A Weekend of Moving

Even In The Chaos Find Beauty   |  The Fresh Exchange

This week has been a wild one. From holding another amazing Simple Evening in Raleigh with our friend, Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table, to help spread the word about her amazing book and Kickstarter that launched on Tuesday to some absolutely nutty house hunting situations.  I feel like we have packed nearly one month’s worth of work in a matter of 5 days. I feel so grateful for y’all being so supportive of all the transition in our lives right now as we hit some important deadlines on our projects, pack our rental home in a storage unit, and continue to live out our daily life. We are really looking forward to our two and a half months up north where we will enjoy some quiet time and find room to create. It should be a great few months before we come back to Raleigh to hopefully move in to a house of our own.

I wanted to leave you this weekend with some posts and highlights that you shouldn’t miss!

1. Really been enjoying Wit and Delight over the past few weeks. Kate is banging it out on her blog with some gorgeous content and it makes me really happy to see her have the time and a space to fully pursue what she loves.

2. With all of our house hunting happening around here, I love following Sarah Sherman Samuel as she pulls her space together.  When she posted about their outdoor seating I was swooning over the space.

3. Yesterday we were on Huffington Post Live sharing about why we chose to move to Raleigh as entrepreneurs and Millennials. Check out the recording of us live with other Millennials!

4. We love living in Raleigh because of how this city is so supportive of innovative ideas that challenge and build up our community here. A great example of this is The Wanderbox, a mobile beer garden, that popped up for the first time at CAM Raleigh in the warehouse district. I love watching people pursuing community based ideas like this.

5. Cannot wait till next weekend when summer will look like this for us. I have missed the lake so much especially during these warmer days in Raleigh. We feel so lucky and blessed to call two beautiful and amazing states our home. We have some big dreams of how we will extend the beauty of Northern Michigan summers to you here on The Fresh Exchange in the coming months we are up north.

Even though this week has been insane, we have had a blast with the people we love. We have honestly felt overwhelmed by the love of our friends and neighbors here in Raleigh. This town has blown us away and we are excited about coming back and placing our roots even deeper in this town. What I have learned is that even in chaos life can still be absolutely beautiful.

Happy Weekend friends!

Oh and watch for the story and post about our Simple Evening above next week! 

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  1. The Yellow table cookbook is absolutely splendid! Congratulations on being on Huffington post! (on my way to see it after i finish writing) and compleltey agree with you on w&d, such a great content the past few weeks, and Sarah’s outdoor! GOD! my dream house i dare to say! Good luck with moving!

  2. Congratulations on the HuffPost Live vid, you did a fantastic job, and you’ve made me want to visit Raleigh (on a side note – I live in the UK, in a city called Nottingham, which is where Raleigh the company, that made bicycles, started! Little bit of British trivia for you!).

    I have to say, I love everything YOU are doing right now, and it’s a pleasure to visit this space.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I have found a couple Asheville and Durham companies sold at Whole Foods on Wade Avenue, but I have heard from friends that the farmer’s markets have a ton of options. I plan when we return in the Fall to invest in some more local honey from other surrounding towns like Pittsboro

  3. I loved hearing you both speak on the HuffPost video. I recently moved to Portland, which I feel has so many of the qualities that are mentioned about smaller cities like Raleigh. It’s exciting to feel like you can be a part of a city when it’s so easy to get lost in the crowd in the major cities like LA and NYC.