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weekend+notes | 7.22.22

It has not been easy with the hot, sticky weather and afternoon storms the past few weeks, but we are finally setting aside blocks of time and making progress on our deck. The furniture arrived earlier than expected considering the ongoing issues with shipment delays, the fireplace is built, the boards are stained and we are finishing up the side railings after just a few minor setbacks with calculating the angles. :)

Although this project has made us question - a lot - why we decided to tackle it on our own, it has been mostly fun customizing each step and seeing our ideas materialize section by section. I am looking forward to relocating the planters where they have taken up residence at the end of our driveway and start enjoying the back yard again.

At least it has been a less stressful experience than navigating the New York City apartment rental scene as our son prepares to move there next month for graduate school...

what an unbelievable process!

Hope your week was productive and happy weekend!

weekend+notes | 7.22.22

  1. With sweltering temperatures around the world this summer season, anything beach or coastal sounds just about perfect right now! A Summer Place: Living By The Sea, Coastal Blues and A House By the Sea are gorgeous coffee style books with inspirational and refreshing design to transport you on a mini vacation if you can't make it seaside this year.

  2. The "coastal grandmother" term has been trending recently not just referring to a casual refined fashion statement, but also a lifestyle vibe in the interior decorating world. Jane writes about what it is and offers tips on how to achieve the look in your own home. Check out the rest of her website and follow her beautiful aesthetic on Instagram @jane_athome.

  3. And to perfect your coastal grandmother style, how lovely would it be to visit one of these spectacular beachside hotels?

  4. This Southern Living article spotlights incredible front yard landscaping ideas to try!

  5. Summer is on full display in this stunning Amelia Island home!

  6. Fun facts about DIY projects in the U.S.

  7. The sweet reason why hotels choose to still carry mini bars of soap.

  8. Scroll through the most amazing charcuterie boards created by a Seattle based company - including a cute portable version called the Snackle Box - on Instagram @grateboards.



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