Happy Friday, friends! The camper is finished and we’re hitting the road to meet my sister-in-law and her family in Montana. I can’t wait to make some good memories and enjoy the fruits of our labor. It turned out so charming, and I’m looking forward to sharing the entire renovation with you soon… although if you follow along on Instagram, I’ll share a quick & casual tour later today! I photographed it right before we left, so I’ll probably have time to pull together a blog post with sources in the next week or two. Stay tuned! Today, I wanted to share a Noteworthy post with you. It’s always a fun way to kick off the weekend- plus, I have so many updates and things to share. It felt like the perfect post to catch up. Click through for renovation updates, inspiring links, good reads, recent purchases, and more. Click through, if you’d like!
First up, a renovation update! Now that the camper is finished, we’ll be turning our focus back to the entryway. Our stair parts are slowly beginning to trickle in and we are eager to knock it out. Emmett is going to start demo on the stairs next week. Sadly, our upstairs doors are delayed. The gorgeous chandelier is sitting in our garage just begging to be installed, but we’re waiting until we’re further along in the process so it doesn’t get dusty and icky amongst the construction mess. After that, who knows what we’ll tackle next! I’m hoping for the laundry room and Emmett is trying to convince me the dining room would be best.
A tasty quick and easy breakfast recipe I’ve been loving lately? Creamy cold brew coffee smoothies… I freeze almond milk cubes instead of coconut milk, and I usually swap the maple syrup for a tiny bit of honey. It’s so good and perfect for hot summer days!
Work has been busy this summer! Our holiday items have been arriving at Tuesday Made (nothing like Christmas in July!), so Jordan and I have been planning & prepping for that. It’s actually pretty fun. In addition to packing up your orders, I’ve been busy planning more house projects and planning ahead for the shop. I’ve also been posting a LOT on my LTK page and Amazon storefront. Be sure to follow along over there (if you’re not already), for good deals, my top picks, and fun finds! I’ve been on a collage making spree… virtual shopping and curating roundups is one of my favorite parts of my job. I hope they’re helpful. It takes me back to my 2D / graphic design roots.
I stumbled upon this article about lawn games for your next backyard party and was surprised to see one of my uncommon favorites… kubb. Please tell me someone has heard of it?! It’s also called viking chess, but it is so much fun. I’m not going to lie- I’m pretty good at it. Haha! When living in our previous home, we played with our neighbors at least twice a week. Our friend who is an amazing woodworker actually made a beautiful set and I’ve been looking for a good version for our house ever since.
Some things I’ve been enjoying lately…
Watching… Where the Crawdads Sing (in the theater)
Listening to… Bossa Nova Covers (so summery)
Eating… Southwest BBQ Chicken Pizza
Looking for a punchy and colorful home tour? Look no further! This Sorrento beach house by Anna Spiro is packed with patterned and colors- perfect for summer dreaming.
I was chatting with Peggi earlier this week and she shared David Netto’s new lighting collection for Soane with me… how did I miss that? I want every single fixture- they’re gorgeous.
Emmett & I have been busy enjoying summer. Our schedule has been jam packed with fun plans- no doubt we’ve probably overcommitted, but I’m all about cramming as much in as we can this season (despite my health frustrations). Last weekend we joined our scuba group for a fun treasure dive at Bear Lake. We’ve got more lake trips in our near future, camping plans, live music, and two international trips… Italy for our anniversary & Bali for an adventurous scuba trip! Remember my post on scoring flight deals? We couldn’t pass those cheap tickets up. We’ve also been making our way down our summer list… floating the river, making homemade pizzas, camping, boating, making s’mores around our fire pit, diving, food trucks, visiting with family, etc. How has your summer been so far? I can’t believe we’re nearly to August. Time is flying.
If you also have summer travels planned, this list is really helpful… 11 home tasks you should do before leaving for vacation.
I stumbled upon a new to me design firm the other day, thanks to Pinterest… Murphy & Co. They’re based in MN and the homes and architecture coming from their firm is aspirational. Their portfolio is definitely worth a browse.
My recent purchases? Here are five of my recent buys:
- Stick Vacuum // I ordered this lightweight vac on Prime Day, and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve used it for a bit. Aesthetically speaking, it’s a 10/10 for me.
- Jeans // My favorite summer jeans are on super sale right now, so I grabbed a second pair. These are SO comfortable- they’re made with tencel, which is the same material as our silky soft sheet set on our bed. Anyway, they’re a great classic wash with a little stretch for year round.
- Handbag // I’m the type to invest in a bag and carry it for years. I’ve toted my Furla bag around for almost four years, and accidentally shut it in the door at one of my doctor appointments recently- which sadly gashed the leather pretty bad. I traded up for a used Polène bag, which I’m loving!
- Closet Organizers // I ordered these for our camper cabinets, and decided to get more for my closet here at home. They’re really nice and are budget friendly!
- Comfy & Cute Sweatpants // I’ve been living in these lounge pants with a tank top here at home this summer. They’re cute enough I can run errands in them, but are also perfect for relaxing at home.
Speaking of organization… BRB- going to buy more bins, baskets, and drawer inserts thanks to this article. Ha! I think utilizing every square inch of the camper and playing around with organization in there has inspired me to do the same in our house. I’ve been on a cleaning and organizing journey this month.
Farrow & Ball’s color curator shared how to pick the right green paint color for every room… read about it here. You know I love a good green!
As for Monday’s blog post… I may push it back a day or tack on an extra blog post later in the week, since we’ll be visiting with family this weekend. I just wanted to give you a heads up! Here’s to a fun and adventurous weekend ahead. Summer weekends are the best! What is everyone up to? I’ll chat with you next week. Have a good one and stay cool, friends!