Weekend Reading 9.23.22

By Kate Riley September 23, 2022

I’m at a family reunion this weekend on the Colorado River enjoying the company of my extended family but sweltering in the 100+ degree heat. Thankfully we have A/C and the river to cool off in when we go on floats together and I’m hanging out with cousins I haven’t seen in a decade, it’s a lot of fun.

There’s this magical moment at night when the sun sets and the bats fly out into the pink sky while we listen to the sounds of the river and watch the day disappear. Everyone is celebrating the first official week of fall but it still feels like summer here!

Favorite links from the week:

This modernized grand estate in Northern England.

This renovated farmhouse in Connecticut.

This impressive DIY plaster fireplace surround.

Dos and don’ts for installing a countersplash.

Ceramics explained: the difference between stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware.

How some celebrities might look if they were still alive today.

22 suggestions on how to stop shopping impulsively.

Five tips for making friends in a new city.

Building an Alzheimer’s resistant brain.

Funny: this small town does not want to be in your romantic comedy.


  1. I’m looking for super bright LED rope lights to use in my quilting studio. I got some at Lowe’s but they are not bright enough. Do you have any recommendations? I enjoy your blog very much and wish you well on your move to Florida.


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