Many of you have noticed things have been different around here for awhile. We’re still getting multiple emails and questions every day wondering when our post schedule is going to get back to its normal Monday-Friday. First, we couldn’t be more grateful that we have such a strong and loyal readership that we get to share our renovation story with almost daily. Thank you. That being said, I hope our announcement on Monday helped make some sense of that. We’re excited, and we wanted this so so badly, but like my other pregnancies, it’s not easy for me or my body or my family. I’m very sick, and often times, any sort of screen (especially a scrolling screen like my phone) makes it a lot worse. I’m on an anti-nausea regimen and working closely with my doctor so that I can gain weight in hopes my nerves don’t go into shock again–I have a history of Bell’s Palsy with pregnancy and it’s already tried to come back once in my first trimester.
Chris has been taking care of everything with a great deal of love and patience, making sure the fridge is stocked with mashed potatoes for me and Greta is getting nursed back to health and the girls are happy and the necessary projects and deadlines are met. But, we have had to make some decisions to not do some things. And to not renew some contracts. And to try to enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible, as we know in our hearts it will be our last. With that, we’re BOTH looking forward to me turning that magical corner where I can be more productive…it’s coming. I can feel it.
Onto the fun things of the week!
• Angela Simeone is a talented abstract artist whose paintings we recently added to our collection. After starting to follow her on Instagram, I learned she doesn’t just do paintings on canvas or paper–but entire walls, too! She was recently commissioned to do the entire interior of an airstream and a few days ago, finished this beautiful small powder room. How inspiring!
• We recently got one of those Harmony remotes (this one specifically) and I kicked and screamed prior to ordering it and then when it got here and wanted nothing to do with it….until Chris set it up. Truthfully, remotes in general are kind of a pet peeve of mine. Why are there so many?! Why are they always missing?! Why does no one seem to know how to use their remotes? Why do we need another remote?! But here’s what you probably already know, that I didn’t understand. The harmony remote replaced our other THREE remotes (it has the capacity to control 15 devices!). It’s so easy to use; intuitive even. Unlike our other remotes, it works through our media cabinets so the door can stay closed with everything looking neat while still changing the channel. And! AND! We can even use an app on our phone to turn the TV down from upstairs when the girls turn the volume up notch by notch. Highly recommend it!
• Obsessed with this sophisticated plaid rug. Like a good tailored suit.
• Lastly, we’ll talk about this more next week, but we started the girls’ bathroom renovation yesterday—eeee. I shared a lot of sneak peeks of the demo on my Instagram stories if you want to take a look before it expires!
Have a lovely weekend!