Did you receive the latest issue of Dabble Magazine in your inbox? Its all about celebrating the upcoming Holiday season. I absolutely love the Christmas tree on the over….the blues and purples are gorgeous and not your typical traditional Christmas colours.
Lately I have been majorly crushing on anything GOLD. And I talk about this in my latest What’s Trending column, as you can see from the image below.
There’s also more Golden goodness on the Dabble Blog. If you are so over silver and chrome in your home, then hopefully these featured products will inspire you to add some glamorous gold into your home decor for 2013.
To also help you get into the Christmas spirit, My friend, Nicolas Rosaci, the resident Dabble DIY Guy has some great DIY ideas to enhance your gift wrapping this season.
Later this week I will give you a holiday tour of my house all decorated for Christmas. In the meantime, there is only 6 more days left till Christmas…..Yikes!! Good luck!!
On a more serious note: As a mother of 2 young girls, I was heartbroken about the terrible tragedy in Connecticut that had 20 beautiful children taken from their parents. Our children and families are so precious and we must never take them for granted. Please kiss and hug your loved ones today and everyday. I know I am.
I meant to post this last week but this little puppy kept me very busy last week! Meet Marilyn Monroe, our new tiny Yorkie!
Isn’t she absolutely adorable?
Anyway, last week my painter/wallpaper installer came in to work on the girls’ homework room. It is looking absolutely fabulous and I couldn’t be happier.
Here’s a sneak peek of the wallpaper and the wall colour: Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore.
Then I was able to “force” my husband to put together the Ikea desks and chairs I bought for each girl.
Doesn’t it look fantastic so far……the girls are ecstatic and my vision for their homework room is coming to fruition!!
Can you believe I bought these adorable little storage bins from the dollar store…..you would think they were made for the wallpaper, they accent the paper and colours perfectly.
And the FILLSTA table lamp is perfect. Although I must admit it took me a while to figure out how to put this lamp together.
So far so good!! What’s left to do is put up shelving above the desk, create an art wall for their pictures & paintings and get going on my DIY chalkboard. So stay tuned for another update soon!!
The latest issue of Dabble Magazine went live at the end of July but since internet is quite spotty up at Emerald Lake I wasn’t able to blog about it.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the June-July issue then click on the cover below and get caught up on all the Dabble goodness!
My current What’s Trending column is all about Ombre in home decor. One piece is all you need to add this fun effect into your home.
My good friend Nicholas Rosaci, Dabble’s DIY Guy has created a very stylish DIY project for this issue. He really is sooooooo creative.
Dabble also has an IPAD contest running right now. See below for all 3 ways you can enter and win this great prize!
Believe it or not, I’m currently working on the next issue highlighting fall trends which is my favourite time of the year for fashion and interior design. Can`t wait to share it with you next month.
Well, that`s it for now. I`m off to work on my Bunkie so I can share with you another progress update.
Yesterday I got to spend the entire day with both my girls at their respective schools which was a perfect lead-in to this Mother’s Day weekend!
First I headed over to my youngest daughter’s Montessori school for their Mother’s Day Tea…with lots of singing and baked goodies.
Look at the pretty tissue-paper flowers that greeted the moms when we arrived!
Then this fabulous group of children sang beautiful songs for their mommies. Here is a snippet of one of the mother’s day themed songs:
We then enjoyed iced tea and baked treats that the kids had baked earlier in the week! That mini carrot cupcake was so delish!!
Mya then presented a drawing she made of the 2 of us. And you’ll notice that the both of us are wearing crowns on our heads! She is definitely my little princess!
And here is present #2: a stunning DIY art project! I am absolutely floored by how fabulous this keepsake piece of artwork is. And it is so easy to do. Just glue the crayons to the top of a canvas, turn on the blow-dryer at high heat and watch the melted wax drip down the canvas board!! And voila, you have a piece of original artwork!!
Oh and look how amazing her printing is getting!!
Here we are enjoying some tea and baked goodies together. Look how proud she looks after giving me her precious mother’s day gifts!!
After tea, I rushed down to the Medieval Times Castle in Toronto to volunteer at my oldest daughter’s Grade 4 class field trip! Mackenzie and I had a great time watching all the cute Knights joust and sword-fight, while wearing our crowns and eating with our fingers!
I am incredibly lucky to be the mom of these 2 precious little girls who I know love their mommy very much! I’m looking forward to spending this weekend with my family – and getting a ton of kisses and hugs!
My wish is that you too have a wonderful Mother’s day weekend filled with lots of love. And if you are not a mom, then I hope you get to spend some valuable time with your own mom!!
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Lately I have been obsessed with mint green in both fashion and home decor. To the point where I just got my nails painted in this lovely hue!
I also started a board on Pinterest highlighting everything I love in fashion and home decor in Mint Green. You can follow my board here if you have an account.
In the meantime, here are some glorious images of this fresh colour to inspire you to add some mint green to your closet or home decor this spring!!
The current issue of House Beautiful is all about green!! Love that stunning chair!
The fashion runways for spring 2012 also showed a lot of mint green. However, this colour has been popular for many years now as seen in the gorgeous Haute Couture gown by Elie Saab from her spring 2010 collection. So there really is no need to be fearful of adding this colour into your closet or a few toss cushions!!
Now let’s look at some interior design highlighting mint green in all its glory!!
source unknown – via Pinterest
Gorgeous mint green walls!!
Room design by Nick Olsen
How about a mint green kitchen??
If that is too much for you, then how about some mint green pieces for the room: Like this vintage green fridge by SMEG! FUN!
A simple green chair can also make quite the impact!
I’m loving how fun this mint green vintage tub looks in this bathroom!
How about a quick DIY: Grab some mint green paint and freshen up your bookshelf for spring! (don’t you love how the shelves were styled also!)
I absolutely adore the look of this room. Imagine a sea-side cottage and you’ve got this gorgeous room. I love the mint green grass cloth wallpaper and accessories. !!