Welcome to a little summer edition of Friday Feels on a Wednesday, where I share what I’m “feeling” this week. This post contains affiliate links.
I have had zero time to work on any house projects or photograph anything this week. So, I polled my instagram followers about what I should blog about this week, and you all had such great suggestions, I’m gonna roll a few random ones into a post!
First up, a few of you wanted to know what I’m reading AND what my kids are reading this summer. I’m currently working on Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford. It’s like short little daily reminder essays to have more patience with your kids (and yourself), slow down, breathe and enjoy the little moments. The perfect book for summer, which has really helped me slow down and appreciate my time with my kids. I’m also reading The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy which is a book of the month club pick (I talked about that fun service in this blog post here). A few books that are next on my list (I’m waiting on my mom to pass them on to me) are There, There by Tommy Orange and Circe by Madeline Miller. They are supposed to be excellent!
I think I mentioned before my kids love listening to books on audible. We live about 30 minutes from everything (school, church, Target ;) ) so we always have a book to listen to for long car rides. They also love to take a break from the sun in the afternoon and listen while they work on a puzzle too. Their favorite series lately was The 68 Rooms Adventures by Marianne Malone. It’s all about the miniature Thorne Rooms at the Chicago Art Institute. The main characters in the story can shrink down and go inside the rooms, which lead to different places and times in history. They are super imaginative and educational as well. My kids loved them and we are planning a trip to Chicago to see the Throne Rooms in person in the fall.
The other question I got a lot was what project do I want to work on next? I’m still planning on adding wallpaper to the pantry and getting that more organized in the fall. I want to get more bins for the right side of the pantry and get that together a bit! See the pantry here if you missed it last fall.
I also want to finish my son’s bathroom (I’ve never even shown it on the blog) with wallpaper or wall tile as well. My big dream project is tackling our pool house across the street, but that’s probably a ways off yet.
I have been pinning some inspiration shots and dreaming up ideas like these brackets and deck off the top, that I sloppily photoshopped on, how fun would that be?
We want to turn the loft up there into a fun bunk house and I have big dreams of built in beds up there. Someday!
Ok last, I just picked up this cute strawberry printed dress last week and it’s on major sale right now just $29! I’m wearing it to a party on the beach in a few weeks and it’s the perfect summer dress.
After taking a quick poll, here were a few other suggestions from instagram for blog posts – leave me a comment below if any of these topics interest you as well!
- More building series posts (how to pick a contractor, biggest regrets, how to budget, etc.)
- More about me (what my typical day looks like, how the Mr. and I met, 10 random facts)
- More about the area we live in, things we like to do
- More recipes
- Organization, cleaning tips
- Parenting kid stuff
Let me know what you think, or leave your own suggestions!