What a week! The Lowe’s Spring Makeover in Long Island last weekend was so intense, challenging and fun. We lucked out and got the absolute best homeowners that we instantly clicked with. I’ve been putting together the post all week, so look for that early next week! Although you may have caught this sneak peek before and after on Instagram.
After Long Island, I flew directly to Charlotte, NC for a Holiday Campaign meeting–Christmas in April! Although I was exhausted from the makeover, I’m so grateful I was able to go. Our blog has grown so much in the past year and I’m constantly reminded of a memory from over a decade ago when I was in college: I was playing the game Cashflow with a bunch of friends. Every so often in the game, you’re able to pick up an opportunity card and decide whether you’d like to take the opportunity or not. Not all opportunities cards were created equal, some were small opportunities and some were big. Some you took and maybe they helped lead you to winning the game and some you didn’t and you would never know. Even now, when I get an email or offer or idea, I still look at it as an opportunity card and try not to take it for granted.
Other thoughts for the week!
-Chris still wears his chef’s coat from college nearly every time he cooks. I’ve been casually looking around for a good masculine apron for him so covering his clothes wasn’t such an ordeal. While I was in Charlotte, I found the perfect sophisticated, pinstripe one at Sur La Table! I wish we had a place to hang it up right in the kitchen (it’s that lovely), but the pantry might have to do.
-Charly was diagnosed with arthritis a couple weeks ago and she takes her prescription like a champ. We put her on a diet (which, I’m so sorry Charly!) and she just keeps getting worse. Now she is only walking on 3 legs so we booked an appointment with another vet to get a second opinion. The only thing I can think of is the last thing I want when I’m in pain is to be on a diet. We’re praying it’s nothing more serious and trying to keep her comfortable until we know for sure. Speaking of, we’ve had many questions about her dog bed. It’s just the cushion from our old Ikea Kivik Chaise. Perfect size for our big girl.
–A children’s book to support an important discussion we all need to have with our kids.
-Did you see the new house (ahem, estate) Chip and Joanna Gaines purchased? It’s a massive colonial and I’m so anxious to see what they do with it. Crossing my fingers we see a shift from their usual shabby chic, farmhouse aesthetic and they pay homage to its history instead. But I’m sure whatever they do, it will be beautiful.
–Our living room rug (pictured above) is on sale!
-Big fat Nope!
-I ordered a small seascape from my favorite artist for the built-ins downstairs and now that it’s here, I wish it was as big as a whole wall! Maybe my favorite art piece in our whole house.
Lastly, we are working on a fun side project that we hope to debut here very soon. (Shooting for next Friday, could be the Friday after). I can’t wait to spill the beans. It’s going to change everything. Happy Weekend!