The Week In Pictures: 8.15.14

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

It’s been an interesting week getting settled back into home life, to say the least. Last Thursday night, I flew back to Portland from New York and was met with a new bundle of joy. More on that in a minute!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

Since I got back, I’ve been in full-on cleaning mode. There’s nothing like a few weeks away to remind you of how little you truly need in this life to be happy. After a night of rest, I flung open my closets and piled up all the unworn clothes and shoes I could possibly muster letting go of. Next, I went through my desk and flat files, making another giant pile of donations. My office feels so much bigger and relaxed now.

I’m a big fan of the mentality of “out with the old and in with the new.” Get rid of what no longer serves or suits you and fill your life with less, but better made things. One of those new-ish, better made things I’m liking are a pair of Tieks — the perfect jolt of color for my mostly black and white wardrobe.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

A lot of you have been asking how Chubby is doing. If you’re wondering who this little guy is, you can read more about him right here. When Joey found him stuck in our furnace last Tuesday night, his eyes weren’t yet open and he could barely walk. A little over a week later, he’s holding onto the syringe of formula when we feed him, walking pretty well and of course, climbing like a champ. I’ll let you know how things progress.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

I was in Amsterdam a week and a half ago and when I got home, this Anthropologie catalog, shot entirely in Holland was waiting for me. The photos are gorgeous and remind me of those few magical days. If you’re curious, that’s a Crown and Glory crown hanging on the edge.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

At The Blogcademy in London, The Bathory blended these limited edition bath salts for us and our attendees. Isn’t the packaging cool? I’m exited to finally be home where I actually have a bath to try these out. 😉

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

Speaking of The Blogcademy, it’s been a busy week behind the scenes as we put the finishing touches on four new Home School segments. I’m really excited about the topics we’re covering and will share more with you next Wednesday.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

I have the biggest design crush on Jonathan Adler — his mid-century modern aesthetic is right up my alley (and he did the interior of my favorite hotel, The Parker) so when this candle arrived from his assistant, I about lost my mind. Such a strange, bold piece and I can’t get enough of it. Ahhhhh!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures by Shauna Haider

Have a great weekend, everyone. I’ll be catching up on work, squirrel-sitting, and helping my aunt celebrate her 60th birthday (she’s like a second mom to me so it’s an espeically big deal). It feels so good to be home.

P.S. Thanks again for all your sweet, helpful comments and advice about Little Chub-Chub, I really appreciate it.

8 Responses to The Week In Pictures: 8.15.14

  1. Ms. Mauikai says:

    Chubby is so adorable! I think it’s the sweetest thing ever that you and your hubby are taking such great care of him! He’s one lucky squirrel 😉 Absolutely love your pictures, and can’t wait for the new Home School modules. Have a great weekend, Shauna <3

    • Shauna says:

      Ms. Mauikai: It’s been a little crazy around here adjusting to taking care of a baby squirrel but Chubby is doing great — it’s totally worth the middle of the night feedings. 😉 And I hope you like the new Home School courses…I think this batch is our best yet. Thanks for your enthusiasm and support!

  2. Diane says:

    So glad that little Chubby is doing well!! He’s such a cutie.

    Did you take these photos with your Sony Nex 5n? Your post on that camera has me convinced that I should find one for my everyday camera! My Canon T2i is so cumbersome I end up taking too many of my photos with my iPhone.

    • Shauna says:

      Diane: All the photos in this post were shot on the Sony except for Chubs, which I took with my iPhone 5 (and that’s why it’s not quite as sharp). The Sony is so awesome, even just on the auto settings. Now whenever I pick up my old DSLR, I’m reminded of how much extra weight I was dragging around.

      • Diane says:


        I found a “like new” model on Amazon for a steal. It arrived yesterday, and I’m already in love. (I just took way too many photos of 2 baby bunnies that are living in our front yard). I’m so impressed with how intuitive it is and the quality is just superb. I’m so picky and had been researching what to pick up next. I knew if it had a stamp of approval from you and Gala that it must be good.

        Thank you so much for sharing! This was exactly what I was looking for. :)

        • Shauna says:

          Diane: That is amazing, I am glad you found a great used one! It’s so good, right?! Even on auto, the photos look great. I literally use it for everything now, even a lot of my Instagram photos. It feels good to finally find a camera that is high quality, works well and isn’t too bulky. :)

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