Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley January 25, 2019

Happy Friday all! The weather has been incredible this week in Northern California, we’ve had sunny skies for days and there’s something so uplifting (and distracting!) about blue skies in the middle of winter. This weekend, I’m finishing up some DIY projects: a closet renovation for my daughter and a bench refurbish using one of my favorite tools – spray paint for the win. :)

I’m getting ready to leave the country too, I’m flying to Sydney on Tuesday, my brother and I are doing a whirlwind tour of that amazing city and also the Gold Coast where our cousins live. I’ll share pictures on my Insta stores for sure! It’s summer down under so I’ll get to wear flip flops and tank tops for a week and feel some warm sunshine on my shoulders, can’t wait.

Favorite links:

So clever: this combination island & eat-in kitchen table, more images here.

I’m totally crushing on the olive green cabinets in this home’s kitchen.

Bedroom design “mistakes” – are you guilty?

Renters: some suggestions for personalizing and adding style.

Methods to assist you in starting a daily creative practice.

Setouchi Islands, Frisian Island, and 50 more places to visit this year.

Tips for finding the cheapest flights online.

Cheap and chic: I’m using these makeup bags for gym and travel!

Great advice on how to write a sympathy card.



  1. The article on condolence cards was really lovely.

    Let me know if you need any Sydney tips ?

    • Thank you and YES I’d love some, so far we’re headed to The Rocks, Bondi Beach & Iceberg Pool, and of course the Harbour where we’ll take a few ferries out and about…. we have a list of pubs/cafes/restaurants from my brother’s colleague who lives in Sydney but I would LOVE any more suggestions!

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