Monday, December 22, 2014


I have a new obsession... it's name is Flickr. You guys know how much I love sharing photos with you... well, head over to my Flickr page to see all the sweet goodness that is The Cottons. We're cute, hip and we're going to be co-blogging here soon. #cutestcoupleawardgoesto...

Most recently our adventures took us in search of Michigan Elk - so part of that is up over there. I'll do a blog post soon. Here's my favorite picture from that trip, hands down. 



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Personal Blog vs. Business Blog

Since this hasn't re-directed, I'm sure none have you have seen... but, there has been continued blogging over at my new business blog It goes hand in hand with my business, This Nifty Earth. 

I really wanted to separate my personal blog from the TNE one so that you guys don't feel like you're bombarded with TNE things all the time (although, there will still be some of that here). 

If you want to keep up with what I was hoping my personal blog would grow into (and it did), you can at! Check it out. Now. Please and thank you.

I'll continue blogging over here at for a couple reasons... 

  1. I love the URL. I mean really? Cotton. It's awesome. 
  2. I want a place to share... moments with you guys, and the place that this blog was headed (more of a diy, lifestyle, business blog) wasn't the right place to do that. 
I'm all done now. 



Friday, March 28, 2014


Attention, attention! I would like to announce the newest addition to the This Nifty Earth team! 
I am happy to introduce my close friend, Elysa Gryzbowski! 

Elysa is a mother, wife and small business owner herself. She will bring a fresh perspective that I can't wait to share with you all! She will be joining as Co-Owner and Director of Photography as this little venture continues to grow. 

There are lots of plans, dreams, goals and visions involved in this decision, as well as hours of prayer. We can't wait to share some of the stuff we have brewing! Sit tight just a little while longer while we revamp. I think you'll like what we have in store! 



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Something New is Coming!

Something new is happening for This Nifty Earth and it will be launched this weekend! Can you guess?


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This Nifty Earth: Kitchen Textiles Line Launch

Hello folks! I have officially launched my Kitchen Textiles line and it's available on my etsy. I would love for you all to come check it out! 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DIY // Heart Thumb Tacks

Jordan and I don't really do Valentines Day. Last year we went snowshoeing (we're going again this Thursday, I can hardly wait!), but we don't do traditional "valentines" things. But, that doesn't mean I don't like giving my girlfriends gifts! Check out this cute and simple DIY that is perfect for the goal/work driven friend in your life!

What You Need: 
Gold Spay Paint (optional)
Super Glue
Thumb Tacks
Plastic Hearts

Spray paint (optional) the hearts gold. Wait to dry. Glue thumb tack on the back. 

THAT'S IT! I seriously made this in about 10 minutes. I kept some of mine red because I wanted to mix the gold and red.

These look really pretty on my cork board. Who are you guys going to be gifting these to?


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Black + White On A Saturday Morning

I'm sure you guys will get sick of these, but I love taking pictures of my house in natural light on Saturday mornings. 

I especially love the photo of Life tucked under our sofa. It's my favorite of these.