Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you.
- This bright colourful dining room from Dina Holland Interiors stopped me in my tracks. Then the rest of the house blew me away. This project is a great example of how to mix patterns, how to incorporate colour and how decorating can completely change the feel of your home.
- Canadian design superstar Sarah Richardson is back on HGTV with a new series, Sarah Off The Grid. I could debate “off the grid” and the merits of a 5,000 square foot house, but for now I’m enjoying the beautiful interiors she’s designing. And I’m hoping that the off the grid part of the story comes out more in future episodes.
- I mentioned before that we’re big fans in our house of documentary film maker Ken Burns. His newest production, The Vietnam War, is now airing on PBS.
- A critical (and at times cutting) look at HGTV’s current programming.
- How a freelance writer decides what to charge
- This article hit on many of the techniques I learned back in high school English class: 5 Easy Ways to Write an Irresistible Introduction (including a click bait title)
My writing elsewhere:
- How to combat Japanese beetles in the vegetable garden
- I’m always skeptical about the strength and durability of dog collars. The Mighty Paw Metal Buckle Collar addressed all my concerns. Read my review.
- A bumper crop of potatoes and not so much success for the tomatoes
- What is your dog really telling you?
- A reminder from my dog to enjoy the moment