Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley October 21, 2017

I woke up this morning feeling a burst of creativity with so many ideas popping into my head. Today I’m gathering some supplies to bring those ideas to life. The rains that fell yesterday did the trick, not only clearing the air but also my mind. I woke up to blue skies and renewed hope for my community’s rebuilding process.

Tomorrow I’m off to spend a day in San Francisco then I’ll be stopping by to see my brother and make the final decisions for his fireplace makeover. Enjoy this lovely fall weekend! Favorite links:


A budget conscious small kitchen makeover.

Nice work on these three different room redos.

A welcoming sunroom decorated with autumn touches.

A foolproof flower arranging trick.

This modern slat coffee table looks great (and is easy to build!)

How charming is this ghost tassel garland?

Is ikigai the new hygge?

Museum goers that match the artwork.

How to properly credit.


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Mad for Plaid

By Kate Riley October 19, 2017

I’m obsessed with Outlander, and I’m reading the books at the same time as I’m watching the series. I finally got caught up on Season Three last night (OMG the last scene!). Watching that show you see so much tartan in the scenes filmed in Scotland, it makes me want to wear more tartan coats and scarves in winter.

Plaid and tartan are iconic textiles that have been around for centuries. Many people use “plaid” and “tartan” interchangeably but that’s only half correct. All tartans are plaid, but not all plaids are tartan.






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There’s been a chill in the air for a few days and I was inspired to go hunting for a warm plaid blanket (I bought this one) for my reading chair. What’s more enticing than the casually draped plaid blanket? Every home needs one! It’s handy to keep one in the trunk for football games or impromptu picnics.


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Stay cozy friends :)