Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley December 21, 2012

Christmas weekend hellos to you all, time to enjoy the last few days before the big holiday.  I’ve got most of my shopping done, but a few stocking stuffers remain.  We’re entertaining a crowd tomorrow so I’m in full party mode, but before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to share my latest articles over at the Better Homes & Gardens blog

I rounded up plenty of holiday inspiration this month, but also shared some tips on introducing color and creating storage, enjoy!  

seasonal staircases


festive outdoor displays


color in low doses

merry mantels

No doubt you’re feeling the winter chill, so don’t miss my picks for staying cozy this winter with style. 


Also, a few other informative and inspiring posts I found this week

“Roots Before Shoots” (great insight on reducing stress)

Ten Ways to Entertain a Toddler on a Plane + more tips in comments

Hotel de Glace – beautiful!

A Wall of I Love Yous

50 of the Best Little Black Dresses of 2012

Colorized Historic Photographs

How to Take a Leap of Faith


Have a great weekend! 

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  1. Thanks for including me in your Holiday Weekend Roundup. So glad you love my “Roots Before Shoots” mantra. Wishing you a stressful and peaceful holiday with your family. xo, Tobi

  2. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family, and thanks so much for blogging through 2012!

  3. I’m finally ready for the holidays! At first, I was kinda in the blues about the Christmas spirit this year – but now I’m happy about it! We we’re late this year. I just started shopping for Christmas on Thursday and we sent our Christmas cards on Friday – I’m sure they didn’t arrive to Ohio in time =(

    We’ll be more prepared next year! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  4. I must tell you that based upon your article about your 50mm lens, I bought one for myself. I loved it, so bought one for our daughter and then another for our other daughter. We are all so very pleased with the lenses and Christmas found all three of them using them. Many thanks for that article, but also for each and every one of your posts. I never miss reading them.

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