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Weekend Reading 7.12.20

Well with the number of coronavirus cases rising in our area here in the last few weeks, I’m committed to more days spent at home. I’m bracing myself mentally for a few more months of this but no complaints, the weather is nice and there is plenty to do around my county. Like everyone else, I’m spending a lot of time at home. Lightweight kimono cardigans...

DIY Double Edge Floating Frame + Great Source for Canvas Prints!

*This post is in partnership with CanvasDiscount.com. Hello my friends! As you know I’ve been focused a lot on building up my travel art shop that I launched earlier this year, so it was serendipitous when I was contacted by CanvasDiscount.com to show off two ways to print artwork using their services. I was so happy to partner with them because their...

Contemporary Bathroom Tile Wainscoting

I don’t have any active project in the works right now, because coronavirus but I’ve always loved watching how others are remodeling their spaces in fresh and creative ways. I’ve noticed some modern tile wainscoting installations beyond basic subway tile and they caught my eye. Wainscoting is a decades old way of making walls more interesting. If you’re...

Weekend Reading 7.5.20

Hello my friends, and happy Fourth of July weekend. Ours was very mellow, just a backyard BBQ, not much different than a regular summer night! With spreading virus cases in California, we kept the Fourth low key. I’m working on some projects around the house. I have to patch some broken tile (nothing to really blog about) and I have an art framing...

36 Hours in Mendocino

Yesterday I returned from an overnight road trip with my daughter, we drove up the Northern California coastline to neighboring Mendocino County and spent the night at a little B&B. I wanted to squeeze in a little getaway to a place I’ve never been, and spend some one-on-one time with my teenager. A little coastal road trip was the perfect medicine...

Etsy Finds: Outdoor & Backyard Activities

Hey Moms and Dads. Are your kids bored? Are you tired of them watching TV or begging for screens? It’s not even July yet. :) I rounded up a few ways to entertain the kids outdoors and support some small online businesses on Etsy! cornhole boards   box of outdoor activities   smores kits   leafy greens seed starter     “things i...

Summer Tech Wallpapers (Free Downloads)

Hello friends and happy summer to you! I was playing around with some graphic arts software that I use and created a few new wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, tablets, and phones! Below find five new styles, all free downloads. Each design is available to download in four formats. The 16×9 ratios work for most desktop monitors, and the 16×10 ratios...

Modern Uses of Breeze Blocks

Ever since my visit to Palm Springs I’ve had breeze blocks on my mind. They’re iconic in that part of California as part of the mid century modern style of homes that surged in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s and they’re incorporated into the architecture in the form of screens and walls. Breeze blocks allow for ventilation but also provide some...

Weekend Reading 6.20.2020

I spent most of my week hanging out with a handful of friends since we’ve all been so isolated for months! It was nice to spend a few hours reconnecting with the faces I’ve missed so much. I’ve also been doing a lot of sitting, thinking, and daydreaming in the sunshine. I believe part of achieving healthy balance in life is not always being productive,...

Gardening Formula for Tall Planters

I was dining at a restaurant in Healdsburg over the weekend and as I exited I noticed the very tall planters outside the entrance with the gardening medley that never fails to produce an eye catching look. Perhaps you’ve heard of this gardening trick before? If it’s drama you want, then the “thriller filler spiller” gardening formula works every time....

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