Sunday hangs with my man!🤸🏻♀️This morning we had a little adventure trying out AntiGravity Fitness for the first time. It was my Valentine’s Day gift to Mike- I love trying new things together as I think it’s a great way to bond as a couple. We had a private aerial lesson followed by a quick lunch before we headed back to the pillowforts and hide + seek tournaments that make up most of our winter weekends.
As much as I love dinner dates, I think now that we’re parents, we truly benefit more from doing activities like this together. It’s so easy to get trapped in busy cycles over the weekends and forget to take time to connect and have fun together as a couple. It reminds us that we’re friends first and that we have a whole lifetime ahead of us where we can keep growing and trying new things out (I think sometimes we all get stuck and forget that just because we’re married with kids, we are still allowed to explore and change).What cool experiences do you guys like to do with your partners?
Beacon is booming this weekend! We grabbed lunch @meyersoldedutchbeacon , and tasted nearly all the Delicious balsamic vinegars at @scarboroughfare while they handmade our custom dessert donuts at @glazed_over_donuts ... The sidewalks and shops are packed with visitors. Nice to see. Yum, Thanks Beacon 😋🍴
When you find an adorable yellow linen mid-century chair on sale for $99, you buy it right away, then figure out where it goes later. (For now ours is living in the corner of our bedroom...for reading? And thus begins the hunt for a yellow linen ottoman). #midcenturymodern#midcenturystyle#mynordicroom
Close up of the body pre-carving for Ryan. Got the electronics laid out and the switch plate mostly made. Just gotta finish a few things on the neck and then the carving will commence!
There is just something about being in the saddle; no judgment and letting go of the rest of the world. Go check out @thestudio_beacon for a great, spin or boxing class. Today we took a 45 minute spin! If you don’t have spin shoes, you can borrow a pair at the studio. After class you can take a walk down Main Street and head to Glazed Over! 🚴♀️🍩
For those of you getting your Sunday Real Estate vibes on...here is our weekend feature from A Little Beacon Blog’s Real Estate Guide! This listing is from our sponsor Gate House Realty, because no we aren’t in the real estate business (a few of you have asked). This is our advertising package we created just for home buyers and the people selling them. Though we love living vicariously through people who are buying a home! And cars. We love buying cars. No idea why.
Here are the highlights on this home, in the words of Gate House Realty:
“Beautiful and bright classic colonial home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Enter home through the welcoming enclosed front porch with original Douglas fir floor. This home was completely renovated and second floor added within the last five years…Brand new kitchen with plenty of cabinets - a place for everything; gorgeous granite countertops, new stainless appliances with five burner gas range, and a beautiful maple and walnut basketweave floor. ”
Price: $519,000 as of this post
Address: 33 East Street, Beacon NY
Near Barb’s Butchery near the mountain (lucky you!) @gatehouserealty_hvny#beaconny#hudsonvalley#dutchesscoubty#beaconnyrealestate#realestatebeaconny#newyorkrealestate#upstatenewyork#downstatenewyork
At a moment when we are daily assaulted with shallow and reductive narratives about The Border, work like this is necessary. The @nytimes calls Valeria Luiselli’s “Lost Children Archive” “a mold-breaking new classic.” Reviews are glowing and deep. Tommy Orange, author of “There There” calls it “impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight, ‘Lost Children Archive’ is a novel about archiving all that we don’t want to lose. Luiselli looks into the American present as well as its history: into Native American history, and the many intersections between American and Mexican history that are and have always been there. This is a road trip novel that transcends the form, while also being the perfect American road trip novel for right now. Everyone should read this book.” —