This week I…
+ moved in. And that pretty much sums up the week. I ordered so much stuff for the apartment it’s unbelievable (A ladder! Rugs! Dressers! Curtains! Curtain rods! A microwave! …and more), and everyday has been kind of like Christmas. Yesterday the UPS guy came three times. THREE TIMES. Three days ago when he first ‘met’ me he said, “Welcome to the neighborhood.” Now he’s probably like, “Who’s this crazy girl who has a serious shopping addiction?” We are maybe 65% of the way there as far as unpacking and completely furnishing the apartment goes. We got rid of most of our storage furnishings in SF, so the result is that we need dressers and armoires and cabinets stat, and all the stuff that goes in them is kind of strewn around the place. However, I can’t stress this enough — I am so, so, SO glad we waited for this apartment. We both love it here! The apartment is a perfect fit for us, both in terms of style, space, location, everything. It was a long two months, and I don’t want to go through the experience again any time soon, but I can definitely say it was worth the wait. It’ll take us probably another month or two to really let the dust settle, but I can’t wait to share photos with you soon.
+ am meeting Joe at The Carlyle this evening for a much deserved Manhattan. And then we’re coming home — home, to our very own apartment — and making pasta for dinner. Glorious!
This weekend we’ll be taking Lucy to Central Park (natch — especially since we live so close now!), and I’m trying to convince Joe to come with me to Home Depot to pick up some flowers for a little urban gardening project. I can’t even express to you how giddy the thought of potting flowers makes me. Clearly, I’ve missed being domestic.
I was a bit preoccupied this week and didn’t have much time to do anything other than take measurements around the house and put my credit card to good use, so the only thing I really followed closely was whether or not the Duchess had given birth yet (I’m obsessed, let it go, it’s my thing). But, as I sat down to write this post, I did some quick surfing and found a few cool things you should definitely check out this weekend:
+ This super cool DIY rope knot bracelet.
+ I sometimes don’t think I can pull leopard off, but I’m really loving these shorts.
+ Five ways to beat the heat if (like me) you’re completely melting in the mid-July heat (OMG, I miss SF ‘summers’ so much).
+ I’ve found this guide to choosing the right rug size so useful over the last week or so!
+ Kind of want this library card dresser (yes, it’s a regular dresser!) for somewhere in my house. I have nowhere to put it. But it’s awesome and I’ve never seen a version like this that functions as a true dresser!
+ Here’s a great little starter guide to SEO, if you’re looking to learn more!
+ Love this take on Pasta Carbonara.
Now let me ask you…what was your favorite thing you found on the Internet this week?
Happy weekend, everyone!