Question – how long is too long to go without decorating your new house/place? Reason I ask is because although Ben and I have unpacked 95% of our boxes, we have yet to decorate, uh, any room except the baby’s. We’re kind of waiting to see how our furniture situation shakes out before hanging big pieces, styling book cases, etc, which means the walls are still pretty much bare. Do we hang and decorate now then move pieces later when we decide on furniture, or do we just wait it out?
Since furniture buying will be a gradual process, I don’t want to find ourselves with still-empty walls a year from now, but at the same time I don’t want to hang things up then have to re-hang and fill holes later.
One thing’s for sure is that the built-ins on either side of the mantle in the family room aren’t going anywhere, so I’m hoping to stop by a few of my favorite antique/restoration stores this weekend to pick up some cool/quirky accent pieces. I’m way too excited for this. Ben and I are also getting out for one final yeehaw tonight, including dining at a restaurant we’ve been meaning to visit for years. Not too long before it won’t be just the two of us anymore!
Well, wherever you are, and whatever you do I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and in the meantime please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!
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Favorite munch: Monster Cookie Dough Popcorn. BISCOFF, people. There’s melted biscoff in here!
Favorite find: Tripod Floor Lamp. I’ve been seeing these tripod floor lamps everywhere lately. I just think they’re so cool, rustic, and artsy looking. This one from Pottery Barn is on sale right now too. Wohoo!
Favorite fresh: Kale, Apple & Pancetta Salad. Yep, all the things.
Favorite bite: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bugles. Salty bugles filled with creamy buckeye filling then dipped in chocolate. These would be perfect for tailgating this fall!
Favorite funny: Chick Lineup. I don’t know why but this made me laugh like crazy. I think it’s because the chick is trying so hard to not look guilty.
Favorite sweet: Peach Pecan Crumble Bars. The peaches I’ve been buying lately have been incredibly sweet. So sweet that I often can’t stop at just one. I know. Love these crumble-topped peach bars.
Favorite print. I think it’s nice to say pom-pom too. Whee – high kicks!
Favorite treat: Tangy Raspberry Fool. Raspberry puree layered with lemon-spiked homemade whipped cream. Simple, refreshing, and luscious.
Favorite cause: Bake for Their Sake Online Bake Sale. This week I’m participating in an online bake sale with other food and lifestyle bloggers to benefit children in Uganda. Log onto Bake for Their Sake’s Facebook page before Saturday, July 20th at 2pm pacific to bid on a whole bunch of yummy baked goods for a good cause, including the Mini Vanilla Bean Scones I’m donating! Here’s a little more information about Echoing Good’s mission:
In Gulu, Uganda, where malnutrition is depriving many children of the chance to get an education, Echoing Good is working directly with the local community to develop farms that enable lunch programs in primary schools. The crops grown provide pupils with daily nutritious meals and excess crops are sold to generate money that is reinvested back into maintaining the farms. This one meal eases the financial burden on families to provide their kids with every meal, prevents hunger and malnutrition, and ultimately keeps the children in school. Echoing Good’s program currently feeds over 1,400 kids every day.
Favorite tutorial: How to Achieve a Well-Styled Bookcase. Tons of great ideas here – and just in time for my little project!
Favorite sip: Watermelon-Lime Margaritas. Frozen watermelon “ice cubes.” That is all.
Favorite show: Naked and Afraid. Can we talk about the fact that Ben’s and my current favorite new show is called Naked and Afraid, on the Discovery Channel? 2 people, 1 remote location, 21 days, NAKED. And afraid. I can’t stop watching.
Favorite bite: Buffalo Chicken Waffle Fries. Ooo, these look good. It’s been far too long since I had anything buffalo-flavored!
Favorite lick: Oreo Pudding Pops. I finally got my popsicle molds (snagged some from my Mom who bought, like, 10 sets of 5 for the grand kids) and can’t WAIT to try this recipe out!
Have a good one! : )