Monday, November 22, 2010

So very happy!

What treats the Mailman delivered today!
I've been waiting for my copy of HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead to arrive. It is stunning.

I took a quick look through and could not believe how beautiful this book is. The paper quality is lovely to touch. The photography and design are brilliant. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of warm tea and enjoy it fully.

I have been a fan of Matthew's work for years. I've enjoyed his sense of style and creativity in the pages of many magazines and on his website. It was a complete thrill and honour to be invited to submit my papergoods for HOLIDAY. So thank you Matthew, Jenny and Linda!

Today is also bittersweet. My biggest sweet Mom, who I lost just 2 1/2 months ago isn't with me to share my happy news. Some of the hardest moments are when you want to share something special. I know she is with me in spirit, cheering me on and saying "That's great Hon (short for honey) I am so excited for you"



I also wanted to share this lovely delivery that arrived in my mailbox today from Pink Grapefruit Style on Etsy....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland Party

I loved styling the party I recently produced for the lovely Babiekins Magazine. So I was thrilled to see that Ohdeedoh featured it today on their blog! Here are a few pictures from the shoot.
To see more you can check out Babiekins Magazine here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stocking Stuffers & Gifts

Just starting my holiday shopping now and I thought I would share a stocking stuffer gift idea - personalized note card sets for the kids. They would also be great as teacher or hostess gifts too. There are more styles to choose from in the shop. I'm also having a sale!

Have you started your holiday shopping? I will share a Holiday Gift Guide I am working on very soon...and a special Holiday giveaway.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dreaming of a new kitchen...

Today we had to go shopping for some new appliances. Nothing exciting really, just a dryer and a dishwasher. However, it got me dreaming of a designing a new kitchen.

We need, ok well we don't need, but we want a more modern, functional kitchen. The last remodel was done over 20 years ago and didn't maximize the space, especially for a growing family.

Have you seen the new Martha Stewart line of kitchens available at Home Depot? They are lovely. I'm not sure if they are available in Canada yet. Do you?

I know I want white simple cabinetry. I love the look of a solid surface counter top material like Corian. I'm not sure how I feel about open shelving. I really like the look and the opportunity to display collections but worry about dust. We live in an old house with plaster walls so dust is just part of the package.

Our dilemma is whether to leave the kitchen where it is and knock out a wall to make our main floor more open concept. It will also allow for an island...on my wish list. The other option is to move the kitchen into where our dining room is now and open up a different area of the main floor. What to do....???

Monday, November 1, 2010

Babiekins Magazine

Issue #3 of the lovely Babiekins Magazine is out today!

What a great way to start off a sleepy Monday morning! Exciting magazine launches are happening this week.

Today, issue 3 of Babiekins Magazine launches. I just love this magazine. It is always full of whimsical photos and lovely art. You can see my contribution too - a Winter Wonderland Party!

It's always a pleasure to work with the Priscila, the creative force behind Babiekins Magazine.