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Mum and Pumpkin display at FMG

Otto and I finally got back to Meijer Gardens for the first time since March. I think one of the things that amazes me most about this pandemic is how quickly we forget and/or adapt to the situation. I don’t think that is a good thing? Maybe parts of it are. I know we shouldn’t […]

A visit to the fall exhibit at Meijer Gardens


Mother’s day is a day that means so much to me. While it’s nice that Joe and Otto take the time to make the day extra special I truly enjoy reflecting back on my journey to becoming a mom. Even with all of the struggles and heartbreak it has been truly the greatest gift of […]

The Best Mother’s Day Garden Gifts


Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Gardener

The discussion lately in Garden Group (free group on Facebook for all things gardening) is that so many online garden seeds sources are sold out! Territorial Seed closed their website and sent an email that never in their 35 years of business have they ever had this type of overwhelming demand. While I’ll agree this […]

Online Garden Seeds

Farm & Garden

Plant Lady T Shirt from The Found Cottage

I think one of the best things we’ve ever bought for our family was buy a membership to meijer gardens in grand rapids. It has so many activities in the summer and in the winter provides a nice warm place to soak up some green plant life amongst the snow. It even has an awesome […]

Our Favorite Christmas Traditions


Meijer Gardens Christmas Reindeer

With the holidays coming up I am stocking up on all plaid, tulle and sequins. When the fall and holiday collection launched from Atlantic Pacific I had to have this all plaid organza and tulle outfit. For size reference I took a large in both the top and the skirt. The jacket I am wearing […]

My Favorite Makeup

Style & Fashion

Plaid Holiday Outfit from Atlantic Pacific for Nordstrom

We hope you have a Finger Licking Good Halloween from our family to yours! When trying to decide what Otto should be for halloween it was a tough call. He is in to so many things! Would he be Uncle Sam? A flag? Mickey Mouse? We finally decided since chicken is one of the only […]

Finger Licking Good Halloween


Creative Toddler Costume Toddler as Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken

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

Style & Fashion

The Found Cottage Mercantile Market

I can’t believe summer is already half over in michigan. we have been soaking up every single ounce we can from parks to beaches. our weekends are usually jam packed with all the kids activities that there are to do around our great state. last year otto hated the beach so we didn’t do much […]

Six Inexpensive Summer kids activities in Michigan


Otto Fourth of July outfit

there is something so fun about the firsts of each thing with otto. while i had grand plans for the easter bunny, easter baskets… none of that really happened. and that is ok. we had a wonderful time. plus easter isn’t about that stuff anyone (but it still would have been fun to give him […]

easter with otto


Fall nights on the farm are a completely different kind of magic than summer nights on the farm. When I pull in the driveway at night coming home from work the sun is shining directly on the fall leaves illuminating all the colors. It’s bitter sweet because each day there is a larger and larger […]

Fall Leaves on the Farm

Farm & Garden

Fall around the farm

With the shipping windows closing in on holiday shopping I am taking full advantage of the amazing local retailers that we have around us. Some are located in cute and quaint little towns like Holland or Pentwater and some are in the best gift shops you will ever shop. I am almost finished shopping for […]

Unique Finds For Children’s Gifts


Mickey Mouse H & M Outfit with a giant christmas tree

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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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