Another week gone by, which means it’s time for another edition of the Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t). A round up of things that have caught my eye, or drove me crazy. 😉
15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently
As a perpetual procrastinator, this article was a great read. And really, aren’t we all looking to minimize distraction and maximize productivity? The writer of the Forbes article interviewed 200 “ultra-productive” people, and shares some great tips.
Great Thrift Store Finds
I have been finding some fantastic thrift store furniture finds lately, and it’s been a lot of fun refinishing them and making them pretty again. Here’s my latest discovery, and I’m already hard at work transforming her.
I’m excited to share the finished product – here is a hint on the direction I’m going with it… Hint: there will be some color mixing involved.
Ok, twist my arm – here is another peek.
My husband and I went to Memphis recently, and toured Graceland. Oh my goodness, if you get the opportunity to take the tour, do it! It was like stepping into a time capsule, and I could totally visualize Elvis walking around the house. It really gave me a whole new appreciation of Elvis and his work.
The exterior is so beautiful and stately.
And the interior is just as it was when Elvis was alive. Including this newly remodeled kitchen, complete with carpet and everything.
When people say, “They just don’t build homes like they used to,” it really resonates when I am looking at pieces that were salvaged from old homes. Can you even imagine the house that these pocket doors were in, back in its glory days?
The same holds true for this hutch.
Amy Howard (and her home)
During the same trip to Memphis, I had to opportunity to attend a blogger workshop to learn more about her and her Amy Howard at Home Paint line. Let me just tell you that Amy Howard (and her husband) are just good people. So genuine and authentic. They opened up their home to us, and were just as lovely as can be. I have yet to share the details of this trip, but here is a peek at her beautiful home. When people tell you to surround yourself with only the things that you love, that’s just what Amy’s home feels like.
See what I mean? Lovely.
My +1 for the week – Insomnia. It doesn’t happen all of the time, but when it does – ugh.
Have a great weekend!