Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, August 7th, 2015

It’s almost time for school to start, only ten days left of summer. I always have mixed feelings about that this time of year. I love these lazier days and the warmer weather, I’m not quite ready to let them go but I’m forced to. The family is off with Matt on their annual camping weekend which leaves me three days by myself, it’s their tradition. I think I’ll take myself out to the movies and do some leisurely window shopping while they’re away.

I took a quick trip to Las Vegas earlier this week, I was in and out in 2 ½ days, and while I was there I photographed the kitchen remodel. It’s such an amazing transformation! I’ll go through all the photos and write up the story soon. Meanwhile…

rustic kitchen cabinets and open shelves brick wall


The favorite links …

How to style your apartment like a pro.

Every detail in this house is perfection in my eyes.

A stunning bathroom remodel (that shower!)

A kitchen “remodel lite” with new paint and a beautiful backsplash.

Fixing common home remodeling mistakes.

Wow, the wall paint treatment in this nursery!

Two ideas for predicting the next Pantone Color of the Year.

Are you hanging curtains all wrong ?

Making art out of tape.

The secret to chalkboard calligraphy.

The day technology left the building.

These thoughts on August.

Also my latest at Lamps Plus: 5 tips for styling bookcases.


Have a lovely weekend.

xo ~ Kate

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 !!