Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley June 14, 2013

Happy Friday friends! Yesterday we headed to the local farmer’s market and I bought several bunches of mixed berries and spent the afternoon making preserves – it’s an annual summer ritual that yields jam so good that my family sneaks spoonfuls out of the jars – will post the recipe next week.

summer preserves ingredients


Here are a few links for your weekend reading enjoyment!

I love absolutely everything about this house.

10 things to know when purchasing a home.

This metallic wallpaper is my latest design crush.

I love the use of the color green in Mary McDonald’s newly decorated house.

Overcome your fear of sewing.

Back by popular demand, the quatrefoil duvet I used here is available again.

How to snag a home store floor model.

An entirely different way to see litter.

A royal wedding in pictures.

The art of being a goal getter.

Have you seen these best western movies?  Although I can think of a few more to add to the list, can you?

Fun with Photoshop – classic sculptures dressed in modern day clothing, ha!

And another laugh – cassette tapes we haven’t seen for a few decades – I found some of my old mix tapes in a case in the garage a few months ago, wish I still had a player to remember what was on them. :)

My bathroom painting tips were posted over at My Colortopia this week.

20 historic images of our universe.

Cool grilling accessories – great ideas to give on Sunday.


What are your plans for Father’s Day?  Matt wants to head out to the coast for an oyster adventure, hope it’s not too crowded. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there, enjoy!




  1. Yum. Can’t wait for the recipe. We have been making trips to the Farmer’s Market on Sunday afternoon. Loving all the fresh fruits and veggies. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. The fruit looks amazing. Love our farmer’s market. Happy weekend to you and your family.

  3. Check with your local library–last year my husband had our college “mix tapes” converted to CDs. It was a charming gift! He borrowed a player from the library and jotted down all the songs and then recreated them through iTunes.

  4. Hi Kate,

    Wanted to thank you for the link to The Orange Rhino the other day. What an amazing resource!
    I forwarded it along to my readers in my post yesterday (link below) and have gotten a bunch of great responses from people.
    Love your blog! Have a great weekend!


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