling you roll around tight in my stomach too big to go much of anywhere else. i remember placing my hand on my ribs by your head and just knowing that in a few short hours you […]

allegan flea market haul

it is the last sunday of the month and that means the allegan flea and antique market! i get yelled at all the time because it’s technically allegan antique market but to be honest…it’s a hodgepodge. embrace it that just means there is fun to be had by all. if you missed it make sure […]

Otto Craig 10 months

do you know how long “take otto’s 10 month pictures” has been on my to do list? forever. well at least a month. and you know what? he is 11 months in two days. boo. so luckily i actually did take these pics with my friend ashley when he was actually ten months old. granted […]

charleston city map

A while ago now we went on our first family road trip to charleston, south carolina. it was one of the best vacations of our life. it was relaxing, intimate and quiet. everyone was so friendly and the architecture and landscaping were absolutely breath taking. not to mention the shopping was amazing. (read more about […]

June Flea Markets!

here is your roundup of june markets and sales in the michigan, indiana, ohio, wisconsin area. if you have one i missed send it to me here!   Event: Outdoor Living Event Location: Lost and Found Grand Rapids: 445 Century Ave. SW. Grand Rapids MI 49503 Date: June 16,2018 Time: 10am – 5pm Event: Market […]

freckle farm primitives

you know those stores that you stalk on the social sites and dream about going to and shopping. lusting after each product that they post? (come on, it CAN’T be just me). well that was how i felt about freckle farm primitives in la porte, indiana. one rainy morning she posted a white and navy […]

9 years of marriage

if i could tell myself 9 years ago where i’d be today i’m not quite sure if i’d believe myself. did that just make any sense? never in my wildest dreams would i ever think that 9 years in we’d be living out in the country with sheep and chickens and a baby. never in […]