Note to self: stop painting rooms, trim or anything in your home the morning of an event you’re hosting. This is not normal. This is not healthy. This does not bode well for your mental health. Stop that. Stop that now.
Now that that’s out of my system, I hope you guys had an amazing couple of days. Mine have been spent with family, friends, new favorite restaurants and a can of paint (see rant above, obviously). Overall, I consider it a success. As for Monday, I’m not so sure about that one just yet… While I avoid the inevitable, enjoy these links from around the web.
High five, guys! We made it to the weekend! Have a great one and check back Sunday to wrap up your week and jump start the next.
Source :: La La Chinoise
Looking for a fun way to spend your evening? Head on over to the faucethead blog. We’re hosting a virtual holiday party in one of my favorite cities. See you there!
Source :: faucethead
Though our guest bedroom is in shambles right now as we attempt to re-decorate, I can’t help but work out some ideas for the biggest space and next project in our home: the master bedroom. In July, I proposed the plan and image below and, while I still love it, I think the green accent might not be the ticket for that space. Because the large room boasts a dormer ceiling we need a paint color that can span from wall to ceiling with ease.
Some serious blog catch-up the other day, brought this beautiful image across my desk. I think a light, light blue for the wall/ceiling might be the winner. Take a look at Kate’s dining room for another shade I’m digging. Our room also boasts one of my least favorite features, a chair rail so I’m plotting to borrow my father-in-law’s nail gun for a weekend (or two) and give something like this a go. Of course, all of this plotting and planning is all for a project that’s still months away, but a girl can dream. And plot. And scheme. And pin. Right?
Source :: Modern Day Hemingway
I hate to mention it, but among everything else happening this month, we need to chat about New Year’s Eve. Somehow, that champagne-popping celebration sneaks up on me every year. This year, the Red Head and I will be ringing in 2015 from Fort Myers (Please be warm! Please be sunny!) so I’m not sure what plans will entail but, no matter what unfolds, this outfit is definitely something worth donning. That skirt is a showstopper, I tell ya.
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With the calendar flipping over to December, I am in full winter holiday mode. I’ve got gift giving on the brain, far too many recipes bookmarked (it is physically impossible to get through all the ones I’ve already saved) and a calendar of fun events piling up. It’s going to be a great holiday around here, I just know it. Remind me of this post in three months when the bitter cold has sucked the life out of me, OK? Until then, bring on the holiday cheer and more winter images like those above in my feed. Bring me every last one.
Source :: star :: woods :: lift
It’s been a weekend of catching up around here. A weekend of stringing Christmas lights. A weekend of sleeping in and lazily eating leftovers. A weekend of Christmas shopping, wrapping presents and toasting with friends and family. It’s been a great weekend and I’m not ready for it to end. I’m going to savor every last moment while you enjoy these links from around the web. Enjoy!
Holy smokes. Looking at this blog the last few weeks I can practically see the tumbleweeds rolling around. You’ve been neglected, dear friend. Next week let’s re-connect, shall we? Plan on it. Until then, have a wonderful, safe and fully holiday weekend. You deserve it.
Source :: Necessary Clothing Blog
Between our stinky pup, the early sunsets and the dropping temperatures outside we always seem to have a candle or two burning these days. Along with the rest of the blog world, a new favorite has crept to the top of my list, the simple P.F. Candle Co. gems (available to Minneapolis locals at Parc!). The aforementioned stinky pup decided to eat the label off one day in a fit, so I’m not sure what scent we have on the mantle right now, but I’m leaning towards this one. It’s running low, so I better pick up a new one or two or three… Plus, puppy needs a new chew toy. Ha!
Source :: A Gentlewoman
I should have known that a week of little sleep, heavy stress, serious deadlines and wayyy too much Diet Coke would catch up with me and, indeed, it has. Thankfully, the symptoms waited until now to get really ugly because my mom and sister were in town this weekend! We made the most out of the last two days with holiday shopping, Mockinjay Part I viewing, new dinner spots, Stillwater adventures and nights in front of the fire. I’m already plotting for them to come back to visit when my nose isn’t runny and my voice raspy. Hopefully it’s soon! Until then, enjoy these links from around the web this week.