Weekend Reading 12.18.21

By Kate Riley December 18, 2021

Less than a week to go until Christmas! I’m glad I’m done shopping and ready to relax! I’ll share some pictures of my decorated home later this week.

The last week of this year I’m focused on the final details in our flip remodel project, those spaces are getting close to completion. Unfortunately we’ve had a lot of delays with materials this year. Right now I’m waiting for a tile delivery so we can finish the installation in the kitchen, and I’m waiting on sconces for the master bathroom. You can look forward to seeing those remodeled spaces in January!

Favorite links from the week:

The paint colors in this Victorian are so lovely.

What a beautiful courtyard in this Spanish style home in Los Angeles.

A modern yet cozy mix of materials in this kitchen and family room.

Very cool: this DIY limestone bench.

Charming and easy: this DIY pom pom snowflake pillow.

Throwback: 101 dresses from the movies.

25 delicious recipe ideas for holiday dinners.

 This city in Europe is considered the Christmas capital.

Have you enjoyed any of the chocolates from the “best chocolatiers”?

Relationship tips: advice on how to leave respectfully.

The most stunning images of the northern lights from around the world.

Made me laugh: Ms. Brenda the “influencer choreographer”.

These words on gratitude v. wanting more.


  1. That arrangement over the fireplace will catch on fire!
    We were at friends for a Christmas gathering a few years ago when a lighted taper on the mantel suddenly shifted in its holder and the dry wreath above burst into flames. I opened the front door while my husband picked up the flaming mass and ran outside.
    Not merry at all

  2. I love following around with your remodeling. I am also in the process of redoing my house. We started with the kitchen before Christmas and now on to the living room! What helped a ton was instead of getting brand new cabinets we hired a specialist to come and reface our cabinets. They looked as good as new and they were ready in time for Christmas. Can’t wait to see the finished product of your house for inspiration!

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