Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Hello friends, hope you are well! The children are on break from school until January and we’re on our way to Las Vegas to spend time with our extended family. I can’t wait to finally get a real Christmas tree and play the stack of games we have lined up!

We will be working on the house as well, the laundry room is the next space we’re tackling, the fireplace mantel too. We still have no kitchen cabinets only a refrigerator, stand alone microwave, and coffee maker (ah, the joys of kitchen renovation) so food prep will be interesting, but thankfully we can cook up hot meals at my parents’ house down the street. I’ll be doing some late decking of the halls as well, a few wreaths, some ribbons and garland to set a holiday mood.

twin boxwood wreaths


Here’s the roundup of favorite links from the week, enjoy!

Lovely December: holiday decor + snowy trees.

Favorite hues: blue, green, and gray kitchen cabinets.

Wallpapered laundry rooms, yes please.

A beautiful modern space: attic turned loft.

A scientific study of an all glass home.

20 famous movie houses.

Always fashionable: blue + white

Cutest DIY reindeer ever!

Simple & elegant: gilded laurel leaf wreath

Such pretty golden ornaments.

A wonderful and versatile DIY branch ladder.

Hubcaps turned animals, cool!

An inspiring story of weight gain and loss.

December rest.


Have a great weekend!

Weekend Reading

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Hello friends, happy weekend! It’s been raining for days and days here and we will have much more next week – welcome water for parched California and a chance to bring out the cute rain boots! We’re settling into a cozy weekend of Christmas movies and visits with friends, also partaking in a some gift shopping around town. 

I’m long overdue on a roundup of favorite links, here are some favorites from the past few weeks including this perfectly elegant blue and gold Christmas home tour.

modern blue and gold christmas



A beautiful remodel with indoor table tennis (yes!)

Well said: why she decorates early for Christmas.

A charming idea for peppermint candy.

An ugly dress party, love it!

Historically accurate Disney princesses.

Starbucks is testing mobile orders.

For bloggers: tips on monetization and finding balance.

Leonardo da Vinci’s To Do List.

The 100 notable books of 2014.

Gifts for Kids: a great list of intelligent toys, books, and films.

The best way to network (made me laugh). 


Have a lovely weekend!