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…and no, not the one with the blanket. The one with two wheels. Last weekend, I got a new bike, and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It’s a Linus Dutchie 3. After a trip to Denmark several years ago, I’ve been in love with this style commuter bike. Wearing a skirt and sandals + biking = WINNING!
I also love that this is the view when I’m commuting to work each morning!
Life is good!! For those of you that are actually looking for an actual review, I’ll give you one after the jump… (more…)
Well, the weather outside is frightful…
(We didn’t write that, I swear.)
But the fire is so delightful…
But since we’ve no place to go…
Let it snow…let it snow…let it snow!!
Today was possibly the best snow day, I’ve ever had. Complete with Scrabble, homemade soup, and our first fire in our very own fireplace. I couldn’t love Brooklyn more right now. Of course, our street may never get plowed if that person doesn’t come back for the minivan they abandoned at 4am last night.
Well, it’s after Thanksgiving now and we’re finally starting to settle in. Things feel kind of homey, although not totally perfect. Here’s a bit of what things are shaping up like so far.
This is what we’re referring to as our “Christmas Tree.” I mean…hey, the lights are in the shape of a cone, and there is a hanging green plant in the center. Soon we’ll start hanging ornaments from it. Ha!
Every year we decorate gingerbread houses after stuffing ourselves with Turkey at my in-laws house. This was my contribution, and now my only real Christmas decoration. Everything else is in storage, and I don’t feel like digging it out. :-\
We had to scale back a lot when downsizing to this apartment, but we did bring a ton of wall art. In fact, our movers made a snarky comment about it. We obviously don’t have room for it all (and we have a bunch shoved under our sofa), but here’s a little bit that actually made it up. Little by little…
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Our white bedding doesn’t look this way, so I’m not sure why the sofa is so much worse. And yes, the joys of having a slipcover is that you can wash it, but I can’t wash the thing every day! Sheesh. Maybe I should just shave the dog?
(I finally have the internet again, and therefore able to post.) We’ve moved into our new apartment and boy is it a mess of boxes, stuff we shouldn’t have brought, things we should have thrown away, two dogs, and a massive amount of clothes [not in a closet]. Wow. Anyway…here’s a peek into our mess.
Well, we got approved for an apartment in Brooklyn today! At least that is one less thing to worry about now. I’m so excited about a new space to decorate that I can hardly stand it!! Here are some sneak peaks of it!
That is a working fireplace, you guys!! I’m fantasizing about sipping hot cocoa in front of that bad boy!
Here’s a “before” pic of the ridiculously small kitchen. I can’t wait to get in there and start working some organizing magic.
This is what it might look like if I have too many glasses of red wine and tumble down the stairs in the apartment. Treacherous!
We have some big news! We’re moving to Brooklyn! I got a new job (and Nick has always been based out of NYC ), so we’re putting our house up for sale! All the hubbub going on in our personal life is why we haven’t had time to really do much on the blog these days, but hopefully that will change soon.
So I’m putting it out there to all of you who have followed along on our journey with the renovations, the feature in Country Living, etc. It’s been a lot of fun, and we hate to leave our beautiful house behind…but this is a chance that we couldn’t pass up. Soooo….if any of you are looking for a great house in Philly (or know someone who is), then pass along our information!! Here are pics of our house!
See all the pics after the jump (more…)
On our long holiday weekend, we spent a lot of time out in the garden doing weed control, grass resurrection, and shrub removal. Plus there was nice downtime at the end for a PBR or two. (I’ll be doing a separate post on the removal of our huge forsythia bush with instructions for anyone else who may have the same situation.)
(Bought this copper container last year from Target. It’s from their Smith & Hawken collection. I’ve been waiting all winter to use it!)
(We went to our local Lowes garden center and bought some beautiful plants for the copper pot, that will hopefully be able to survive this heatwave. Included are a Dracena, trailing Vincus, Indian Summer Coleus, Torenia, and Dusty Miller.)
(And for the first time ever, we’ve been watering each day to try and save our beautiful plants and grass. They’re struggling at the moment. Thankfully we have a very small yard or I don’t know that I’d want to water.)
It has been a relaxing weekend so far. (You can see Nigel chilling out through the open window on the back of our sofa. It’s definitely been lazy dog days of summer for our two bark-monsters.) Thankfully the weekend isn’t over yet though… we have today off as well. Woohoo! Who doesn’t love a three day weekend?!
As it happens each summer, I’m obsessed with porch living. Of course, it would be less difficult if I wasn’t living in [what appears to be] the world’s most humid climate in the Northeast U.S. at the moment. (What gives North?! I thought I moved here from the South to escape all that humidity and brutal weather?!) Anyways…just as I was obsessed with sleeping porches last summer, that trend continues this summer as well. Anyways, I did a story at the beginning of June for my day job about Porch Living, and this image was from that shoot.
I’m including it here b/c I thought it was nice enough to post, and people just don’t talk about living on the porch enough in my opinion. (And also b/c I’m clearly still obsessed.) Another item that’s perfect for summer relaxing & sleeping outside is a Mayan Hammock. Nick and I saw a lot of these while we were in Mexico two weeks ago. We even had the pleasure of sleeping on a couple one lazy afternoon.
So the moral of the story here is, sleeping outside is wonderful… as long as you’re not sweating profusely. :-\
I realize I’ve been terrible about posting anything here lately. So while I’m waiting [anxiously] for my wedding photos to arrive back, the Country Living makeover article finally hit newsstands!! Our kitchen is a two-page spread on pages 68-69! Very exciting!!