Disclosure: Thanks for the beautiful flannel shirt & leather bag, Duluth Trading Co!
I have so much to tell you today! I’ve been wanting to give you a bunch of blog updates with what’s left to do at the house. There’s always stuff to do but these are to do items that have been bothering me for awhile.
There’s also our not-so-rustic cabin in the woods that we were just enjoying this past Thanksgiving weekend. I’m going to be updating you more on our cabin next week but you can follow some updates I’ve posted on Instagram recently.
I’m not a fashion blogger by any means, but since Duluth is synonymous with DIY, I’m sharing what they sent me in the mail recently (LOVE IT!) in a scenic shot down from my house.
So first, some updates.
It’s October here in Vancouver and it’s been soooo unseasonably warm and sunny. (Although as of writing this post, it’s raining).
I wanted to take advantage of the weather and take a few photos of me with the goodies from Duluth Trading Company.
Any contemplation leads me to the ‘to do’ list in my brain.
First, there’s the almost done ‘to do’ list of my dining room.
I only have two jobs left!
Sand down table top and paint legs with AS Chalk Paint(click here to see finished table) Paint dining room(click here to see what paint color I chose) Reposition furniture Replace white cabinet Sand down cabinet for a chippy/distressed look(click here to see cowhide dresser) Sand down chair legs(click here for rustic dining chairs)
- Paint inside cabinet
- Center chandelier above table
I’m hoping to tackle the cabinet painting next week and set up a time with my electrician.
Then there’s the long to do list for my office.
Make fabric covered bulletin board(click here for bulletin board) Add another piece of artwork from City Farmhouse(done but I need to take photos!)
- Paint old bookshelf white
- Fix and paint desk
- Sand office chair
So if I’m completely realistic with time, I won’t be tackling these projects until January so stay tuned for my office to be finished.
At least I’m organized with my paperwork!
There are a bunch of miscallaneous items to be done around the house still as well.
- Bathroom faucet needs to be replaced (I have the faucet just a matter of getting a plumber over here)
- Hang new light fixture in laundry room and show you the new backsplash
- Paint a couple of interior doors black
There is also an update I need to make on my shocking past. I’ve had so many of you pour your hearts out to me in thankfulness and share how much you want to know how I got where I am today. It was such a difficult post for me to write so I’m so appreciative (you truly have no idea!). I am going to update you soon on how I got out of that crazy situation to where I am now. A lot of it is personal (okay, it’s all personal) so I need to think of the right words to say. But don’t worry, I’ve thought about it a lot and gotten some great advice and hopefully within the next month or so I’ll be able to give you some more information.
Okay, now on to the gorgeous goodies from Duluth. When I opened the box for this leather bag, my entire home smelled of yummy leather for a week! I kid you not.
The leather is so soft and it’s quickly become my favorite go-to bag.
It’s 100% full-grain cowhide that will just get better with age….hmmm..I like that.
And did you notice the grey flannel shirt I’m wearing? It’s such good quality and so soft I don’t want to take it off. Plush, cozy 5.6 oz 100% cotton flannel to be exact!
There’s lots of room in the arms in this shirt for reaching to do any DIY project but still looks great when not DIY-ing.
And check out the polka dot lining in the bag? Adorable. It even comes with a small leather pouch attached by a leather strap (sitting on shirt).
I love the versatility of the long strap and short handles. I’m in love.
Thanks again, Duluth Trading Co!
Stylish yet ready for DIY, what a combo.
Stay tuned for more adventures of tackling my to do list!!