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Friends at the Leland Lodge

if ever i’m given the chance to get up north i take it, especially if it’s to the leland lodge. joe, otto and i have gone there quite a few times and i feel like we have our little northern family up there. we know people by name now, we have our “spots” and we […]

Retreat at the leland lodge


i’m seriously considering breaking our rule of you can’t vacation to the same place twice. while that was a good rule for getting out and about in the world there is something about heading to a familiar place and feeling like you are home. i can honestly say that is what the leland lodge feels […]

weekend at the leland lodge


i think we may have started a new tradition for mothers day. or at least maybe i hope that its a yearly tradition. rewind – we were trying to figure out what we wanted to do to for mothers day and thinking maybe hiding out at home or going to pentwater? maybe chicago for the […]

mothers day weekend at the leland lodge


I have been asked a few times if we REALLY love visiting northern Michigan specifically the Leland area that much and I’m here to tell you, we REALLY love it that much. It is a beautiful historic place filled with nature and never ending options for activities. You can come up on your honeymoon or […]

Northern Michigan Winter Fun in Leland


Outdoor Winter Fun in Northern Michigan

This weekend we needed a break. We needed to get away and we were also without a baby sitter. We put our heads together and decided to head north with our little family and our son Otto to meet up with my sister and brother in law. There are so many fun things to do […]

Fun Things to do In Traverse City with Kids


Sledding hill at leland lodge

Last year we celebrated NYE with our friends and their children at the Leland Lodge. It was amazing. We played card games, we went sledding, we did a little wine tasting. It was really a magical time and something we were hoping to turn into a yearly tradition. I’m hopeful in 2021 we’ll be celebrating […]

Ten Fun Ideas to Celebrate NYE 2020


Telling secrets with Otto

a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a retreat held at the Leland lodge in northern Michigan. it was with a few other women from michigan who work in social media and it was a chance for us to escape and chat about the industry. i mean, you really can’t beat hanging […]

Idyll Farms Goat Cheese Tasting and Farm Tour

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exploring leland michigan

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and this year is going to be so so good. I feel like there has been some pretty dark Mother’s Days in previous years for both myself and some dear friends but this year there is just so much to celebrate. A few friends that have been struggling […]

Mothers Day Gift Guide


Mothers Day Gift Guide

i’m back to my normal routine (and almost pant size) from our trip to New Orleans earlier this month. you guys… the food, the cocktails, the people watching…the beneigts. amazing. if you are a foodie, then this is your type of place. in three days i walked over 30 miles just eating pretty much. eating, […]

New Orleans NOLA travel guide


New Orleans Central Deli

we are back from our short and sweet trip down south where we escaped the cold and hung out a few days in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. i’m starting to think that short little trips are the ticket to a stress free mini vacay. if i’m gone too long from routine otto gets out of […]

Fort Lauderdale and Miami Day Trip


well we are getting back in to the swing of things from our last family getaway of 2018 and spent it up in northern michigan. the more we go there the more i just fall in love with it and hope that each year i get to spend more and more time there. northern michigan […]

northern michigan family getaway


well mom of the year over here is posting this almost a month late but in my defense these photos were snapped just shortly after 9 months. i think this just further proves my point that time is indeed flying by. we’ve been soaking up the warm michigan weather and playing outside as much as […]

otto craig is nine months


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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. 

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