^^HAHAHA. I am so ready to put my resting beach face back on!
We swapped out the rugs in the office so we could use one of Thomas’ family rugs from his old house. I love the look (and the light!). Also, we finally hung our height ruler. Newsflash: Mazen is taller!
You know what’s missing from our house? The two living room armchairs. They are getting reupholstered in some Sunbrella fabric (did I write about this already?) that will hopefully repel everything that touches it and will last for 100 years, so we currently have limited seating upstairs. But you know what? I secretly LOVE the openness! Makes me want to rearrange the living room when the chairs return, but I’m not really sure what other arrangements would work. Perhaps chairs and couch facing each other coming out from the fireplace? But then it would be hard to watch the TV without a turned neck, so I don’t think Thomas would vote for that ; )
Remember when I wrote about that new app called Best Fiends? We are totally obsessed with it! I’m not getting a dime to write about it again, but I did want to share that it continues to be such a fun game! I am now on level 124, and Mazen has gotten into the 20s all by himself. I try not to let either of us spend too much time on it — maybe a few rounds per day. But it’s really fun!
Early Mountain Vineyards just rebranded with a new logo and released their 2016 rosé. I just love the texture on the label! They sent me a bottle to taste.
It was lovely, and my favorite kind of rosé. It reminded me of fresh summer strawberries with a little bit of citrus.
I totally admit I am terrible about going through new phone cases. I flip flop between sleek cases, no case, colorful cases, and cases with bonuses. I recently wanted something that could hold cards and protect my screen for travel and nights out on the town when I don’t want to take a purse. I tend to tuck my phone in a pocket and go, but if I added loose credit cards, sometimes they would fall out when removing my phone too. So I found this beauty at Casetify with a 20% off deal-of-the-week and have been loving it for those special occasions.
I was in Richmond last week for a work thing and got to have lunch at the Quirk Hotel. I’ve been hearing whispers in the wind up from Richmond about this chic boutique hotel, and while my visit was limited to the lobby, it was so cool! The decor is stunning — I loved all the pink and marble. But even better, the food was outstanding!! I had a grilled avocado and quinoa salad, and my lunch mate had a cream of asparagus soup that was out of this world (she shared a few bites!). If you’re ever traveling to Richmond, stay here! P.S. Rumor on the street is that one is coming to Cville too!
And finally, mochi!! I was strolling through Whole Foods last week and literally bumped into a new freezer case full of them! They had a handful of flavors, so I bought a strawberry and vanilla to bring home to the family. Thomas and Mazen both loved them. Can you see how the outside is kind of like the texture of an unbaked pie crust, and then there’s ice cream inside? I also love how they are perfectly portioned into little balls (shown here cut in half). I can’t wait to taste the other flavors.
Have a great weekend if I don’t see you sooner!
Hillary C says
Trader Joe’s has little mochi ice cream balls too, in a variety of flavors. I think I’ve bought mango and green tea before. Also they have them at Sweet Frog’s to put on your ice cream! Just little mochi bites (nothing inside) – they taste like mini marshmallows!
They are the perfect Survivor night treat 🙂
Carrie this fit chick says
OH I love that case! i hate having to carry my phone and wallet separately- gets really bulky. Also, totally craving a glass or two of that wine!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Quirk hotel looks cute! And I love the packaging of the rosé!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
I LOVE mochi! Our Japanese market has green tea, red bean, and coconut flavors which are amazing!
I love room rearranging!! I’m not sure how the chairs were becore, but what if you had them next to each other, with their backs toward the front of where that picture is taken. So one would be close to the fireplace like you said, and the other would be closer to the sofa and could still see the tv. It would provide some division between the living room and I think where you have your dining table, but when you come in the front door it will still feel nice and open. Just an idea 🙂
I love your living room set up…where did you get the rugs in your living room?
It’s from Pottery Barn
Your living room is so pretty! It must be something weird with the light, but in the picture it looks like there is plastic on the lampshade, lol!
It’s a really cool shimmer texture 🙂
Linda @ the Fitty says
Not all mochi have ice cream inside them. I wonder what about these mochi are healthy so that they’re found at whole foods?
Whole Foods sells plenty of unhealthy things!
jordan @ dancing for donuts says
that rose sounds incredible!! i hope i see it at the store soon, so i can try it! and that case is awesome – i can’t find a good one to hold my cards but i’ll have to check out casetify. thanks for the recommendation! have a happy weekend 🙂
My kids are constantly throwing the pillows from the couch on the floor when they sit down. Do your pillows end up on the floor too or do the boys just leave them on the couch? It drives me crazy to always be picking up the pillows!
They become forts all the time 🙂
Sam @ G & G Nutrition Co. says
I’ve been wanting to try out a new case that fits cards, but I’m waiting until I upgrade my phone soon. Do you feel like the cover is too bulky for fitting in your pocket? I’ve seen ones with the little card slot on the back and wondered if that would be less bulky.
It’s not too bad if I also don’t shove cash in the hidden pocket. That makes it too fat
Mary | Momma Be Fit says
Cute phone case! I was just thinking about changing mine up. I rarely carry a purse so the wallet style is super convenient.
Hi! Where did you find your growth chart? ive seen a ton on Etsy but love this stain!
I got it at the Belmont Bash last year. Here’s her page: https://www.facebook.com/buffalogalsbelmont/
Where did you buy your living room coffee table?? It is so beautiful and exactly what I am looking for in my new house!! Thanks 🙂
It’s this one from West Elm. I love that the front comes up – so great for eating in there from time to time.
Love it. Thanks!
Garden and Gun just named that very rose the best of summer!
Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says
I think I might be the only person without a cool phone case. I got an otterbox with my phone when I first got it, and that’s all I’ve ever used. I’m still on my first smart phone … about 4 years with it now!