This has been one of those weeks where I feel like the universe is trying to shake me up and finally force me to become a responsible adult and Iâ€™m just holding on as tightly as I can. Cue bid proposals, meetings with lawyers, opening up new accounts at the bank, lots of conversations over the phone (Iâ€™m usually more of an email person) and reaching out and asking for help when I realize I donâ€™t know what the hell Iâ€™m doing. No matter how full my days get though, the bright spot is always an early morning serving of granola, plain greek yogurt and a generous helping of blackberries on top. Oh, and some good reading material!
If youâ€™re ever in Portland and looking to make some new friends, the best place to go is the fire pit at the Doug Fir. Every time I end up there, I find myself in the middle of the most fascinating conversations. Itâ€™s the perfect refuge in the middle of the city.
My escape ever since I was a teenager has been flipping through fashion magazines. Lots of them. They give me a chance to absorb colors, textures and trends without the confines of a design project looming. These tears are all from the current issues of Bazaar and Marie Claire.
This photo isnâ€™t the greatest but considering where we started with our very disgusting old bathroom, just the sight of floor-to-ceiling subway tile feels completely unreal! Joeyâ€™s been working like a maniac to get it all done and should be applying black grout by the end of the weekend. Iâ€™m lucky I married a jack of all trades. 😉
Have a great weekend, everyone. Iâ€™m trying to brush off the â€œI donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m doing! HELP!â€ feelings when it comes to a few things on my plate and just accepting that the only way to learn is to jump in feet first.
P.S. Thanks for your sweet, thoughtful comments on the self-initiated project post. Totally made my day. Lots of love to you all!