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Weekend Reading

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Hello all, welcome to the weekend! I’m off to buy some primer and paint to begin on some of those thrift store finds I shared earlier in the week. Speaking of paint, I’m smitten with this oversized mural on canvas as a focal point behind the bed, or anywhere you envision large scale art. This serene version is a DIY project explained in detail at the link below.

diy mural headboard

diy mural project via refinery 29


Also some favorite & fun reads from the week:

A love hate relationship with IKEA

The highest returns on investment if you’re remodeling

My friend and home flipper Liz shares how she finds her houses to flip

Which IKEA kitchen cabinets fit your style?

Great advice for breaking up matching furniture

I love these vase shelves

This guy really loves his 18 cats

Amazon’s 100 books to read in your lifetime

Dave turns thrift store paintings into sci fi pop art

Quite an innovative phone charger

The story behind the $19 billion dollar WhatsApp

50 of the most perfectly timed photos


My latest posts at BH&G

flat screen green accents

Decorating Around a Flat Screen TV

Spring Green Home Decor

And my recent article at My Colortopia all about painting furniture a bold color.


Finally a quick shout out to some new sponsors, the first is Stylyze, a site where you can create your own color palettes to discover your perfect mix based on digital images of favorite spaces, textiles, or products. Curate an entire collection, it’s a useful tool for all color and design lovers!

stylyze logo

stylyze palettes


Please welcome Chic Shelf Paper – drawer and shelf liners in modern motifs, perfect for adding that dash of panache to your drawers, shelves, or even for lining the backs of bookcases – get creative and have fun!

chic shelf paper


Introducing Rough Fusion, an Etsy shop filled with handmade contemporary concrete home decor for office, kitchen, bath & garden. Concrete, you’ve never looked so good.

rough fusion products


You’ll find luxury goods for every room in your home at Vielle + Frances, their products are so stylish and elegant, I’m saving up for that faux bamboo coral mirror!

vielle and frances


Have a great weekend everyone!


Weekend Reading

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Hello and happy weekend friends! I’ve been preoccupied over the past few days, so I’m sorry for the late links! We’ve been in Harry Potter’s wizard world having read the books together over the past months and then we started a movie marathon, watching all the films in a row.

I read the first book when it came out in the late 90s and loved it but then purposefully reserved the remaining books and movies for when I had kids of my own. My sister thought I was crazy to wait asking why I never read them when they were released and why I never saw the movies. I sensed they were special but wanted to live the adventure when I had children of my own, and I’m so glad I did!

Now I finally get the hype, what a great series! We finished the last movie yesterday and now my husband insists on being called “Lord VoldeMatt” by our kids or they will get tickled “to death”. So who among you has visited Hogwarts at Universal Studios in Florida? I’d love to hear your reviews, we’re thinking of making the trip this year. 

On a completely different note, I’ve noticed there’s a movement and a feeling out there in the blogosphere, and several are reflecting on it with their thoughtful posts on how it has all changed – many of us missing the “good old days” when blogging was for the enjoyment of it and not for the attention/likes/accolades. Do you sense a change too?

Here are a few favorite links from the week:

Decorating trends for 2014

52 clever ideas for organizing your home

An epic ode to blogging (great comments)

Or you could just slow down

Letting go of fear

The humility of the artist

And for fun…

Senior citizens recreating movie scenes

Brothers recreating images from childhood

Bad lip reading at the NFL

Chewbacca’s behind the scenes Star Wars photos 


Also my latest posts over at Better Homes & Gardens …

versatile expedit

salvage finds

The Versatile Expedit

Add Style with Salvage Finds

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!