Weekly Roundup

Have you checked out the winners of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards? There's both an amateur and professional winner in each category. I love the vibe of this kitchen from Kate Zimmerman Turpin.

I'm so tickled to have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award in the Best Newcomer category! (who nominated me, btw?! - thanks!) Voting is open now so you can cast your ballot here. At this stage in the contest, the number of votes is what counts, so please vote and share! Here are a few blog friends that I voted for and think you should, too: Deuce Cities Henhouse for Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog, Room For Tuesday for Best Written Blog, Natasha Habermann Studio for Best Interior Designer Blog, and Yellow Brick Home for Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog. Don't forget you can vote for me here. ;)

I'm hosting a yard sale this weekend at 8am on Saturday - come on by if you're in San Diego! I'm giving early access to Instagram and blog readers Friday evening, so check out what I have available in my Instagram Stories then direct message me for the location. All sales are benefiting ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and NRDC so I hope to see you there in support of a few favorite organizations.

My friend Alison of the blog Deuce Cities Henhouse has some great plans for bathrooms at her cabin. They feel like a mix of my den, my kitchen, my bathroom, and my master bedroom. Take a look to see how perfectly the designs fit my style - we're true friends in design and everything else!

This is one of my all time favorite Instagram accounts. Anjali is a Chicago-based photographer who unexpectedly lost her husband at the age of 30. She shares gorgeous images of him and their days together with the most moving captions about loss and going forward. She's honest and vulnerable and so beautifully open. Her story breaks my heart and forces me to face my fears, while at the same time fills me with hope. She has photos on her website, but her beautiful words on Instagram are what make the images so much more moving. A few months ago, I spent hours reading through every single post since the day Jacob passed on January 1, 2017 and it crushed me.

I sweeten my coffee every day with honey, but this honey and lavender simple syrup looks from Amber looks delectable.

You have got to check out this adorable airstream.

I'm watching Castle Rock on Hulu and enjoying having so many actors from other favorite TV shows all in one show (American Horror Story, The Leftovers, and Togetherness). Speaking of which, I can't believe The Leftovers was snubbed from the top ten in this list of the top 25 HBO shows

Happy Friday!