the friday edit

vintage wallpaper found during bedroom renovation of a 1908 fixer upper bungalow.

Happy Friday, you guys! This post is publishing a little late in the day, sorry about that. I feel like apologizing for being late is the story of my life these days thanks to the exhausting work of balancing running the blog and renovating the bedroom at the same time. If you’ve caught my Instagram stories lately, you know why… we are deep in the throes of renovating the bedroom and it is hard work. I have found this process to not only be physically taxing, but also emotionally draining. It’s hard to see the biggest expense of your life ripped down to bare studs. I’ve also found that digging deeper (literally) into my home has made my love for it grow to proportions I never thought possible. Like as we were stripping away over 17 (SEVENTEEN) layers of wallpaper yesterday, my heart was bursting with love for this tiny home of mine and all of it’s rich history. Be sure to stay tuned to my stories this weekend, lots more renovation glimpses coming!

Some good reads this week:

Fried chicken without frying? Sign me up.

I also desperately want this boozy shamrock shake.

My favorite lipstick trends for Spring!

Crystals to energize every room in your house — I need one of each.

Good advice here: how to express yourself without being needy.

Don’t miss this mini podcast episode from Little Yellow Couch featuring Jen from Flea Market Fab — she’s amazing.

Many congrats to Joy for launching her new furniture line! Did you guys know I used to contribute to her site years ago??

Great tips for organizing your home suuppper fast.

How to wear faux fur this spring (these shoes are sooo cute).

  • Is that picture of wallpaper from YOUR home?? It’s kinda fantastic! I love uncovering past layers in a house — even though they are a pain in the a**, it’s fascinating to see the different eras of design play out backwards. Also that crystal post is so fun!

    • it IS! crazy, huh. i’m planning to share more of the process shots, so stay tuned!

  • Little Yellow Couch

    Hi Joanna! Thanks for including us in your Friday Edit! xoxo Karen & Zandra, Little Yellow Couch

    • hello there! happy to feature you and the amazing stuff you’re doing!