The Weekender: Family Time for the Soul, Studio McGee Picks, and Asking for Your Indianapolis Favorites!

The sun setting while Lucy whips her hair in the wind | via Yellow Brick Home

It’s official: Lucy is the balance our lives need. We reunited over July 4th weekend (after spending a handful of fun-filled weeks at grandma’s house), and we spent the next 7 days fueling our souls with the most beautiful Michigan weather. As it turns out, my secret sauce for not turning into a workaholic is chasing around an energetic, giggly 3-year-old! We unplugged at Tree House, rode bicycles, built sandcastles, watched fireworks from our backyard and played on the beach as the sun set.

Scott and Lucy on New Buffalo Beach | via Yellow Brick Home
Kim and Lucy on New Buffalo Beach | via Yellow Brick Home

We were gifted blue skies and sun for most of our time off, never taking a second of it for granted. In the evenings, we screamed while running around our Michigan backyard, pointing to the tops of trees and saying, Look at how spooky + pretty the light is!

Scott, Lucy and Catfish hike through Sawyer Dunes | via Yellow Brick Home
Lucy walking along the dunes in Sawyer, Michigan | via Yellow Brick Home

A few times, I pulled out my ‘big’ camera and lugged it around while we hiked the dunes and allowed Lucy to swim in the lake with her clothes on. As if on queue, the sun showed off by casting soft, warm light. As it set beneath the level of Lake Michigan, it turned yellow and pink and blue. This family trip was the reset we needed.

Lucy gives Scott a big hug | via Yellow Brick Home
Searching for rocks in Sawyer Dunes | via Yellow Brick Home
Our happy Kitty girl! | via Yellow Brick Home
Lucy wades through Lake Michigan | via Yellow Brick Home

PS: Lucy’s swimsuit, fits TTS (with adjustable straps!).

Other Things!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Have you watched This Is Pop on Netflix? We devoured the mini series in a weekend, but it was T-Pain that did it for me.

I was today years old when I learned about Mariah’s alt-rock album. WHAT.

I can’t resist a washed black denim jean. These are right up my alley and 70%(!) off right now!

The blanket that filled my DMs with link requests this week! It’s the perfect mix of casual + cool. Large enough so you’re never playing tug-of-war. Thick, high-quality, and supports a small family business! 10/10.

This 26′ x 62′ digital cat is melting hearts (including mine).

The Studio McGee fall collection with Target was recently released, and I have so many favorites! Is it too early to start wishing for sage and cinnamon scented candles, rust-colored everything and all the textures? Sharing my picks below!

Studio McGee x Target fall 2021 collection | Yellow Brick Home top picks!
1. pleated shade lamp, $60 | 2. hand knotted rug, $299 | 3. floral print pillow, $22 | 4. barrel chair, $270 | 5. marble bookends, $25 | 6. leather sling holder, $70 | 7. arched floor mirror, $100 | 8. plaid rug, $199 | 9. woven pattern lumbar, $30 | 10. glass + black cabinet, $500 | 11. pinch bowls (set of 3), $12 | 12. boucle pillow, $22 | 13. leather mirror, $80 | 14. oversized pillow, $30 | 15. ceramic + brass lamp, $74 | 16. 10″ smoked glass vase, $25

Weekend Sales

Have a Relaxing Weekend

What are your plans for the weekend? Scott surprised me with a weekend away with my childhood best friend! We’ll be meeting in Indianapolis – the halfway point between our homes – and our only plans include consuming food and cocktails, swapping skincare favorites and sleeping in. We haven’t seen each other in person since before the pandemic, although we talk most days through Marco Polo. It will be so wonderful to hug her later today! (Thank you, vaccines!)

In Stories, so many of you already gave me suggestions on where to eat and what to see in Indy, but I’ll happily take more! Drop a comment below with your Indianapolis can’t-miss brunch and dinner spots for all to see and enjoy! xx

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  • Brenda7.16.21 - 7:16 AM

    Milktooth for brunch!  Yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Rally7.16.21 - 9:45 AM

    Aw your photos with Lucy just warm my heart. She seems like the biggest ray of sunshine in your lives. <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Brogdon7.16.21 - 12:38 PM

    Hubbard & Cravens for coffee, Cafe Patachou for brunch!ReplyCancel

  • Susanna7.16.21 - 1:13 PM

    Your photographs are just amazing and so inspiring!  Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Nicolette7.16.21 - 2:52 PM

    OMG I watched the Pop series last weekend (after the Hip Hop series a few weeks ago) and T-Pain, man! Who knew… ReplyCancel

    • Kim7.16.21 - 3:19 PM

      Blew me away! Then we fell down a rabbit hole of tiny desk concerts…ReplyCancel

      • Tracey7.18.21 - 10:56 PM

        Love tiny desk concerts! Check out August Greene-the song Practice at minute 8:30-Maimouna Youssef is fierce!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - The Gold Hive7.16.21 - 3:02 PM

    Your photos are incredible!! Such sweet captures of such a sweet time. <3ReplyCancel

  • Brandi7.16.21 - 3:58 PM

    Indy recommendations- The Garage area has a ton of different restaurants  in the new Bottleworks area. Bottleworks is a new hotspot. Gallery Pastry Shop has an incredible brunch. Lunch/dinner or Ice cream at Traders Point Creamery is magical. ReplyCancel

  • Vickie7.17.21 - 3:17 AM

    Our favorite -Chao Vietnamese Street Food7854 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie7.18.21 - 10:42 AM

    This reminds me of the old-school blog posts I used to love and read!! ReplyCancel

  • liz7.19.21 - 8:29 AM

    Indy recommendations – stay away from downtown because it’s a mess. You’ll find fun places to eat and great walkability in the Broad Ripple area (Half Liter for great BBQ) but it’s a pain to get to.One of the best hidden gems is actually Conner Prairie. It’s a living history museum (think Colonial Williamsburg) but there’s lovely outdoor walks to treehouses and it’s just adorable. There’s also lots of great food in Fishers AND it is close to the interstate. ReplyCancel

  • Betsy7.19.21 - 4:09 PM

    I didn’t think Lucy could get any cuter.  She is so damn cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lori7.20.21 - 9:51 AM

    Kim, I just adore your photography! You really know how to capture a mood and your pictures always make me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Halle7.20.21 - 8:59 PM

    Lucy’s haircut is so sweet!ReplyCancel


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