Wow, did the past few days seem to zip right by. This week was a lot of juggling — renovation projects, styling + THD projects, kid-related commitments/activities… you get the gist. I’ve been putting a lot of stress on myself with this renovation and specifically, the financials of it. Not to sugar coat anything, watching all of your savings get transferred away with a swipe of a keystroke is scary, regardless of how much financial planning and research is done in advance. Knowing we’re only halfway in, with the biggest spending month of the year ahead (Happy Holidays!) had me all worked up – to say the least.
Then I readTHE NIGHTINGALEand my perspective on my situation is completely reset.
Good morning, on this grey and chilly last Friday of October!
It finally feels like Fall in Cleveland which left me scrambling to find all of our cold weather accessories (hat, scarves, gloves, etc.) that were packed away in the moving frenzy. I had brief flashbacks of temporarily losing my FAVORITE HAT last year and the sadness involved. Good news: the gear has been located! Apparently, I’m a little more organized than I thought.
Clearly, I am suffering from a a major case of First World problems and have much to be grateful for — starting with the fact that the weekend is here! On that note, sit back, relax, and have yourself a little dose of Friday Link Love. Continue Reading
As you’re reading this, I’m likely flying high in the sky on my way to NYC for the weekend!
I rarely get to spend mother-daughter time with my mom without my husband or children in tow, so I’m using this wedding-related weekend getaway (we’re celebrating my future sister-in-law at her bridal shower!) to unwind with my mama. I booked us a hotel suite and we have no other plans aside from shopping, eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company. I have a mile long list of projects and to-dos waiting for me back home — the moving truck comes on Friday! — but I’m looking forward to tuning out the noise and stress, at least temporarily. Sort of like a real-life “time-out”… but for grown-ups and with booze.
Get your own weekend groove on with this week’s assortment of Friday Link Love articles, recipes and shopping finds!
Our Indian Summer has called it quits and this Friday, it certainly feels like Fall.
Trees are starting the change colors, the sky is grey and cool rain is in the forecast. I. LOVE. IT. Our new home is surrounded by mature trees and I’m excited to see all of the colorful changes as the days go on. Now, cleaning up all those leaves… eh, not so much.
This weekend, I’ll be up to more of the same: packing, purging + organizing. Not the most exciting of weekend activities, but it’s nice to see an end in sight. I also foresee some fall-inspired cocktails in my future (keep reading for one of my favorites!). Hey, if I’m gonna be home packing, might as well make it fun!
Here are a few of my favorite internet reads, recipes and sales (a.k.a. Friday Link Love!) to inject a bit more fun into YOUR weekend!
This week, Cleveland went all blazing hot summer on us, after 3 weeks barely hovering in the 60’s-70’s. Just in time for the official start to fall! Getting dressed becomes much more complex when you’ve already packed the majority of your summer clothes away. D’oh!!
Speaking of packing, I still have a ton of house packing to do. Sometimes, I look around and think, “It won’t be so bad — I don’t have THAT much stuff?!” Other times, I’m completely paralyzed with anxiety about getting it all done.
Clearly, my brain/nervous system likes to keep me on my toes.
On today’s agenda (besides getting some major packing accomplished), is squeezing in some guilty pleasure reading, eating + shopping — starting with these Friday Link Love finds!
Can you believe it’s already mid-September!? My favorite month of the year is flying by way too quickly. In style-related news, NYFW wrapped up and it’s off to Paris for the next iteration of Fashion Week. Get ready for some Parisian inspired looks next week!
In house news, progress was made at the new Casa de Heart’s Delight — overhead utility lines were buried and the electrical upgrade is almost completed. The kitchen and bathrooms were designed and finishes selected. Today is the final design meeting with the contractor team and up next — walls will be coming down!! The thought of wide open spaces and good traffic flow makes me giddy with joy. I can’t wait to share photos and progress with you… because you know, if you don’t post it on social media/internet, it didn’t happen.
In the meantime, hopefully this week’s Friday Link Love reads will keep you occupied!