Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Belated weekend hellos! Much has kept me away from the blog this week but I have a kid free weekend (they’re off with Matt to Santa Cruz) which gives me some time to catch up.

In decorating news, I finally decided on a new sofa for our family room. We’ve had a pair of Pottery Barn slipcovered sofas for ten years, they were showing signs of age and wear so I sold them and bought a sectional to replace it. It’s chenille and tailored and slightly more blue than the wingback headboard below, I can’t wait for it to arrive in a month and share it with you!

blue and white bedroom

 

The favorite links from the week…

A very chic condo tour.

A $600 kitchen makeover.

Small business owner’s secrets and tips for success.

This summer’s wedding trends.

How to pack a carry on like a travel pro.

Crushing hard on these dessert plates.

The blessings of a low maintenance mom.

Kristen Bell is the sweetest.

Words to love by.

I think about magical moments and simplicity too.

Funny! Fears of asking a new acquaintance to coffee.

A mini Seinfeld reunion in an Aston Martin: Julia and Jerry.

My latest at My Colortopia: summer inspired paint colors.

 

Also a note… the site will be in Maintenance Mode Sunday afternoon and evening, I’m switching up the look and theme of the blog and hopefully I can get it up and running by Monday, thanks for your patience !!

Weekend Reading

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The only thing worse than a having a cold in winter is having one in summer, ugh. I’m not one to sit still but I actually listened to my body on this one and rested so I’m on the mend.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on the bathroom vanity makeover and the COTS family room project, I appreciate them so much! This weekend I’ll be shopping for accessories for that space. Next week, I have a fun DIY headboard project to share and a separate summery space makeover reveal as well.

muskoga portfolio entry

 

Love coastal & cottage spaces? Don’t miss this design firm’s portfolio (image above).

7 more contemporary homes with waterfront views.

A modern pool house makeover.

700 square feet and oh so chic!

Summer style: add texture with straw hats and bags.

Such a clever use of a tomato cage!

Lightroom and Photoshop keyboard shortcut cheat sheets.

Mom and son bucket list ideas.

My latest article at Lamps Plus: small space home offices.

   

Enjoy your weekend !

xo ~ Kate