Hi there friends, can you believe it’s August already? It feels like summer just started but then I say that with every passing season. It’s surely a sign of old age….. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening on the FTRB homefront.
The long awaited kitchen island lights arrived and promptly got installed…..
It was worth the wait. I feel like I’ve been documenting the whole saga minute by minute but I could not be happier about them. (By the way, do you see the teeny peek of the white cabinets? I’m happy about that too.)
The faucet also got installed…..
Loving how it looks too. This happened a while back but I think I forgot to mention it here.
Still in the kitchen, I ran into Home Depot the other day just to pick up some spray paint and saw this beauty so naturally, it had to come home with me…..
I thought my fiddle leaf trees were fine but when I saw this one, I realized they were not fine at all. In fact, they were quite sad. I’m sort of hoping this one will make them jealous and make them up their game but I’m doubtful.
There’s been some shuffling of furniture too. You know how you move one piece from one room to another and that sets off a whole chain reaction? I did some rearranging in the kitchen and family room and….. yadda yadda, the round coffee table has now landed in the living room.
It works so much better from a practical point of view (plenty of room to spread out books and cocktails) and the shape makes it perfect for the leopard chairs to hug. It was a why-didn’t-I-do-this-years-ago moment.
I’ve been having fun styling it this way and that…..
So that’s some of what’s new around the homestead.
Before I leave you for today, I want to tell you about two things.
As you know, I’m a Northerner currently transplanted in the South and I can tell you that one of the smartest things going on in the South right now is The Bitter Southerner. The world needs this publication; they are telling stories no one else is telling and just killing it, every week. They also happen to be a wonderful group of people and they are launching their inaugural membership drive today! So I hope you will head over, check them out, support them and help spread the word.
Secondly, this Friday, August 8th is Happiness Happens Day from HomeGoods. HomeGoods will be giving away $10,000 in gift cards to participants who share a happy moment on Twitter or Instagram. Very cool, right?
All you have to do is share how you made happiness happen in someone’s life – no matter how big or small – by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #HappinessHappens and #HomeGoodsSweeps. Winners will be chosen randomly and awarded $100 gift cards throughout the day from 9AM to 5PM EST. Visit www.homegoods.com/hhsweeps for official rules.
So go on and make happiness happen for someone and come back next week and I’ll share with you how I did it. I’ll also have a $100 gift card to give away!
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)