Honor Roll

Honor Roll

These are the things that have made my Honor Roll.
Blue Gray Molding in an Entryway with Checkered Tile Floors

  • I’ve sort of fallen back in love with Pinterest again. (Case in point, this pin of an Australian home designed by FusionD, photographed by Julien Frenandez.) My feed was uninspiring for a while there, and I’ve heard the same thing from friends, but lately it’s been awesome. Have you noticed a change too? Maybe the algorithm is getting better. I hope Instagram follows suit — I realized with the change that I don’t want to see photos from my friends and family. I can see that on Facebook. Instagram is all about the fantasy! Give me the pretty stuff!

  • Sanfilippo Estate

  • My friend shared this video of Sanfilippo Estate and described it as an alternate “mini version of The House on the Rock.” Accurate, though the estate is a private residence with a charitable bent.

  • The sconces that I ordered for the third floor have arrived and they are lovely. A good kick in the pants to just get things done sometimes instead of waiting around for unattainable perfection.

  • I’d just read about the iPhone 6’s ‘touch disease’ problem, and guess what started happening the next day to mine? Yep. Anyone else having problems? No official word on a fix, and the recommendation I’ve seen is to get a replacement if you’re still under warrantee.

  • Ever wonder why hotels give you shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, face lotion, hand soap, face soap, etc. and no toothpaste? Here’s why.

  • Sales are still down across major clothing retailers, but here’s the thing… it’s not the economy anymore. It’s because they’re selling clothes nobody wants. I haven’t been all that excited about a lot of what’s out there right now — have you?

  • McMansion Hell is everyone’s favorite new architectural criticism blog. (p.s. Shoutout to Oak Park.)

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  • Chelsea T
    August 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I totally agree about Pinterest! I thought its because I started pinning things outside my normal realm (not so minimalist, more maximalist and traditional), my feed became more varied. Maybe both! Either way, I’m back to pinning before bed every night.

  • indigolattice
    August 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    As silly as it sounds, I have never thought about why hotels don’t offer toothpaste. Guess it’s because it’s what they’ve always done. It’s a good train of thought, though.

  • doodletllc
    August 30, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Love the McMansion tag – what a fun site.

  • Jodi McKee (@jodimckee)
    August 31, 2016 at 9:24 am

    YES to the Pinterest algorithm! It’s gotten much, much better. And I’m with you on the Instagram feed. I want to see the pretty, too!

  • Alison Burtt
    September 9, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Yes, yes, yes! I totally agree with you about Instagram. Most of my friends and family who are on there have their Instas linked to Facebook anyway so I have *whispers* unfollowed them. They haven’t noticed to my knowledge and I can still click over and comment on Insta if I want. Now my feed all pretty again!

  • Heidi
    September 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

    And I thought the fact that I haven’t been able to find anything at the mall in ages was me and that I’m getting a little older. It seemed every time I tried something on, no matter the retailer, the fit or quality (or both) was just wrong. Glad to know it’s not just me.

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