Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Hi everyone, happy weekend!  Thanks for all the nice words on the bookcase project from yesterday. I’m wrapping up a few projects around the house this weekend and hoping to clear the decks so we can get out of town for a few days next week.

ashley gilbreath coastal living room

 

I rounded up a few favorite links for the weekend, enjoy!

Above image from this gorgeous beach home tour.

Get ready to pin! A beautiful Parade of Homes featured over at Kirstin’s place.

The average bloggers’s guide to blogging.

A clever reply to a cease and desist letter.

Does your plan match your dream?

This Tumblr is hilarious.

“O beautiful for spacious skies” – the 50 states in pictures.

Working women during WWII.

75 years of the Man of Steel.

Endangered American historical sites.

A cross country road trip all about pie.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Weekend Reading

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Happy Friday friends! Yesterday we headed to the local farmer’s market and I bought several bunches of mixed berries and spent the afternoon making preserves – it’s an annual summer ritual that yields jam so good that my family sneaks spoonfuls out of the jars – will post the recipe next week.

summer preserves ingredients

 

Here are a few links for your weekend reading enjoyment!

I love absolutely everything about this house.

10 things to know when purchasing a home.

This metallic wallpaper is my latest design crush.

I love the use of the color green in Mary McDonald’s newly decorated house.

Overcome your fear of sewing.

Back by popular demand, the quatrefoil duvet I used here is available again.

How to snag a home store floor model.

An entirely different way to see litter.

A royal wedding in pictures.

The art of being a goal getter.

Have you seen these best western movies?  Although I can think of a few more to add to the list, can you?

Fun with Photoshop – classic sculptures dressed in modern day clothing, ha!

And another laugh – cassette tapes we haven’t seen for a few decades – I found some of my old mix tapes in a case in the garage a few months ago, wish I still had a player to remember what was on them. :)

My bathroom painting tips were posted over at My Colortopia this week.

20 historic images of our universe.

Cool grilling accessories – great ideas to give on Sunday.

     

What are your plans for Father’s Day?  Matt wants to head out to the coast for an oyster adventure, hope it’s not too crowded. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there, enjoy!

 

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Friday, June 7th, 2013

Hello all and happy weekend! We’re excited to head out and do some wine tasting in the Alexander Valley on Sunday, can’t wait! I realized I haven’t written many lifestyle or Wine Country posts in the past few months, mostly because we haven’t gone exploring in our own backyard lately, so I plan to step those up this summer. Matt and I found a great sitter to come over every other Sunday afternoon, so we’ll be out and about in the region more, and I’ll be sharing our adventures.

I’ve written a few more articles over at BH&G in the past two weeks, here are the links:

marble in bathrooms

perfect patio

nesting tables

cabanas and sheds

Some favorite design bloggers have curated their own shops at a new home decor sale site called Joy & Revelry and every item offered is a gem! Discover new ways to furnish your home and get inspired by the beautiful products the curators select each week by signing up for Joy & Revelry to receive exclusive access to decor deals. (I have the gold studded stacking trays, love them!)

joy and revelry

Their recent write up in the Wall Street Journal shows just how savvy these bloggers and tastemakers are. I was delighted to judge a Pinterest contest earlier this week of curated boards showcasing a medley of J&R products and inspiring spaces, the winner was announced on their Facebook page.

  

And few other articles I enjoyed this week:

The Summer Tour of Homes hosted by Shabby Creek Cottage.

Apparently, this photo is the most Pinteresting of them all.

A mini mag of beautiful kitchens.

Should you yard sale, Craigslist, Ebay or donate?  This will help you decide.

One amazing flip.

Advertising that is both clever and functional.

Bill and Bono discuss their philanthropic efforts in Africa.

The important thing about yelling.

  

Have a fantastic weekend friends, I’ll be back on Sunday with yet another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ – plenty of inspiration you’ll love, see you then.

 

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