Weekend Reading 3.24.24

By Kate Riley March 24, 2024

What a crazy cool week I had. I spent it prepping my local shop for the last artisan market in my community building and it was a great success. I had such amazing feedback from new and repeat customers in light of my lease ending and my closing the local shop. As I shared in my Instagram stories, the experience taught me so much about retails sales, merchandising, and customer relations. I feel confident if I ever decide to open a similar shop in Florida I can hit the ground running.

My daughter is home from Santa Barbara for spring break so we’re enjoying her company. My parents are coming to visit so it will be a lovely Easter in our home in California, enjoying the arrival of spring and talking about all the exciting changes happening this year. I’m headed back to Florida next week and will be flying back and forth for a few months, working on a few projects there I’d like to complete. Life is good and I’m feeling so grateful in this season. :)

Favorite links from the week:

This cozy historic home outside of London is lovely.

So pretty: the bold color and pattern choices in this jewel box bathroom.

A beautiful refresh of a traditional home in Rochester.

Monochromatic color drenching, are you a fan?

Fast growing climbing plants to give you privacy.

For a gold finish: spray paint, rub n’ buff, or gold leaf?

USA road trips to plan this spring or summer.

“…hooray for men getting themselves flowers.”

Ha ha nailed it! How every husband should respond to his wife’s purchases.



  1. I think it’s a traditional home in Rochester, MN (home of the Mayo Clinic), not New York.

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