vacations all i ever wanted

sorry to go dark on you yesterday. sometimes its about just living in the moment and between my morning run and snorkeling i ran out of blog time. today is a slower pace day though here on st. martin. we have a couple meetings today (we’re here for work after all) but other than that […]

#bestself2015 week 1

ok so how was it? what did you do? did you do anything about it? for me this time, i’m not jumping in gung ho. i’m not sure if that is a bad thing or a good thing. every time i decide to make a resolution of sorts i feel i go into it with […]

weekend recap

this weekend went by WAY too fast. like I woke up this morning thinking, it can’t be monday can it? much to my dismay it was. it was also 4:30 a.m. lame. this weekend we were home. alot. to the point where i am glad to be out of the house. to the point where […]

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 […]