My husband’s company moved offices about a year ago. One of the items they were discarding was an old painting of New York.
Joel kept mentioning this “huge painting” and how much he liked it, but I wasn’t sure where we’d put it, or if I’d even like it. Well, one day I came home and there it was!
After some rearranging of art, we hung the painting over our couch (pretty much the only wall large enough). It’s been hanging there for a while, and as much as I liked it, the painting always seemed very dark.
I finally decided to brighten it up with an easy picture frame makeover!
Temperatures are in the 80’s, leaves are green, and my sundresses and shorts are in heavy rotation. All of that is wonderful, but the hot weather also means that turning on my stove heats up my whole apartment. Not so fun!
Takeout is a constant temptation in summer … ordering from Seamless is just too easy! Rather than stop cooking altogether though, I’m working no cook dinners into my meal plan.
One dish that’s always a favorite is a hearty salad, like this easy Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing!
It has been a busy couple weeks! Last weekend my husband and I went to the Frieze Art Fair here in NYC. It’s pretty upscale, and the people watching was amazing. Just imagine a fancy tent filled with rich art patrons, lots of arty people, and gallery owners and art from around the world. It was a very good time!
We also went to the Metropolitan Art Museum, not once, but twice last weekend. If you are visiting NYC this summer, make sure to check out the China exhibit (so good!), then stop by the roof for drinks and great views of the city.
I also attended a Sherwin Williams/HGTV event. They’re releasing a new line of paint that’s available exclusively at Lowe’s. The color palettes are amazing, and I got to view three beautiful rooms designed around the colors. The host of the event was interior designer/HGTV host, Jillian Harris (former Bachelorette), who was super sweet. I took home some paint samples, and I can’t wait to show them to you … I just need to decide what to paint first!
Anyway, on to my favorite links from the week, plus keep reading for the best Memorial Day weekend sales!
I just can’t help myself … I enjoy following royal news. The ever-stylish Princess Kate has a lot to do with my interest to be sure.
So of course, I was excited about the birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge earlier this month. I love her name—Charlotte Elizabeth Diana—and all the meaning behind it. If she takes after her older brother, she is sure to be quite adorable!
It’s fun to imagine what this sweet baby’s nursery might look like. I couldn’t resist pulling together a modern girl’s nursery inspired by the newest royal. It’s perfect for your little princess!
I’m not sure how it happened, but Memorial Day weekend is almost here. Is this year going by fast or what?
With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about holidays and parties. Whenever I’m invited to one of these celebrations, I like to bring something festive. Red, white, and blue sweets are always a hit, not to mention delicious!
This weekend, I’ll be serving these easy 4-ingredient Red, White, and Blue Popsicles.
How was your week? Mine went by quickly with lots of work and a fun HGTV/Sherwin Williams event. I loved previewing their new paint line, plus I got to meet Jillian Harris. She was on The Bachelor and later The Bachelorette. Do you watch those shows? I rarely tune in, although I definitely watch my fair share of trashy TV! She was super sweet in person.
Anyway, keep reading to link up all your awesome posts!