Happy Friday + Links (3/24/17)

Happy Friday!  Good things are happening around here…we’re ready to jump into the Porch House kitchen reno next week and I just bought a fir cabinet for the Farmhouse.  The cabinet I found at our local antique store and truth be told I’ve been eyeing it for a couple of months now.  Imagine my surprise when I received a handwritten letter last week from a previous homeowner telling me that the cabinet actually came out of our very own Farmhouse!!!  Obviously I ran down to the store and bought it, despite not having a place to put it at the moment (it’s 5′ wide and 8′ tall).  The whole cabinet and story surrounding it deserves a separate post, but I shared a peek of it on my instastory.  Suffice it to say that everything feels right in the world now that this cabinet is coming home 🙂

It’s raining again here in the Pacific Northwest, which isn’t so bad when you have a cup of coffee in hand and a little internet to peruse.  Here are a few of my favorite happenings from the week:

Jersey Ice Cream Co blue kitchen

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This blue kitchen feels so fresh.  Side note: Jersey Ice Cream Co can do no wrong!

Have you tried making any of your own cleaning supplies before?  I’d really like to try this laundry detergent DIY from Yellow Brick Home…it seems pretty easy!

Did you guys check out the new HGTV show Home Town?  I love the small town setting and all the old homes!  ps here’s a peak into their own home, an old Mississippi craftsman.

BrePurposed DIY Tassel Throw

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I’ve been coveting Bre’s tassel blanket every time it shows up on her Instagram feed and come to find out, it’s a DIY!  I really want to try this one!

I’m at that point in my pregnancy where I’m feeling my baby move all the time and it’s gotten me SO excited for her to arrive this July.  Naturally that means I’m shopping for tiny summer dresses and sandals like these, which will be in her closet in every size and color until she’s 18 😉

Happy Birthday Dad!!!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Wilder’s Farmhouse Bedroom // The Reveal

The Grit and Polish - Wilder's Bedroom Nightstand

THE FARMHOUSE Wilder's bedroom was one of those magical rooms that came together like, well...magic!  After coming across the matching twin bed frames on Craigslist and finding the perfect overhead light and drapes, the rest of the room just fell into place.  Most of the decor and small furniture items came out of storage or Wilder's previous … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links (3/17/17)

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Happy Friday!  Are you wearing green?  Goodness I hope so because it's St. Patrick's Day!!!!  You surely already knew that, and I probably shouldn't mention this, but I didn't even know the holiday was here until Wednesday night when my mother-in-law invited us over for corned beef and cabbage. Dead give away.  Luckily, I pulled it together and the … [Continue reading...]

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Master Bedroom Update // How We’ve Survived Our ‘Not So Good’ Sleeper

The Grit and Polish - Sleeping Bag 2

THE FARMHOUSE In honor of last weekend's Daylight Savings - the bane of every parent's existence - I thought I'd share a little peek into the minor change we've made to our master bedroom that has made all the difference in how our toddler sleeps at the Farmhouse.  Spoiler...he and we sleep much better!  I'll be back back next week with Wilder's … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 3/10/17

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Happy Friday everyone!  We battled a plague (at least it felt like one) this week, and I'm happy to say we've come out the other side alive.  With two kids needing mama and mama needing rest, I kept wondering how on earth will we ever do this with three kids. Like really, how?!  It was ugly, but thankfully, we're back to getting out of the house, … [Continue reading...]

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Wilder’s Farmhouse Bedroom // Progress

The Grit and Polish - Wilder's Bedroom FLoor Refinish

THE FARMHOUSE This is Wilder's bedroom at the Farmhouse.  It's a space that I haven't shown much of on the blog, and I'm not entirely sure why.  But I aim to fix that.  Over the next two weeks, I'm going to show you how we took this space from dark and carpeted to light and comfortable. This bedroom is the smallest of the three upstairs … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 3/3/17

Manhattan Nest 3.3.17

Happy Friday!  This week has been a good one.  Maybe it's the hint of Spring in the air after this looong winter or just the pregnancy hormones talking, but I'm feeling excited and energized to take on the flip house.  It took just a couple of days at the flip house, dreaming of what it could be (especially the kitchen!), for me to get very, very … [Continue reading...]

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Vintage Find // A Jenny Lind Spool Bed

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It's no secret that I have a thing for vintage beds.  There's just something about them that gets my heart all aflutter.  Vintage beds are undoubtedly my number one Craigslist/vintage/salvage/antique store find and despite already having a hefty collection (see below), I keep adding more.  Garrett would probably say that I just can't help myself. … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 2/24/17

H2 kitchen Belathee Photo

Happy Friday!  We got the keys to our flip house last week, and we're already planning plumbing routes and purchasing finishes.  It's a beautiful 1900 home with a wrap around porch and original built-ins.  And it's in need of lots of love, of course.  We won't get into the main renovation work until the end of March, but I'm sharing glimpses of the … [Continue reading...]

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