Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 11, 2016

Welcome to another weekend, this one couldn’t have come quick enough, it’s been an emotional week! I have some family coming to stay with me this weekend, so I welcome that down time to visit with them. I’m also doing a little holiday decorating to set a festive mood around the house. I’m excited to open up the Christmas closet and bring out a few seasonal items. Favorite links below!


cottage makeover by megan pflug

The One Room Challenge reveals were published this week, all so good!

Also take a peek at the guest participants, so many great makeovers here too.

When can I move into this Nantucket cottage ? It’s perfect!

5 budget friendly marble alternatives.

10 successful women sharing how to hustle.

Agreed: living well starts with really living.

Discovering this Instagram made me laugh.

America the Beautiful.

Heartfelt love and thanks to all of our military Veterans today.

Thank you for your dedication and service to our country.


  1. Please tell me your emotional week is NOT due to the Trump victory! I enjoy your blog but if it is going to devolve into a whiny left wing or feminist rant I will unsubscribe. I have had more than enough of that nonsense this week!

    • I don’t get political on this blog Sandy. When I say “emotional” what I mean is both sides, those who supported Trump and those who didn’t, are posting a lot of emotionally driven rhetoric this week. I respect both sides and all opinions but I am anxious for calmer discussion. :)

  2. Kate–
    It has certainly been a whirlwind of a week for everyone (I agree–on both sides). We have been working on pushing through the final (for now) renovations for our living room, so I can’t wait to decorate for the holidays! It’s my favorite time of year. Everything just seems so magical!

    Thanks for all the links to MAJOR inspiration. I’m loving the One Room Challenge reveals! Gives me hope for all the work our fixer upper needs. :-)

    Happy decorating!

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