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Best Dessert Place in Grand Rapids

Under normal circumstances I am a salty over sweet kind of gal. My great grandma Sjaarda always said she would choose a piece of cheese over chocolate and I would have to agree that apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That is 99% of the case unless I’m close to one of my favorite […]

Small Business Special: Mokaya Chocolate Grand Rapids

Style & Fashion

Small businesses need our support especially during this holiday and winter season. I thought it would be fun to highlight one of my favorites each week here on the blog for the next few months. This past week I went and stocked up on homemade pasta from The Local Epicurean in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They […]

Small Business Special : The Local Epicurean


Running Local Errands in Grand rapids Michigan

The Found Cottage is officially back open under the guidelines that have been set forth for us as retailers in the state of Michigan. After three bleak months it feels good to have the doors open and welcome guests back in with 6 feet of distance behind us. As a little girl I always knew […]

Running a Small Business during a Pandemic


The Found Cottage Hudsonville MIchigan

These are scary times and uncharted waters we are navigating here with the coronavirus. I refuse to contribute to the fear and paranoia that is constantly pumped out by the media. We have a choice. We can be smart, educated and level headed in times like this or we can run around like chicken little. […]

How to Support Small Businesses during a crisis


Yellow Silk Dress

a few weeks ago i had the opportunity to go on a little road trip with my friend ashley to a restaurant we have been oogling over on instagram forever. we finally got the chance to eat lunch at the fed community, a small business on the east side of the mitten and it did […]

three truths about owning a small business


Running a Small Business

Outfit Details Dress: Tory Burch Sample Sale but on sale here. Budget Version Here. This one is also fun! Shoes: Tory Burch old, Similar here and bow is in the back on these but they’re so fun! Clutch: YSL.  Budget version Here $13!  We were spoiled with the weather in Michigan this past week. If […]

Tory Burch Silk Dress

Style & Fashion

Tory Burch Silk Dress with Tie

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

Overnight many small businesses have had to change their strategies. We have had to close our doors to the public, navigate unemployment and small business aide  with tons of loopholes and wait times. But we are doing it! The Found Cottage is moving forward and being creative and adaptive even if it’s not the spring […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From The Found Cottage


Mama T shirt From the Found Cottage perfect Mothers Day Gift

It’s an odd year and the Easter Bunny is not excluded from the stay home, stay safe order. I had visions of Otto in his Easter Sunday suit running around with his cousins looking for eggs but that will have to happen next year. Honestly, that is not even the real reason of Easter anyway. […]

Otto’s Easter Basket from Home


Easter Basket Shopping while Staying Home

We are now entering our 22nd day of staying home (with the exception of a car ride). It is easy to feel alone and isolated because well…that is what we are but all of us are so in a way, we’re together in this. If you are able to stay home and doing so, thank […]

Safe at Home


Toddler at home during Covid 19

Shirt: Anthropologie M Jeans: Agolde size 32 Jacket: J.Crew Large  Shoes: Tory Burch, old. Similar here and here We are day six of keeping ourselves at home until the threat of this virus passes by. I have been binging podcasts while working and Otto plays and finding other ways to pass the time.  I know […]

My Favorite Podcasts While Social Distancing


Ultimate Podcast Listen list

Wondering where some of my favorite foodie places in West Michigan are? Scroll down to see the full list! Outfit Details: my dream is that kjp would make this sweater in otto’s size so we could truly be matching. I picked up this KJP sweater on their black friday sale and I wish I would […]

My Favorite Foodie Places in West Michigan


Toddler in white janie and jack fisherman sweater in front of marthas vineyard in grand rapids

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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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