‘m TERRIBLE about sharing favorites with you, but yesterday I got sucked into the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so I figured I’d share the goodies that I added to my cart (or was TEMPTED to add to my cart!). We don’t have a store nearby so I do everything online, but they have free shipping/ returns, i.e. they make it EASY!
When I was younger I used to make all of my Christmas gifts each year. I love giving a DIY gift. (I suppose I should ask people whether they like receiving a DIY gift come to think of it… ) Let’s assume getting a DIY gift is something people are into and carry on. This monogrammed cheese board is easily one of my favorites and I wanted to share the details with you; there’s a video at the end of the post if you prefer just to watch!
A few weeks ago I shared our colorful fixed up back porch. Despite all the new furniture and new styling, I was still missing one seat. I wanted to seat 6 real-live adults out there, and perching on one of the ottomans didn’t seem like the best solution. Thank goodness for Remodelaholic and her 2×4 and More challenge… I had an excuse to BUILD SOMETHING!
Any of you who have been following along with my Instagram stories lately know that we’ve taken out two biiiiig trees around our patio. I wanted to share our experiences with tree removal with you! Something about removing a big beautiful tree always feels sad to me, and I’ve rarely taken them out without moments of regret that we might be making a mistake. Here are some of the reasons we’ve come to for taking out trees in our own yard.