Weekend Reading 8.30.20

By Kate Riley August 30, 2020

Weekend hellos! It’s hard to believe it’s almost September, which is my favorite month: slightly cooler weather and the beginning of fall.

We have new routines in place with school and work. It feels different for obvious reasons this year, but I try each day to focus on the good which is really just the simple things: health, shelter, family, and friends. The latest show I’m hooked on is Endeavor on PBS. I’m already on Season 5, it’s so well done, I really like the main characters. What shows have you been enjoying lately?

Favorite links from the week:

Fifty kitchen design ideas to consider for your remodel.

Plenty of white plus a coastal vibe in this Toronto home.

Bravo! This DIY murphy bed design looks amazing.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to build interior window shutters.

This looks tasty: gourmet mac and boursin cheese.

Coping tips if the pandemic is making you feel like a jerk.

Life is too precious to wait for someone to join your adventure.

Thank you Joan for this wisdom!

I’d like the bottom of my shirts back too. :)


Beyond Basic: Chic Baskets Under $50

By Kate Riley August 27, 2020

Let’s list all the practical ways we can use baskets around the house: as planters, towel holders, toy bins, firewood, blanket storage…. the list goes on and on. We love them because they corral anything and also add texture to our spaces.

It’s that time of year when we start pulling out throw blankets and soft pillows, and baskets are the ideal storage solution, but who says your baskets have to be boring? These options are both practical and pretty, offering a bit more flair for your abode. I ordered two of these baskets for holding lightweight blankets because they’re so affordable. I hope you find a favorite or two to add to your collection.

modern woven

boho basket

asher handwoven

woven seagrass

fabric baskets



two tone coiled rope

seagrass stripe



stripe & fringe



zig zag stitch



macramé catchall


merchant floor



two tone woven


muse fringe


allium stripe



three color felt

pink stripe



parkay hamper

black band with lid



two tone felt



paper tweed (more colors and sizes at Amazon)

tamaduni sisal

calista stripe totes



round long fringe


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