Hello, Friends! How are you doing? We are smack in the middle of a 2-week school break. As I mentioned last Friday, we thought a road trip was in order, but ended up doing nothing but chilling at home. I must say, it was incredibly refreshing to sit still for a minute. Like many of you, we were also watching #Sandy updates non-stop (the image on New York Magazine made me gasp).

I’ve found myself sort of dumb-founded at all the devastation. And I think it’s because of the warnings ahead of time. We knew the hurricane was coming. Evacuations happened. Windows were boarded up. Water was stockpiled. And I think in my head, all that preparation was going to equal smooth sailing. But really, that preparation equaled less devastation, not zero devastation. I’m still kind of wrapping my head around the whole week. I’m sure many of you are too.

Next up for the Blairs: We’re spending week 2 of our school vacation filming 8 more Olive Us episodes. We are psyched! Most of the episodes will be shot outdoors, and it’s cold(!) this week. So I’m working hard making the wardrobe options as cozy as possible. : ) I’ll try to instagram like crazy this week if you’d like a sneak peak.

In the meantime, here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:

– Being in nature.
Easy exterior updates.
– What are your plans for Tuesday?
– In case you need help deciding.
– These are the colors I’m craving this month.
Polka dot pendant lamp DIY.
– Bored kids? Try a kaleidocycle.
Dreamy images.
– I can’t believe it’s been a whole year.

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow. I’ve missed you already!

kisses,
Gabrielle