Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrah! dah! duh! doh!

The other evening I spent an embarrassing amount of time adding photos to all of my contacts in my phone. Have you done that? I feel like I used to have a bunch of photos in my contacts, but I really didn’t. So I went through my camera library and screen grabbed an ish ton of photos and filled everyone in! And it’s so much fun now when I get a text to see that person’s face instead of initials. Don’t you think that so fun?

You would be correct in that I need a life.

Thing IS though, I added my own photo to my name in my phone, and shouldn’t that alert people to update my contact to that photo? Isn’t that the way it works? Because so far not one person that I’ve texted with has said they’ve updated my contact photo. I sort of felt like that would be high topic this week. It wasn’t.

I’ll live through the let down, I’ll be okay.

If you have my picture in your contacts, what is it?! You don’t have to tell me.

What is it?

I have a poll! Or really just a question. Something.

There’s a door in our kitchen that leads out to the garage. (Oh! Our new garage door is installed and it’s fabulous. I never knew that opening the garage could sound like melted butter. It is truly soothing and satisfying and again, you would be correct in that I need a life.)

The door! Back to the door.

It’s white, it’s a flat panel, and it’s sort of blah. I just feel like we could amp this thing up. (don’t tell Aaron)

Originally when I asked you guys in Stories about it, I had trim in mind. Like buying molding and just violently throwing it on. Painting it a fresh coat of white and calling it.

But theeeeen I started thinking about wallpaper. Is that weird? Do people wallpaper doors? (if you tell Aaron you’re dead meat) It would be subtle and tasteful.

But theeeeeeeen just now I’m like, why not BOTH? Like, a simple molding on the door with the wallpaper inside the trim. (said like Owen Wilson in Zoolander) What do we think about this development? Lost my mind or onto something?

Imagine a very simple delft tile wallpaper. Pale blue and white. Very French.

Are we into this? Or should I just take a dang washrag, wipe the dang door down and call it a dang day?

This fluted pitcher? ^^^ I used it last Friday night to celebrate a few friends’ birthdays, and I can’t tell you how many asked for link. Bah! Estate sale, bay-buh! Keep an eye out in the kitchens. They’re all over the place.

Also, the drink. I combined sparkling white wine with sparkling water (no flavor) with fresh mint from my garden and it was SO refreshing. The double sparkling action in your mouth is over level. You could even add fruit or a flavored water. The mint is too, too good.

There’s your entire summer right there.

Speaking of, have you made a summer bucket list yet? Do you ever do that?

Aaron made one last week and you guys, it’s 97.98% fossil hunting oriented. Booooooooriiiiiiiiing.

Mine includes hosting an outdoor movie night in our backyard, making homemade ice cream, finding the most perfect pair of pleated white shorts, running at least twice with an early (and I mean early) Saturday morning running group, at least three picnics, mastering the perfect rosemary lemonade, and not losing my voice at Taylor Swift. That’s it.

Ya know what, adjustment. LOSING my voice at Taylor Swift. That’s more like it.

Tell me yours so that I can yoink some ideas.

Weekend plans?

We have TWO AND A HALF DAYS left of third grade. I cannot understand this at all. We’ll play pickle ball tonight with franz, host a sleepover in Nat’s new room (oh! I’m finally shooting the finished rooms on Sunday. Stay tuned for that.), one final soccer game tomorrow, some Girl Scouts star gazing on Saturday night, and a slew of yard and garden maintenance. The good stuff, really.

From this week! A Blood Orange Rosemary Yogurt Cake that is super super brunch worthy. Make it happen. Here’s the video! And also some Seared Chicken Tacos with Slaw that will transform taco night for you. And a video of course.

Okay so are we into this trim and wallpaper idea? IF YOU TELL AARON I SWEAR….

16 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Deborah May 19, 2023 at 7:53 am #
    Is the door you want to wallpaper metal or wood ? If it’s metal - I’d skip the wallpaper. Metal doors conduct heat and cold more than a wood door. Wallpaper would probably come off after a time. Plus, how would it hold up from the constant wear a tear of people touching it near the door knob ? I’m still team ‘paint it a bold color !
    • Bev Weidner May 19, 2023 at 10:14 am #
      The door is wood! Just an old fashioned door. I love bold, but in the accents! We'll see how this all pans out. Ha!
    • Candice May 20, 2023 at 10:29 pm #
      Yes! Wallpaper that door. Don't even have to do like a sheet of wallpaper. You could do just pieces. Like leaves or things of that nature. I can't think of what they're called right now. I wallpapered a pocket door one time and I loved it!
  2. Nancy May 19, 2023 at 8:00 am #
    I don't know what to tell you about your door. I'm definitely not an interior decorator. My son says my house looks like a yard sale bc of all the different things I pick up at yard sales and elsewhere. What can I say? I'm not into everything being matchy matchy. I have made summer bucket lists the past 2 summers but haven't done one yet this year. Time to get on that! But both times I have put on it to visit a new town in the state where I live. That's always fun to me. Also, another item has been to pick a favorite photo from summer, print & frame it. Too many photos living on my phone & camera; the least I can do is print one and show it off! I need to come up with some new ideas this year but those 2 seem to continue to make the list......Happy Friday!
  3. Alison May 19, 2023 at 8:30 am #
    This is my go to rosemary lemonade Yes to wallpaper and trim for the door!
    • Bev Weidner May 19, 2023 at 10:13 am #
      Ooooooo thanks for sharing!
      • Tiffany May 19, 2023 at 2:49 pm #
        I’ve also added photos to contacts in my phone and the photos are of the contact and myself! Haha I think its so funny!
  4. Katy K May 19, 2023 at 10:19 am #
    I love the wallpaper and trim idea! My husband is a normal person so he would probably not let me do something like that. I love quirky decor. I suppose the normal thing would be to just paint it so it blends in. Or do the trim and paint. Can’t wait to see what you do! No bucket list. I find that too stressful. Summer is for relaxing on the porch with lemonade, or a cocktail!
  5. Nicole May 19, 2023 at 10:19 am #
    Paint it a moody flat black or hunter green. Also, brass hardware.
  6. Susan May 19, 2023 at 5:35 pm #
    I love the idea of trim on the door! I think that always elevates a flat door. I also think that the wallpaper could be cool, but maybe something subtle, so you don't get sick of it too soon. I always make a summer fun list and we try to scratch all the things off like the compulsives we are.
  7. pepi May 19, 2023 at 11:58 pm #
    For your wine spritzer: freeze some green grapes and they’ll keep your drink cool without further watering it down!
  8. Candice May 20, 2023 at 10:29 pm #
    Yes! Wallpaper that door. Don't even have to do like a sheet of wallpaper. You could do just pieces. Like leaves or things of that nature. I can't think of what they're called right now. I wallpapered a pocket door one time and I loved it!
  9. Jenny May 22, 2023 at 12:47 pm #
    Just this week I assigned photos to a whole host of contacts in my phone. I thought I was the only one who did something like that. I found most of the photos in the text threads from those folks. They send me a pic of the kids (or dogs), I assign it as their contact photo. I love it!
  10. Tracy May 24, 2023 at 6:18 pm #
    On our bucket list is taking a ride on the KC street car. I've never ridden it! Have you? We'll start at the River Market and make lots of bar/restaurant stops. We also want to visit some of the nearby wineries and the zoo :)

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