Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley September 22, 2017

It’s been quiet around here for the last two weeks, I know. That trip to France distracted me but I decided to soak it all in instead of worrying about blogging. Thanks for your patience with me. I’ve spent the last few days getting caught up, and recovering from a little jet lag.

While I was away, my home underwent a big change. The entire downstairs floor is oak wood and they’ve needed to be refinished for years. The polyurethane had yellowed and there was damage in several places. Before I left for France, we moved all the furniture to the garage, then Matt and the kids moved up to the studio for a week so an entire crew could come in and refinish the floors. It was a major headache but props to Matt for handling it in my absence. I’ll share the story next week!

Favorite links from the week below:


Don’t miss this farmhouse cottage makeover.

This beach house kitchen has a gorgeous backsplash.

I’m also crushing on this textured brick pattern tile.

Shiplap in a shower? Why yes it can be done.

Celebrity homes are usually quite posh, but this one is warm and welcoming.

You heard Trading Spaces is returning, right?

Weekend getaway idea: 10 fall hiking trails in the US.



  1. I love following your instagram account and I really enjoyed your posts from France!! Love these links too! Happy Saturday.

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