Obsessions: 05.25.18

SUMMER IS HERE PEOPLE. What are you up to this holiday weekend? We’ll be enjoying the weather and a glass or two of pink wine. While we wait for 5:00 pm, check out what we’re loving in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.


Porch Curtain Update

The outdoor curtains I ordered from Target last week arrived yesterday, so I immediately threw them up for a quick look. And they aren’t right. Jennifer said they look like we are drying our sheets on the porch, and I just don’t think they look breezy enough. The white definitely looks better than the dropcloth color from last week, so that’s some progress. I’ll be testing out some sheers, I have about a million pairs of the Ikea Matilda sheers hanging up inside, and hopefully, this brings the breezy vibes I desperately need. I know I’ve called myself the Goldilocks of paint colors before, but I might be transitioning into the Goldilocks of porch curtains now. 


Conair Complete Care Fabric Defuzzer

Conair fabric defuzzer

Purchasing this fabric defuzzer has seriously been one of the highlights of my week. See our Insta stories for how excited I was. All my sweaters are pilled up messes and while this could definitely have more power, it works pretty well.

Born Standing Up

born standing up

Still on my audiobook kick and my very favorites are memoirs and autobiographies narrated by the author. Started with Tina Fey reading Bossypants—so hilarious—and now I’ve just finished Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up. If you grew up watching Father of the Bride, like me, it is definitely a great listen.


New Light Music Video

I’ve been low-key obsessed with John Mayer for years now, and his newest music video is just adding to my reasons to love him. He released a new song recently, New Light, and the music video is honestly hilarious. Also, if you aren’t following him on Instagram, you’re missing out.

The Lovely Bones

atwt obsessions

I just finished listening to The Lovely Bones on audiobook. I had read the book back in middle school but didn’t remember a whole lot of the story. Listening to it now, I can’t believe I read it when I was 13, there are a lot of adult themes going on. The audiobook is read by the author, which I hadn’t experienced in fiction before. She isn’t the best narrator, but it was interesting to hear her thoughts on the book at the beginning of the recording.

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

This post may contain affiliate links.

and then we tried obsession


More Posts

Attaching a wood fence to a chainlink fence

As I mentioned in my last fence/gate update post, I helped Erika attach a wood fence to the chainlink fence in her backyard. The process was similar to when I converted a chainlink fence to a wood fence, except in this case, we left the chainlink fence intact. This method is a good option if you want to add a little more privacy to your yard or camouflage a chainlink fence while you wait to save up for a completely new fence. 

Gift Guide: Indoorsy

Struggling to find gift ideas for your favorite people? We’ve got you covered with our And Then We Tried gift guide! First up: your friends and family who are decidedly indoorsy. While we can’t claim to be experts on much, things to buy people who like to stay inside is definitely in our wheelhouse.

and then we tried obsessions 10.19.18

Obsessions: 10.19.18

You wanna know what we have been decidedly NOT obsessed with in the past month? The blog. Womp womp. We’re hopping back in this week, but we’ll be posting a bit more sporadically for a while. Here’s hoping you all loved getting caught up on Michelle’s driveway gate plans yesterday. See what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

Fence Updates and Two-Panel Wood Driveway Gate Plans

Hellooooo, I’m thinking about fences again! You all had the pleasure of following along as I moved and rebuilt the fence in my backyard and then converted a chainlink fence into a wood fence along my driveway, and now it’s finally time to build that driveway gate. Of course, I can’t just build a driveway gate and leave it at that, I’ve also decided to cap the entire fence to cover up the dogear pickets and give everything a cleaner and more finished look. HOORAY!