Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Ugh, the last 48 hours have been so emotionally draining. Between the sad passing of a family friend and more site security issues, I’m feeling so so worn out. I want to go into detail about what’s been happening with the site, it’s an awful thing and a very sophisticated attack but I’d bore you with the coding issues. I’ve got people who know a lot more than me helping me figure this out, I really appreciate your patience.

I’m trying to stay positive – at least my favorite viburnum bush is in bloom, and I look forward to the bouquets every April. The puffy blooms inspired a little vignette with some new watercolor art and favorite baubles from the past: sea floats and shells.

spring green vignette

 

Here are some of my favorite links from the week…

I want to attend Matthew’s Easter dinner

10 great IKEA wardrobe hacks

A really fun design challenge

I love these origami egg holders 

Etsy will now offer wholesaling

Some of the best Mad Men fashion

Which sitcom characters can actually afford their housing?

Steal, don’t invent

A blogger faces her critics

Are you who you want to be?

 

My posts this week at My Colortopia and BH&G Shop:

diy striped planters

outdoor shopping picks

Easy DIY Striped Planters

Summer Outdoor Accessories

Wishing you all a lovely Easter!

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Weekend Reading

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Hello and happy weekend! The sun is supposed to come out again here in Northern California after a week of rain so we’ve got big plans for an outdoor adventure someplace we’ve always wanted to see, can’t wait!

Are you in a spring sprucing mood? It seems everyone is freshening and brightening now that April is here. I’m smitten with a makeover for a growing family that popped up in my reader this morning…

living room makeover 6thstreetdesign

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Don’t miss this living room and office makeover by Kirsten & Erin at 6th Street Design School.

Beige and white is beautiful.

The latest issue of Rue Magazine is out and filled with so many fresh spaces!

Some great April Fools Day posts:  why you should be using plastic furniture covers and how to be the best food blogger ever.

What happens in a single second online.

The most successful people are givers.

Does Facebook make us unhappy?

Cute alert: a baby chick cam.

I’ve worn this shirt twice this week, it’s the perfect spring layer.

What a pretty porch swing!

 

My articles at Lamps Plus and Better Homes & Gardens

gray kitchen wood stools

concrete countertops

Contemporary Looks in Bar Stools

Now Trending: Concrete Countertops

Have a fab weekend!

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