Week + End: Bright Links to Love

September 13, 2013

How did the past week treat you? Mine started out a bit frenzied with all of the school back-and-forth but eased up a little by the end, just in time for me to come down with a head cold. Go figure. I’m hoping it will disappear in time for the weekend because summer has returned in full force and we’re hoping to hit the beach at some point…fingers crossed! Before I pour myself another cup of tea, I thought I’d share some link love from the week:

1. This family home was once a greenhouse! Check out the conversion, it’s pretty fantastic, as is the rug in the front entry:

Apartment Therapy

2. Came across this amazing kitchen reno on Pinterest and, lo and behold, it’s the home of another Abbotsford blogger, Elissa Toews…small world! Her husband built and installed the entire kitchen from scratch too, be sure to check it out:

Our House

3. I’ve been eating really well and working out all week (I think my muscles are in shock, so sore!) so I think I might just have to reward myself with a cocktail like this (or maybe two) over the weekend:

The Comfort of Cooking

4. Brad’s been making some major headway down in our basement and will be framing in our new TV room on Saturday. I cannot wait to finally conquer some major storage issues and overflowing closets on our main floor…does anyone else get excited by thought of shelves that look like this?

Real Simple

5. I know that I featured a pic earlier this week but I cannot get enough of the new studio over at Oh Joy, designed by Emily Henderson. Colour, art, layers and pattern galore, not to mention some fabulous DIY touches:

Oh Joy‘s new studio designed by Emily Henderson

What are your plans for the weekend? Hopefully you’ll be soaking up some sunshine at some point. I have a feeling I may end up sipping lemon + honey rather than cocktails, fingers crossed I can shake this thing in time for happy hour. Cheers to Friday!


1 Alice Bradshaw { 09.13.13 at 1:08 am }

I love these colors, it looks like summer ! Ma favorite picture is the last one, colors, catch, paint on the wall… grr I love it !

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2 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 09.13.13 at 10:35 am }

I LOVE Oh Joy’s studio makeover as well. Have a great weekend and enjoy the beach, Lily!
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3 Birch + Bird { 09.14.13 at 10:43 am }

It’s so great, isn’t it Will? Hope you have a wonderful weekend too :)

4 Tracey { 09.14.13 at 8:14 am }

I just thrive on organization! I’m setting up my office in a new room of our house and it’s fun not only to set things up but the purging process is good too so that you can fit all of your goodies in those pretty boxes.
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5 Birch + Bird { 09.14.13 at 10:44 am }

I hear you Tracey! I’ve gotten pretty ruthless with purging too!

6 Annie { 09.14.13 at 10:32 am }

Discovered your site only recently through Pinterest and I can’t get enough! Love it!

7 Birch + Bird { 09.14.13 at 10:45 am }

Thanks so much Annie! Your trip to Paris looks like dream!

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