It was Spring for, like, 2 hours here and then it dumped 6 more inches of snow but it still lit a Spring cleaning purge fire under me. I emptied my closet of all the clothes I never wore this winter. I bagged up all my maternity clothes and 98% of the baby clothes that have passed from girl to girl (kept a few keepsakes) and then I went through our decor and started piling up furniture we’re never going to use. I usually just bring everything to the thrift store so I am done! But when I started putting everything together, I realized we have a lot of good stuff and maybe a yard sale when the weather warms up a bit would be fun. We haven’t had an actual yard sale in years, so I’m rusty, but excited, too!
We also did a little Spring Cleaning on our site this week! The first is we moved the search bar to the top of our site (instead of buried in the sidebar) on the desktop and mobile version, so you can find what you’re looking for–including the search bar, haha–faster. Secondly, the Shop Our House page has always been a landing spot where you can find all the sources for everything in our home, but it was kind of clunky because all the rooms were on one page. I re-worked the whole thing, updated the photos and products and organized it by room. I also added text links, in addition to the photo links, so hopefully it works a lot better for everyone.
You can also access the Shop Our House pages through our Instagram Highlights! Each room has its own swipe up feature that will bring you directly to that space’s sources. It will live permanently on our Instagram feed, accessed anytime you’re wondering where something is from–check out “SOURCES”.
Other fun things this week!
“Six people making eye contact around a table in someone’s home? It could be world-changing.” Excellent article. More dinner parties!
• I found a new design crush in Natasha Levak (@natashalevak–just 1007 followers!). This bathroom is making me weak in the kneeeeeeeeeees.
• It snowed 6 inches and as an act of rebellion (or hope!?), I ordered these distressed bermuda shorts on sale. It’s so hard to find good-looking long shorts, that I usually just end up wearing long pants all summer. I’ll keep you posted on fit!
• I’m sending these pretty daffodils and tulips (growing in a basket!) to my mother in law for Easter.
• They extended the Premier Day sale I wrote about yesterday today! See all the best deals I found right here. Also, a bunch of people were able to stack free shipping or 20% off through West Elm (using code THEBEST) on top of the sale. Sooooo…run before they catch on!
Hope you all have the happiest weekend and that it’s looking more like Spring wherever you are!
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