Weekend Reading

November 1st, 2013

I took a walk with my neighbor yesterday, it’s a weekly ritual of ours. Around the corner from our homes is this beautiful tree filled with autumn colors, I had to return to capture it! We’ve enjoyed the most amazing weather here for weeks, blue skies and warm afternoons with this great show of autumn color, I don’t ever want it to end.

tree autumn day

I hope you all enjoyed the Halloween festivities, now we’re about to head straight into the holidays, here we go! I’ve got something special planned for next week, can’t wait to share.

A few links I enjoyed reading this week . . .

Five questions to ask when choosing kitchen countertops.

Sage advice from Mrs. Lilien.

Side by side: runway looks and home decor.

Dining etiquette 101

A cheap and clever way to charge multiple tablets.

Pugkin spiced latte and martini dog?  Pets dressed up as food for Halloween :)

20 great marketing books

Moms, you’re doing something great

 

My latest articles around the web:

warm tones

book display

Decorating with Warm Tones

Alternative Ideas for Book Display

holiday sparkle

coffee inspired neutrals

Easy Ways to Add Holiday Sparkle

Shopping Guide: Coffee Inspired Neutrals

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013

Hello friends! Today is a busy day of costumes and parades and trick-or-treating with the fam, so I’m taking the day to enjoy all the fun! The kids carved their Jacks yesterday and the neighbors got a kick seeing them all lit up last night. 

jack o lanterns on porch

From our porch to yours, wishing you all a Haunted and Happy Halloween !

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More Etsy Art I Heart

October 30th, 2013

Oh the gallery wall, we love it so. It seems everyone’s got one these days including us. Last month I featured a group of Etsy artists and today I’m back for more in a new monthly series. Last time many of you suggested favorites in the comments, plus I discovered a few more myself. Enjoy the roundup, and I hope it inspires you to add something new to your collection!

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Find vintage natural history and botanical prints at Belle Maison, plus unique art nouveau prints too.   

belle maison vintage prints

 

No doubt Albie Designs has illustrated a city you’ve visited, preserve the memories with one of her unique works!  city illustrations albie designs

 

Cathy Hillegas watercolor landscapes have exquisite detail, it’s as if you’re really standing there staring at the view.

cathy hillegas watercolors

 

I’m smitten with the illustrations of Brittany Lee, each sketch tells a story and her birdies are a favorite!

brittany lee illustrations

 

I have a weakness for abstract art and loving the vivid versions spied over at Color Rich.

abstract art colorrich

 

Clare Elsaesser paints the feminine physique so beautifully, I love the ethereal quality of her work.

clare elsaesser paintings

 

Obvious State combines quotes from authors of the classics with unique illustrations, witty and wonderful.

obvious state literary prints

 

I’m as enchanted by the titles of these prints as I am by the subject matter at Janet Hill Studio.

janet hill studio paintings

 

What talented artists have you been admiring lately on Etsy?

 

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