Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley July 25, 2015

Belated weekend hellos! Much has kept me away from the blog this week but I have a kid free weekend (they’re off with Matt to Santa Cruz) which gives me some time to catch up.

In decorating news, I finally decided on a new sofa for our family room. We’ve had a pair of Pottery Barn slipcovered sofas for ten years, they were showing signs of age and wear so I sold them and bought a sectional to replace it. It’s chenille and tailored and slightly more blue than the wingback headboard below, I can’t wait for it to arrive in a month and share it with you!

blue and white bedroom


The favorite links from the week…

A very chic condo tour.

A $600 kitchen makeover.

Small business owner’s secrets and tips for success.

This summer’s wedding trends.

How to pack a carry on like a travel pro.

Crushing hard on these dessert plates.

The blessings of a low maintenance mom.

Kristen Bell is the sweetest.

Words to love by.

I think about magical moments and simplicity too.

Funny! Fears of asking a new acquaintance to coffee.

A mini Seinfeld reunion in an Aston Martin: Julia and Jerry.

My latest at My Colortopia: summer inspired paint colors.


Also a note… the site will be in Maintenance Mode Sunday afternoon and evening, I’m switching up the look and theme of the blog and hopefully I can get it up and running by Monday, thanks for your patience !!


  1. The bedroom here you have features looks dream! Love that wallpaper and headboard. I also like how you summarized the roundup of favorite posts. Looking forward to reading each one. :) I’m sure your new site design will be gorgeous although I love it as it is right now too!

  2. Can’t wait to see the new sofa. I’ve had a Pottery Barn Pierce sectional for about the same number of years and it is definitely time for a replacement. Not sure if I want to go with Pottery Barn again or maybe Ethan Allen this time. Loved the links and will save a few for tomorrow for tomorrow, but my absolute favorites so far are the Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Seinfeld clip and the Splash dessert plates!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my article on your links this week. I have admired your work and used your tutorials many times. Thanks for the love! XO Brooke

  4. Loved reading your blog and found to on Pinterest. I am interested in knowing which sofa you purchased for your family room. I am just about to order a PB sectional and not sure which one and/or the color. My color scheme is very similar to yours. Great blog and decorating ideas, Thank you very much!!!

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