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Fit for a Friday

Happy Friday, friends! Also, Happy West Virginia Day, and happy almost-first day of summer! How’s everyone’s week been? J headed home to his parent’s last night so he could play in an annual golf fundraiser today, so I’ve been holding it down single [cat]lady style. If the rain holds off tomorrow morning my plan is to check the Annapolis Farmer’s Market off my Summer Bucket List, and maybe even get a little baking done on Saturday before J gets home. This is the only weekend until September that doesn’t have something on the calendar, so I plan to happily enjoy the downtime. To help you kick off your weekend, here’s this week’s Fit for a Friday – a compilation of musings, findings, and favorite links I’ve stumbled across in the past week.

A great little piece discussing some of the awesome things to do in my hometown, Charleston, WV. As I mentioned in this week’s Mid-Week Peaks, J and I are headed there next weekend to catch the last leg of FestivALL and visit family and friends I haven’t seen since Christmas. Take me home, Country Roads.

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It wouldn’t be a Fit for a Friday post if I didn’t share a cute animal story. The fact that the zoo adopted the cat and is letting it happily roam in the habitat makes my heart smile. PS – the author notes this story doesn’t seem to have any real source or date, so please keep that in mind! The video is super adorable, though.

How stinkin’ cute is this? I actually stumbled on to this link through Sugar & Cloth’s equally cute DIY // Polka Dot Floppy Hat post. I went to high school with Ashley, the author behind Sugar & Cloth, and she always posts really fun and colorful DIY’s and sweet treats. Now excuse me while I go find a floppy hat to paint.

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I swoon. J and I dream of a little brownstone with original hardwoods, a touch of outdoor patio space, and reserved parking. The dream lives on.

That about wraps it up for me. Cheers to the weekend! xx

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Fit for a Friday

Happy almost-weekend! I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been a rough one around here. Perhaps it was the gray clouds and daily rainstorms, or maybe just a mid-month slump, but the days were definitely dragging. Unfortunately my week isn’t quite over – I have a work event on Saturday – but I’m still grateful for the weekend and some downtime with J. Hopefully that downtime also includes some ice cream or fro-yo, just sayin’. Here’s this week’s Fit for a Friday – a compilation of musings, findings, and favorite links I’ve stumbled across in the past week.

This is a great outline of some basics everyone starting out needs to make their first home actually feel like home. Funny story re: Wine Bottle Opener. The one we currently own and love actually came from one of J’s neighbors when he lived in the outskirts of Pittsburgh. We picked up a bottle right after he moved not even thinking about the cork, and he ended up knocking on his neighbor’s door in hopes of borrowing an opener. The lady who answered handed over a very new looking 3-piece set and insisted he keep it because she never drinks. In retrospect, the poor woman was probably just terrified by the strange man at her door. Sidenote – if you actually know J, you know he is pretty much the least intimidating guy around. Just don’t try to steal a fry off his plate.

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Brown sugar buttermilk cake? Fluffy white chocolate frosting? Salty macadamia nuts? This cake sounds like perfection. I also love that the presentation actually looks like something I am capable of accomplishing (no triple-layered ombre frosted cakes for this gal.) Now I just need an excuse to make it!White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cake.. A simple brown sugar buttermilk cake with white chocolate frosting, topped with salty Macadamia Nuts!

You’re welcome. ❤

Anything awesome you’ve seen around the web this week? Have a great weekend, friends!

Fit for a Friday

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Happy Friday! And perhaps more importantly, Happy National Doughnut Day! Anyone partake in a particularly delicious doughnut (donut?) today?

It’s been a busy week around our little nest. I had an evening work commitment Wednesday, and J flew off to Florida yesterday for a four-day conference. Since J will be away, my BFF Krista is coming to keep me company! I’m really looking forward to our weekend. Since I left Pittsburgh three years ago, the majority (if not all…?) of our visits have been centered around some life event – bridal and baby showers, weddings, bachelorette parties, etc. As awesome as those events are, it will be nice to just have a weekend together to catch up without the distractions.

But anyway, let’s get on with the weekend! Here’s Fit for a Friday – a compilation of musings, findings, and favorite links I’ve stumbled across in the past week.

Um, Nom. I’m a sucker for a good scone, but these aren’t just scones, these are S’MORE SCONES. I can’t think of anything better to pair with my Sunday coffee.

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I love going through all the great entries in “The 10th Annual Smartest Coolest Homes” Contest. The spaces are all so unique and fun, and I have been getting great inspiration. One concept I can totally get behind: less is more. I like that small spaces require you to get rid of the clutter and truly appreciate everything you have. Less is more. Except when it comes to shoes. And cupcakes. In those cases, more is always better.

On the same note of Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool contest, this article from The Washington Post gives some awesome ways to utilize console tables in a small home. I also love the use of the chest of drawers next to the sofa as shown in the picture below. Storage is key in a little nest, and I could definitely see us copying this in the future.

  • and lastly, this little inspiration reminder

Enjoy the weekend, friends! xx