from the weekend: snow play & wood work

12.23 weekend snow play and wood workWhenever Rupe and I get to Michigan over the holidays we go into what we call hibernation mode. The darker skies, the biting cold, and the shorter days, all tend to make us move a little slower, stay tucked inside a little longer, and get A LOT more sleep. It is my favorite time to unwind and get some serious rest from our much busier schedules in LA. The first snowfall came after a few days of being lazy and that’s what brought us outside to play like two little kids and then inevitably return inside to warm up with some hot coffee and, thanks to my mom, fresh baked goods. Have I mentioned that I love the holidays?

The only work I plan on getting done over Christmas is in my dad’s wood shop where the projects are way more enjoyable than some of the other mundane tasks that can sometimes fill my workdays.  I can easily lose hours making pieces and tweaking others in preparation for my product line launch. I hope you guys are getting as excited about it as me!

Images by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

from the weekend: California vs. Michigan

10.04-weekendI had a pretty tame weekend in LA… we went to see Argo (sooo good) and had a few great meals at some of my favorite spots. Thanks Gjelina, Baco Mercat, & Umami Burger :).

MEANWHILE… in michigan it got a little wild! My parents were staying at my cabin for a few days and got a good look at this big ole coyote feeding on a deer RIGHT in front of the cabin. My mom took this photo from our deck while hiding behind a tree… kind of amazing.

Image 1 from my Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel), Image 2 from my mom

October in review

october in reviewHere’s a peek at my October… I finally got the taste of fall that I was craving with our trip back to Michigan. We took A LOT of walks through the falling leaves and rain and got some more things done at the cabin (update coming soon). Then was our trip up the coast to Big Sur, which you can read all about here. While home in LA we ate and drank at a few of our favorite spots, I had a little fender bender which prompted me to get my neck x-rayed, and lastly we celebrated Halloween in true “pull your costume together at the last minute” style. :)

How was your October?

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from the weekend: fall trip to michigan

10.15-weekend-michigan-fallFriday afternoon we made it to the cabin and we’ve spent the entire weekend reveling in the fall colors and taking long walks in the crisp cool air. I haven’t been able to experience a proper autumn like this in years, so we are soaking up every second of it.

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from the weekend: cabin arrival


Yee haw, we made to the cabin this weekend. My stress level immediately drops as soon as I hit this driveway in. We also made a bit of progress on the renovation… here’s a little sneak peak at the subway tile backsplash going in.

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