Happy Sunday everyone! It’s the last Sunday in July, the Hendersons are back in Portland (and moving into the farmhouse in TWO WEEKS!), and the rest of us gals are trying to enjoy as much of summer as possible…without melting. Anything good happening with you? We hope so:) Let us know in the comments. It’s important to talk about the happy things too. Shall we get into some links first?
This week’s home tour is a wonderful, airy home FULL of interior windows (our favorite:)). This was definitely a tricky layout to figure out for them but the design team came up with a beautiful plan and fun yet soothing color palette. Fun fact. The lead designer got the idea of the color palette from an outfit her husband was wearing one day. Inspiration really can come from anywhere;) Go check it out here!
From Emily: It’s a very long sad, humiliating story, but we had to put down our vintage sectional this week. The back cushions would fall off every time someone tried to, you know LEAN ON IT unless they were in the corner. I spent hours every other month trying to carpet tape it back together, which would work temporarily. During this trip, having so many guests every weekend, unable to sit on our GD sofa, I became so frustrated and embarrassed and finally decided to do something about it. Brian begged me not to overthink it. He said, “we just need to order something relatively affordable, long-lasting, EXTREMELY comfortable, still cool looking, with a good vibe that wasn’t a 10-month lead time.” I trust Article in comfort and proportions (I’ve had their Burrand for 8 years and LOVE IT) so I looked online, picked the BETA, and literally 2 weeks later she arrived and it’s SO VERY VERY GOOD. I’M SO HAPPY I COULD SCREAM. A huge sense of relief flooded me knowing that I would never have to apologize again for my dumb expensive vintage sectional that no one could sit on (it needs to be in a corner or against a wall and it would be fine, FYI, and yes I’m selling it). Our living room was usable again!!! It came the night before we left so I haven’t properly shot it yet for you, but trust me that it is SO comfortable. The cushions are soft, but not too bouncy, the fabric is so soft and reflects the light beautifully, it’s deep but not crazy deep. I couldn’t be happier. And a big shout out to Article’s delivery and customer service (they were so professional, friendly, set it all up, and took all the boxes away). This sectional is new so there weren’t any reviews yet so if you are in the market trust me this one is EXTREMELY comfortable and cool. Perfect for a media/TV room, too. Again, full gushing blog post coming at you (but maybe not til spring when I can get back down there).
First Dabito, then Tali Roth, and now Eny Lee Parker!? Mitzi is KILLING it with their lighting collaborations. If you don’t know Eny Lee Parker, I promise you know her work. Her collection is stunning and this lamp really might be our favorite:) Go check it all out!
From Ryann: I haven’t gone to the dark side yet aka I haven’t started getting eyelash extensions (due to $$$ although I really want to). BUT I, of course, yearn for long eyelashes. So whenever I have a semi-formal event to attend I always attempt to put on my own fake eyelashes. It almost always goes south because eyelash glue is SCARY, messy, and really hard to put on. However, my cousin just introduced me to this clear eyelash glue pen and it’s so easy to use and works really well. I used it before a night out and the lashes stayed on all night plus the glue wasn’t sticky or hard to take off the next day. It’s so good that I am no longer afraid of putting on my own fake eyelashes!
From Mallory: I have a thing for sundresses with dainty yellow flowers on them (yea, it’s specific) and J-Crew has two EXCELLENT ones right now. This dress would absolutely CRUSH on a vacation (and if I were going on one soon I would certainly buy it) but for a more everyday dress, I’m HIGHLY considering popping this one in my cart.
From Caitlin: I FOUND A HAIRCARE BRAND AND I’VE TRIED A BUNCH OF STUFF AND I LOVE IT ALL AND YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. My hairstylist Lizzie (she’s the best, highly recommended if you’re in LA!) mentioned this copper color treatment to me a few months ago at my last haircut – my hair can get a little blond in the sun, which isn’t necessarily my preference – and y’all, IT RULES. They have a ton of color options available – a purple treatment for platinum hair, a light caramel, a bunch of reds, and even a chestnut brown! – and if you’re trying to save money on salon color services (or if you’re just trying to make your hair look LESS like a dishrag and MORE like your friend just spent 3 hours covering up all your blond, in my case), this is an AWESOME option. Throw this on for 3 minutes and BAM. NEW GAL. (Also obsessed with their dry shampoo, which adds a ton of volume that actually stays all day, and these tiny shine drops, which make my hair look SO shiny without being greasy or piece-y.) I’ve never really been a big haircare person, but this is my new go-to brand. It’s really, really, really good stuff. 10000000/10!!!
From Jess: I have been cooking up a storm and needed some more storage containers. Look, I still love my glass ones but unfortunately, a good amount of them have chipped too much around the edges to safely use (FYI I probably need to store them better). So I decided I would go back to plastic. I have a couple of plastic ones that I’ve had for YEARS so I actually think they are less wasteful for someone who is kinda clumsy. Naturally, I want them to be pretty (but affordable) so when I saw the CLJxRubbermaid collab it was an easy design decision for me. I have a Rubbermaid container that I love so I trust the quality and I really LOVE the sky blue top color. They are going to look very cute in my fridge, not chip, and help me on my “liking to cook” journey.
Also: I’ve been on a romantic/rom-com kick lately and my two ABSOLUTE favorites have been Persuasion and Heartstopper (I know I’m late on this one). My friend (who is a massive Jane Austen fan) did NOT feel the same way about Persuasion. But I’ve never read the book so I was clenching my chest nearly the whole time and didn’t know the parts that had to be cut out. Heartstopper was also chest-clenching! It’s the sweetest and best series I’ve seen in a minute and one I wish I could watch it again for the first time. But there’s going to be a season two:) ENJOY!
Thanks for joining us again and have a wonderful rest of your weekend. See y’all tomorrow. xx