welcome to the blog

abigail albers

The Latest

Cookbook Review Half Baked Harvest Cookbook Club

I’m sitting at the coffee shop having an afternoon tea watching it absolutely downpour outside. I’m typing this recipe about a month later than I had planned but the truth is everything that I am able to do creatively is wrapped up at the farmhouse right now. Half of my cooking utensils are boxed up […]

February cookbook club recipe three

Featured

I didn’t really plan on moving the first week of cookbook club but we did and we’re finally getting settled into the temporary rental house. I have a small kitchen and my essential pots and pans. I feel like as we progress on we can get into more of a natural rhythm but we will […]

February Cookbook Club Recipe Two

Featured

February Cookbook Club

I have been collecting cookbooks since Joe and I first got married (thirteen years this June!). I come from a long line of skilled cooks yet, I never really developed a passion for it until I was living on my own and had my very first solo home kitchen. Back in the days where Joe […]

February Cookbook Club Recipe One!

Featured

Supper Simple Cookbook Club

How can it be over eight years since we moved out to the farm? It feels like we should still be unpacking boxes. Shhh… Don’t tell anyone there is still a box or two of unknowns lingering in the corner of the basement. The last eight years on our farm have taught us many lessons […]

Why we use Propane on the Farm

Farmhouse

The sustainable farmhouse and using propane

These Christmas traditions are what make all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season worth it to me. We were never real tree people until Otto was born (funny how kids do that for ya) and ever since then we decided welp, time for a real tree. It was a happy decision not only […]

On the hunt for the perfect real tree

Featured

Our Favorite Christmas Tree Farm in Michigan

I have not necessarily been a scrooge this year when it comes to decorating our farmhouse for the holidays, but more exhausted Santa. We went all out for Christmas this year at The Found Cottage and between that and pending renovations in the home, I just didn’t feel like hauling out all the bins of […]

Christmas Amish Greenhouse

Featured

Holiday Amish Greenhouse

Just one more thing checked off the Christmas list, Ottos meeting with Santa Claus. This year Otto is all in on believing in Santa and he was adamant that he had to get Santa his list. When my friend Sarah announced she was doing mini sessions with Santa I signed us up thinking it would […]

Otto Meets Santa Claus

Featured

Pictures with Santa

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

In The Kitchen

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

At The Market

Where to buy wine in Grand Rapids

  I am so excited that Ashley and I will be back at our local Kate Spade to shop their new holiday and gift collection! The previous shopping event was so much fun we all left with the same belt bag. This event will be a little earlier in the evening, starting at 6:15pm and […]

Kate Spade Holiday Guide and Local Event

Featured

Kate Spade Pink Tiered Tulle Skirt

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

Featured

Sezane THÉOPHILE TROUSERS in yellow

  I think that shopping for fall clothing might be my favorite season to shop for. I love all the plaids, sweaters and crisper weather. Although, fall in Michigan has been very reminiscent of summer time. The temperatures are slowly starting to fall though, and we have our first threat of frost in the forecast. […]

Fall Fashion Finds Plaid Top From Sezane

Featured

Sezane Plaid Top with White Collar

Explore the must reads

Explore all the resources so you too can start gardening, even if you live in the city.

The farmhouse garden club

start where you are

FROM THE FARMHOUSE

ABBY's FAVORITE FINDS

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. 

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in while I share a bit about who I am. 

Abby