Happy April! How was your weekend? This year is seeming to go by quickly, but winter is definitely hanging on. We took the camper out again over the weekend to escape more snow. It’s amazing how driving south a few hours can drastically change in terms of temperature. Utah is magical like that. You can go from snowy mountains to the warmth of red rock pretty quickly. Anyway, today I’m kicking off the month and week with a new Noteworthy post! Click through for monthly updates, links, inspiration, random musings, and things I’ve found interesting lately…
Let’s catch up… first- renovation updates! Our entryway is still a work in progress (it’s a slooow burn), but the good news? The basement bedroom is finished and ready for its blog debut. I’m planning to photograph it this week and share it with you, just as soon as I can get the blog post drafted & linked. I’m really happy with it!
In other renovation-type news, I’m also working on a big Tuesday Made office tour for you. We finally installed artwork last week and my plan is also to photograph and share our home away from home with you in the next week or two. We spent a lot of hours at our shop… which is really just an office and a warehouse (since we’re totally online), but that building has come a LONG way and I’m pretty proud of it.
Speaking of the shop, we’re hosting our first ever warehouse sale! I’ll share a dedicated blog post with the specifics, but if you’re local (or within a close driving distance)– mark your calendar for April 29th! We’ll have furniture, lighting, decor, artwork, vintage goods, rugs, etc… with deals up to 70% off. It will be at our Salt Lake City office & warehouse, so if you’re nearby- please come shop and say hello! I’d love to meet you. We’re trying to “clean house” and make room for new inventory, so anything that is slightly flawed, has been returned, that we have excess of, or is just taking up precious space- we’ll be parting with. Sign up for our email list to get the details and address!
A bit of a personal update… April is shaping up to be quite a chaotic month for us. I’m going to do my best to stick to the regular blog schedule, but between prepping for our warehouse sale & ongoing health appointments- if I’m absent or end up skipping a post, no need for concern. I’ll jump back in as quickly as I can! I’ve got a lot of health imaging, labs, & new doctor visits on the calendar this month (I’m still a mystery), and even more importantly- Emmett is having surgery in a couple weeks. His injury ended up being quite rare and after meeting with a handful of surgeons, he’ll be recovering for 6 months post op. It’s not the news we hoped for, but we’re feeling optimistic & positive. This will put a damper on our home projects with his restrictions and physical therapy, but there is plenty I can do on my own and our health obviously takes precedent. He’ll be seated or hobbling along on crutches if you see him at our warehouse sale…. I joked that he must have strategically planned this, ha!
Anyway, given the timing of everything- I’ll see what I can manage in the moment. I’m hoping with some excellent calendar planning, I can stick to the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday blog schedule… even if posts are a bit shorter. I may also fall behind on comments, but please know that I read every one and will respond as soon as I can! I just wanted to candidly share in advance. As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support my small business, offer encouragement, and remain such wonderful friends. I appreciate you!
Ok- now for the FUN part of this post… links, inspiration, random musings, and the things I’ve saved lately. Let’s do it! Ready for a WILD home tour? Step inside the Greenwich farmhouse that Susie Hilfiger is selling for nearly $18 million. Whoa!
I’ve been an Alexa Hampton design fan for years- I enjoyed this interview… she chats about her newest renovation and gives some solid design advice.
What I’ve been into lately…
Watching… Daisy Jones and the Six – I read and loved the book last year!
Listening to… Ben Chapman’s new album, Amber Sound – we saw him live in Arizona last week and he was amazing.
Eating… so many good recipes from the Sweet Laurel Savory cookbook – we’re adding it to the Tuesday Made shop next week!
We pulled our camper south last weekend for Emmett’s birthday festivities and I had forgotten just how charming our little home on wheels is. It’s such a happy space! Having used it for a full camping season, I think we finally have it dialed in. We ordered a few things- like an indoor mat for kicking off our shoes and some folding hooks (for hats)– but I think the organization and time we put into it last year really paid off. My mom tried to convince us to let them drive ours home to Kentucky, so we could keep and renovate theirs. I think we have enough on our plate for now (nice try, Mom!), but I really did enjoy the camper makeover. I’d do it over again in a heartbeat!
Since many of us have had bedroom design on the brain… according to My Domaine, here are the 2023 bedroom decorating trends vetted by designers. Do you agree with them?
Not to be missed (because it’s one of my most asked questions!)… where to find affordable, readymade gilded frames. I made a big roundup for you here!
I found this article pretty interesting (some things I’ve never considered)… The Rudest Things You Can Do In Someone Else’s House.
My recent purchases? Here are five of my recent buys…
- Black Oval Sunglasses // While I love my tried & true tortoise Chloé glasses, I wanted to try the trend (without spending too much) of a narrow cat eye frame. For $15, these are amazing and flattering! Definitely recommend.
- Button Up Shirt // I swooped into Madewell before leaving for Arizona and came out with one item… this shirt. It’s comfy, lightweight, classic, and not overly cropped (the model must have a very long torso- it looks a tad longer on me).
- Merit Brow Gel // My go-to brow gel was sadly discontinued, so I’ve been on the hunt for a new one. While it took some searching, this is my new favorite and I think it’s even better… plus it’s a clean product!
- Travel Hair Dryer // I accidentally left my favorite travel hair dryer in Canada a couple months ago. Before leaving for Arizona, I ordered the exact same one… I don’t travel without it, and it’s perfect for the camper.
- No-Show Socks // My newly organized sock drawer was looking a bit ragged, so I figured it was time to toss the socks with holes and replace them. I’ve been wearing these for years.
I am endlessly inspired by Leanne Ford. I pinned many images in this home tour! That dining table vignette with the gigantic lanterns is stunning… what a fun play on scale.
That’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading my rambling Noteworthy post of the month! I promised to keep this series in the regular rotation, so I’m staying true to my word. I hope you still enjoy these! I’ll be over here crossing my fingers for warmer spring weather, and hopefully I’ll see some of you later this month at our warehouse sale. I’ve got lots to do, so I’m signing off! Have a great day, friends.