Happy Friday 3/1/19

Happy Friday! We’re in the final throws of winter (at least I’m telling myself that 😉), and all is looking up. Welcome to March!

farmhouse bathroom with winter light // the Grit and Polish

our Farmhouse main bathroom // sources here

We spent another snowy week at home, planning our upcoming kitchen renovation and getting things sorted for a Spring Break road trip to, well…south. Ha! We’re hoping to see the Redwoods, Yosemite (weather permitting), La Brea Tar Pits, and the Arizona sun. With 3 young kids, it might take us awhile, but that’s even better. By the time we get home the daffodils will be blooming and we’ll be ready to start on our kitchen renovation.

Earlier this week, I listened to this book about creative living and there is so much good to digest. Highly recommend.

Did you catch our Ravenna House story video yesterday? It’s my favorite video that Garrett has ever created. It’s chalked full of stories about the house and before-and-afters….all the good ‘old house’ stuff!

I’m obsessed with the idea of a built-in sofa.

How a beautiful image turns into this: “Wealth Guru Plans Dutch-Style Car-Free Bicycle-Friendly City Near Boulder, Colorado”. But for realz…we’re in!

large scale art DIY from the Sweat Beast // via the Grit and Polish

photo, design, and art: the sweet beast

A very do-able large-scale art DIY. I’m always on the hunt for beautiful, affordable art and Emily’s modern triptych is exactly that.

Enjoy renting because homeownership really does suck up all your cash (apartment therapy). I jumped into this article with high hopes because I happen to agree with the title. But I was left bewildered by the advice. Thirty-four percent of first-time homebuyers “feel less secure money-wise after the big purchase“ so they should put less money down…whaaaattttt?! Of course Garrett and I did buy our first home with 3% down and it worked out okay in the end, but it came at the expense of many sleepless nights and near financial ruin. So yeah, I disagree with that bit of advice, but either way, it’s food for thought...

That was kind of grim, so let’s leave off with this fun home tour: a southern California home for 4 boys. Love all the built-in, kid-friendly nooks!

Have a great weekend!

-Cathy