I’m at a family reunion on the Colorado River this weekend and am enjoying the company of my extended family, but I’m feeling sweltering in the 100+ degree heat. Luckily we have air conditioning and the river to cool off when we ride floats together and I hang out with cousins I haven’t seen in a decade, it’s a lot of fun.
There is that magical moment at night when the sun goes down and the bats fly in the pink sky as we listen to the sounds of the river and watch the day fade away. Everyone’s celebrating the first official week of fall, but it still feels like summer here!
Favorite links of the week:
This modernized grand estate in Northern England.
This renovated farmhouse in Connecticut.
This stunning DIY plaster fireplace surround.
Dos and don’ts for installing a countersplash.
Pottery Explained: The difference between earthenware, porcelain and earthenware.
What some celebrities might look like if they were alive today.
22 suggestions on how to stop impulsive shopping.
Five tips for making friends in a new city.
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