How do you wind down at night? Chris’s favorite thing to do after a long day of work is to wash his feet in cold water and he’s instantly relaxed and refreshed. I love nothing more than to shut my computer, hide my phone, put my hair up and watch a short 20-30 minute show on Netflix or Hulu. We’re loving Chef’s Table, The Bachelorette (although my favorites went home this week), Last Man on Earth and rewatching The Office (it’s still so funny!). It seems the crazier our weeks are, the more important that half hour show is at the end of the day. What are you watching?
Other fun things this week!
One of my favorite bloggers to follow, Kate Ahrend, made a stair runner by attaching several vintage rugs together on her staircase and my jaw is still on the floor. It is one of the most inspiring DIYs I’ve seen this year.
All you Serial fans, did you hear the news?! Ahh!!
I think this would be the cutest gift for your girlfriend that loves to cook.
Someone on Instagram this week asked what we have as an overhead fixture in our bedroom. I had to laugh and then fess up–we have an ugly, dated fan that’s on 24/7!, and always conveniently cropped out of every photo. Every winter I want to replace it with a modern chandelier and every summer I’m reminded of how much we love sleeping with the fan on. So now, we’re looking at fans. This is the top contender. (black on black. mmmm.)
Speaking of bedrooms, I was so inspired by this master bedroom makeover. There’s a peacefulness that accompanies the personality it has that can’t be faked. I pinned almost every picture.
The prettiest cachet hooks. I want a G and an F. (and a C and a J).
Hope you have a great holiday weekend! When I was growing up, the 4th of July always felt like the middle of summer, and now that I’m older, it feels like the beginning…or just going way too fast. We’re going to have at least three big bbqs, light fireworks on our quiet little street, and soak up the long weekend. Part 2 of our Updating your home on a budget Podcast will still go live on Monday. If you missed part 1, where we talk with Young House Love, you can check that out here.
See more about our DIY Shiplap built-ins in our family room here, and our finished deck here. The table is Ikea, the chairs found here are the umbrella (from here) is sadly sold out in this color but here’s a similar black and white one for $219, $144 (love the variation in stripes!) $49 and another for $49.