Happy Friday + Links 5/19/17

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  With the garden planted, the office painted, and the entryway organized, I'd say my week was a success!  Neither of these indoor spaces are done yet but both are more functional and oh so much prettier.  The office design plan is dark and moody and perfect for this old farmhouse (in my humble opinion), while the entryway is light and fresh and super functional.  For those of you interested in my definition of 'perfect for this old farmhouse', keep an eye out for the office design plan here on the blog soon.  Needless to say, I'm itching to get these spaces finished, but this nesting mama is pretty darn content with the progress, at least for now ;-).  Speaking of nesting, we got to see our baby girl yesterday at an ultrasound appointment and goodness am I excited to be growing this sweetie - hiccups, rib kicks, and all!  I cannot wait to finally meet her.  But in the  meantime, I'm pretty excited buy those teeny tiny diapers and pull out our hanging crib and all those newborn PJs in storage.  Hopefully she likes snuggles and sleep as much as her mama does (side note: please don't take after your eldest brother Wilder on that front, baby girl!). Okay, enough about baby girl (for now).  I found lots of exciting things on the internet this week and it's all right here.  So grab a cup of coffee and jump in!

Emily Henderson Patio

via Emily Henderson

Emily always does good work, but this patio...wow!  A big ol' yes to those tiles and roses!

I have lots of goals to read books after baby girl arrives and here is an enviable list from A Cup of Jo.  I may be totally delusional, but it sounds nice doesn't it?

A couple of favorites from the One Room Challenge: a master bedroom, a green closet, a moody room, a master bathroom (props to Brit for doing marble herringbone!), a sweet nursery for baby girl, and Bre's bathroom.  Do you guys have any other favorite spaces?!

Speaking of the One Room Challenge, I loved this behind the scenes peek into the ORC on the CLJ podcast!

A letter to a new mama on Mother's Day.

Coastal+Bohemian+Kids'+Bedroom Stuido McGee


I really love this simple kids bedroom by Studio McGee.  It feels like a sophisticated summer camp and I want to crawl into one of those beds and share stories with my sister all night.

Consider this a PSA: make this frosting immediately.  It's like rich pudding with coconut and pecan mixed in and then smeared over chocolate cake.  I'm just stumped as to how I've survived 35 cake-loving years without ever making this frosting from scratch before.

Have a great weekend!