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I can’t wait for the weekend. I have nothing special planned other than little projects here and there, including on doing more painting in the basement, but some weeks an unplanned weekend sounds like the best thing in the world.

Lots of great stuff happening online this week (well the fun stuff, not the bits that I use this blog, and others, to escape from).
Linda’s gardening journals are works of art. I love them and wish I had the talent or dedication to make any kind of garden journal. This blog is the closest I’ll ever get to one.
I hope we never have to replace our wood floors. Redoing floors is terrible because you basically have to move out of your house and it is very expensive. But I recall the floor guys telling me they didn’t know how many more times the original floors in our house could be refinished so theoretically it could happen. And if it did, I think I’d want a floor like this
I think our house is around 1,400 square feet (I can’t recall exactly anymore) and I can’t imagine wanting a bigger house, but apparently I’m in the minority on that
Two real-life friends have recently launched amazing blogs that I want to tell you about.
This illustration by Madalyn Joy became this stunning outfit ….
 Cassie Sterwald photo

The first is my neighbor, who was just a kid when we moved in, but is the most stylish young woman I know (she puts the rest of the neighborhood to shame in the style department). Madalyn is a talented fashion and lingerie designer who shares her creative inspiration and process as they become her creations on Styled by Madalyn Joy.

And a longtime friend and his family recently purchased and moved into a Frank Lloyd Wright house that, until 2015, no one knew was a Frank Lloyd Wright house. It was built in 1917 as an American System-Built House, part of Wright’s effort to develop houses for any income level. (Here’s a story about how the found out it was an FLW house featuring the previous owners.) My friends have passionately taken on the stewardship role that comes when you buy a house like this and they are blogging about it on The Elizabeth Murphy House.

That’s it from here. I hope you have a great weekend! Tell me what you’re up to in the comments. 

2 Responses

  1. We essentially bought our house because the lot was perfect for a garden but the house is bigger than we need. And now we've filled it up with stuff. Another American trait. Thanks for the shout out and love what your friends are doing, Wow!

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