well hay girl hay. this weekend in raleigh was so hot I wanted to die dead. I have a black station wagon and scooting around town today, I felt like a twice-baked potato.
my mom used to make baked potatoes on Sunday nights – with a ribeye, an iceberg salad w/ ken’s steakhouse ranch dressing, mushrooms sautéed in butter, and a potato so good it only needed to bake once. she would rub the skins in butter, with her hands, and then sprinkle kosher salt on them before tucking them up in tin foil. we’d have the sour cream open on the table for second and third helpings. yum. OH! ALSO WE WOULD HAVE TEXAS TOAST GARLIC BREAD. The best.
Anywellwho, a few updates from around and about, shall we?
my grandmother was really #soblessed at keeping geraniums healthy – the smell of them always makes me think of her. it’s very possible she tossed this talent down my way because my geranium seems well-suited to our life together. I replanted this guy this weekend to encourage it to really go to town – we’ll see she’ll grow into her big-girl pot.
I hosted an intimate chip n’ dip Saturday (Asher and me), ((and then just me Sunday)). I ate half a gummy and went to target, where I came in awfully hot and bought $150 worth of target clothes (meaning I got 12 things and I’ll actually wear one), and this new dip caught my eye. survey says yes on it – delicious. I like to do a sour cream based dip, like French onion, and a cream cheese based dip.
I’m coming around to kondo. slowly, but surely I feel at home here. I need a rug to layer over this sisal, I just can’t for the life of me decide what.
and finally, as a testament to my grandma’s contagious green thumb, I grew Meyer lemons for the second time in 3 years on my little bebe tree. talents!
as soon as I get back home from travels, I grab some flowers to zhush about the kondo. I’m telling ya, carnations are the longest lasting, brightly colored, best deal in the grocery store.
I shared some of these photos on my IG stories this weekend. I’m installing my picks in a new modern home in pittsboro, nc that’s just about ready to roll. I’m pretty proud of this home – I was my very bravest and tried some new things that I thought could only live in pinterest land. but alas, they’re real and they work! I’m going to shoot this project so stay tuned for the full pull.
also in kondo news, I finally got the kitchen backsplash in. I decided on a solid piece of mirror – and it makes me just downright joyous. I’m so glad I did it instead of the mirrored tiles I was considering. the kitchen practically shines – it’s so bright!
and a few more decorating deets. I was wandering around the wallpaper room at our local raleigh showroom and this House of Harris paper caught my eye. also found some forgotten Cole & son prints that I definitely want to add back in to my repertoire.
I’m all done at Mega – the studio is finishes and looking so fun. one of my fave moments are these black and white ladies we blew up for the bathrooms.
and I’ve picked up a few vintage rugs in aspen recently for clients here – this one has the prettiest pinks and raspberries. we’ve got a REALLY good bunch in at furbish, and they should be up on the site later this week! woman in red dress dancing emoji, and peace be with you.