Mood Boards…

  When I was a decorator in a past life, I would have my clients go through magazines and without putting too much thought into what they were looking for, randomingly tear out pages that showed something that resonated with them.  It could be a colour, a pattern, a style of furniture, anything really.  After,… Continue reading Mood Boards…

2023…

According to the Chinese calendar, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit, a sign of longevity, peace and prosperity.  Doesn't that sound like a promising year ahead? Twenty-three is my lucky number. Although I'm not superstitious, I can't help but think this will be a good year...something to look forward to. Chinese culture also designated… Continue reading 2023…

“Warm” Wishes…

    It's freezing outside, and many of us are running frantically with last-minute errands. My wish for you is a cozy seat in front of the fire, a glass of bubbly, your favourite treats and time to relax before the magic begins... For me, that will mean binging on season 3 of "Emily in Paris"...… Continue reading “Warm” Wishes…

The Finishing Touches…

This past weekend, I had a "mini break" to use Bridget Jones's words. Although short, it inspired me to add to my "Charlie Brown" Christmas decor.  No, I am not putting up a tree after all, but I have bulked up the nature theme I had already started. My first errand on my return was… Continue reading The Finishing Touches…

Black Friday…

Today marks the beginning of Thanksgiving Weekend in the United States. Along with turkey and football, "Black Friday" has become a tradition many partake in. Black Friday is the kick-off for the Christmas season...parades, local tree lighting and shopping.   For retailers, it often turns their bottom line from red to black. But at what… Continue reading Black Friday…

A “Charlie” Brown Christmas…

  Every Christmas, I  pick out a unique ornament for my family members.  This (photo left) is Charlie's Christmas ornament for 2022.  It will, however, not be on the Christmas tree because I will not be setting up the tree...again.  My naughty little dog would have the time of her life dismantling it one ornament… Continue reading A “Charlie” Brown Christmas…

Something to look forward to…

If you live in Alberta, you know that winter has arrived...overnight. The photo left was taken on October 31 (no snow). Within a couple of days, we were under a layer of pure, white beauty (I love winter!), but those first days of winter brought a harsh reality. Many have forgotten how to drive (scary) in… Continue reading Something to look forward to…

A Different Perspective…

    I mentioned some time ago that I was gifted a four-season package of drone garden photos.  Somehow the summer slipped by, and no photos were taken, but on October 19, the first photo shoot happened. Although the garden wasn't as far along into its fall colour show as I had hoped, I was… Continue reading A Different Perspective…

What a spectacular autumn…

    Until a few days ago, we hadn't even had our first frost (usually around mid-September)!  Many trees are still loaded with green leaves.  Getting the garden ready for winter has been tricky...do we do it now or wait another week.  The annuals are still blooming; it's not easy to relegate them to the… Continue reading What a spectacular autumn…