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 […]

abby tv

greetings earthlings. along with the redesign of this blog i’ve been working on a few other tricks.. my very own binks and the bad housewife’s youtube channel! now in addition to my daily posts you can watch me in action! so far we have made pumpkin towers and that glazed pumpkin loaf!  exciting right? i […]

weekend recap

happy monday everyone! i hope you had an awesome weekend? enjoy the sun while it was out? this weekend involved me. getting older. and then getting back to work. lets rewind to friday. i woke up 1 year older. yep. i am officially 28. i spent the day working, having lunch with my friend leah […]

Weekend Recap

this weekend was absolutely gorgeous. FINALLY a lovely fall crisp sunny weekend. i relaxed, i worked, i played. it was all good. friday night i went to my friend dann and chips house for cheese. lots and lots of cheese. i went to appertivo, the cheese lady and art of the table to get “supplies” […]

finally friday

Thank goodness it’s friday! i have another fun full weekend planned! well maybe? who knows things are always changing. but here are the plans for now. tonight. heading out for a night of cheese with my friends dann and chip. since i probably won’t be getting any trick or treaters here…. well hopefully not because […]

halloween stuff

there might be one “holiday” all year long that i don’t really care to celebrate. (other than bullish holidays like sweetest day, columbus day and kim kardashian day). i really don’t care to celebrate halloween.  the only thing i like is the candy, my nieces and nephew in their costumes and the kickoff to the […]