Weekend Reading

January 16th, 2015

There are few things I like about January besides awards show fashion and the NFL playoffs. It’s so gloomy and cold I have a hard time staying cheerful. Between being sick this week, gray skies and the unending chill, all I’m thinking is spring cannot come fast enough!!

I want to catch up on a few movies we’ve missed, the only film I’ve seen that’s nominated this year for Best Picture is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was quirky and fun. Which films do you recommend as a must see?

flowers in tray


Here’s the roundup of favorite links from the week:

A beautiful beach house tour.

Box it up: one smart way to become a minimalist.

I want to road trip with a tiny heirloom home.

So cool, a 3D printed dress (and it’s pretty too!).

36 questions that lead to love. 

Weight loss: why habits trump willpower.

Target is closing all stores in Canada.

Unexpected scented candles.

More honest cards from Emily McDowell.

Will and Kate are now on Instagram.


I’m off to buy tulips and fake spring indoors until it comes…

Have a great three day weekend!

FLOR Rug Giveaway

January 14th, 2015

I’ve been under the weather for the past few days, some sort of bad cold or flu, it seems everyone I know has had it too so I need another morning in bed and an afternoon of hot tea.

I welcome the break so it’s perfect timing for a sweet giveaway from FLOR, the masters of beautiful modular carpet design squares which allow you to create custom rugs, runners, or wall to wall designs in any space. I’ve used them many times before, most recently the laundry room refresh.

FLOR carpet design squares combine style with durability, they’re connected by adhesive dots so they stay in place, but can easily be swapped out if one gets soiled. Such a smart concept! FLOR offers so many patterns, colors, and textures in styles from modern to transitional, no doubt you’ll find something perfect for your home!

flor carpet tiles

Today FLOR is giving away to one lucky winner a $250 shop credit.

Eligibility to win the $250 gift certificate to FLOR:

1) Visit FLOR and pick a favorite pattern then name your choice in a comment on this blog post.

One winner chosen at random, giveaway ends Monday January 19, 2015 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!