It’s crummy weather today where I live and it’s kind of depressing. Freezing rain is not quite what I imagined for mid April weather. No wonder I’m vitamin D deficient right now! I’ve been daydreaming of warm weather and being outside in the sun so when I pinned this picture on Pinterest I had to share.
Everything about this image screams outdoor entertaining and outdoor living. I love the mint green cushions with a dash of orange as the accent. The organic feel of the tree stump side tables doesn’t make this area too precious or perfect.
Yup, I’ll be daydreaming about this outdoor oasis all day today…….what about you?
Have a fabulous weekend!
I can’t believe how fast 2012 is passing by. And on this day of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to give out a few shout-outs of gratitude.
First and foremost, my beautiful family. I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who supports me and 2 gorgeous glamour girls who make me so proud!!!
Next, I am extremely grateful for all my clients – past, present and future – who allow me to wake up each day excited about another day of interior design.
And last but not least, I want to thank You – the reader of my little old Glam Blog. To all my subscribers who receive my blog posts in their email inbox, thanks you so much for sticking with me and reading about my adventures and love of interior decor. I really do appreciate you!!
And now, as promised, here are some pictures I took of my thanksgiving feast yesterday. I was too exhausted last night to post them, so here they are.
I “borrowed” the idea of using a mini pumpkin at each place setting and monogramming it with each guest’s initial. I think it turned out pretty good, although my calligraphy skills suck big time.
We interrupt this program to introduce you to Harriett the Turkey. She was absolutely divine!! (yes, we name our turkey each year)
Loved my fall inspired flowers centrepieces I bought at Longos
And my centrepiece – boards from an old wine barrel filled with an assortment of gourds.
I’m pretty confident my family had a great time and left with stuffed bellies.
I hope you and your family also had a fantastic Thanksgiving whether your feast was yesterday or today!
On July 1st, Canada, the wonderful country I live in will turn 144 years old!!
My good friends over at Indigo Books emailed me this great video…it’s less than 1 minute so you really should press play and watch it. It gives you a great snapshot as to what makes this nation so great!!
Another great Canadian magazine Style at Home has some great Entertaining tips on hosting the ultimate Canadian celebration.
Need party tips? Then click right here
Looking for something to wear this Canadian long weekend, then sign up with eLuxe, an online Canadian shopping destination! And you will receive extra saving this weekend!! Bonus!!!
Hope you all have a happy, safe long weekend enjoying time with family and friends. I’m heading up to the lake and will be celebrating with my Mommy Club for our 10 year anniversary!! Time flies when you are having fun — our first born are all turning 10 in July!
Cheers to celebrating!!
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!!!
Here’s hoping each one of you have One Epic New Years Eve!!!
(image via Pinterest)