finally friday roll with it

it’s finally friday folks and i could about kiss the ground it walks on (unless it goes into a public restroom, or any restroom for that matter). this has been a week of just rolling with the punches you know? I had everything scheduled out and it just didn’t happen. meetings popping up, things taking […]

chicken break

so yesterday was one of those days where nothing went as planned. i was about to leave for the gym when a coworker popped in and said aren’t you coming to the meeting this morning. trying to play it cool i was like you bet! texted nikki my trainer that i’m an idiot and i […]

how to shop a flea in the rain

let’s face it the weather is unpredictable. one minute in michigan it’s sunny and 70 and the next it’s pouring rain and 30 degrees. neither climate (90 or 20) ever keeps me from checking out a good flea market. the secret to a happy rainy flea market shopping experience is the right gear. having the […]

weekend recap home sweet home

it felt so good to be home this weekend friends. i was at a conference in austin, texas since wednesday and it was a pretty intense schedule. with the exception of my quick trip to magnolia it was pretty much the view from inside the hotel. at least it was sunny and warm! it was […]

quick trip to magnolia

yesterday i got a few spare hours away from the conference i’m at to sneak away to spend some fun time in texas. luckily my mom, sister in law and mother in law came along on this trip so naturally we went to waco. we were 1.5 hours away from it how could we not!?! […]

another screen room renovation

if you read my post from yesterday you know there is always something when it comes to old houses. a few weeks ago i went to get a head start on our screen room by giving it a fresh coat of white paint and i noticed that water was leaking in from the ceiling (it […]

hidden house drama

listen, i love my old house. i actually couldn’t picture myself living in a new house (again). our first home was a newer build (around the 90’s) and i worked really hard to make it fit my style but it was never quite right. there were no creaky floors, no detailed architecture, no small quarks […]

bees

so my latest farm project is bees. yep bees. i’ve been taking classes for about a year (not like every week more like once every other month) to really learn about bees how to keep and maintain them. the bee population is rapidly decreasing due to commercial building, pesticides and sprays and other junk we […]

weekend recap home improvement

this weekend was again absolutely beautiful. i can’t believe we have been so fortunate to have so many glorious weekends in april. i’ve lived in michigan my entire life and i’ve never remembered the spring being this warm and sunny. it can stay like this forever. this weekend we (again) worked our tails off doing […]

finally friday housework edition

is it really friday already? does anyone else feel like this has been the longest shortest week ever?  i feel like i have so much still to get done but when i think back to monday it seems like ages ago! it was an absolutely gorgeous week though and the forecast looks just as great. […]

25 weeks

you guys. how did i get to be 25 weeks pregnant? (don’t answer that). this morning i was putting on my sandals and this is the first time i actually had to rethink my strategy with tying the buckle a bit. every day it becomes a bit more and more real that this babe is […]

birthday fudge

first off, thank you so much everyone for your kind words about yesterdays post. it sounds like we all just need to allow ourselves a bit of grace. I needed the encouragement and i really really appreciate it more than you know. on a totally different note let’s talk about dessert. i was tasked with […]