leftover jam simple cobbler

towards the end of the week i am always left with half bottles of this or that sauce, one or two of this veggie etc. i hate waste so i try to be creative and use what i have left so i don’t end up throwing things away and letting them expire. it’s so hard […]

how to have a low maintenance garden

last year, i toiled. i toiled so hard for my garden. i was 8 months pregnant in my bathing suit and husbands gym shorts moving around on a beach towel pulling weeds for hours and hours. when otto was born and we spent 9 days in the NICU my garden just went to…. weed. it […]

vintage inspired polka dot dress

i don’t know how many times i’ve told myself that i do not need another dress but i’ve told myself many times that i don’t need another dress. truth be told i don’t need much of anything since most things end up with poo poo, puke or dirt on them. but when i was browsing […]

otto craig 11 months

are you getting sick of me saying i can’t believe my baby is “x” months old? well… brace yourself because i can’t believe my baby is over 11 months old and almost 1. i remember sitting on my bed where i am typing this now a year ago. 8.5 months pregnant sitting in my underwear […]

We finally got a mattress

as we celebrated our 9 years of marriage on june 13, it hit us that our mattress is also 9 years old. and much over due for a replacement. it was a nice bed and obviously lasted us this long but it was very worn in and had two big dips where each of us […]

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 […]

peach bellini jam and blue cheese

i don’t think it’s a secret that if it’s covered in cheese, i want it. my dutch great grandma once said “if given the choice between chocolate or cheese i will always choose cheese”. so it’s hereditary. i love cheese really but nothing beats a good cheese plate. you don’t need a ton just some […]

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 […]

lemon curd berry tart

this weekend we stayed home and had time to lounge around the house and dare i say…relax?! guys it’s so hard for me to sit. i’ve alway struggled with rest because there is just so much that i love to do and it’s hard to stay in one place. but one thing i love to […]

favorite canning resources

it’s june in michigan and that means… it’s time to start canning or “preserving”. every single year i go bananas thinking i’m never going to get to taste a single strawberry ever again and i can like a mad woman. like seriously if the apocalypse comes, head to the farm i have jam to feed […]

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 […]