Hey there everyone, it’s Hayley here, filling in for Heidi, who is lying on a sandy white Florida beach, soaking up some rays (you go girl!) I’ve gotta say, I’m a little envious, because I’m surrounded by a different kind of sea — a sea of boxes, because we are moving in a couple of weeks. And boy am I glad it’s Friday, because this girl needs a gin and tonic!
It’s been a crazy week. Monday afternoon I found myself standing in the muggy woods in north Durham, N.C. with my dad, sifting through piles and piles of old, reclaimed wood. We’re lucky, because he’s building us the coffee table of our dreams, similar to this one (hence the wood scouting).
Looking at wood felt to me what I imagine looking at nail polish colors would feel like to most men, but in the back of my mind, I kept picturing the coffee table, like a big glass of water at the end of a finish line. It’s good to have people around who know how to build things.
One of the most fun things about buying a new house (or in our case, a new old house)? Finding things to put in the new old house. We had a recent first trip to Ikea as a married couple and it was a success, and we didn’t want to kill each other! There’s been an absurd amount of scouring Craigslist, eBay and Etsy for Mid-Century Modern furniture and a lot of Pinterest and Apartment Therapy patrolling. This inevitably leads me down a dangerous rabbit hole of Scandinavian fabric patterns, pendant lighting fixtures, and paint colors. So many paint colors.
My only real concern about moving? I want our furry child to be comfortable. She’s a super anxious worry-wart (like her mom), and she’s lived in this house for most of her life, and she doesn’t like change, or boxes, or moving things. Do they make Xanax for doggies?
But enough blabber, here go my Friday Faves for this week!
How adorable is this awesome Sesame Street throwback from 1974?!
I was recently introduced to this RIDICULOUS beer, that doesn’t really taste like beer, but rather the best root beer on the planet. And I’ve been day-dreaming of day-drinking it ever since, and all I want to do is pour it over a glass full of Tahitian Vanilla Bean Gelato, and go to town.
I’ve got a lady crush on Amy Schumer. I think she’s hilarious, so I can’t wait to see this movie!
I’m pining after this mustard yellow sundress like nobody’s business.
Loving this kitchen re-model — the apron front sink, the sea foam cabinets, butcher block counters and bright pink rug — oy! Goals.
This post was beautiful.
I may have watched this trailer 10 times.
Just stumbled upon this really fun site with reproductions of vintage menu art from all over the world and now I want to buy everything!
A moving speech by a courageous woman.
Any Raleigh natives? I’m excited to try Ashley Christensen’s new restaurant!
My dog basically does this to me all the time.
How to put your unused fireplace to use. Our new house has a gorgeous old coal fireplace (too shallow to use), so this is great inspiration (I especially love #1!)
Recipes on my Radar
Classic Cherry Blueberry Pie
This one of the prettiest little pies I’ve seen so far this summer! Also, fun fact, I’ve worked in two different pie shops and my husband is still better at lattice crust than I am.
Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
I’ve been drooling over these all week, can’t wait to make!
Crispy Bacon Waffles with Bourbon Butter and Blueberry Syrup
There are so many good things going on with these waffles!
Happy weekending, folks!
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