Weekly Roundup

It’s been a busy couple of weeks of travel! We got home from Chicago last Friday then immediately drove up to Santa Barbara on Saturday morning. Ross is here for work, and I tagged along. Oddly, he’s working audio for a conference that coincidentally is about blogging/influencers/marketing/etc - which is basically my world. One of the speakers follows me and she recognized him while he was working. So, he had his first solo sighting! What a small weird world we live in. Sidenote: if you ever see me wandering around out and about, you’re welcome to say hi!


I’m in love love love with so many parts of this kitchen. The color, the simplicity, the marble, the wood stove, the wallpaper in the nearby room, the plaster, the hardware, the beadboard.

One of our favorite retailers just released a great line of simple, classic, and well-made menswear pieces. Ross, like me, tends to wear a lot of solid basics, so I can see each and every one of those items in his closet.

Also, my favorite leggings made of recycled water bottles are on sale! I love them for really moving around form doing yoga, to gardening, or to just sitting on my bum. (Put them in your cart to see the discount automatically apply - and get free shipping!)

I published a Q&A video on YouTube the other day and I’m really enjoying making videos. If you would subscribe to my channel it’d really help me to reach more people! Thanks!

I wandered into a used bookstore and picked up a few books I’m hopeful I can dig into (I have a habit of buying books and then creating a small stack on my nightstand and not reading them - oops). Here are the ones I’ve got on my nightstand currently: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, So You Want to Talk About Race. And I finally picked up Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and read most of it on this trip while sitting poolside. It’s 17 years old but still so relevant.

Are you a city person or a country person?

Marble AND soapstone in a kitchen?! Wowza!

Does this mural remind you of any other murals you may have seen?

Happy weekend!