We had such a nice weekend away. Full of family, food and fun. It was much needed after a busy week.

Pentwater holds a special place in my heart. I used to vacation there as a child and I still remember biking into town and the little rental with the pull out couch my sister and I would sleep on.  Climbing “old baldy” and ice cream for dessert. Beach days and dune rides in Silver Lake. I hope to create new memories with my little family that will continue on.


Do you have a favorite destination that has always held special memories? Whether it be family vacations or new traditions, its so nice to return to these places and remember those wonderful memories.

PS. We had to get the “Pig” at House of Flavors. It’s tradition:)

ice cream



We spend our weekends enjoying the fresh air and saying yes to any adventure that comes up. This leaves certain things put on the back burner or off the list all together.

There is something about the routine of the week that I need. I’m a planner by nature, so knowing what’s to come settles my soul.

I’m learning to embrace both the unknown of the weekends and the schedules I crave during the week. 

                I’m finding that balance. 


We got the first phase of our garden planted this past weekend with a little help from family. I look forward to this ever year. There is something so rewarding in seeing these vegetables start out from a tiny seed into food that I can prepare in our kitchen.

{Peppers/corn/potatoes/tomatoes/zucchini/cucumber/brussel sprouts/rutabaga/onions}


I also planted a few different varieties of flowers to see how things go. After reading Floret Flowers Cut Flower Garden book, I became obsessed with wanting my own beautiful garden. I look forward to one day selling bundles of fresh flowers by the roadside for people to enjoy.  Wish me luck.


The next phase will be our pumpkins. It is quite the production from planting all the seeds to harvesting them in the fall to sell. We do quite the variety and I love to see how different each one is.

Here’s to a bumper crop to all the farmers putting in the time and energy towards something they are passionate about. They are few and far between but I am glad we can keep a little piece of it alive and to show our daughter what hard work looks like.





When you become a mother, you gain so much more than just a tiny human to take care of.

You gain understanding

You gain patience (although that comes with time)

You gain perspective

You gain knowledge

You gain experience

You also gain a love like no other. A bond so strong it lasts a lifetime.

{I never knew it could be so wonderful}

There are still days when I have no idea what I’m doing and wonder how we keep a human alive. Do you ever feel that way? I could barely keep plants alive before she came along. That’s a miracle in itself.  We do the best we can and know at the end of the day that it is enough. We are enough.

::The days are long but the years are short::


I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong era. I long to go back to the simple days. Less noise. Less electronics. Less traffic. Less S T U F F.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for being connected 24/7 to pretty much everything I could ever want. I also love the sense of security I feel knowing I have my phone to use in case of emergencies.

{But there are times when it gets in the way. When I find myself glued to it instead of enjoying the moment}

I want my daughter to know the value of hard work. I want her to get out and explore. To seek adventure. I am the one who has to show her the way and I intend to do my best.

So I’m making a promise to myself (and my daughter) to put the phone down more. To get back to the things I love. To enjoy these precious moments with her while she’s still little.

Because time goes so so fast. Moments are fleeting. And we may miss them if we are looking down.



Hello friends! I’m new to the blogging world but have been wanting a place to write down all my thoughts, dreams and hopes from motherhood to life’s craziness to our farmhouse plans. I have been so inspired by fellow bloggers and love to get ideas and inspiration from them. Now about me: I am a thirty-something wife and mother to our daughter, Abigail Mae who is still figuring out how to balance it all in this crazy world. Hope you tag along on this journey with me!

{Side note} This picture was taken well over a year ago but getting this little girl to sit still for a picture is nearly impossible anymore. Mamas of toddlers understand:)

holiday 2015