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Fall Michigan Farmers Markets

This past Saturday Otto and I decided we needed some fresh air while Joe was out deer hunting. We bundled up and headed to the Holland Farmers Market to see what was going on at the market. It was sunny and the air was crisp. We walked from stall to stall taking in all of […]

Holland Winter Farmers Market


I’m going to continue my quest to get you all to visit Michigan and share with you more about what one of my favorite lakeshore towns has to offer. A few weeks ago I was able to share a day in downtown Holland on my instagram but I wanted to give it a more permanent […]

The Perfect Day in Downtown Holland


Big pink gladiolas at the downtown farmers market in holland michigan

On Saturday I had the rare opportunity to have some alone time at the farmers market. Since I was heading to the sale at Garden House on my way back I decided to try a market I haven’t been to in a while. I headed south to the Kalmazoo Farmers Market. I forgot how absolutely […]

Visiting the Kalamazoo Farmers Market



This week brought back so many memories of when Otto was a newborn and I was desperate to get out of the house but we had to be careful because he was pre surgery and in heart failure. The farmers market always felt like (and was) a safe place for us to go. Every Wednesday […]

Midwest Farmers Market Report June

Style & Fashion

Safety at the Farmers Market

We were tired of zoom calls and staring at our computer screens. When we have not been working from home we’ve been working on projects all around the farm. We .. well, we were just exhausted. We typically go for a walk during Joe and I’s joint conference call but the other day we decided […]

Free Fresh Air Activities in Holland Michigan


Rylee and Cru Sailboat onesie jumper

The Mercantile Market is less than a week away and we cannot WAIT to welcome you to the Ottawa County Fairgrounds for our third market event. With so many friends coming from out of town I thought it I would share some of my favorites in the area. I put together this quick guide to […]

A quick guide to Holland and Grand Rapids

House & Home

The Found Cottage Mercantile Market

i read this article a few years ago written by a local farmer in the michigan area that i frequently bump in to at farmers markets. it literally broke my heart. the article is called “the end of the road” and is about the big box retailers selling milk for $1.50 a gallon with a […]

how to support your local farmers


How to support your local farmers

  I think that shopping for fall clothing might be my favorite season to shop for. I love all the plaids, sweaters and crisper weather. Although, fall in Michigan has been very reminiscent of summer time. The temperatures are slowly starting to fall though, and we have our first threat of frost in the forecast. […]

Fall Fashion Finds Plaid Top From Sezane

Style & Fashion

Sezane Plaid Top with White Collar

True story: I rarely buy anything without a coupon. It has to be something like a designer handbag or a brand that doesn’t have sales ever for me to spend. Because almost every brand at some point in the year will mark things down or have a sale. Tory Burch is one of those places […]

Blue Floral Clouds Hydrangea Dress From Tory Burch

Style & Fashion

How to style a summer belted dress

The Holland Farmers market was in full swing yesterday as we are entering into peak summer in Michigan. It was the perfect day to dress up in my new Vera for Anthropologie button up dress that I scored on sale this month. The weather is a bit muggy so lightweight wear was much needed. I […]

Vera for Anthropologie Confetti Midi Dress

Style & Fashion

Vera for Anthropologie Confetti Midi Dress

When I think of perennial plants my mind automatically goes to shrubs, flowers, bushes and trees, but did you know that there are select herbs in Michigan that are also considered perennials? One of my favorite ways to fill space in the garden is by planting complementary herbs. I have them growing in tubs on […]

Growing Perennial Herbs in Michigan


Holland Michigan Farmers Market

The final stop on our virtual holiday tour takes us to the Christmas living room for 2020. This room seems to decorate itself. When joe requested that at least one room in our home have carpet I knew the living room needed plaid. The set up of our house is very seasonal. In the winters […]

Christmas Living Room 2020

House & Home

Vintage Antiques on the Holiday Mantles

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I'm abigail albers

Wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe. 

I am collector of collections and hobbies and I’m so excited to share them all with you here on my little slice of the internet. 

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