BOTB 1.27.13

January 27th, 2013

I’m so excited to be starting up this ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series again, in partnership with fellow scout Amanda!  We’ve hunted down our favorites from around the web to share with you today, enjoy these inspiring projects and links!

These minimalist and modern cubby built in bookcases were customized by Alysha and Matt from Old House New Tricks for their basement office space.  

cubby built in bookcases

 

We love this emerald green dresser makeover by Simple Details with the new gold pulls – pretty styling on top too! 

emerald green dresser

 

Random brushstrokes transform a plain lamp into a chic brushstroke lamp inspired by a Bunny Williams version with an easy tutorial by Jana at Made by Girl. 

brushstroke lamp madebygirl

  

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Friday Finds

January 25th, 2013

Hello all and happy Friday!  I’m still out of town, but wanted to share a few lovely links with you before taking off to enjoy the weekend.   But first, here are the latest posts over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, be sure to read the most recent articles! 

when traditional meets modern

expert tips on choosing color

alluring aqua

how to distress furniture

I’ve been wearing both this bracelet and this bracelet while at ALT – they’re my new favorites but as I mentioned on Instagram today, completely impractical when I need to type!  So they ended up off my arms more than on today, but I prefer to wear bracelets more than necklaces and these go with everything from dresses to denim, they’re fabulous and fun!  

kates bracelets

How cool is this site?  It turns the map of your hometown or favorite city into a watercolor.

watercolor nyc

 

My new favorite Tumblr is Daily Dishonesty, Lauren’s hand drawn graphics highlighting the little lies we tell ourselves are fab!

daily dishonesty tumblr

 

A few other articles (and a video) I enjoyed this week:

Nate’s Rules for Getting the Home of Your Dreams

How to Have More Creative Ideas

Who Wore It Best? on Downton Abbey (well played, Edith)

Teaching His Girlfriend to Read Again

Holly is the Most Loyal Cat Ever

 

Great news, the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series returns again on Sunday afternoon with some inspiring projects we’ve spied around the web, can’t wait to share.

A note on emails – several of you have emailed me recently and my response is returned with an error because of a typo when entering your email address.  So if you’ve been waiting to hear from me and you used my Contact form, send it again and make sure your email is typed correctly.

Have a great weekend!

 

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