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July 3rd, 2015

Holiday weekend hellos! What a busy week it’s been for us, home improvement from sunup to sundown and I.AM.BEAT. There is caulking and paint all over me but with it comes the satisfaction of many completed projects.

So far we’ve installed nine light fixtures, three window treatments, painted two bathrooms, and brought in help to install a range hood and appliances. Finally my two tile backsplashes are complete and I’ve also reupholstered four thrift store chairs, but wow am I exhausted from all activity during these project filled days in the desert. Bring on the holiday weekend I say. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of the upgraded spaces and I’ll share in the upcoming weeks. This weekend we’re entertaining family then headed home back to California for a quieter July, which I welcome.

Here’s a quick roundup of some favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series. I so want to come over and enjoy Erin’s colorful and cozy deck makeover at House of Turquoise.

deck makeover house of turquoise


Transform IKEA Borgsjo bookcases into built ins with doors and lights with Avery Street Design blog.

diy ikea billy built ins


Carmel at Our Fifth House finished a pretty kid’s bathroom makeover, oh how I love that mini hexagon tile!

   bathroom makeover our fifth house


Hack an IKEA Billy bookcase into a bar table with Refresh Restyle, clever!

ikea hack bar table


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Summer Break

June 29th, 2015

The family is off on a road trip today, we’re headed across California to Las Vegas to finish up a the last few spaces around the house before my dear Aunt moves in. It will be our last trip there for some time.

summer break palm trees

There are a lot of details to wrap up on this house we’ve been remodeling for the past year. This is a “working” vacation since there are many project that await, but not really work when you love what you do. :)

I’ll be installing my dream backsplash in the kitchen and another in the master bathroom, follow along behind the scenes on Instagram for a few sneak peeks as we complete the finishing touches. I’ll have a few more transformed spaces to share with you in July, and I’ll be back this Friday with another link roundup.

Have a wonderful week !

xo ~ Kate