random things for the day……..
sorry for being MIA yesterday.
it was another long weekend with lots of work on the basement renovation.
right when I think I’m done with the physical labor, kip surprises me with more.
remember when I said to you, and more importantly to my husband, that after the kitchen cabinets I was never painting again?
so, like, um, someone explain how I ended up filling in 9 million nail holes, painting trim, and painting all of the walls down there. all of ’em! oh, and painting french doors with glass panels and then getting the little sheets off is a hell of a job.
BUT, as you read this, the carpet is being installed which is the final big step and then it’s just tiny little things (I hope I don’t regret saying that…..) and we are home free!
it looks so, so great though so I’m really happy. all of our hard work (mostly kips, but a lot of mental hard work stressing the eff out counts too) will have paid off!
I’ll share pics this week 🙂
Over the weekend we had fun lunch at one of my favorite Chicago spots, RL.
for those of you that email for Chicago recommendations I feel like I always forget this, but I love it for lunch especially and then you can shop and walk all over downtown after.
the burger as always did not disappoint.
it is so, so, so good.
also not disappointing lately is Old Navy.
I got this open back top and I am in luhrve.
:: OPEN BACK TEE :: also available in black
it’s been hit after hit with their stuff for me lately.
this side slit tee shirt is still in heavy rotation too.
and I can never get enough stripes…..
I’ve been meaning to write about Kristin Cavallari’s book Balancing in Heels that came out last month.
Overall I really like it.
There are sections that don’t apply to me, like the new mom stuff – but I still didn’t mind reading it and I suppose some of it could come in handy in the future.
OH WAIT – no. This part won’t. Because I do not think I’ll ever be making my children pitchers of homemade goats milk to drink every day.
because that is insane to me.
But a lot of it I really like and I am looking forward to making some of her recipes.
I mean, anyone that has her body days after giving birth can tell me what to do whenever she wants.
It’s my birthday next week, and I was already feeling old as sin,
and then I saw this “Suri Turns 10!” and wanted to hurl myself off the balcony,
she is TEN?!? wasn’t I just reading Suri’s Burn Book with my girlfriend talking about how she was 4 or something? wasn’t I also just watched Tom jump around on Oprah’s couch like a deranged lunatic?
annnd I literally just fell asleep with my laptop open.
so that’s all I’ve got.