Weekend Reading 8.1.2020

By Kate Riley August 1, 2020

I have to get on a plane today. My niece is getting married in Salt Lake City tomorrow so I’m off to the airport this afternoon. From the few friends I’ve spoken with, it’s not that bad, the airports are mostly empty. I’ll just bring my masks and hand sanitizer and off I go!

I’m excited to see my two brothers and my sister. We haven’t been in the same room together in over a decade so it will be so great to reconnect with them. We have some “then and now” pictures planned and I can’t wait to hear my  brothers’ jokes. No one makes me laugh more than my brothers! I predict a lot of belly laughs and happy tears. :) I won’t be back until Wednesday and I’ll return to the blog then.

Meanwhile, the favorite links from the week are…

Great tips on blending two rugs in the same open space.

A remodeled home in Mill Valley, California with a cottage feel.

So good: this DIY fluted dresser project.

Clever IKEA! Vacations in a box. :)

Timeless and lovely: this interview with Audrey Hepburn.

What it means to be a traveler of color.

One question to ask if you want to find more time in your day.

Living until 120+ ?  The latest research on longevity and aging.

Beautiful and inspiring: living in solitude on an island in Scotland.

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    • a small wedding of less than 50 with close friends and family. And masks. ;)

  1. SLC is having a heat wave in the 100s…. hope you stay cool inside. enjoying your time with family. Thank you for the IKEA info, I was just there 5 days ago and did not see these, sigh. Thank you for the lovely Audrey Hepburn interview and the article about time mgmt. Safe travels.

    • we felt it! the reception was very small and under shade trees outdoors. it was really lovely!
      and you’re so welcome for the links!

  2. You were in my neck of the woods! Actually it should be called an oven with the crazy temps we’ve had.

    • It was a hot spell! Temps in the 100s, thankfully we were in the shade. :)

  3. Glad you were able to get away and reconnect with family during these times. We need family, and it is nice when you get to all be together. At least the masks make it possible-even if it is not the easiest situation. I have already been thinking about the holidays and how I can safely make them happen! Thanks for the links!

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