Truman White House Renovations

Love these photos from Truman's renovation of the White House. For some reason I wasn't aware the White House was ever gutted. There were plans to tear down the whole building and start from scratch, but luckily congress decided to preserve the shell and remodel from the inside.
The decision to remodel was made when President Truman grew concerned after taken office in 1945, because he noticed drafts and creaking noises in the White House that were unsettling. But it wasn't until after he decided to add a balcony to the South Portico in 1948, that engineers found that the entire house was not structurally sound and construction was desperately needed. (Huffington Post)
Earliest known photograph of the White House, taken c. 1846


The Teddy Coat

Since seeing the teddy coat as a trend in Lucky magazine for fall, I've been keeping an eye out. It's glamorous, cozy, and a bit crazy lady, but color me obsessed.

Here are my favorites:


Moscow Mules

I love glassware, so a drink that literally specifies a copper mug is right up my alley. The only decision to make is whether to go classic or a bit more modern. . .

Which would you prefer for your Moscow Mule?

Moscow Mules


Happy Friday!

Thinking of checking out the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend. A little inspiration from wandering around a museum on a rainy day sounds pretty good right now.
Here are a few links from the week:

A playlist for your weekend

Justin Timberlake critiques Andy Roddick's epic dancing in Vegas

Tempted by Rachel Comey's Mars Boots, but in WhiskeyCaramel or Hueso

Interesting piece in The New Yorker about 'Privacy in an age of publicity'

Roger Federer's hilarious Twitter Q&A

Loving these L-shaped desks, here and here

Have you heard of Australian Lamington Cake, it sounds amazing. . .

Great, quick version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, INFJ through and through

8 things every happy woman should have

(image via Pinterest)


October Resolutions

It's been a stressful few weeks, I was offered a job by one of my firm's clients and couldn't pass the opportunity up. I've been slowly adjusting to all the changes, but I am spent. I think changing jobs might be worse than moving. The crisp fall weather has arrived here and I'm ready to have a relaxing autumn season.

Is there something that signals the changing seasons for you? Trader Joe's new arrivals are pretty much pumpkin everything, so I think the season is upon us.

October Resolutions