Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

I said farewell to my family today, they’re driving home to California while I stay here in Las Vegas for another week awaiting our kitchen cabinet delivery and finishing up other projects in the master bathroom and laundry room. In my spare time I’ll be shopping for tile for the kitchen backsplash, much to do in the week I’m still here but I’m looking forward to returning home. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments from my last post, I treasure every one. 

Here’s the short list of favorite links from the week, enjoy!

black painted vanity


15 beautiful paint colors from 2014

Great decorating advice from real spaces.

15 minute decluttering tips.

Helpful advice for home resale.

18 best libraries in the world.

Illustrated: film stars living in iconic residences.

Creative Samsung ads: famous artists taking self portraits.

Coming to NYC – a floating park on the Hudson River.

"Real" moments in parenting.


P.S. – I’m having LASIK surgery on my eyes tomorrow (eeeeek!) and feeling slightly anxious about it but so happy to be rid of glasses and contacts, wish me luck !

Weekend Reading

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Hello friends, hope you are well! The children are on break from school until January and we’re on our way to Las Vegas to spend time with our extended family. I can’t wait to finally get a real Christmas tree and play the stack of games we have lined up!

We will be working on the house as well, the laundry room is the next space we’re tackling, the fireplace mantel too. We still have no kitchen cabinets only a refrigerator, stand alone microwave, and coffee maker (ah, the joys of kitchen renovation) so food prep will be interesting, but thankfully we can cook up hot meals at my parents’ house down the street. I’ll be doing some late decking of the halls as well, a few wreaths, some ribbons and garland to set a holiday mood.

twin boxwood wreaths


Here’s the roundup of favorite links from the week, enjoy!

Lovely December: holiday decor + snowy trees.

Favorite hues: blue, green, and gray kitchen cabinets.

Wallpapered laundry rooms, yes please.

A beautiful modern space: attic turned loft.

A scientific study of an all glass home.

20 famous movie houses.

Always fashionable: blue + white

Cutest DIY reindeer ever!

Simple & elegant: gilded laurel leaf wreath

Such pretty golden ornaments.

A wonderful and versatile DIY branch ladder.

Hubcaps turned animals, cool!

An inspiring story of weight gain and loss.

December rest.


Have a great weekend!