I recently read this article about wood-burning hot tubs which made me nostalgic for the backyard tub at our old Portland house. We set it up with both hot and cold water so were able to use it year round.
I recently bought this book. I read a review that described the book as feeling like you're hanging out with your most creative friend and she's giving you a tour of her home (or something like that) which sums it up pretty well. It's a casual glimpse into lotta jansdotter's home and workspace with a few project ideas and recipes. I really liked how approachable and low key it is but still totally inspiring.
I paid a visit to my favorite thrift store recently. I spotted a lot of good items but had to be quick since I had the little one in tow. Thrifting with a baby isn't easy. Anyway, I had just enough time to pick up a couple gifts for pals and these two kind of crazy necklaces for myself. They are nice additions to my collection. You don't really get a sense of scale from this photo. They are big.
I was surprised (and delighted!) to see something that I designed on the pages of Martha this month. The notecard with the yellow leaf is one of a series of four botanical designs that I made while working at Oblation Papers & Press. That project was one of my favorites.
We've been easing the little one into the world of solid foods. Bananas last week (top photo) and avocados this week (bottom photo). So far it's been just a few bites at a time and avocado seems to be the favorite. Next week we'll try sweet potatoes.