Happy Friday you guys! This weekend we’re starting work on the bedroom renovation and I’m so excited. I love a good demo day ;) Hopefully Sean will let me use the sledge hammer to remove the ceiling… keep your fingers crossed. That would make for a great Instagram Story, don’t you think?
This week was super fun, you guys. The highlight was definitely my quick road trip down to Portland to meet with the amazing team at Rejuvenation to talk about lighting and hardware for my bedroom renovation. I also got the opportunity to tour their factory where they restore vintage pieces and make new ones, as well. It was… for lack of a better word, unreal. I could spend a solid week there asking questions, touching everything, exploring the shelves of gorgeous vintage finds, and getting inspired. It was amazing! I hope you didn’t miss my Instagram Stories, where I shared it all.
This week was sort of a wash, not gonna lie. I got really sick and barely left the house… basically I’ve spent the entire week melted into my couch! I’m starting to feel better (yay), but I was not expecting to be knocked out so hard by a cold for a full week. It also snowed in Seattle this week, which was awesome. It’s the first time I’ve seen #mytinybungalow in the snow and it was so cute. The snow settled over a lot of my house’s flaws which was kinda nice. Even my chain link fence didn’t bother me as much. I briefly ignored my cold to walk the dogs in the snow through Discovery Park and it was lovely.
Some good reads this week:
My good friend Elizabeth launched the Healers podcast and it is soooo good. Definitely check it out.
This has sort of felt like the week that would never end. My motivation is severely lacking and I’m really struggling to figure out why. Ordinarily, I bounce out of bed right at 7 am, but lately I’m dragging. I barely get to the studio by 9 or 10, which is weird for me. And I seem to hit a wall every afternoon around the same time when all I can think about is stretching out to take a quick nap. Even right now, as I write this I’m eying the floor pillows in the studio (the same ones the dogs use as beds). Sigh.
Today is a big deal, you guys. A terrible, terrible man is being sworn in as our President and I don’t really have the words to express my feelings. I’m pretty much lacking any eloquent response to this moment in history. Nor do I have much insight to share with you. I’m just plain sad (no exclamation point). I will marching tomorrow here in Seattle and urge you to do so, as well. My friend and artist Samantha Hahn created these incredible free downloadable posters for you to carry during the marches — I urge you to check them out, print them, and use them.
In case you need a distraction from the madness of the Inauguration, here are my favorite reads of the week:
I’m lusting after Robin’s blazer in a BIG way. Check it out here.
Fridays are sort of a funny thing. I’m usually so burnt out by the end of the week, that I often don’t have it in me to research and write a totally new post unless I’m feeling hugely inspired. If anything, all I want to do is share a bunch of links with you guys that I’ve found especially inspiring, thought-provoking, interesting… whatever. Nothing cutesy, nothing too intense. Just a bunch of links to stuff I really, really like. I think I feel this way because I used to have a ‘normal’ job where I’d zone out on a Friday afternoon, just waiting for the clock to strike 6 pm so I could go home. These links could potentially help you fill that void. So here goes…