Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Hello and happy weekend! Summer is quickly approaching and the kids have only 3 weeks of school remaining. I spent yesterday drafting a makeshift yet flexible calendar for June through August and this year I allotted plenty of down time. I find as the years go by and the children grow almost as tall as me that I want very much to slow down. Slow it all down, the days, weeks, and months, before everything changes and they’re no longer under my roof.

I’m off to Las Vegas again for just a few days to oversee the kitchen and master bathroom countertop installation, in addition to a few other projects from plumbing to painting in the house we’re remodeling there. I’ll have a new update soon. Meanwhile here are the favorite links from the week…

navy walls art gallery mid century credenza

Living room trends.

This is such a delightful Santa Monica beach house.

Love the updates in this home makeover, especially the fireplace and brass shelving.

A pretty and budget friendly kitchen makeover.

A stylish and playful boy’s nursery.

Happy accidents and other wise decorating tips from mom.

Oh what fun! Attending the Derby is on my bucket list.

Here’s a handy herb growing chart.

A beautiful way to display family photos.

Teaching daughters about true beauty.

A refreshing approach to throwing children’s birthday parties.

On raising kids: exploration vs. "passion".

"Make me an offer, no mind tricks." A witty Craiglist ad.

My latest article at Lamps Plus: accents for an outdoor oasis.


Enjoy your weekend!


Weekend Reading

Friday, May 1st, 2015

I’ve got my hands full this weekend and next week since my 2 year old nephew Ronan is staying in our home while my brother works during the day. His mom is traveling with her sisters to visit Switzerland for 10 days, such a dream destination, have you been? It’s one of my top five favorite countries I’ve visited. I’m excited to have little feet in the house again but I’ll be busy keeping him entertained, two year olds are so curious and have so much energy, wish me luck!

summer home


And the favorite links of the week

Scenes from 25 stylish summer homes.

Also this beautiful coastal home on Sullivan’s Island.

This houseboat is so stunning.

Tropical print wallpapers, so fun!

Get the look of encaustic cement tile for less.

How to decorate around a charcoal sofa.

I pinned so many images from this portfolio of homes.

Shaunna filmed a pilot for HGTV, looks like a great show! 

20 basic cooking techniques any home chef should master.


Have a great weekend!