We’re just getting settled and caught up after a long weekend spent in Jackson Hole. Emmett and I took a little break from work to immerse ourselves in nature and go skiing (it snowed over 50″ in 72 hours, so we were in powder heaven). Anyway, it was a really fun and much needed weekend away. Today I’m back to work with my regular routine, so I figured a Noteworthy post was in order- complete with a couple images from our weekend away. I honestly only took a total of three photos- it was nice to check out and detach from technology for the weekend. Click through for renovation updates, inspiring links I saved while in the car road tripping, and recent finds!
Emmett planned our weekend away and rented this Airbnb cabin for us- and I felt like it was the perfect (safe) winter getaway. It’s always fun to stay in a home with a totally different aesthetic than your own. The rustic ski cabins always give me major Ralph Lauren vibes. It was a nice change of scenery and was an absolute winter wonderland- it didn’t stop snowing the entire time we were there. We made a big batch of chili, were able to order some Jackson Hole carryout favorites, and eat all the comfort foods during the storm.
Next up- a renovation update. My office renovation is going slower than expected. I finally nailed down the built-in details and we decided to have the material cut on the router at Emmett’s work (so it’s perfect). This is their busy season, so it’s looking like 6-8 weeks before we can install the built-ins. Luckily, there are plenty of other things that have to happen before then. Our plan was to begin demo this week after getting back from Jackson. I’m assuming we’ll bust out the sledge hammers this weekend, given we don’t have a ton of orders to pack for the shop. It has been a balancing act lately, but all exciting things!
Luckily, Emmett said my home office shouldn’t take long once things are in motion. We already have the flooring finished, the window treatments are done, and I’m planning to head to Lowe’s tomorrow to order the french doors (you can find more on that process in this post). Those usually take 4-6 weeks to arrive, so we’re looking at a reveal in March if all goes as planned. I’ll share the built-in design plan in the coming weeks!
We added the first member to our team this week and I could not be more excited to grow our little business, return to a normal-ish workload (I’m still trying to achieve “balance”), and I’m most excited to have another creative brain around here to bounce ideas! That’s why we’ve been working on our workspace a lot lately- we’re trying to set it up to be a functional, productive, and creative environment. I have some posts planned to share what we’re up to over there- which is mostly just paint and styling. In the meantime, this is the kitchenette in the break room we renovated last year, if you missed that one.
I was honored and surprised to be featured in the Wall Street Journal last week, talking about wool rugs! If you missed the article, you can check it out here. Additionally, I chat about wool rugs in the bathroom in this blog post, if you’d like to read more.
Tuesday Made also had a fun feature in MyDomaine- we were included in their favorite small businesses to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts. We’ve been packing up LOTS of candles, candle pedestals, floral arrangements, and mailing out gift cards.
I’ve always been a Diane Keaton fan. Did you see that she came out with a lighting line? It’s not my personal aesthetic, but kudos to her for doing something fun in the home industry. The collection is very graphic, high-contrast, and bold.
Remember how I said I was going to keep my home office color palette pretty neutral and bright? This article pretty much solidified that decision. Haha! Not really- but it is interesting that those colors are said to boost creativity and de-stress.
The gift (that keeps giving) I asked Emmett for this year for V-Day? A Jeni’s pint club subscription. Haha! Ice cream really is my weakness. Fun fact- back in the day, when I used to be a designer in the chocolate industry, I got to meet and hangout with the ice cream queen herself, Jeni. She is such an inspiring and interesting creative. Her ice cream is top notch, but I also love knowing I’m supporting her business because she’s a good person. Sooo- I’m hoping Emmett took that gift “suggestion” to heart and ordered some Valentine’s Day ice cream for me. Do you do Valentine’s gifts?
If I’m being honest, we’re all about those food subscription services. We get 3-4 HelloFresh meals per week to make for dinner (here is a $40 off coupon), Emmett is always ordering Pig of the Month BBQ (owned by one of my awesome girlfriends), Cocktail Courier is always fun and makes for a special evening at home, as well as Dana’s Bakery “mac of the month” club. They all make great gifts, too! I told you- we basically use this holiday as an excuse to eat or drink delicious things together. Haha! Anyone else?
My recent purchases have mostly been things for my home office renovation and our Tuesday Made office space. I’ll save you the boredom of seeing things like printer toner and crinkle paper packing materials. Instead, here are five things I recently got and loved:
- blue light glasses // I got a new pair of blue light glasses- these are affordable, look nice, and have been working really well for me.
- socks // I know, I know- socks are boring, but these are my new favorite! They work with any shoe, are padded, they stay in place, and there’s a reason they have almost 9k five star reviews.
- tinted sunscreen // I’ve been searching and searching for a good, light weight tinted sunscreen. I tried BB and CC creams with SPF and they all felt heavy- I don’t like feeling makeup on my face. I finally found the best, light SPF that has a tiny bit of color and feels like I’m wearing nothing at all while looking natural (and protecting my skin). I’ve been using this stuff for about a month and I love it!
- pajamas // I’ve had the same pajamas for a few years now and the pants had seen better days. I ended up with this new set and it’s incredibly comfortable!
- woven shades // I’m tired of the plantation shutters in our main bedroom, so I finally broke down and bought some budget-friendly woven shades to hang. We haven’t installed them yet, but they’re here whenever we find time.
This SNL skit had me spewing my morning coffee. Hahah!! Browsing Zillow is definitely a big time suck for Emmett & myself. We both love perusing houses and dreaming of what how we’d update them. I’ve also accidentally hit the “contact agent” button and had that same panic moment. Please tell me someone else can relate? We look at houses way too often. It’s so fun though!
That’s all I have for this one! I’m playing catch up from being away, but tomorrow’s blog post is a highly requested one… should the interior of your home match the exterior. We’re going there! It should be a fun chat filled with personal preferences and design opinions. I hope you’re all having a great week so far. Happy Tuesday!