pentwater progress sliding carriage door

today is a big day for joe, goldfish and i. we are heading to the specialist today to meet with the surgeon that will be working on little goldfish when the time comes. to be honest i’m not 100% sure what this appointment is going to involve but we are both going into this meeting […]

thirty one weeks

things get a little more serious each week. (didn’t i just say that last week?) i don’t know but there is something about not being in the double digits anymore that makes me freak out just a little bit. although i feel we have made a bunch of progress in the past week. we officially […]

long weekend recap

what a beautiful long weekend we had in michigan friends. i mean it’s Memorial Day weekend we could have ended up with snow and sleet for all we know. i remember one year we wore winter coats to a parade. this year though it was sunny and absolutely beautiful. it stormed one morning up in […]

finally friday memorial day weekend

not only is it the weekend…. it’s memorial day weekend! let the kick off to summer officially begin. it’s time to blast the michael jackson pandora, clean out your inbox and head out for the weekend. of course we wouldn’t have the opportunity to celebrate this weekend or the great country that we live in […]

thirty weeks

well it’s official i’m no longer in the twenty week stages and have moved into the dirty thirty. which is actually a pretty good name for it. i feel large and in charge. it’s weird how this pregnancy has shifted. i went from being in my first trimester and terrified of losing the baby again […]

screen room in transition

ok so yesterday we discussed the slate flooring in the screen room and it was overwhelming how many people said keep the slate! after much thought though, it just doesn’t go with the vibe i’m going for in that room. i have decided to not make any permanent changes but to go with either the […]

covering slate

so i posted on my instagram the other day about working around the slate in our screen room area. much to my surprise a lot of people seemed to really like the slate?! who would have thought. i actually don’t mind the slate floor. it’s very practical for this room that gets a ton of […]

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 […]