finally friday

friday has brought us one of the first big storms of the season. i’m not counting november. we are snowed in for right now but the plows usually make it our way around 10am. also joe got up early to help jenny (that is what he named his tractor) plow the driveways. so what is […]

abby’s book club

so one of my goals this year was to read more non magazine non blog things. actual books. i don’t know about you guys but i still love to buy books. i haven’t adjusted to the ipad thing. in fact i bought a few magazine subscriptions on my ipad and ended up buying them in […]

weekend recap

this weekend was strange. like i’m not sure how to describe it. parts of it were super fun and awesome. some parts were totally lame – 0 and some parts joe and i just fought at. do you ever get that? where you fight with your significant other for no reason. both of you do […]

finally friday

as much as i love having these mid week holiday breaks. i’m not so much digging the coming in to work for one day in between holiday break and weekend. you know what i’m saying? oh well if there is one thing not taking a vacation does today is gives me the opportunity to have […]

happy new year! grand rapids antique market

happy new year everybody! i hope you are enjoying a day off of relaxation and welcoming in the first day of 2015. i am currently at the penthouse soaking in some quiet and am about to go on a little walk but before i do i wanted to get a date on your calendar! this […]

Farewell 2014

i know that it is such a cliche to post about reflections of 2014 and hopes for 2015 but i’m a planner and a do-er so that’s what i do. so okay? this year more than ever i feel like i am finally getting (somewhat) “settled”. i’ve always been a bit restless especially these last […]

weekend recap

these past few days weeks months have felt like an absolute whirlwind. from moving to unpacking to thanksgiving, christmas and now new years. it’s making my head spin. we have had christmas parties every day since the 23rd with the exception of the 26th. i am about to freak out. i just need at least […]

Bake Up a Storm with Artgoodies Giveaway

once upon a time i met a girl named lisa at an antique show. we bonded over our love of vintage and that we were the only 2 there under the age of 70. over the years we have hung out more and more, flea marketed together, sold together, had some pretty awesome events together […]

the weary world rejoices

” a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices” i think that might be my favorite christmas lyric of all time. it’s so vivid and true and honest. to me and i think many others, christmas is kinda hard. not only the hustle and bustle and parties and schedules but struggling with what christmas is […]

how to wear socks with short boots + giveaway!

yea!!!! merry christmas eve friends! i have been so super excited to share this weeks posts with you! i hope you are enjoying them as much as me! i have two left for you this week. up today is a super amazing super sweet giveaway from an amazing local shoe company, wolverine. yea baby! i […]

Eat Cake for Breakfast Giveaway!

welcome to the first day of the abby’s favorite things holiday giveaway series!!! this week i have 4 fun fab gifts to give away to you from some of my FAVORITE local retailers! it’s a well known fact that i have a handful of favorite stores in the area. one at the top of my […]

finally friday + michigan giveaway!

gooooooddddd morning and happy friday everyone!   it’s finally friday and also the last weekend before christmas! yikes! does anyone feel like this month is flying by? i feel like it was just thanksgiving! this weekend we are going on a marathon christmas shopping spree trying to tie up the loose ends and get everything […]