Weekend Reading

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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Weekend Reading

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hello all, I’m back from our Spring Break trip! It’s amazing what a few days spent in the sunshine napping in lounge chairs can do for the soul, how nice it was to check out for a week!

While at my parents’ house I spent some time with my dad, I’m helping him write his memoirs, he will be 70 next year so he’s documenting all the funny things he’s experienced and what he’s learned in his lifetime. He’s written over 100 autobiographical short stories and anecdotes so we’re compiling them by chapters. What a treasure to pour over his experiences from his youth through adulthood and fatherhood. I must have thrown my head back in laughter two dozen times, tears streaming down my face as he recounted his experiences. I know most of the stories but how wonderful to hear them retold again in his voice.

And speaking of stories, I do so love a great renovation tale, especially one where the homeowners design a space to suit their tastes and lifestyle. I’m smitten with this renovation by Lauren of Pure Style Home, be sure to read about the process here.

Liess Home

 

And some favorite links I stumbled across while I browsed the internet on my week off:

Affordable versus cheap

12 design apps for remodelers

Dated kitchens refreshed without remodeling 

The neuroscience of color

A helpful guide to wood look ceramic tile

The power of the Kreg Jig – 15 fab DIY projects

Big congrats to John & Sherry for their product line now available at Target!

A 300 foot slipe ‘n slide in the middle of a city street – crazy fun

I so love the Curtain Lady 

 

Finally, I’m proud to be mentoring Tracy of Right Up My Alley in the Creating with the Stars challenge - she has several impressive DIY projects lined up, I’ll share them as they happen.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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