Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley December 4, 2015

It’s been so nice to be home and sleep in my own bed after all that traveling in November. When I first arrived home I wasn’t motivated at all to decorate, I preferred to just sit and enjoy the glow of the one tree I have up. I’m late to the holiday decorating party this year but today I am feeling the Christmas spirit. Tomorrow we will pick up a natural Christmas tree here in town and decorate gingerbread houses.

My younger sister and my brother have stayed with me these past few days so I’ve been occupied with cooking meals, setting the table, mixing drinks, and sharing stories. When I spend time with my siblings, we relive all the funny memories and the hours fly by. We don’t see each other as often as we like during the year, but sitting down to a meal together and pairing it with a good bottle of wine (or two or three) is truly one of the best things about this time of year.

 pine snowflakes

Favorite links from the week…

Loved every bit of the latest Adore mag.

Unusual uses for subway tile.

This family friendly home tour.

Inspiring ways to deck the halls with gold.

2015’s top pop songs mashed together.

25 Acts of Kindness for Advent – yes.

Charming DIY pine snowflakes (seen above).

Clever! These DIY trophy wine toppers.

Things everyone should do for themselves once a year.

This brought tears to my eyes.

Have a lovely weekend.

Linens Giveaway

By Kate Riley December 2, 2015

We’re well into the swing of the holiday season and with winter’s arrival the temperatures are dropping every day. ‘Tis the season to cozy up your home – since you spend a third of your life in bed your linens should be ones that provide maximum comfort and rest!

 coverlet 2

 Chevron Coral Glam

I’ve used Crane & Canopy linens in several bedrooms over the years, most recently in this guest room and this master bedroom, I’m a huge fan of their products, especially their Linden duvet.

Crane & Canopy is a San Francisco based brand that delivers modern designer bedding at accessible prices. All of their bedding is made with soft breathable cotton, and a portion of the proceeds of their sales goes to “A Safe Night’s Sleep” benefiting women and children affected by domestic violence.

Today I’m happy to share they’ve introduced a new line of beautiful quilts and coverlets for layering your bedrooms. Aren’t they lovely?



Today Crane & Canopy is giving away three $75 online shop credits to their store, pick from anything you love, duvets, coverlets, sheets, throw blankets, decorative pillows too. Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget below!

 crane canopy products

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All images via Crane & Canopy