Weekend Reading

August 17th, 2014

We’re headed back to California today since the kids are starting school again, so we spent the past two days wrapping up the remodel project in Nevada for the summer. We accomplished so much in the past month, I’ll share a few more of the changes we made in the upcoming week!

Yesterday I went thrifting at a few favorite stops for second hand goods I’ve discovered and scored some really great pieces. I’ve discovered these stops with tips from readers, online research and several trips, for locals see my list at the bottom of the post. 

tory burch manhattan office

Also some favorite links from the week …

Tory Burch’s Manhattan office.

Sunset magazine’s Idea House in Manhattan Beach, California.

Love this striped glass tile bathroom wall!

Simple and so smart! DIY headphone clips.

Things a woman should "never" have in her home.

Restaurant mistakes to avoid.

It’s okay to quit.

The 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal in pictures.

50 famous fashion quotes.

RIP dearest Robin and lovely Lauren

Also my latest article for My Colortopia: how to paint a ceiling.

Great places to pick up second hand furniture and home accents in Las Vegas: Opportunity Village on S. Decatur; Savers at W. Lake Mead; Goodwill/ReStore on W. Sahara; Goodwill at South Rainbow; Colleen’s Consignment (several locations); Charleston Antique Mall on S. Decatur, Catholic Charities on S. Rainbow.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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A Day In Des Moines

August 14th, 2014

Hello everyone! Today I’m in Des Moines with Better Homes and Gardens as part of the BHG Style Showcase event with a group of DIY, home, and food bloggers. I’ve always wanted to tour the magazine’s headquarters and get a peek behind the scenes at their photography and styling studios and test gardens, so it’s thrilling to be here!

If you’re interested in the day’s events, you can follow along on social media (FB, Twitter, and Instagram) with the hashtag  #BHGStyleShowcase

Meanwhile, here’s my latest article for BH&G: What Colors Go With Blue?

layered blue living room

I’ll be back to Las Vegas on Friday to finish up a few projects at the house we’re renovating before we leave town and return to California. I’m clinging to these last few days of summer before school starts next week! The group here in Des Moines is making the trip to the Iowa State Fair Thursday night, I think some food on a stick and a ride on the Sky Rider will be a great close to summer. :)

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