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the only distinction for me right now between the week and weekend is having papa joe home with us. the days just seem to blur together and just like that otto turned a month old this weekend. joe and i decided it was time to get out of the house which is easier said than […]

weekend recap ottos first penthouse trip


i know that we have like a million actual projects to do at the penthouse (pentwater cottage) but i had to sneak a little fun decor project in there! there are so so many pros to having a shop but one of the best things is being surrounded by some of the most talented artists […]

pentwater plaid chairs

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Joe and i spent the better part of our weekend working away at our tiny cottage in pentwater. it’s a little hard to see from this picture how steep these steps are but… trust me it was bad. you can see how uneven they are and kind of crooked. i’m not sure who built them […]

pentwater steps

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happy valentines day my friends! before i dive into the world of ceiling fans… my day has started out in what could possibly be the most unromantic way. i have been having these wild dreams lately that are so so fricken weird. last night i dreamt that joe and i were going to a “resort […]

ceiling fan for pentwater

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so last weekend i really wanted to get a few projects done but you know what i’ll settle for at least one when it’s this gorgeous out towards the end of summer. i picked a somewhat tedious but easy one with the bedroom ceiling at the cottage. if you  recall way way back in the […]

Pentwater Painted Ceiling

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i could kiss the ground today. this week has been jam packed and when i say jam packed i mean as tight as you could jam all the jelly in the world into a jar. as tight as all the cars on 131 south can fit at 8:00 monday morning. jam packed. thank God it’s […]

finally friday pentwater edition

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what a good day so far you guys. i hit up the farmers market before work and stocked up on some of the biggest red peppers i’ve ever seen in my life. like if you were making stuffed peppers instead of relish you would be feeding a family of four off of one pepper. the […]

pentwater bedroom ceiling

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the posts in the penthouse cottage are going to drive me insane. basically it’s just ugly wood holding up the ceiling. i guess i shouldn’t hate too hard holding up the ceiling is a big deal. we looked at how much it would cost to move them to the outer edges of the house. yea […]

pentwater posts

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we worked our booties off again at the penthouse this weekend. what was once boards and beams is now a beautiful crisp white. a few hours of painting and sweat and 6 gallons of benjamin moore dove white and the cottage (at least the first floor) is painted! before…. after! joe was ready to go […]

penthouse progress paint

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ok so the first coat of paint is on and we of course have to fix the ceiling and add some trim but we… have no lights in this room other than the two lamps from target (that still have the tags on them). also please do not mind the pile of laundry on the […]

pentwater bedroom lighting

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last weekend we went to spend our anniversary weekend in pentwater with all these plans to go to traverse city and what not. however we ended up staying around town and hanging out with friends and actually getting a little work done around the cottage. we only have a few more pieces of panel to […]

pentwater progress

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ok so a little more on our pentwater accomplishments this weekend! cottage wall construction… just a little background refresher: when we bought the place there were two smaller bedrooms on the first floor. basically one room divided with a frame of 2×4’s and plywood. we took everything down and out and made one “large” bedroom […]

cottage wall construction

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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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