CTL Weekly 06.28

Last weekend, Tom and I zipped down to the lake for a few days with Lindsey, Morgan, and Madeline. It wasn’t Madeline’s first time at the lake, but it was her first time on the boat (a great place to nap, it turns out).

A few other snaps from the weekend…

This wooden tray made a great bar situation.

I started reading The House Across the Lake because, obviously.

We watched that strawberry moon rise.

It was a weekend full of simple pleasures.

Here’s what I saved to share with you this week…

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The renovation of a 1000-square-foot West Village apartment. Simply stunning.

Like everyone, I was sad about the passing of Donald Sutherland. It prompted me to re-watch this scene of him in Pride and Prejudice, which is such a gem.

Ina Garten recently did an IG reel about knife sharpening and the sharpener she uses immediately sold out everywhere but it’s finally back in stock. (Her video on how she chops an onion is also very helpful!)

This new documentary about Diane von Furstenberg looks interesting.

I’m adding this hummus piled with cucumbers and tomatoes to my summer to-do list.

My favorite summer dress that I shared last week has been restocked.

Here’s something near and dear to my heart: explore the coolest neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas (my hometown).

I just finished a book of essays called I’ve Tried Being Nice by Ann Leary, who Glennon Doyle calls “a damn delight.” Glennon is right! I loved Ann’s novel The Good House, so I snapped this book right up. It’s so funny and real.

I hope you have a good weekend!

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  1. Each week I look forward to your post. You never fail to delight!

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