Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! This was our first full week of summer vacation, and my little family had a pretty good week! Sophie is attending a local summer camp where the campers go on a different outdoor adventure every single day, and she’s loving it so far! In the first week alone they went hiking around a local nature trail, splashed around in two different splash pads, and visited the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (where National Park Service Rangers gave them all “Junior Park Ranger” pins). Also, I had the chance to tag along with my husband to a preview of the new Game of Thrones pop-up bar run by the folks behind the Columbia Room, Eat the Rich, and Mockingbird Hill. If you’re in the DC area, the GOT-inspired décor and cocktails are both worth the wait! I highly recommend the Dothraquiri and Lady Mormont. You can catch a little sneak peek of the décor here! But in the meantime…

Hello Summer by Bright Room Studio

Illustration and photo by Bright Room Studio via #dailydoseofpaper

…a few links for your weekend:

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.


I want every single piece in this collection of rustic dinnerware and serving platters

This new venue in Upstate New York looks amazing

Fascinating: Dutch solutions to rising sea levels

Ten great ways to help the environment in your own backyard

I’ve been spending a lot of time out in my own garden lately, and I love these willow cloche structures as an alternative to the plant hoops that I have around my peonies and dahlias.

LOVE this real-life budget breakdown of what it costs to get the look for wedding reception tables

MAKE: Donut-glazed waffles!

Card of the week!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I’ll see you back here on Monday. xoxo