Happy Friday 7/20/18

Happy Friday! Goodness, it’s been a hot week here in Washington, and I love it so. We’ve been picking cherries by the bag full (I think we’ve finally made a dent in our cherry supply), eating raspberries warm from the vine, and playing in the kiddie pool every chance we get. This photo pretty much sums up summer at the Farmhouse for me.

Our Farmhouse // Farmhouse Pottery berry bowl and crock

This week Garrett and I got to tour an old building in our small town. The two-story structure was originally built in the 1890’s as a mercantile with a boarding house upstairs. Over the years, the main floor has been re-imagined, but the upstairs is where the old-building gold is. The original boarding house is still there, mostly untouched, with a century of dust and lots of peeling wallpaper. Apparently the stairs to the boarding house were removed in 1905 to make way for a theater downstairs (we actually accessed the top floor via ladder), which means very few people have been up there. And it was amazing. Many of the original doors and millwork are still there along with a massive skylight that runs the length of the building. The ceilings are a good 12′ and every door had a transom over top of it. The space is very rough after a century of neglect, but the whole experience – seeing this lost world and imagining it alive with people 120 years ago – was one of the coolest things I’ve done in a long time. I saved a few videos of our tour here if you’re interested.

Well it’s Friday again, and I’ve scoured the internet for lots of great links. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in.

The prettiest town in every state.

Success isn’t about money, it’s about peace. An interesting read on financial independence and what you really search for when you’re in control of all of your time.

A beautiful, vintage apartment decorated by an architectural student. Swoon!

The cutest nursery (and oh my, those cute legs!).

Garrett and I have been considering going solar at the Farmhouse because we use a lot of electricity here. I just stumbled upon this article from Mr. Money Mustache about his DIY solar installation and it has my wheels spinning so I thought I’d pass it along in case anyone else is curious about where to start.

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is on and so many of Dash and Albert’s rugs are on sale! Also, my sister picked up this rain coat and it’s SO cute!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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