Centsational Girl

Chic Containers for the Home

Chic Containers for the Home

For Mother’s Day, all I wanted just a long afternoon of retail therapy, just me and my latte, strolling around favorite home decor stores like West Elm and CB2. I did just that and while I was out
What Makes a Great Guest Room?

What Makes a Great Guest Room?

Last weekend, I did something I’ve never done before. I rented a room and stayed inside a stranger’s house while I was exploring a new city. I came home from Seattle yesterday and instead of a
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Hello my friends! I’ve spent the day running around Seattle after I landed here yesterday. If you’ve seen my Insta stories, you know I’m hitting some cool spots, several you recommended to me. I’m off
Flip House Bathroom Remodel

Flip House Bathroom Remodel

I came to Las Vegas for a quick trip in anticipation of getting the investment properties ready for sale, and also to photograph the master bathroom remodel which I hadn’t done yet. As I’ve mentioned
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

I have a busy travel week, I am taking a quick 36 hour trip to Las Vegas then just a few days later I’m going to Seattle. In between, there’s all the parental obligations. Since it’s May all the
Attractive Bi-fold Closet Doors

Attractive Bi-fold Closet Doors

I’ve decided to replace some of the plain hollow core sliding closet doors in my house. The door frames are the standard 72 x 80” and I thought about reframing the closets with a new set of custom
Summer Travel to Europe – What I Pack

Summer Travel to Europe – What I Pack

I will be in Europe for two weeks in June and I’m already planning what clothes I’ll bring this trip. A great question landed in my inbox last week. Cheryl J. wrote: Hey Kate, I am going to Paris in
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends, I’ll be enjoying tacos and margaritas with friends this afternoon. Tomorrow I have a shelf project I’m working on for my laundry room, I hope to share that space update

Hip House Plants

I went plant shopping with my aunt this week, we went to a local nursery where they carry more specialized plants than the ones found in the garden department at home improvement stores, like stag
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Etsy

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Etsy

May has arrived! This means Mother’s Day is around the corner, less than two weeks away! I found a few creative gifts to consider for the special moms in your life, all of these creations are from
Cool Things to Do in Austin

Cool Things to Do in Austin

In the domestic travel category, I planned to visit three new cities in the States this year, and I’m happy to have checked Austin, Texas off my list. What a fun place! There’s no shortage of super
Wallpaper in Small Doses

Wallpaper in Small Doses

I do this to myself every time I travel, I bring along my laptop with every intention of blogging, then I get caught up in where I am and the laptop never gets opened. I suppose that’s healthy, one
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Greetings from Austin! I’m visiting my cousin and exploring the city for the next few days, so far I’m loving everything! The barbecue, the breweries, and the vibe, so great. Austin is a beautiful
European Airbnbs to Bookmark

European Airbnbs to Bookmark

Just yesterday I booked my two Airbnb apartments for my two week trip to Europe in June. I’ll be in Belgium for four days then I’m off to the Czech Republic for five days. In Belgium, we will see
Black Pendant Lighting

Black Pendant Lighting

I’m halfway done updating my laundry room. I swapped out the old window shade for woven wood and also the old round chrome pulls for matte brass (the same I used in this kitchen remodel). Soon I’ll be
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Hello and happy Sunday! Thank you all for your comments on the recent post about France and dreams of living abroad, I loved reading about your personal experiences and stories! I spent yesterday out
Avignon & Dreams of Living Abroad

Avignon & Dreams of Living Abroad

Have you ever visited another place in the world and left a piece of your heart there? That’s exactly how I feel about the south of France. I felt so at home during my ten day solo adventure last
Outdoor Chat Sets Under $400

Outdoor Chat Sets Under $400

My yard sale was a success! I made $400 and sold half my stuff, so I’m doing it again in a few weeks in the hopes of getting rid of it all. I sold a few pieces of furniture I wasn’t loving anymore to
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

Do you ever wake up totally inspired to tackle a million things? That’s me today, I woke up early, made a big pot of coffee, designed a new fabric pattern, and ran to the craft store to pick up
Mixing Metal Finishes in the Bathroom

Mixing Metal Finishes in the Bathroom

My friends, I always have renovation on my mind, and my attention as turned to my master bathroom. The tile and cabinets are too traditional for my taste so I’m budgeting a remodel. It’s not likely to