Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Greetings all, happy spring weekend to you! There was much progress in grandma’s kitchen remodel this week, installing the sink, faucet, and attaching hardware to the cabinets are all that remain. I’m driving out to photograph that kitchen next week but first I’m headed back to Las Vegas tomorrow to meet with plumbers, countertop fabricators, etc. for a few days. And I’m finally ordering my kitchen backsplash from a local tile vendor for that house, the colors and pattern are so amazing (squeal!) I can’t wait to feature it.

yellow dutch door

 

And the favorite links from the week …

Dutch doors? Yes please.

A serene lakeside home tour.

21 modern indoor/outdoor spaces.

Atta girl Sarah, where form meets function

Dying at the cuteness of these underwater photos of babies.

What? You can paint aloe plants? Cool!

2 (fitness) character traits that will guarantee success.

The Marilyn Monroe contoured lip technique.

10 locations to photograph the Golden Gate bridge. (Also Angel Island!)

Too funny, everyone’s upstairs noisy neighbor.

Star Wars is coming this Christmas! New trailer here, helloooo Han Solo.

 

Have a great weekend!

Weekend Reading

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Hello and welcome to another week! It seems odd to publish this on a Monday but my weekend was so filled with activity I couldn’t find a moment to sit down and post my link favorites. We had a revolving door of guests for three days straight – how nice it was to have so many coming to our home to visit, share a meal, and stay awhile. I find as the years go by and so much seems to happen online that I crave the face to face connection found in setting aside time to be with people I care about.

I hope you all had an equally lovely Easter weekend as well. I have a furniture makeover project to share tomorrow but meanwhile, here’s the link roundup I meant to post on Friday.

estudio jardi

 

I’m loving the traditional style and soft shades of blue in this home tour.

Just in time for warmer weather, one chic patio reveal with several DIY ideas.

Expert advice on choosing a sofa.

Tobi Fairley shares how she does it all.

Why successful creative people say No.

This bizarre viral bromance story made me smile.

Cherry blossoms in bloom in Japan.

The best grandma ever.

Some favorite April Fool’s Day posts:

decorating trends according to cats;

a tissue dispenser necklace;

and a trip to Home Depot fashion post.

 

And thanks so much to many of you for your compliments on the new fabric patterns.

Have a great Monday!