Hello! We hope you’re having a great Saturday. It’s sunny here in good ol’ Tampa but it looks like a storm is going to roll in later this afternoon… that’s okay though. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book or blog during a crazy Florida storm. Except for doing that with a huge cup of coffee. 🙂

Every Saturday we’re going to bring you some interesting reads from throughout the week. We’ll start small (2-3) and if you’re interested in more just give us a shout. So without further ado…

Small Cool 2012

This isn’t exactly a read, but if you’re looking for some small space inspiration to stare at, this is certainly the place to find it. The contest has been going on for a little while now, and there’s a slew of new submissions to peruse through. We’re suckers for big windows here (probably because our condo is lacking any kind of good outside view) so Brian’s Glass Wall really caught our eye.

(image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Imagine having that awesome window to stare through while sipping a delicious cup of coffee… mmmmm.

But, I digress. Hop over and check some of these entries out yourself. They should you a good amount of rooms per unit, along with the square footage of each so you can look at something comparable to your tiny piece of heaven. What’s your favorite one so far?

Dealing with Closet Clutter- Spring Cleaning

Over the past year or so I’ve been reading a terrific blog called Young House Love. I came across it by accident when working on some DIY stuff for the condo. The reason I love their blog is because it’s real. Meaning, we can relate to them because we’re a young (newly engaged as of last weekend!) couple in their first place trying to make it something special. Even though they’ve moved onto a second home now, they share a lot of great DIY tips that aren’t ridiculously expensive.

If you’re looking to rehab an existing closet that’s been taken over by everything, check out this post that runs through a small closet makeover. I promise you’ll love it.

Image credit: Young House Love

We’re definitely terrible at this. We actually just started working on tackling individual closets throughout the condo. You may remember when we picked up this little chair and decided to rehab it from Ikea. Well, that actually ended up in a closet that we turned into a nook. We haven’t posted it up yet (I actually just realized it because I went searching for the post to share) but we’ll start taking some pictures and writing it up in a little bit. Anyway, that closet in particular was practically killing us with clutter. We keep all the boxes from our mac products (believe it or not, it ups the resell value because people love their original boxes….) and things were getting out of control.

Not to mention, I have yet to get something small to scan in little things like vet bills and insurance stuff, so that was threatening the whole livelihood of our nook. We managed to wrangle it in while we contemplate how we want to renovate the remaining portion of the closet. Sometimes a little wicker basket with pretty lining is all you need to do the trick.

10 Delicious Puff Pastry Delights

Okay. This definitely isn’t home decorating related but I couldn’t help myself. I was getting hungry just looking at these. The nutella puff pastry is definitely the best looking out of all of them… then again, I’m a huge nutella junkie so I guess I’m somewhat biased in that opinion.

Who says you have to eat healthy tonight? I know the whole entire world is dieting right now (or it seems like it, anyway) but who the hell cares.


So that’s it for our first edition of Saturday brunch links. We should probably get on putting up pictures of the closet nook now…

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