Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley January 28, 2018

Weekend greetings from Norway! I’ve been out and about spending time in Oslo and the neighboring suburbs, seeing things I didn’t see last time I was here. I’m traveling with a friend who lives here in Norway several months out of the year, so it’s nice to have a companion familiar with the area and the language. Although most Norwegians do speak English so there really is no language barrier here, and the people are all extremely kind.

It’s cold of course and yesterday it snowed, but I’ve been fine with my parka and boots. Just like in other snowy climates, people just go about their business and stay really cozy! I’ve been offline mostly, but popping in to share a few favorite links, here you go.

“Scandi meets mid century modern” living room makeover.

Suburban kitchen transformed.

This light and bright Hamptons home renovation feels very fresh.

Smart changes in this modern bathroom makeover.

This wallpaper looks just like tile.

Life lessons from Dolly Parton.

Travel “resolutions” to satisfy wanderlust.

Made me laugh: air travel in real life.



  1. Always look forward to your “best if the best” weekend posts. I live in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and Dolly is a true treasure!

  2. Oh my gosh wherever did you stumble upon that airplane travel video I laughed and laughed and laughed. I love this weekend round up you do, I always click on almost all of them!

  3. That Hampton home left me as cold as ice. Absolutely devoid of personality. What is with the white on white trend? Same for the kitchen makeover. Guess I’m a girl who loves personality in a home that shows some color and that people live there. Sterile environments do nothing to invoke coziness and nesting. I’m so surprised this has become a thing among designers. I did enjoy the article on travel.

    • I’m with Nanci on the Hampton home as well, no personality, somewhat sterile looking.

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