Weekend Reading

December 20th, 2013

It’s time to get cozy by the fire y’all – that is after all the shopping and wrapping is done! Our big party is tomorrow so we’re in full celebration mode right now, but I wanted to pop in and share a few favorite reads from the week.

cest noel


Quiz: can you name these 10 Christmas movie houses?

Decorating with the Color of the Year, Orchid.

12 handy tips for hanging artwork

Simple ways to protect your privacy.

Take a tour of both the Twitter and Pinterest offices.

Celebrities in classic paintings, clever!

Would you step into the void?

2013 National Geographic photography contest winners.


Also, my articles at Better Homes & Gardens . . .


stylish settees

Fresh Looks for Banquettes

Shop Stylish Slipper Chairs & Settees

Enjoy your weekend!

*The Christmas bell garland is from Style Me Pretty, for more inspiration and features stop by Best of DIY.


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2014 Calendars by Etsy Artists

December 19th, 2013

I’m continuing the monthly series focused on Etsy artists today, but instead of prints or paintings like in the past, this month the spotlight is on calendars, just in time for 2014! I too ordered a small desk calendar from one of the many illustrators (link at the very bottom).

Many of these are available pre-printed to be shipped but several are also available as a printable PDF which makes a great last minute gift idea for friends, teachers, or co-workers! Here’s this month’s roundup of highlighted artists and their creative calendars, perhaps you’ll spy one you love.


printable mini calendar

whimsical printable calendar, the ink nest


portugese tile calendar

portuguese tile motif calendar, peanut oak print


beer and food calendar

beer & food calendar, red cruiser

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