I honestly can’t believe it’s already Labor Day weekend. While part of this summer felt like it dragged on forever, in the scheme of things it flew by. We are gearing up to refinish our floors so we’ll be moving everything out of the first floor the next few days. Then we paint the nursery and we’re ready to decorate! I just got the final design revision from Modsy and I love it so much. I can’t wait to share it with you. Wishing all of you a great weekend and sending safe wishes to everyone in the path of the Hurricane.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
A friend recently recommended The House of Salt and Sorrows, have you guys read it? (C)
Apparently fake freckles are trending? Great news for those of us with real freckles.
Every now and then you crave some delicious carbs—next time it hits make this creamy pasta with mushrooms recipe from Bon Appetit. Bonus points if you buy fresh, homemade pasta.
A list of the most uplifting podcasts from Grace.
The unspoken hurdle of getting funding for plus-size fashion brands.
This mask (recommended to me by Follain founder Tara Foley) is SO good for breakouts. It’s clarifying but doesn’t dry you out. Use it as a spot treatment or a mask, and it’s safe to use during pregnancy. Click here for 15% off applied at checkout. (J)
Studying the placenta, and what it means for women’s health.
If you’re familiar with the book The Giving Tree, this monologue from the tree’s point of view (after some therapy) will make you laugh out loud.
Just in case you’re looking for a dessert for this long weekend, this skillet brown sugar peach cobbler from Half Baked Harvest is an ideal end of summer dish.
Talking to architects from around the world about the concept of home.
Here are some new shows to look out for this fall.
This Busy Philipps profile is almost as entertaining as her Insta stories.
Locals who love design, here’s a fun schedule of events that are going on during design week here in RI.
Labor Day Weekend Sales
For those of you who love our basket dog beds (they have a large) as much as Nora and Fuji do, Dua Design is having a sale and you can save an additional percent off with code JESSANNKIRBY (varies by product). They also have the most adorable bassinets, I’m getting the Malaika.
Perfect opportunity to try West Elm’s linen bedding that we absolutely love. Get 30% off and free shipping with code SAVEMORE. We also have their linen curtains with blackout lining in our bedroom and I’m getting them for the nursery.
If you’re in the market for new bar or counter stools they are 30% off at Serena & Lily.