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Weekend reading 7/31/22 | Centsational style

I’m a big believer in seasonal breaks, so I signed off for a week. It was great! I finished a few projects in Florida, said goodbye to this special place and closed the house for a month. I flew out to California mid week and spent a few days reconnecting with my kids, I missed my teens so much!

After many long discussions, we have postponed a full-time move to Florida for another year. It felt too rushed to jump there permanently this fall and my son wants to finish school in California. That means I’ll fly back and forth and continue the renovations through the winter and spring and come back again next summer. The decision to postpone the move also buys me time to remodel portions of our California home before putting it up for sale at some point in the future. I feel blessed and relieved to have slowed down the move and I confess I missed California, my home for over forty years. I was at a birthday party in a vineyard yesterday and sat in the breeze watching the grapes grow and just enjoying the beauty around me.

I will be sharing the bathroom remodel this week and I have new fall art prints coming to my print shop later this month. Hello August, it’s almost autumn! 2022 flies by!

Favorite links of the week:

A beautifully remodeled kitchen and dining area.

This beautiful Michigan Lake House Tour.

Bamboo fences are cleverly used indoors.

Four clever decorating tips from a props stylist.

How to add artisanal moldings to plain windows.

Well done: this do-it-yourself electric fireplace and TV corner.

Have you heard of match safes? They are collectibles!

I saw this series last week and really loved it.

15 places where minimalist principles other than ownership can be applied.

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