reading / the healthy + whole series on one of my favorite food blogs, a couple cooks. i love how they tackle and offer solutions the different barriers to healthy eating. and their most recent post in the series, all things in moderation, describes our personal eating philosophy to a tee.
home improving / we are gearing up for our first big remodel: the basement! in case you didn’t know / haven’t had the
pleasure displeasure of seeing it with your own eyes, it’s straight out of the 1950s, complete with knotty pine wood paneling on the walls. contrary to my other half’s belief, we actually don’t live in a log cabin, so the knotty pine must go! or…be painted. this weekend we’ll hopefully pick out a paint color and read up on the how-to’s, and next weekend, the painting will commence! (dan…if you’re reading this, i’m sorry, but you knew it wouldn’t last forever).
awaiting / the arrival of our first shipment of coffee from verve coffee roasters in santa cruz, california. we’ve been toying with the idea of a coffee subscription plan for awhile, and finally went for it! we’ll be receiving a 16 oz. bag every two weeks for the next 3 mos. of their single-origin coffees. our first one comes today, and cappuccinos are definitely on the weekend agenda.
a few fun links from around the web…
a fun DIY for your weekend: chalkboard to-do lists. these would be perfect for menus at a dinner party or love notes, too.
loving this post from be up & doing on simplifying your wardrobe, and this post from the fresh exchange on building a closet full of neutrals that is easily mix-and-matchable and works throughout the seasons.
does anyone want to come over so i can serve you a tiny salad in a glass just like this? le dying.
modern farmer is k’s new favorite website / magazine. yesterday, he asked me if we could get a backyard cow.
sorrynotsorry, but i’m
already always thinking about holiday meals. i’m thinking that this cranberry & rosemary white sangria is a must this year.
it’s supposed to “warm up” this weekend, so i’m looking forward to not spending the entire weekend inside shivering and playing should i or shouldn’t i with the furnace. this weekend we’re running a costumed 5k with some people from my work, hitting up a salvage yard in hopes of hairpin legs for a desk, and maybe, finally, hanging up some frames in the living and dining rooms. have a great weekend, everyone!