Friday Finds

Friday Finds

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Hello all, thanks so much for the great comments this week, and for those of you who took the survey, some things I knew, some things I didn’t but I’m so so grateful for your feedback! Here’s a peek at some things that caught my eye this week.

Have you picked up the February issue of BH&G? This dining room is perfection in my eyes, the rustic beams and table, the natural light, the striped rug, and blue mismatched chairs. So inviting, I love it!

turquoise chairs bhg

 

The Homies are back – those “best blog” nominations over at Apartment Therapy, where readers vote every year. If you’re inclined you can vote for the CG blog in the DIY & Home Projects category.  :)

homies

 

Ladies on the go, these little emergency kits from See Jane Work are good to have in your handbag or glove compartment, I bought the coral one myself.

emergency kits

 

 

More articles I enjoyed this week:

Trend predictions: the comments are my favorite.

Happy 100th Grand Central!  (love the pictures)

I cannot I cannot I cannot accept this as truth. But I’ll try.

The power of motherhood and a handwritten letter.

30 Rock one liners and guest stars.

Nine secrets of motivated people.

Work a desk job?  Stretch it out with these yoga poses.

 

We’re tiling the bathroom backsplash tomorrow and watching the 49ers (hopefully) win the Superbowl on Sunday, hope you all have a great weekend! 

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Friday Finds

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Hello all and happy Friday!  I’m still out of town, but wanted to share a few lovely links with you before taking off to enjoy the weekend.   But first, here are the latest posts over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, be sure to read the most recent articles! 

when traditional meets modern

expert tips on choosing color

alluring aqua

how to distress furniture

I’ve been wearing both this bracelet and this bracelet while at ALT – they’re my new favorites but as I mentioned on Instagram today, completely impractical when I need to type!  So they ended up off my arms more than on today, but I prefer to wear bracelets more than necklaces and these go with everything from dresses to denim, they’re fabulous and fun!  

kates bracelets

How cool is this site?  It turns the map of your hometown or favorite city into a watercolor.

watercolor nyc

 

My new favorite Tumblr is Daily Dishonesty, Lauren’s hand drawn graphics highlighting the little lies we tell ourselves are fab!

daily dishonesty tumblr

 

A few other articles (and a video) I enjoyed this week:

Nate’s Rules for Getting the Home of Your Dreams

How to Have More Creative Ideas

Who Wore It Best? on Downton Abbey (well played, Edith)

Teaching His Girlfriend to Read Again

Holly is the Most Loyal Cat Ever

 

Great news, the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series returns again on Sunday afternoon with some inspiring projects we’ve spied around the web, can’t wait to share.

A note on emails – several of you have emailed me recently and my response is returned with an error because of a typo when entering your email address.  So if you’ve been waiting to hear from me and you used my Contact form, send it again and make sure your email is typed correctly.

Have a great weekend!

 

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Weekend Reading

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Hello and happy weekend friends, the sun is shining but I’m spending most of my weekend organizing my office now that the bookcase project is done!  Pics to come this week – meanwhile, here are a few lovely sources of inspiration I stumbled across.

The new Lonny is out and as always it’s filled with beautiful rooms and features. 

branches and table in lonny

 

Emily finished her home office – I just love this bright, fresh, and chic space!

emily henderson office

 

Have you been to Target lately?  Their new Modern Cottage collection has some really great pieces, I picked up a few aqua vases for myself last week, but I love these other accents too.

target modern cottage collection

houndstooth throw / ottoman / coral vase / lamp / horse / tray / end table

 

More informative and inspiring posts from the week!

The Best Time to Buy Anything

How to Style Kitchen Countertops

Ten Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep

5 Tax Deductions for Clever Crafters

Random Acts of Kindness in action

Are you an artist?  Maybe the Sketchbook Project is for you

Never Ever Give Up

 

Have a great weekend! 

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