Weekly Roundup

I always love an old house restoration that maintains the original character but mixes in modern elements. This one is no different.

The kitchen renovation is getting so much closer and I can finally feel it! We're still a ways away from starting demo because historic permitting will be a lengthy process, but I'll start taking you along on the journey when the ball gets rolling - or rather, when this indecisive person finally makes at least one decision. I've been pinning up a storm with ideas but I'm feeling like I've oversaturated my inspo and I can't make choices. Oops!

My favorite member of the Fab 5 opened his Brooklyn apartment for a tour. Check out who's my favorite and get a look at his pad here.

Ross and I have been striking out watching a bunch of not so good movies, but we finally watched a movie recommended by Kim and Scott of Yellow Brick Home. Those two are ones to trust because the movie was EXCEPTIONAL. Clear your schedule and watch The Florida Project.

A tragic look at deferred maintenance in New York City's public housing

We've been experimenting with different meal delivery subscriptions for awhile now. We've tried Blue Apron, Marley Spoon, Hello Fresh, and most recently, Green Chef. When we grocery shop, we aim to buy organics, so I felt so silly when I realized we weren't applying the same principle to our meal deliveries. Enter Green Chef which is all organic and has subscription options based on many dietary restrictions and sensitivities. We've had nine meals so far and truly enjoyed them - plus their packaging is easier to recycle! Click here to try it for free.

Speaking of recycling, San Diego locals, did you know you can put plastics #1-#7 and styrofoam in our blue curbside bins? Many folks are surprised by how much they can easily recycle at home. Let's just hope it actually gets recycled.

I tried a new summery pie recipe from my favorite pie cookbook and it was a hit!

Our backyard was featured in the print issue of San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles Magazine, but you can read the digital version here.

It's a toasty summer in San Diego so I've been living in this breezy linen top. I mean, really, it's basically the only shirt I've been wearing for weeks.

Stay cool out there! Here are some tunes to enjoy this summer.

If you don't have Spotify, you'll only be able to preview those tracks, but you can make a free account easy peasy to hear the full-length tracks. Follow me on Spotify to listen to each month's playlist as I add to it every week - don't wait for me to share it on the blog!