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When my grandma was moving to her condo she gifted me a stack of her Country Women Christmas books from the 90’s and they are FULL of amazing church cookbook style recipes. Some of them are scary jello’s with floating fruits in them but other recipes like these no bake potato chip chocolate bites are […]

No Bake Potato Chip Chocolate Bites

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No Bake Christmas Treats

I don’t really care to think back to how long ago high school was for me. It sometimes feels like just yesterday while a million years ago all at once. Maybe I’m thinking more about high school because The Bachelor franchise feels so fixated on it this season. (can we be done with that please? […]

The Best Wine Shop in Grand Rapids

Style & Fashion

Where to buy wine in Grand Rapids

One of my favorite quotes from The Devil Wears Prada is when Miranda unenthusiastically mutters “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” However… Florals for fall or fall floral foliage albeit not ground breaking is a little against the grain from the large cable knit sweaters we see this season. In line with Mirandas sentiment I have not […]

Sezane Theophile Trousers and Fleur Jumper

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Sezane TH√ČOPHILE TROUSERS in yellow

Today we are heading back to Emily’s farm once more to tour another one of her rehabbed buildings on the farm. Previously we toured the garden shed that was transformed into the perfect pre wedding bridal hangout so it only makes sense that we continue on to the repurposed gentleman’s quarters of her venue. I […]

This Michigander Repurposed Her Farm to a Fun Air BnB

Farm & Garden

Historic Michigan Farmhouse

From the moment I stepped foot on to Emily’s farm I could feel the magic. I’ve known Emily for years and we’ve talked plants and farming and she’s done a lot of work on our farm and cottage but the timing never worked out for me to stop by her farm and check it out. […]

Garden Shed Repurposed into Quaint Hangout

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Historic Garden Shed

We are slowly making progress on our old farmhouse this year. While it’s not the large renovation we were hoping for we are grateful to be checking things off the list. We had a gentleman do a lot of work around The Found Cottage last year and he’s been helping around our farm with projects […]

How we replaced our farmhouse porch

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Farmhouse Historic Porch Replacement

I have been trying really hard to listen to my body, my heart and mind lately but all the feelings just feel muddled. Do you ever feel that? Like the more you actively try to be still in listen the more clouded things become? I try to take a few moments each day and be […]

Orange you glad you stopped by?

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Orange Jcrew Outlet Shirt

If you read my instagram post last night you would hear a bit of panic in my voice that in true Michigan fashion strawberry season is nearing it’s close. The extreme amounts of rain pretty much ruined the berries right on the bushes cutting the season short a week or two early. I was at […]

Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon Rolls With Fresh Market Berries Fast Rising

Last weekend Joe and I spent the greater part of our weekend working out in the garden getting our new garden beds into place. It was not work for the faint of heart. It was TOUGH. We welcomed the excuse to keep busy though (at least I did). With the loss of Binks our beloved […]

New Metal and Wood Garden Beds

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Why I Love Raised Garden Beds

There is nothing I love more than sitting out in the garden at night around the fire pit enjoying a cocktail or a S’more with my family and talking about the day. It’s a simple and small activity that makes a weeknight feel like a vacation. We sit around roasting marshmallows enjoying our time together […]

Using Plants to Keep Mosquitos Away

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How to naturally keep mosquitos away

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

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Holland Michigan Farmers Market

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a child get so excited over a new jute rug for his bedroom that he doesn’t even sleep in than Otto. When he walked into his bedroom after I put the rug down he yelled “MOM! Did you order this for me?! Thank you! I love it! It’s so […]

Otto’s New Bedroom Jute Rug

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Otto and his new Jute Rug for his gender neutral sheep bedroom