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Weekend Reading

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on something special and can’t wait to share it with you in November! Meanwhile, this living room makeover by Emily Henderson caught my eye this week, she is so talented at pulling a room together, I love the layers and cozy textiles, read about the transformation here.

curbly living room emily henderson


A few other links I enjoyed this week:

10 common practices of super achievers 

Insider tips for buying IKEA kitchen cabinets.

Edie’s thoughts on living more passionately.

Voices behind the great Disney characters. Also really looking forward to this.

Mr. Autumn Man (made me laugh)


My latest articles at Better Homes & Gardens:

decorate with bold pattern

overnight guests

Decorate with Bold Pattern

Ready Your Home for Overnight Guests


And if you have a minute to vote for this blog, I’d appreciate it! It is up for a Best DIY Blog award over at the Lamps Plus Facebook page, voting enters you for a chance to win a $500 gift card.

lamps plus sweepstakes


Have a fabulous weekend! 



Best of September + Weekend Reading

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I have really enjoyed this week so much, between the fall sprucing and the beautiful weather, it’s been lovely hanging around the house. This weekend is shaping up to be both relaxing and busy in a good way, we’re wrapping up the soccer season, working on the shelter home that’s recently been painted, I’ll be trimming a window and painting a front door and sharing more details soon. And of course Sunday brings another round of great football watching!

Here’s the roundup of the not to miss posts from September: best of sept 1

Autumn arrived in the living room with a few seasonal touches; I tackled two more colors in the Color Series, decorating with black and decorating with orange. Also DIY fabric coasters.

best of sept 2

Did you see the before on this cabinet makeover? Take a tour of the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, and here are a few Etsy artists I like (plus more reader favorites in comments). After a trip to NYC, I wrote up an inexpert fall fashion report and some images of the High Line and Chelsea. I published a list of 75+ favorite retailers for home decor and accessories.

More links I enjoyed this week …

Domino Mag relaunches – expect great things.

George Clooney and Cindy Crawford are neighbors, tour their stunning Mexican villas.

He said She said – building a home together.

That smell of the first fall rain we all love? It has a name. (thanks Sherry!)

Five tips for starting a business by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty.

Thoughts on the new Etsy guidelines.

A great company starts with a great idea.

Facebook is building its own housing.

Sagrada Familia to be completed in 2026 but finished here in 60 seconds.

I’ve been humming this song all week long.


And a few more of my articles from around the web:

brighten bed bhg

wood stairs bhg

Five Ways to Brighten Your Bed at BH&G

Five Ways to Dress Wood Stairs at BH&G

global textiles


Global Patterns & Textiles in Home Decor at Lamps Plus

Tips on Choosing Grey Paint Colors at My Colortopia


Enjoy the article and links and have a fab fall weekend!