Consider this a Friday brain dump before I take off for the long holiday weekend. . . I’ve had the worst sinus infection this week (hello Summer!) and my house looks surely looks like it. Then add on all of the end-of-year papers and art projects coming home and piling up in the kitchen. It’s like a May explosion!
They’re all special and precious and all of that, but I’m sneaking
98% 75% of it out to the garbage.
In upstairs bathroom renovation news, we have tile! I went pretty classic in all of my decisions because none of this is changing again for a very long time (or ever).
I’m almost certain they sent the wrong color for the flooring grout (lighter than I chose) but I like the clean look of this. . . if it will only stay that way! I learned my lesson about tile and light grout in a kitchen. Never again.
Breaking news: Nordstrom is having a half-yearly sale with up to 40% off. Just kidding about that breaking news part. I believe that was the topic of more than 3/4 of the blog posts in my feed yesterday. :) Seriously, if you wonder why everyone and their grandmother announces it, a lot of bloggers make a majority of their incomes from commission-based sales (aka affiliate links). And, while not everybody needs a new lamp or throw pillow every season, most people will buy a couple of new things for their closet so it’s definitely a better revenue source. So, if you’re planning to shop the sale and feel obliged to use my link, here it is. If not, we can still be friends.
Speaking of Nordstrom, I actually find a lot of great deals by shopping Nordstrom Rack online clearance. (For example, I got the top several of you asked about after I posted to Instagram for $7. Can’t beat that.) They’re having a “clear the rack” sale now where all clearance is an extra 25% off.
And, one more sale to tell you about (Memorial Day is full of them!). Baublebar, one of my very favorites, has a lot of pieces for up to 70% off. I’ve never ordered anything from them that I haven’t loved.
Just a few days left to vote in the FrogTape Paintover Challenge! You can (quickly) vote once a day per email address and each time enters you for a chance to win a $1000 gift card. FrogTape will donate $5000 to the winning blogger’s favorite charity. My porch and I are playing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
And finally, I’ll be spending part of my weekend getting ready for a birthday party. These little bears are turning FIVE! Unbelievable, but what a blessing they’ve been to our family. And to think we didn’t know how we’d ever manage when we found out.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!