It’s been a lonnng time since I’ve posted one of these and according to the Reader Survey (thank you for taking the time to fill it out!), everyone really likes the Noteworthy posts. So… here’s what happening with life, what I’ve been feeling lately, and a little update on our reno.
I’m gearing up for a business trip next week, and I’ll be staying at this super cute hotel. I can’t wait to photograph it and share it with you guys when I get back home! It seems so charming and looks very well designed.
Since the new year, I’ve been on a reading kick and have been focusing more on self love and confidence. This “You Are A Badass” book is amazing and has been really eye opening! I’ve always struggled with self esteem and body image in particular, and one of my goals this year is to let those issues go and focus on the good.
Speaking of reading… I just finished this book (I’m not afraid to admit, I’m a HP nerd), and am currently reading this book for a virtual book club (yes, my friends made that a thing). Do you guys have any reading suggestions I should add to the list?
I’ve been spending a ton of time outside (mostly skiing) with friends. It’s amazing having so many mountains and resorts in our backyard. It’s certainly a big change from the landscape in Ohio! My girlfriends and I like to make a day of it and our newest tradition is to begin our ski day with mimosas. If you follow along on Snapchat or Stories, you’ve probably watched us in action. Ha! Our husbands go their own way, and we go ours… it’s sort of bliss. Either way, I’m finding lots of inspiration outside and it’s super refreshing to get out and hike, ski, or snowshoe.
Since moving, we’ve also had a lot of requests from friends and family to come visit (which we LOVE!). Although we’re in the middle of renovating and our house is a disaster, nobody seems to care. Our guest room is occupied through mid February and we’ve had visitors almost every weekend since Christmas! I’m trying to find a balance between hosting company, my real job, renovating, and blogging. It’s been quite the challenge, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m attending my first Sundance later this week and some of my pals from Ohio are flying out to join. If I spot a celebrity, I’ll let you guys know. Ha! I never recognize anyone and I’m sort of oblivious to that. I never read tabloids or keep up with Hollywood, but I am a sucker for indie films, so Sundance is definitely something I can get on board with.
In regards to the renovation, Emmett has been installing hardware (yay, doorknobs!!). He’s also working on assembling closet systems because I’m craving organization amongst the chaos. Trim is going up slowly but surely and each piece makes a huge difference. Our fireplace marble is almost here… it’s been stuck in Denver. I’ve ordered most of our paint. Our bathroom items are all here, we’re just waiting to plan demo and install until after our house guests are gone. All in all, things are progressing and coming together nicely.
On another note, do you guys have any suggestions for waterproof, warm snow boots? I have two pairs of Sorels… and they both give me terrible blisters. I’d appreciate hearing your favorites!
Not that this is of any importance, but I switched foundations for the first time in five years (from this to this). My question for you is this- is this fancy applicator brush worth the hype (and price)? I usually just use a standard beauty blender, but it doesn’t work as well with the new product. Help!
The survey responses also asked for more Finn. Ha! We’re in the process of trying to teach him how to bring in groceries like these smart dogs. Our friends in Cincinnati have two giants and they unload grocery bags from the trunk of their car and drop them on the kitchen counter. It’s amazing!! They’re so intelligent. Long story short, I wanted to share a video of their dogs, but since it’s on Facebook and private- I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t be helpful for you guys.
Lastly, I’ve been listening to this band non stop. If you’re into folk or bluegrass, these guys are amazing.