Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley November 5, 2016

Greetings friends! So much is going on in my world right now, when it rains it pours! I’m working on not one but two kitchen remodels for a local non-profit, and a bathroom as well and there are so many details to consider! It took a few days but I finally have a design plan in place for all three spaces. I also have a few holiday projects in the works, I’ll share those in the weeks to come. Favorite links from the week below!


 This post showcases many great examples of round mirrors.

Love this bright and modern family home makeover.

Elevate the look of your cabinets with this toe-kick idea.

Nicely done! This $300 rental kitchen makeover.

How to make your last name plural on holiday cards.

Easy, cheap, and chic: DIY candle menus.

This caramel apple cream cheese spread looks yummy for Thanksgiving day snacking.

I’ve been wearing this faux leather + knit jacket all week. LOVE it!

Ten things people don’t talk about in business but should.

There is plenty of room on the island.

Isn’t this feline’s new living room the best?!


Holiday Cards from Minted (Giveaway)

By Kate Riley November 3, 2016

Greetings everyone! Now that November is here, it’s not too early to get started on your to-do list for the holidays, especially the ones that take a little planning. Holiday cards fall into that category so now is the time to begin considering which one you’ll send this year.

Good news though, there’s a fabulous variety to choose from over at Minted this season. Minted has always been a go-to source for art for me, and for holiday cards too. I had some fun earlier this week trying out a family photo on cards with their “Find it Fast” option, you simply upload your photo(s) and can scroll through dozens of cards at a time with your photo automatically inserted into the templates, it made narrowing down the choice for my holiday card SO easy since I could check out several options all at once!

One thing I’ve always loved about Minted is how they offer so many styles of holiday cards from modern to classic, but always with a fresh approach. The reason their cards are so appealing is because they partner with many creative independent artists, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for expressing goodwill this season.




There are so many new unique holiday photo cards to choose from, some of my favorites are the foil pressed and letterpress cards.



You get free matching envelopes, and to save time you can add recipient and sender addressing. New this year are coordinating custom stamps and an address book service.



Keep in mind Minted also has an amazing selection of photo art, which makes it easy to give a meaningful snapshot as a gift to a family member or friend you’ve shared a special memory with this year.



Today Minted is giving away three $100 online shop credits, just in time for the holidays!

Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. USA and Canada only.


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Note, you can shop for your holiday cards today and get 15% off with the code CHEER. Once you’ve ordered you can pat yourself on the back that you have one of the big things on your holiday list checked off early! (Discount code expires November 7th.)