Best of August!

By Kate Riley September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day everyone!  We’re taking one more day of leisure here in San Diego before heading home, but it’s a new month which means it’s time to share the best of the last!  Here are the top ten not-to-miss posts from August.

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1.  The family computer armoire got a makeover; 2.  There’s a new painted étagère in the master bathroom; 3.  the junk drawer is organized again, and 4.  the lawn got a lot greener in two short weeks! 

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5.  We changed the wall map in the study; 6.  our trip to Montréal was fantastique!  7.  a tour of the rugs in our casa; 8.  Québec City has some beautiful doors; 9.  we’re on the hunt for a trestle table; and 10.  the kids got to be boss for a day

Enjoy the rest of your holiday, be back tomorrow !




  1. Wow, that´s a lot of stuff done in a month!
    Love the armoire, and am completely in ave. with the clutter free junk drawer (almost a contradiction in this house..!), and yey for the trestle table!
    Happy fall from Norway! :)

  2. Well, here goes. The big kids go back to school, some new kids arrive at daycare today and kids that were gone for the entire summer return to daycare. That’s OK, I’m ready. I’ve enjoyed all your posts Kate and look forward to the fall and winter ones too.

  3. Whew! You were a busy gal. I filled out our calendar last night and have decided we are going to be exhausted by the time Halloween gets here. I’m thinking maybe we will have to have a vacation sometime this fall!

  4. Darn girl you really are busy all the time, but with awesome projects. Can’t wait to see your projects for the Fall. And I’m so jealous you are still in San Diego. Can’t wait to hear all about your trip there. :) You know it’s one of my favorite places to go. ;)

  5. I am so impressed with all you get done! HOW do you do it with little kids running around? I would love to see a post about that if you care to share! Your projects are beautiful and you make it all look so easy. Thanks for so much inspiration!

  6. They have the white drawer organizers at Target for $6.89 in the kitchen section (where the dish drainers and silverware organizers are). I wasn’t even looking for one; I was looking for a Michael Graves dish drainer to use as a file folder holder (which I saw somewhere on the ‘net) and just happened to see the 2 tier drawer organizer like the one you used. It’s the same one, same measurements, everything as the one at The Container Store. Just wanted to let people know in case they wanted one right away! Thanks for the recap and great suggestions as always.

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