I received the sweetest gift of all from my talented friend, Kim, last week. A small custom portrait of our Charly-girl. I have always loved her pet portraits, and I feel so honored to have our own now. It looks just like her! What she didn’t know when sending it is, it arrived on such a timely day. We found out some difficult news about Charly the same day. When we took her into the vet for routine vacccinations, they discovered from an old shot record that she is 9 years old, not 7 like we had thought. When we adopted her in 2013, we were told she was 3, but her shot record that was just uncovered from 2012 says that she was 4 then, making her 9 now. Considering her breed has a 10 year life expectancy (12 is generous) broke our hearts over and over. No matter how we look at it, it feels like we just lost two years with her. The good news is, she is so healthy. She is doing great. She’s happy. She’s much more fit than when we first got her. And we are trying to focus on that and not think about the future too much. This little painting means so much to us.
Onto some other fun things this week!
Ahh!!! Genevieve Gorder (who doesn’t love her?!) came out with a collection with The Land of Nod and there are so many great pieces. The navy buffalo check. The reversible quilts. The tassel sheets. Slow. clap. Check it all out here.
I love finding new-to-me DIY couples! I’m loving following @beginninginthemiddle. So many great before and afters.
I love this idea of framing wallpaper. It’s such a great way to pack a punch on a budget. I imagine using pretty wrapping paper or fabric would look just as charming.
Welp, I guess it’s time to update my doormat.
We’ve been watch ABSTRACT on Netflix and loving it! Each episode shows a different kind of designer or artist and then goes on to blow your mind showing how they work and conceptualize ideas. It’s inspiring and truly amazing. From, the very first episode, I was hooked. If you are into art or design at all–please tell me you’ve checked it out!
In my stories this week, I showed you 10 really great maternity pieces I ordered from this shop that was having a 50% off sale. And it looks like it’s still going on! I literally saved, $115! Nothing I bought was over $13. (They have a bunch of other cute non-maternity, kids and men’s stuff, too.)
Hope you all have a great weekend! We’re busy working in the girls’ bathroom and can’t wait to give you a big ol’ update on it soon.