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Weekend Reading

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hello all, I’m back from our Spring Break trip! It’s amazing what a few days spent in the sunshine napping in lounge chairs can do for the soul, how nice it was to check out for a week!

While at my parents’ house I spent some time with my dad, I’m helping him write his memoirs, he will be 70 next year so he’s documenting all the funny things he’s experienced and what he’s learned in his lifetime. He’s written over 100 autobiographical short stories and anecdotes so we’re compiling them by chapters. What a treasure to pour over his experiences from his youth through adulthood and fatherhood. I must have thrown my head back in laughter two dozen times, tears streaming down my face as he recounted his experiences. I know most of the stories but how wonderful to hear them retold again in his voice.

And speaking of stories, I do so love a great renovation tale, especially one where the homeowners design a space to suit their tastes and lifestyle. I’m smitten with this renovation by Lauren of Pure Style Home, be sure to read about the process here.

Liess Home


And some favorite links I stumbled across while I browsed the internet on my week off:

Affordable versus cheap

12 design apps for remodelers

Dated kitchens refreshed without remodeling 

The neuroscience of color

A helpful guide to wood look ceramic tile

The power of the Kreg Jig – 15 fab DIY projects

Big congrats to John & Sherry for their product line now available at Target!

A 300 foot slipe ‘n slide in the middle of a city street – crazy fun

I so love the Curtain Lady 


Finally, I’m proud to be mentoring Tracy of Right Up My Alley in the Creating with the Stars challenge – she has several impressive DIY projects lined up, I’ll share them as they happen.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!


Weekend Reading

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Hello all – and happy weekend! I’m running around like a mad woman this week juggling a million things like all of us – it’s my son’s birthday and we’re hosting fifteen 8 year olds tonight and filling them up with carbs and sugar – I’m bracing myself for impact. :)

I didn’t have much time for rounding up links loved around the blogosphere this past week but here are three of my own published articles around the web. First, over at Home Depot’s The Apron blog I’m sharing my ten must try tips for cleaning the kitchen, hop on over to read them and share your favorites tricks too.

kates kitchen cleaning tips


At Better Homes & Gardens, I wrote about paint colors for rooms trimmed in wood and also shared some inspiration for bold spring color at Lamps Plus Style Illuminated blog.

paint colors rooms trimmed in wood

bold spring color

Paint Colors for Rooms Trimmed in Wood

Spring Color – Go Bold!

Enjoy your weekend friends !