An Update + a Huge Thank You
You have blown us away with your kindness and support, and we humbly say, thank you! While I was nervous to detail the problems we’ve faced at the Two Flat, I was mostly anxious that our tone may have been misconstrued. Instead, I felt this community come together to offer helpful advice and lift each other up. Our hope is that by sharing our experience, you can also feel the confidence to push through, but also give yourself permission to pivot, if that’s what you need.
I also want to give you an update on the kitchenette countertop debacle, and I wish it was good news. We received a call from our project manager, and he let us know that the countertop was cut wrong for the third time. We laughed. It was too shocking to even get upset; we just, well, we just had to laugh about it. They’re working on securing a fourth slab to fabricate, and until then, we looked at each other and said, Well, I guess this means we get to enjoy the long weekend, rather than finishing up the kitchenette. So, bright side?
Your Most Asked About Reader Survey Questions
We owe you another thank you for taking the time to fill out our 2020 Reader Survey! We had over a thousand replies, and we’re grateful for each and every one. Your responses help guide our content, while also ensuring we’re partnering with brands that are meaningful and relevant. Before I dive into my favorites from the week, I wanted to take a moment to answer recurring feedback.
I really love your videos and vlogs and want more!
For every person that requested more videos, we had just as many say that they don’t care for video content. This one has been tricky for us, and one we’re still navigating. On one hand, we love creating video content, but on the other, it’s a lot of work (like, a lot!). And because so many of you have told us that you don’t watch the videos at all, we’ve taken a step back from some recurring series, like Dear Two Flat. The more personal vlogs are our favorites to film, but it isn’t something we have a lot of time for – at least not right now. Note: If you do like video content, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Can you share more content about your experience as a mom and favorite toddler recommendations?
I’d love to! If there are specific categories of products that you’re most interested in, drop a note in the comments.
The Two Flat is confusing. What’s the plan?
This post answers a lot of questions about financing and location, and these are the plans for Unit 1 and Unit 2. You can also find a curated list of posts we’ve written about, organized by unit, right here! (This is always available in the menu bar, under ‘Room Makeovers.’)
Can you be more transparent in how much things cost?
We have a post coming up that breaks down the cost of one of our recent room makeovers, so keep an eye out for that! This was a popular request, and it’s one we’re happy to get better about doing.
I have a hard time finding links for various products. Can you share a highlight reel or something more permanent?
- Swipe up on our favorite Amazon products in this highlight
- Shop our Amazon storefront here
- Shop our Chicago home here
- Shop our Michigan Tree House here
- See all of our round ups here
Don’t get political! / Please share your voice!
I’ve never felt more adamant about speaking up than I have during this time. We want this to be a place of positivity as much as possible, but this current human rights movement cannot be ignored. While we keep most of our views on these issues in our Stories, you can also see what we’re doing behind the scenes and how we’re working towards improving right here.
Okay, I’ll try. (ha!)
Carrots are a vegetable. This is a must read.
Even in a pandemic, even in grief, I found myself commanded to amplify the voices of the dead that sing to me, from their boat to my boat, on the sea of time.— Jesmyn Ward, On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed by Pandemic
I’m searching the shelves in our home, hoping to find a place for this stunning faux plant!
My DMs haven’t stopped filling up with requests to re-link the brass flush mount we added to Unit 2’s kitchen. It’s so good, and better yet, it’s 15% off right now with code EXTRA15! (Also available in ORB and polished nickel.)
Our friends Meg + Joe launched their own wallpaper line, and it’s so pretty! See the whole collection here.
The Best of Labor Day Sales!
- Article: Up to 40% off and free shipping over $999!
- Baggu: Up to 60% off sample sale
- CB2 (below): Up to 50% off clearance (this sofa!)
- Crate & Barrel: Up to 20% off The Upholstery Event
- Everlane: Up to 50% off sale items
- Girlfriend Collective (below): Free shipping on any legging
- Lowe’s: Up to 35% off appliances
- McGee & Co: 15% off sitewide with code FALLREADY
- Madewell (below): Up to 50% off with code HIFALL
- Old Navy: 50% off sitewide
- Overstock: Up to 70% off Labor Day sale
- Pottery Barn: Buy More, Save More event with code SAVEMORE
- Rejuvenation: 20% off everything!
- Rugs USA (below): Up to 75% off Labor Day sale
- Target: Save 20% off one furniture item
- Unison Home: $25 off $100 order with code LDW25
- Urban Outfitters: Take 30% off sale
- West Elm: Buy More, Save More event with code SAVEMORE
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Do you have any fun plans this holiday weekend? Our goal is to unplug, take extra long walks and devour every last episode of Selling Sunset. (We’re hooked!)