Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading + Gift Wrap Giveaway

Friday, December 6th, 2013

We’re in full holiday mode here at the casa and so we’re off to get our tree today and decorate it this weekend. I’ve picked a white flocked tree three years in a row so we’ll be taking a break and going with a fresh green one this time, plus the scent of a fresh tree is the best! I loved designing the collection of gift wraps this year and I’m giving a few rolls away to some of you, see details below.

kate riley holiday gift wrap

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Here are a few links worthy of a click and read. . .

29 beautiful Christmas trees

The best red exterior paint colors.

Tales of a Bergdorf Goodman window dresser.

Many of you guessed it, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Orchid.

Total strangers who look like twins.

Helpful tips on social party etiquette.

Beautiful sand paintings.

Nelson Mandela quotes.

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My articles at BH&G this week:

childrens art

winter wonderland gift guide

Creative Ways to Display Children’s Art

Winter Whites Gift Guide

Today I’m giving away two rolls of my holiday gift wrap to two separate winners (2 rolls each), simply leave a comment picking two patterns from the collection and I’ll choose winners on Sunday for shipping in time for Christmas!  Giveaway ends Saturday December 7th at midnight PST.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Winners: #97 Allison; #226 Cheryl, winners notified via email.

 

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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the feast yesterday, we spent ours with family and stayed up late talking and playing games, it’s tradition! We have family in town right now so I’ll be spending the weekend with them acting like tourists in San Francisco and Sonoma, and trying to squeeze in a little bit of shopping and decorating too.  

dining room table scene

 

I haven’t been online much this week due to the hustle and bustle this time of year, but I rounded up a few links I enjoyed, also my articles around the web. 

20 inspiring kitchen renovations

Why simple websites are scientifically better

State to state migration – where the people go.

Portraits blending family members.

Beautiful snowflake images taken with an ordinary camera

I scored 10/12 on this Seinfeld quote quiz, what about you?   

 

black white bathrooms

 

art inspired by nature

Black + White Bathrooms

Art Displays Inspired by Nature

gold glam

blue gold christmas

Golden + Glamorous Lighting

Get the Look: Blue + Gold Christmas

Enjoy your holiday weekend !

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Hello friends, what are your weekend plans? I’m staring at a calendar that has absolutely nothing on it (unheard of this time of year) and I intend to take advantage of that emptiness by filling it with something relaxing and fun especially since we’re still enjoying nice weather (no rain yet, it’s bizarre!). How lovely is this outdoor tablescape? Get inspired by several other autumn tablescapes in this gallery

outdoor table setting

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A few articles I enjoyed reading this week…

The novice’s guide to a flawless Thanksgiving.

10 essential Thanksgiving techniques.

Should you go to design school?

A great roundup of midcentury modern sofa retailers.

Wow, I want his lettering skills.

Entertaining apps for long flights.

George Clooney’s rules for living.

Two months sailing through Antarctic waters.

Career advice from comedians.

Honest slogans (made me laugh).

 

My articles around the web:

spaces for reading chairs

all natural autumn centerpieces

Spaces for Reading Chairs

All Natural Autumn Centerpieces

painting a front door

small space decorating

Tips for Painting a Front Door

Shopping Guide: Small Space Decorating

Enjoy the links and have a great weekend!

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