Weekend Reading & Blog Name Change

By Kate Riley August 25, 2017

Hello friends! Happy late summer weekend to you! I’ve been really busy behind the scenes this week. I took on a new kitchen remodel project for the local non-profit I’ve worked with for many years. I shared the “before” kitchen on my Instagram stories, that remodel will begin in early 2018 so in anticipation I’ll be coming up with the design plan this fall.

The most important thing happening now is I’m changing the name of this blog. I’ve been considering it for over a year and decided it was finally time to switch from CENTSATIONAL GIRL to CENTSATIONAL STYLE. I want this blog to be about more than just me, I’d like to see it slowly grow in coming years by adding some contributors and more content.

I will always be the main voice behind this blog, but I’d like to take the idea of affordable decorating even farther, incorporating not just DIY projects and design inspiration, but also more lifestyle posts on the topics of travel and entertaining. It’s time to move on and grow beyond “GIRL” so be aware the change has happened!

I’m told by my tech support team that everything will roll over smoothly, including RSS feed and email subscriptions. If for some reason your subscription falls through the cracks, please be so kind as to resubscribe! I’ll be changing the social media profiles as well in the next few days, thanks so much for your patience with me!

Favorite links from this week:


I’m crazy about this colorful breakfast nook, so cheerful and stylish.

Of course I love this blue and white living room.

Another beautiful beach house remodel by Amber Interiors.

A fantastic summary of how blogging has changed so much.

18 skillet dinner recipes I want to try.

I’m going to France next month, so made a note of these solo travel tips.

Why go to the studio when you can follow these free yoga workout videos at home?

I loved reading this story about going offline and pulling the plug for a year.

This weekend, I’m finishing up the powder room and doing more behind the scenes work related to the blog name change. Let me know if you see anything weird pop up or come across any broken links. Also I’m upgrading the email subscription service next week so you shouldn’t see any more link problems. Have a great weekend!



  1. When your tech people make the changes could they also enable me to click on links from my email instead of having to switch to ??? (Obviously I have no clue as to the proper terminology. I know you referenced this issue a while ago and it still persists for me.)

  2. How exciting, a solo trip to France! My most recent trip there I went alone and had a fabulous time. I always pass along the magic phrase that’ll open doors with anyone there: “Excusez moi de vous deranger, madame/monsieur….” and then your question. You may speak fluent French and not need that at all, but it got conversations started in my well-intentioned but very basic French. Have a wonderful trip!

  3. This name change seems perfect for your site! I always considered you a great resource for design inspiration, and the new name suits it.

    Thanks for sharing the State of the Blogging Union message from DS. I’ve been blogging in some form or fashion for over 7 years, and agree with them that community is starting to get lost (so sad!). Let’s hope that changes back soon.

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