• Idaho got really cold this week–30s and 40s most days. Those first brisk days are always fun (ask me again in January–ooof), but when we were getting bundled to go to our first pumpkin patch of the year, I started panicking when I realized none of the girls had boots or coats that fit them! We made do with lots of layers, but that evening I settled in and ordered a bunch of cozy clothes and coats and boots for the girls–which is actually 10x more fun than buying clothes for myself. Because our girls grow so fast, I always look to H&M, Gymboree, Old Navy and Target first. I found so much cute stuff I had to share in case you find yourself in the same boat as I was earlier this week.
• Thank you so much for all your well-wishes, thoughts, and prayers in my behalf around my health recently. This week I feel like I turned a corner (knock on all the wood) and am starting to feel more like myself than I have in months. My new medicine seems to be working and I have started religiously following the diet outlined in this book–including 16oz of straight celery juice every morning. It’s a kicker but I feel like it’s working so it’s really motivating me to stick to it. I answered a slew of questions about Hashimoto’s and more about all of this in a Q&A on Instagram stories this week. If you’re interested, I saved it to my highlights here.
•. These tone on tone on tone sage green adidas are coming home with me.
• We have this interesting bathroom at the cabin with floor-to-ceiling black marble tile in the shower and poop-brown walls. Every time anyone walks in, they assume it’s a complete gut job, but I always thought just some paint would improve it greatly. This bathroom by @melaniemorrisinteriors I came across this week has me excited about the possibility!
• Every month, we share a video recap of our previous month doing all the things you don’t see. The things beyond DIY and projects. You can watch our sweet September right here.
We have a bonus post (and a challenge!) coming at you tomorrow. Which also happens to be Chris’s 35th birthday! So we’re going to do this weekend right. Hope you have a great weekend, too!
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We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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