Weekly Reads, October 16th

With beautiful weather and chilly (which means below seventy degrees to us here in Raleigh) temperatures in the forecast, our plan is to enjoy the sunny outdoors all weekend long. And maybe take a little road trip to see some hot air balloons work their magic. Find out what you missed and what we loved this week:

From around the web


It only takes 5 minutes to improve your cooking life.
These surreal collages by Eugenia Loli are breathtaking.
A new app to make grocery shopping (and cooking) easier.
Get the look: Romeo + Juliet
Two amazing home tours: Kimi Incarnation’s whimsical vintage California abode and Neville Trickett’s South African bungalow.
An ombré challenge for puzzle lovers.

This week on Surround Yourself

Major concrete DIYs to try this weekend.
How to make the most of those pesky exposed plumbing pipes.
Halloween DIYs you can leave up until Christmas…and maybe even year round.
Artist Jennifer Lommers talks travel, art, and the importance of risks.


Have a great weekend!