It finally happened this week in our neck of the woods, Idaho–The sweet smell of fresh cut grass and the sound of mowers. It’s here! Doesn’t warm weather feel so freeing? Maybe it’s because I can go outside with barely any notice or that my windows are almost always propped open instead of shut! and locked! I love looking out the patio doors and seeing Charly laying on the cool, concrete step instead of her usual spot somewhere, wherever I just vacuumed. We pulled out the girls’ hand-me-down plastic playhouse with a dented roof and water table (always a hit) this week–both complete eyesores!–and I started browsing around for a proper playset for them. The thing is, every year we say This is the summer we’re going to tackle our yard. And it hasn’t happened yet. But actually this is the year because we signed a contract that our deck would be completed by May 23rd. Which is exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. But, when I feel the heart palpitations coming on, I just daydream about that date, sipping lemonade and eating burgers on our finished deck and hum the line “Hello from the other siiiddddeeeee.”
Other fun things this week!
I ordered one of these EcoDeer, such a fun alternative to antlers (even those I still love antlers) for downstairs. Or on the back deck? Or in my bedroom? I love it so much, it’s going to be hard to pick just one spot. I might need a whole herd.
If you’ve ever flown with a baby, you’ll want to grab a kleenex before you watch this. I’m sobbing…again!
I can’t believe it’s already week 5 of the One Room Challenge! Claire killed it with that rug swap. I actually watched her on snapchat move the furniture herself and wiggle that rug under everything–a huge feat! Totally paid off.
The coolest weekend bag for those of us who like to feel unpacked, even in a hotel room.
Lastly, I cannot wait for you all to tune in to our podcasts! They’re completely free to listen to streaming on your phone or computer through a bunch of different options including iTunes, Stitcher or right here on the blog. We’ll have direct links to the first 3 episodes for you Monday morning. And then we’ll release a new one every Monday after that. I can’t tell you how fun and refreshing this project has been. I think you’re really going to enjoy it.
Hope you have the best weekend!
Photo above taken earlier this week in the study while Faye tends to Sasha, the fish! Sources below!
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