Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Wow how fast is this year moving along? I blinked and here we are at the end of August. The kids are back to school this week and I always have mixed feelings about it. I love the long leisurely days of summer but also welcome the structure and schedule. They’re excited to see all their friends again and it always looks like the group of them grew a foot in just a few short months.

indigo bunting calendar


We’re starting a house painting project next week over at the shelter home (the one where we remodeled this kitchen and this bathroom). The exterior is looking pretty sad so with the help of some volunteers and generous donations we’ll be making it over with paint and a few other upgrades, I’ll share some photos when it’s all complete.


And a few posts I enjoyed reading this week:

another beautiful parade of homes

16 projects for decorating a dorm

when designers make mistakes

an end of books

all of these lit based shows and series look great (thanks Jules)

one second on the internet

tycoons not leaving money to their kids

at bh&g this week: styling with wood stumps


Join me at the World Market Pinterest party on Monday for chances to win gift cards.

pinterest party

Details here.


Have a great weekend!

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Weekend Reading

Friday, August 9th, 2013

We’ve been shopping the local farmer’s market and eating outdoors as much as possible lately. This time of year the tomatoes are plentiful so I find myself snacking on the little yellow ones like candy and slicing up the larger heirlooms for salads and sandwiches.

This farm to table setting got me thinking just how nice this time of year really is. Though the days are getting a shorter, the evenings are warm and pleasant and worthy of the hours spent lingering al fresco. There’s nothing quite a blissful as a group of friends and family gathered together around an outdoor table with seasonal preparations and a great glass of wine as the sun sets in the distance.

farm to table


And a few other links I enjoyed this week…

10 tips for creating the perfect bedroom.

All the spaces and details in the Southern Living Idea House.

I’m in the Lamps Plus Look Book this week with some other fab design bloggers.

What the White House is worth according to Zillow.

5 modern glass houses.

At BH&G last week: decorating with woven textures.

At My Colortopia last week: tropical paint colors.

20 quick tips for writing great blog posts.

Celebrity passport photos.

One of my favorite mothering moments too.

30 efficient ways to pack your travel stuff.

This silly video made me smile.

I am Countess Athena del Fuego! Find your royal moniker with this Royal Name Generator. And tell me yours too!

Contentment and a simple life (ditto this)


Have a lovely weekend friends!

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