Lately... (VIII) - The Surznick Common Room

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lately... (VIII)

Hi all and happy Friday! We've been out of town so much the past month and we're looking forward to a productive weekend at home (and hopefully we'll get to relax a bit too.) Today we just wanted to share a little bit of what we've been up to. We're going to try a different format this month - let us know what you think!

Last weekend we traveled to my hometown of Lancaster to visit my mom and attend my sweet friend Maddy's baby shower. Fall is my favorite time in Lancaster and I couldn't pass up the chance to pick some pumpkins (they're wayyyy cheaper than in PGH.) We also visited a bunch of vintage shops downtown and spent much of the weekend just relaxing and playing Yahtzee with my mom.

Westworld. We watched the first two episodes and we're very intrigued. It's been awhile since we've watched a new show and it's hard to wait a whole week for the next episode. Anyone else watching?

We also started a little weekly movie club with our friends. We each picked 5 movies that we deem "must sees" and we take turns showing a movie to the group. The only rule is that at least one person has to have not seen the movie before. What would be on your list?

Poppy and Weasley are getting SO big. We're loving them more and more each day and it's so fun to see their personalities blossom. Right now their favorite place is the bathroom sink. Weasley would lay in there all day with the water running on him if we let him (strange, I know.)

Making improvements to our weekly newsletter! Have you signed up? In case you're new to the Common Room, we send out a newsletter every Sunday that recaps the prior week's posts and shares some other goodies. It's a great way to not miss a post if you're not a regular blog reader. You can see last week's here for a peek at what to expect!

House Stuff
We recently installed the built-in bookshelves in our living room (which you saw if you're following me on Instagram.) We also added the new wall art above our sofa (read more about it in our last post!) This weekend we're hoping to tackle cleaning up the basement and starting to prep for house guests and our housewarming party!

What have you all been up to lately?

Sarah & Nick


  1. You living room is coming together so well! Absolutely love the pictures you've been sharing :) The movie club idea sounds like fun...I would pick Shawshank Redemption, Memento, The Holiday, The Green Mile, and Mean Girls! So sophisticated, I know ;)

    1. Thanks, Gretchen! :) I think Memento is on my friend Joel's list too! Mine is super sophisticated as well... it includes Bring It On, haha!