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Weekend Reading + Random Thoughts

Friday, April 12th, 2013

I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors this week on purpose, the weather here has been so perfect and I’m just soaking it all in. I walked out into my yard late last night and could see the stars so clearly and everything underneath it coming to life again. It felt good to breathe in the night air and know that spring is happening.

spring blooms in bottles

  

Can I tell you that I’m crushing hard on the painterly trend?

lonny watercolor roman shades

Lonny

I’ve been obsessed for a while and even have a few versions of my own I’ve created for fabrics (coming soon!) I love most anything with abstract brushstrokes or watercolors and how fun that it’s appearing everywhere from fashion to decor.

painterly trend

lucid printweekend bagwatercolor pillowlampshade

   

Speaking of trends, I’m 100% in love with this mottled paint ombre wall.   

ombre wall west elm

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I posted a few more articles over at BH&G, here are the links:

decorating with glass bottles

increase your curb appeal

colorful outdoor seating

modern spring palettes

 

In family news, I watched my son break his first board with a running kick and get a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do this week. My daughter also blew the biggest bubble possible inside her batting helmet. Two very proud family moments – my kids they got skillz.

kates kids

 

In creativity news, I had a Shrink Film #craftfail happen a few days ago. I started to write a post about it but haven’t finished. It was one hot mess of a project with a pathetic end – meanwhile here are 17 more Pinterest fails to keep it real.

We lost some greats this past week: I’ve always admired this lady. He was one of us. She made fashion so fun.  

Mad Men through a 21st century lens – cool.

“Faux Realities” and the pressures of social media – well said.

My latest post at My Colortopia: semi DIY shelves.

In entertainment news, I started watching the BBC Sherlock series on iTunes and got through three episodes. I’m on the fence about continuing, I think I just really want to stare at Jude Law as Dr. Watson (update: from the movie version). Those who’ve watched it, should I keep going with the series?

Another ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ post is coming up on Sunday, wow there are some great ideas in this roundup. Have a great weekend!

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Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Easter weekend greetings all, just popping in to share some recent content over at the Better Homes & Gardens blog, click the buttons to read the articles!

bringing the beach home

style an entry

a touch of black

two tone dressers

beautiful neutral bedrooms

decorating with abstract art

Also check out these Pin worthy ideas on simple and elegant Easter decor.

And for all of you on Twitter, you’re invited to a chat I’m hosting with BH&G on Tuesday, the topic is spring decorating. Many of the bloggers from Style Spotters will be joining in too, it’s going to be fun -  cash prizes are being given away to a few lucky participants! 

On Twitter, follow both Better Homes & Gardens and me to join in!

april bhg twitter party

 

Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening and we’ll chat it up about all things spring!   

Have a Happy Easter !

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Weekend Reading

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Hey everyone, happy weekend! It was a bit slower on the blog this week but in the time away from the computer I was able to get a lot done behind the scenes – my youngest daughter’s room is nearing completion and the design studio is in progress, I’ll be sharing pictures from both spaces next week. 

Meanwhile, here’s the latest over at the BH&G blog:

kitchen trends worth embracing

practical pantry solutions

fabulous folding screens

sprucing with patterned pillows

 

And a few other links that caught my eye:

25 ways to decorate a console table

A paneled wall room makeover (the awesome power of white paint)

In her own words, how Martha made homemaking an art form

A realistic house tour of people who live with toddlers

10 Commandments of used furniture

Absolutely beautiful imagery from the Smithsonian photo contest

Great advice from a father to his children

 

I also wrote up an article for the My Colortopia blog on all the ways I decorate with apothecary jars.  The ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ returns on Sunday, I’ll be back with a roundup of inspiring DIY projects spied around the web.

Have a great weekend!

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