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As seasons change

I have taken a pretty long social media hiatus. Not my own doing entirely but God knew it was something I needed to do. Its funny how when you are forced to slow down and breath – like REALLY slow down and REALLY breath you start to see things as they are. Can you relate? I remember before I started MSB I felt so bored and trapped at home. I felt like I didn’t even know who I was anymore because I was always being something for someone else.  I felt like life was mundane. Dishes, laundry, cooking, cleaning etc.. it was just not fulfilling me. I thought I needed more. I needed an outlet. which is MSB. After MSB took on a life of it’s own (which I am incredibly grateful for) I couldn’t keep up. I was always stressed, always working, errands were basically traveling several times a week all day long with two kids looking for treasures and going to craft stores. Life did a complete 180 and I began to deeply miss those “mundane” days that I had wished away. Quiet mornings with sesame street and coffee, play time outside, only having to go to the grocery store and not 10 different stores etc. The grass truly isn’t always greener sometimes its what we make it. God meets us where we are, in each season that we are in and is always ready to teach and grow us while we are there. Some seasons last years while others only last for a few months but God is faithful no matter where you are.

We are ushering in a new season here at MSB. After lots of prayer we (my husband and I) have decided that it’s time to “say see you later” to the retail side of MSB. I don’t want to say “goodbye” but “see you later” because you never know what God has in store for the future. This business was built on reclaimed vintage, antiques, architectural salvage and lots of handmade décor and its something that I am deeply passionate about. I LOVE décor. I LOVE antiques. I LOVE decorating and sharing our home and business on Instagram and Facebook but I LOVE my family more. We will be pulling out of The Found Cottage  in February. We are NOT going anywhere else but the retail side of this business is just not in cards for our next season as a family. As much as I LOVE it and hope to one day do it all again right now I just need to be home with my kids. To be 100% present for them and not trying to do it all and honestly failing the stay at home working mom thing miserably.

This is a very exciting time for our family and we are excited to usher in a new season here at MSB. I have been VERY very sick for the last three months because – I’M PREGNAT!!! After trying for over a year and two miscarriages we are Pregnant! I am so so thankful that God has blessed us with another baby to add to our family. We are ecstatic!

God is faithful and his timing is truly always perfect. Maybe in those moments of miscarriage I wasn’t really feeling that his timing was perfect nor did he cause those things to happen to me but I had some work to do making peace with my childhood that I wouldn’t have done had those miscarriages not occurred. He knew and had a plan to heal more than just the hurt and pain caused by miscarriage but the hurt and pain caused by childhood trama too. He is faithful and he is good in ALL circumstances and he is present even on our darkest of days when we feel the most broken and unloved.

Thank you so much to all my loyal customers and followers. Truly the last several years of my business life couldn’t have been successful without you and I will cherish it forever. It sure was a whirlwind filled with lots of adventures that I will never ever forget and people that have become life long friends. I will still blogging and sharing our home on my social media sites and I hope to continue to encourage you and inspire you there.





  1. Julie says:

    Congratulations Ali! This is wonderful news ☺️ Well I’ll say you are entering a new season. Blessings to everyone and I’m glad you’ll still be on IG. I’ve missed you while you were gone and I look forward to hearing your sweet giggle next time. Be well and enjoy this journey. Isn’t God cool?

  2. Tammy Weaver says:

    I actually just searched you earlier because I missed your stories and photos! CONGRATS!!! On everything! You will not regret this decision and God will truly bless you! Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!🎄

  3. Elma says:

    Congratulations!! So excited for you!! Merry Christmas and a blessed New year to you and your family!!

  4. Jenna says:

    You’re never going to regret taking care of your family well! Blessings to you as you take this leap of faith ❤!

  5. Liz (@e_benton5) says:

    Congratulations on this decision that you’ve made for yourself and your family, Ali! And congratulations on all the blessings that are coming your way, you are so very deserving of them all!

    I had been wondering “where you went” and was hoping all was well. So it is good to know that you are so happy and now expecting one more little miracle in your family, how wonderful for you all!!

    Just wanted you to know that I, for one, will miss you much…you have inspired me (one of “the little guys”) in so many ways than you will ever know, sweet girl! I truly appreciate all you have given to me…

    My best wishes to you and your family ahead, I am so happy for you!

  6. Rhonda Williams says:

    Congratulations on the baby! I realized today that I hadn’t seen you for awhile so looked your blog up. God has plans for us we don’t know about and he has one for you. Enjoy your coffee! Enjoy your family! Enjoy the adventure!

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