Happy Friday + Links 11/17/17

Happy Friday!  Goodness what a week’s it’s been.  We finished the Porch House’s master bathroom and closet for Thursday’s ORC reveal (with like two minutes to spare) plus we’ve wrapped up plumbing and electrical, trimmed out the powder bathroom, worked on the mudroom and upstairs bathroom, and touched up paint all over the Porch House too.  It’s been crazy and productive and we haven’t spent more than a couple waking hours at the Farmhouse in weeks, but the end is finally near!  And that means we have lots of progress to show you guys!  Next week we’ll be starting in on the mudroom here on the blog and it’s going to be a good one.

Well it’s Friday again – and can you believe it’s the last Friday before Thanksgiving?!  Eeech! We’re going to spend the holiday in Portland with my family at my sister’s new (old) house.  I can’t wait!  There’s going to be lots of hanging out, time in the kitchen, way too many treats, and constant chaos – the kind that can only come from 10 young kids occupying one space.  It’s going to be wonderful!  Now on to those links.  Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

It was ORC reveal week, which means lots of great design on the internet.  One of my favorite parts about the ORC is getting introduced to new bloggers/Instagrammers/home-lovers/designers.  With that sentiment in mind, here are three of my favorite ORC reveals from new-to-me folks: one, two, three.

The Grit and Polish - Porch Master Basket

Sometimes the $150 rug on top of the $6k bathroom/closet renovation is what everyone notices.  Ha!  I love it too, and here is the link for those of you who have asked.  I actually just ordered the red version too since it’s on MASSIVE SALE today.

Also from today’s Premier Sale, I bought 4 of these throws for gifts and our Airbnb’s.  We already have 2 and love them!  I’ve had this 8×10 indoor/outdoor rug in my cart so many times before but this time I bought it because it’s $179!

A beautiful living room from Old Home Love.  Related: do these two never sleep?!

Instagram Stories is 8 months old and killing Snapchat.

faux martha turkey

source // the faux Martha

The prettiest centerpiece, errr turkey, I ever did see.

Light bulbs.  Guys, I have to admit, I know nothing (other than I hate florescent) but I am eager to learn.

Have a great weekend!



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  1. Cathy, I’m just getting caught up on ORC reveals – it’s been a busy couple of weeks right? – and I wanted to drop a note and congratulate you on completing your bathroom design. What a serene retreat! That spacious shower is the stuff of my dreams I tell you (you should see what I have going on in my master- not even close!) Great rug too and I love how you styled it with the bench. I appreciate the shout out on my ORC room in your post above- thank you for that. Still making my way through all the rooms – so many good ones this round! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with your family…

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