weekend recap shop girl

woah woah woah! this weekend was absolutely insane! you guys! the store was so busy friday night and saturday we were just absolutely blown away by how many of you came out to our mercantile event at the ol’ store location and then came to see us at the new location. i had such a […]

finally friday the mercantile edition

happy friday! i’m so excited for the weekend to be here. we’ve been working away every night to get the found cottage ready for our fun event this weekend. we partnered with our friends john and cat from vintage salvation to stock the old found cottage location FULL of cool unique vintage finds. dough bowls, […]

answered prayer

to all of our prayer warriors, thank you thank you thank you. yesterday afternoon i had realized that i didn’t have my phone on me. i thought i should check it just to make sure. even though i’ve refreshed the myhealth site like a gagillion times. sure enough missed. call. i think my heart fell […]

29 weeks and praying

it’s hard to believe that an entire week has gone by since we first learned of everything that was going on with our little goldfish. it seems almost like something we’ve known all along if that makes sense? like these possibilities and potential futures have been here with us all along when really it was […]

keeping busy

so while we are playing the waiting game we’ve been doing out best to keep busy and occupied and keep our minds away from digging too much into any sort of worst case scenarios. easier said than done i guess but in all seriousness if you want to remain distracted, buy an old farmhouse. we’ve […]

weekend recap mothers day

i hope you all had a lovely mothers day weekend. what a beautiful weekend to celebrate and reflect. i know this is a difficult holiday for many and you were all in my prayers and i thought about you often. this weekend was a bit of a blur for me. who am i kidding this […]

you made me a mom

for the past few years mothers day has been a bit of a struggle for me and i know many other woman. Halllmark celebrates the tangible motherhood we can see. the type of mom we see on tv, in commercials, in cards, in stories. but it’s so so much deeper than that. i’m starting to […]

finally friday giving thank you

i cannot even put into words the amount of gratitude joe and I have for all of the messages, texts and comments that were filled with encouragement, prayers and well wishes for our little babe. you made yesterday and all of this somewhat bearable. i honestly didn’t know how i was even going to go […]

assemble the troops

As he went along he saw a blind man from birth. His disciples  asked him, “Rabbi, who has sinned? This man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man or his parents have sinned ,” said Jesus, “But this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”  – […]

28 weeks and counting

i can’t believe that this little goldfish is 28 weeks today. it some respects it seems like such a short amount of time but when i measure things in seasons it feels like i’ve been pregnant since the dawn of time. all things considered i’ve felt pretty good this pregnancy. i’ve had mild sickness and […]

tulip time food strategy

So once a year my younger sister, joe and I have tulip time fried food fest. Rather than have a bit here and there we commit an entire night to hitting up the best food stands at the tulip time festival in Holland, Michigan. This year my sister brought her boyfriend because she felt he […]

weekend recap work weekend

I woke up this morning and even the hurt on my joints hurt. Joe and I took full advantage of having basically no plans this weekend to get caught up on our spring cleaning chores as much as possible. I can’t lie, it felt really good to wake up this morning and have so much […]