Weekend Reading 7.12.20

By Kate Riley July 12, 2020

Well with the number of coronavirus cases rising in our area here in the last few weeks, I’m committed to more days spent at home. I’m bracing myself mentally for a few more months of this but no complaints, the weather is nice and there is plenty to do around my county. Like everyone else, I’m spending a lot of time at home. Lightweight kimono cardigans are now part of my lounging attire. I have two of the ones I linked to, they also make great swim cover-ups.

The only place out of town that I get to visit this month is an overnight at Bass Lake just outside of Yosemite. I’m hoping the National Park stays open since I have a day pass, but who knows these days. The situation changes every week so we just have to make the best of it. How are you all hanging in there? Are you getting out of the house much? Planning any road trips or staying put? How are you keeping busy this summer?

Favorite links from the week:

Don’t miss this incredible backyard transformation.

Tour a beautiful beach home in Newport, Rhode Island.

This is a beautiful tile installation in tonal shades of blue.

100 black designers and black owned fashion brands to know.

10 camping apps for your next outdoor adventure.

What to do with watermelon? Make shave ice!

These floral trucker hats are so cute for summer. (I have two!)

Five ways to be better about making decisions if you’re indecisive.

Made me laugh: how to sound like a designer when choosing color.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. We went camping on Lake Superior just to get out of the city someplace the kids could run and be free! I am keeping busy in the garden, swimming and/ or hiking daily, taking a teacher qualification online and selling some antiques. So far, it is keeping me busy and content. I am trying not to worry about schools reopening just yet. Like you, sticking close to home!

  2. Hi Kate,
    I am late to the party, but I have been sticking close to home, as well. We have been really using and enjoying our deck, and we added some party lights all around it. It makes it feel more like we are at a restaurant out on the patio. We have also been doing house projects and planning ideas our new master suite which will be starting in the coming months.

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