Hey there! Thanks bunches for popping in, and Happy Friday! What a full week it's been for us.
We feel pretty good about how much headway we made on our orders, and all the errands we ran...all the planning and organizing and prepping...just a whole lotta checking things off of our to-do list. We got out 95% of all of our open orders, and we'll be working all weekend on any remaining and new orders. My brother Walt and Aaron's brother are running a Tough Mudder tomorrow and originally we had planned on going as spectators. We thought it would be a fun time...a much needed change of pace...but we really can't break away. We're on a roll and interrupting the momentum would almost be painful...if that makes any sense?? What I mean is that I feel like we'd be full of stress just knowing that our work was sitting here at home and we were somewhere else. Yeah...that's the joy of self employment. Ha! But seriously, we love what we do...and being busy is always a gift. Maybe we'll wrap up everything tomorrow and we'll get a little window of free time on Sunday to get some air.
Rainy and cool here today...Aaron was able to wear his denim jacket. Yeah, Aaron is crazy for denim jackets and has had a life long love of them. I myself am on the hunt for the perfect beat up denim vest. I'm also on the hunt for the perfect mustard yellow cardigan. I adore the above outfit...though my skirt would be a bit longer since I have about half the leg this gal does.
And how cute is this outfit? That tiny little aqua bicycle pin just seals the deal! I love floral dresses with cardigans!
And while we are talking fashion...I love love love this dress! I see black and white gingham as the perfect neutral. This dress is merely a starting point and can go so many directions...in fact I think I'm gonna sketch a few of those directions in my notebook. Every Fall I seem to fill a notebook with little outfit doodles and their coordinating shopping lists.
As soon as the Fall weather hit we began making pancakes and waffles in the mornings. Next up is bread. Nothing warms a home like baking bread...and nothing warms the soul like the scent of fresh baked bread. Here are 5 bread recipes perfect for Fall. Me and Aaron will be doing at least one of 'em in the next few days.
Ahhh, how fantastic is this? Of course when my mom saw it she immmediatly said "Dad can build you that in a weekend."
Being that they are currently building their cabin in the woods my dad is in full on building mode, and I don't doubt for a second that he could pull this off in a weekend. And yeah, that's their thing...they've got a little space to spare on their property and they constantly offer it up to us "kids"...saying how we can build cottages and have a family compound. Well, "compound" would be my dad's word...my mom says "commune". ha! Anyway...I don't need a cottage...a one room A-frame with a daybed works just fine for me. And yeah, it must be painted black like this one.
How great are these Fashion icon Halloween costumes? So so good! I myself would love to see a tiny Karl Lagerfeld.
And here's another icon costume...how funny would it be to see a little Andy Warhol trick or treating at your door?...snapping pics and acting fascinated and disaffected all at once.
Oh! This! The color palette, the texture, that sofa... I love this combination of colors and elements. The golden yellow and black...with dark stained and weathered wood. All the chippy white paint and overall rustic magic of it all. Maybe I do need one of those aforementioned cottages...how else will I be able to decorate all these dream rooms in my head? Oh jeez.
Ok, thanks so much for popping in again...I gotta get back to work...let the weekend begin!
xo, Jenny...and Aaron