Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley December 29, 2019

I love this week so much, the down time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is when I get so much done. Today I cleaned my garage top to bottom, and while my back hurts from all the lifting and moving, organizing and sweeping, the space is clean and I can finally park my car inside again. :)

I’m going to relax tomorrow and watch some football games. It’s supposed to rain all day so that makes it easy to spend it on the couch. :) I’m very excited for January! I have a few new fabric patterns I designed that will be available and I’m launching a new business too! You’ll see both soon.

Favorite links from the week:

Tour a cosmopolitan family friendly home in Sydney.

Inventive materials were used throughout this creative home remodel.

Ten popular bathrooms from 2019.

This is a stylish way to display western hats.

Memory lane: the biggest toy of the year from the last 50 years.

How single women are changing the economy.

This + this = proof you need not be a parent to transform a child’s life.

Wow, is this really a new trend?!


Merry Christmas to You

By Kate Riley December 24, 2019

Christmas greetings to you my friends! I have been enjoying the last few days so much, sharing meals with friends and family and driving around looking at all the holiday lights! I love Christmas Eve it’s the most magical feeling anticipating all the fun that awaits!

Our tradition is to open gifts on Christmas morning, then we go to the movies, then instead of me cooking, we go to a restaurant owned by a family friend for dinner. I consider that one of my presents. :)


I’m going to take a few more days off to enjoy the season. I’ll return this weekend with a roundup of favorite links from around the web, then I’ll be taking time off next week as well.

The week after Christmas is always so strange but I welcome it. I get really lazy, sleep in, live in pajamas, and lose track of what day it is. The best way to end the year! Sending wishes to you for the same level of relaxation.

May you have the happiest of holidays and a very Merry Christmas!


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