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Weekend Reading

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Are you feeling it? That “only 12 days until Christmas” rush? We still have cookies to bake and party preparations to make but most of the gifts are done, which is a relief. I love the high/low comparisons by Style at Home and this Christmas kitchen counter is so fun and festive! Turquoise wall + white platters & cake stands = love.

christmas kitchen counter styleathome


Here’s the roundup of links loved this week…

Matthew’s Moroccan inspired holiday.

This is a dreamy laundry room, don’t you think?

Pinch me, I was featured on Oprah!

Four self publishing myths.

Lauren’s new shop is amazing.

Retailers take note: the effect of Pinterest on Cyber Monday.

How to tie the perfect gift bow.

Celebrating awesomeness.


And my articles over at Better Homes & Gardens . . .

effortless evergreen touches


Effortless Evergreen Touches

Shopping Guide: Fabulous Indigo

Have a lovely weekend everyone, make it merry!



Weekend Reading + Gift Wrap Giveaway

Friday, December 6th, 2013

We’re in full holiday mode here at the casa and so we’re off to get our tree today and decorate it this weekend. I’ve picked a white flocked tree three years in a row so we’ll be taking a break and going with a fresh green one this time, plus the scent of a fresh tree is the best! I loved designing the collection of gift wraps this year and I’m giving a few rolls away to some of you, see details below.

kate riley holiday gift wrap


Here are a few links worthy of a click and read. . .

29 beautiful Christmas trees

The best red exterior paint colors.

Tales of a Bergdorf Goodman window dresser.

Many of you guessed it, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Orchid.

Total strangers who look like twins.

Helpful tips on social party etiquette.

Beautiful sand paintings.

Nelson Mandela quotes.


My articles at BH&G this week:

childrens art

winter wonderland gift guide

Creative Ways to Display Children’s Art

Winter Whites Gift Guide

Today I’m giving away two rolls of my holiday gift wrap to two separate winners (2 rolls each), simply leave a comment picking two patterns from the collection and I’ll choose winners on Sunday for shipping in time for Christmas!  Giveaway ends Saturday December 7th at midnight PST.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Winners: #97 Allison; #226 Cheryl, winners notified via email.