I feel like I’ve barely left my desk this week but flipping through my photos, I’m reminded otherwise. Lunch with grandma! Drinks with auntie! A lot of virtual chats with Star (okay, that was at my computer but still.) I’m feeling a little dazed between finishing a flurry of client projects and trying to get my taxes together before I hop on a last-minute LA-bound flight at the crack of dawn Monday morning.
The really big news this week is that we are finally, legitimately done remodeling the bathroom on the main floor of our house. When you see the before and after photos next to each other, you won’t believe that it’s even the same space. It’s gone from the bathroom we hid from guests to by far the nicest room in the house thanks to Joey’s handiwork. Clocking in at three months, I never thought we’d see the light at then end of the tunnel with this project. I’ll have a lot more details (and photos!) to share next week.
Running Branch full time, I’ve had the opportunity to not only meet a great group of clients but also make some wonderful friends. Their thoughtfulness at times astounds me — Star and I tag-teamed virtually all Wednesday night, pushing Kitty Cavalier’s new site live and just a few hours after waking up Thursday morning, the most beautiful bunch of flowers was waiting on my doorstep. Totally made my week.
I live about 10 minutes from Harlow but had never given it a try until a few days ago. With a gluten-free menu, tons of vegan options and a juice selection like no other, I was already excited when I walked in but then I spotted vegan mac and cheese. Not quite believing it, I read through the ingredients twice. It was seriously the best non-dairy mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Craving it now as I type this. 😉
Isn’t this the best faux swatch name ever? This table runner that sits along our coffee bar is so much fun.
In the middle of the week, I had dinner plans with my aunt but we got a little sidetracked and ended up at one of my favorite Portland bars, Backstage. Best detour ever?! I always end up staring up at the chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, which is a solid 6 stories high.
Back to Wednesday — I snuck out of the office for lunch with my grandma and on our way back to the car, I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, laughing hysterically and pointing. “Look grandma, look! That tree has a face!” Grandma: “Huh? I don’t see it.” Me: “RIGHT THERE! A FACE.” Grandma: “Ohhhhh!” Hahahaaaa.
Have an amazing weekend, everyone. It finally feels like spring has legitimately hit and I’m itching to get outside.
P.S. I’ll be Instagrammin’ from LA all next week if you want to keep up in real time. xoxo