Holiday DIY Series: Nice Globes

hellooooo! this is the first full week of december and also the first week of my holiday diy kickoff! throughout the month i will be peppering you with fun and easy holiday themed diy’s that can be used for gifts, decorations or just to make you happy! today i’m happy to introduce…DIY snow globes! i […]

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 […]

finally friday

i trust everyone had a marvelous thanksgiving? Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie W/ Meringue Topping – Martha Stewart     having a holiday floating during the week always throws me off. i think we should have friday off too. i tried that with my boss man (craig) . it didn’t go well. nope didn’t go well […]


sorry for the delay folks. in a turkey coma. i hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and spend time with your family and friends. join me tomorrow morning for black friday shopping!

weekend recap

this weekend….was a trial. for sure it started out good right? friday night we went out for dinner to a great place called rustico in kalamazoo, checked out this amazing wine store nearby that had a pretty slick cellar of rare and collectable wines. toured around town a bit. took a night off. (wine store […]

finally friday

  ahhhhh friday you couldn’t come soon enough. i don’t know about everybody else but this weather has made me want to hunker down and go to bed at 8pm. meaning i get absolutely nothing done. i get home, make dinner, drink a glass of wine and watched chopped as i fall asleep. zero motivation. […]

Abby’s Sale Alerts

good morning everyone! i hope you haven’t gone insane yet from the snow. it is november after all! while you are being snowed in (and with the holiday season approaching) there are tons of sales (on line and in store) and fun local events. i thought i would list them all for you. well maybe […]

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 […]

weekend recap

i love chicago. i friggin love it. there are seriously so many fun things to do see shop and eat. i love it. i headed out with my friend lisa after work on friday and we stopped at the michigan city antique mall midway. i picked up a piece of pyrex, a vintage concert poster […]

Finally Friday

  so…this whole commute to grand rapids from allegan wasn’t bad until the snow came. we officially have 7 inches of snow on the ground and it’s not looking like it’s going to cease fire anytime soon. literally i woke up yesterday to a winter wonderland. i have never seen snow come so fast. part […]

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 […]