Happy Friday!

January 17, 2014

frittata escape

Happy Friday, friends! Did you have a nice week? How about a little life update full of random things? I had a productive week – after spending the whole weekend painting ugly brown trim white, everything seemed more cheerful in our living room. I started making lots of plans for finishing it up and we are getting closer!

Frittata (above) escapes the chicken coop every single day. She likes to check out the progress I’m making on the living room – and thwart the progress the daffodils are making in the garden. Can you believe it’s only mid-way through January and our daffodils are only a few weeks from blooming? It’s very strange, but also great. I am getting ready for spring, or at least longer days.

Michael and I went to seeย 12 Years a Slaveย this week and it was incredible. So heartbreakingly sad, but also really well done. If it doesn’t win all the Oscars, I’ll be bummed. You know what I thought was important about the film? (No spoilers, I promise.) Throughout the film, the action pauses and you’re waiting with baited breath for the next thing to happen. The action pauses long enough that you know it’s an intentional pause to make you think and identify and feel with the character. I think those pauses were really important. Have you seen it?

This afternoon, Michael and I are heading off to County Offaly for the night so I can do a review of a hotel out there. We’re excited to visit a brewery and take a mountain walk tomorrow!

And now, a few great links.

The sweetest video about how J. Crew chooses colors.

A sweet and inspirational wire DIY.

The new modelizers: beardizers. Ha!

Hilarious and thorough baby naming trends and fads.

Golden Globe dresses paired with food.

Have a happy weekend, everyone!


  • Reply All things nice... January 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy Offaly, looking forward to your review. Love the link to the info about names, I have lists of all my favourite names from over the years, they tend to change a lot though, once a name becomes too popular I cross it off. In Ireland over the past few years Emily, Eva, Ava, Emily and variations of those seem to be so popular.

    All things nice…

  • Reply Tiffany January 20, 2014 at 2:45 am

    the jcrew video was so enjoyable. they truly pick some beautiful colors every season!
    and the link to the wire piece was lovely, and now i want to give it a try. i feel it would go so well on my postcard wall.

    i found your blog randomly one day, after i decided to take a trip to ireland and must admit that i have been hooked since ๐Ÿ™‚

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