Happy Friday + Links 8/18/17

Happy Friday! How was your week?  Our’s was good and busy and productive and completely unproductive all at the same time. Ha!  Thankfully the Porch House is coming right along under Garrett’s expert tutelage and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out.  I got to sneak over there last week with the kiddos to take some progress photos plus we did a shot with the family for a fun sponsored post we have coming out soon.  I got some of my favorite shots of our boys, ever, so I’m excited to share it with you guys!  Actually some of you who subscribe to the Grit and Polish emails got a sneak peek already (whoops 😉 but there’s more to come!

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Garrett and I have been doing a lot of chatting about turning another one of our Seattle rentals into an Airbnb.  The Bryant House (that’s the kitchen above) is up for rent September 1 and since our short-term, furnished rentals do so well over there, we’re really considering it.  Of course that would mean completely furnishing and outfitting the house over 3 days at the end of August, so that’s the hang up.  Timing is tight.  But furnishing a house in 3 days sure sounds fun to me so stay tuned on that decision…

Well it’s Friday again, which means I’m sharing lots of great links.  Grab a cup of coffee and jump right in.

The architecture of this Budapest renovation gets all my heart eyes!  Sidenote: the last concert Garrett and I went to was George Ezra…love his voice!

Ten small ways to be happy…because we could all use a refresher.

Katie Hackworth Kitchen

source / design by Katie Hackworth / photos by Belathee

Katie Hackworth is such an amazing designer (and in Seattle!) so no surprise that her most recent kitchen is, well, amazing!

An indoor playhouse…what a FUN idea!  I could see this being a life saver in the cold winters around here!

I posted this kids book on my Instagram stories last week, because it’s so cute that I had to share.  The illustrations are just SO sweet and it captured both my 4-year-old and my almost 2-year-old’s imagination.  Psst: I spotted the book at Costco earlier this week too.  And did you catch that?  I went to Costco…with 3 kids!  I’m pretty sure we were walking birth control but at least we are stocked up with enough peanut butter to last through the apocalypse 😉

Speaking of books…I need a new one to read.  Any recommendations?!  Preferably something light, easy to read, and easy to pick up and put down every other page because 3 kids be makin’ me busy 😉

Have a great weekend!




Daphne’s ‘Birth Day’ Lemon Cake Recipe

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THE FARMHOUSE With each of our babies, we've celebrated their birth with a 'birth day' cake.  For Wilder it was the family's apple cake recipe, for Brooks it was a hearty carrot cake, and two weeks ago, we made Daphne a summer lemon cake topped with lemon curd, cream, and raspberries from the Farmhouse garden.  Since I've had all of my babies at … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 8/11/17

Cup of Jo Apartment

Happy Friday! How was your week? I hope you managed to enjoy the heat or avoid it completely if you're in the smokey Pacific Northwest like we are.  If you haven't heard, the air quality around our parts is nasty right now due to wild fires in Canada, and it's kept Daphne and I mostly inside for the better part of 10 days.  Which, for the record, … [Continue reading...]

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Farmhouse Office // Chair + Trestle Desk Pairings

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THE FARMHOUSE Our backordered office chairs recently arrived and goodness, what a difference they've made.  Who knew that a comfortable/tilting/swiveling/rolling office chair would be the key to an enjoyable work space?! sources // office chair (lower back version here) / trestle legs / sketch book / brass wall frame Okay that was a … [Continue reading...]

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She’s Here!


THE FARMHOUSE She's here!  Our sweet baby girl, Daphne Garrett Poshusta arrived on 7/27 at 7:24pm, right here at the Farmhouse.  She's 9lbs and 20" of pure snuggly goodness and we are so in love! Our sweet baby Daphne was born at 7:24pm after 13 hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing.  I'm so indebted to our wonderful midwives, Garrett, … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 7/28/17

Park and Oak Kitchen

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  Mine was slow - to be expected when you're 41+ weeks pregnant - but also really good.  There was lots of time spent at home with Garrett and the boys, waiting, walking, and napping.  But most importantly, the raspberry vines are overrun with ripe fruit, which really makes it impossible to be anything but happy. … [Continue reading...]

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Porch House Kitchen // The Island Butcherblock

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THE PORCH HOUSE As I mentioned last week, I love the look and feel of natural materials in a kitchen.  Not only do they seem more historically-appropriate in old homes, but natural elements add warmth, character, and a timeless appeal that you just can't get with the man-made stuff. When it came time to pick out the Porch House kitchen … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 7/21/17


Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good week.  We've been having lots of fun with the visiting cousins at the Farmhouse this week.  Frog hunting, water balloon throwing, fruit picking, and eating lots of good food has felt like a real summer vacation and a great distraction from being very pregnant.  Now if I could just have this baby before they head … [Continue reading...]

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Porch House Kitchen // Before + Inspiration


THE PORCH HOUSE It's been awhile since I talked about the Porch House here on the blog, and it's high time we get back to it. As a quick reminder, Garrett and I bought this 1900 home early this year as a flip project.  We quickly got down to the business of renovating, tackling the kitchen, sunroom, living room, master bedroom, and exterior, … [Continue reading...]