Happy Friday 8/3/18

Happy Friday! Well we made it to August and I am happy to be here. You too? This weekend marks the last of our Airbnb rentals at the Farmhouse and I'm not sure how I feel about that. There have been a lot of pluses and minuses associated with renting out our primary residence for so many stays this summer (big plus - we're planning a trip to Europe this Fall!). I'll wrap up our experiences in a post eventually, but first we're getting the Ravenna House ready for sale. You can expect a couple of slow weeks on the Grit and Polish while Garrett and I wrap up some projects at that property and enjoy Seattle with the kiddos. Happy summer, friends! Well it's Friday again, so I've rounded up lots of great links from around the web. Grab a cup of coffee and jump in!

How to spend 72 hours (without kids ;) in Portland.

Four tips for scouring the best secondhand finds. No wonder Sherry and John's homes have the best antiques!

Motherhood in the age of fear. There is something so very wrong about this.

via // photo, renovation, and staging by Rich and Shannon King

Shannon and Rich's home is on West Elm's blog and goodness me, it's stunning. If you haven't been following their renovation journey on Instagram, you definitely should! Their entire home screams Anthropologie catalog and is one of my favorite old homes, ever. I especially love Shannon and Rich's design mentality: "Our design process is very slow. We live with blank spaces alot, until we find the perfect piece.” Ditto to that!

10 Natural swimming holes. Consider my bucket list updated.

This is the first time I've heard of a stock tank DIY, but I'm definitely on board.

Seven of my college teammates piled into the Farmhouse last weekend for our first girl's weekend in 14 years. It was amazing and wonderful and everything I didn't know I needed. And Melissa's crepe recipe was a huge hit!

Have a great weekend.