Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Hi all, what’s up for the weekend? I’m finishing up a final coat of paint on a dresser today and then hoping to take a trip to the coast to feel the sand between my toes tomorrow.

How perfect is this dining nook?  So sunny, so cheerful, and family friendly, I adore the painted chairs and happy mix of patterns on the window seat. I spied it over at The Design Files this week and fell in love with the whole house tour.

happy brisbane home

 

And for your weekend reading enjoyment, here are a few more favorite links!

The perfect way to christen your new home.

101 home makeover ideas suggested by top designers.

Which of these deserves the title Building of the Year?

Don’t unplug from technology, just take your life back.

100 best first lines from novels (#8 and #47 are my fave).

The evolution of music in song.

America’s “snobbiest” cities.

Stunning imagery of the fog rolling in over San Francisco.

Apparently, coffee shop noise boosts creativity?  Hmmm. 

Gatsby blue screen before and afters

Delight the true believers and prove the skeptics wrong.

Organized beautiful chaos in a butterfly’s wing.

  20 questions

I answered Cassie’s 20 Questions over at Hi Sugarplum, my high school jam and first car revealed among other random tidbits.

 

Have a great weekend!

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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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