Christmas Inspiration


The fun thing about the Christmas season is that we get to change things up a bit. It's time to move furniture, clear off tables, add a table cloth, redo the mantle, hang a holiday picture and add sparkle here and there.







After Christmas we make our new years list of thoughts and goals, clean up the decorations, and restyle our spaces. It's nice to shake it up a bit by decluttering, editing, and cleaning. It's all good.

Dreaming up a master bedroom from Wayfair.

Putting together some of the pieces that speak to you helps guide the personality of the room. What a breeze shopping Wayfair and creating the look. Here is a room I put together. (May need to switch the vanity but I wanted to marinate in the look for awhile before I abandoned the modern touch.)

I started with flowers...

Soft, lovely and fresh looking flowers are a must. Available right here.


Also the rage is the upholstered headboard here. Check out the lamps on the nightstands. Tweet Tweet.


A pale pink skirted chair to soften the modern vanity. Skirted chair here.


I kind of like the vanity being the only edgy thing in the room.  Here.



A couple of these chairs with the blue floral pillows and you are good! Chairs here.
Add a fabulous faux fur and the room gets sexier. Faux fur throw here.



A substantial side table between the chairs for a lamp, treasures and books is a must in the sitting area. Side table here.



Throw pillow here.

and here.




and here.



Only in my bedroom would I love this, anywhere else its just too corny for me. Here.


In the interest of collaborating with a loyal blog follower and a skilled and creative blogger found here, I nixed my original selection of art in favor of this

In the interest of collaborating with a loyal blog follower and skilled and creative blooger found here, I nixed my original selection of art in favor of this. 


And all together you have a bedroom that rocks!





Salt Spring Island-Part 2


Gardens and Views
 Gathering greens and edible flowers for our meals










 This beautifully designed gate, fence, rose support gave me an idea for my small city garden.







 This is a result of our day working outside. We cleaned and organized the potting area, J painted the potting bench while Hillary and I tended to planting pots and repairing the outdoor table.










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Tree Trimming




I married into to these special little angels that have been attacked by my cats. This little one just lost an arm yesterday. Isn't it pretty how her hair is tossed across her body?

She looks bundled up in our freezing Seattle weather.


And the simple homemade ornaments by my girls. Thankfully they love pink. A colour which is favored by this middle sister.


Let this be a lesson to the mean people out there.