Hopefully it’s the former versus the latter. I’ve been having some major issues publishing blog posts through windows live writer, which I use to compose my blog posts. In addition, I’m in the process of updating some portfolio pictures in a new format into my style book but its been nothing but headache after headache. So lets just say me and my laptop have not been getting along lately.
In the short term I will try to blog from my iPad but things may look wonky sometimes. So don’t forget about The Glam Blog. I promise I will be back!
I don’t know about you, but I am so sick of winter! The month of February has been a horrible month for me on a personal level and I am ready to give it a fierce kick in the ass!
At the beginning of the month my dad was hospitalized with chest pains. However, after going through multiple tests lasting almost a week, it was determined that his heart and lungs were just fine. So that’s great news. The bad news: his prostrate cancer has spread to the bone in 2 areas which was causing this pain in his chest and lower back.
My dad has been fighting prostate cancer successfully for over 25 years but this latest news has really put me in a funk. I’ve been finding it very difficult to concentrate on anything. I start crying at the slightest thing and basically have been ignoring my blog because I haven’t been inspired to write about anything glamorous or beautiful for you. That is why you have only heard from me twice so far in 2013.
I really hate feeling like this because normally I am such an energetic go-getter kind of gal. So I have decided that I need to kick myself in the butt and get out of this dour mood.
From here on in, I am only going to think and write about pretty happy things. And that starts with Spring – a season of regrowth and rejuvenation. My dad needs that and so do I!!
Starting today, in my world it’s going to be spring already and that is all I am going to blog about for the next little while.
Thanks for listening and I totally appreciate YOU — my blog followers sticking with me!!
Happy Day!! I hope you get to share this day with someone or something you love.
Here are some of my loves (in no particular order) for Valentine’s Day:
Sexy Red Lace Dress with a Sweetheart Neckline!
Painted Toenails in a fun Design:
Gorgeous fresh flowers in my home – and they don’t even have to be Roses!
These Fabulous stools for my family room or foyer!
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies & a Tall Glass of Milk!
Fun Balloons to let go of in the sky!
A Romantic Dinner for Two!
And of course, my most important love of all: My gorgeous family!!
All images & sources (except the last one) are from my Pinterest Board called Valentine Loves
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 on Thursday and its dedicated to the gorgeous city of Barcelona, one of my most favourite cities in the world.
During my trip to Barcelona, I became obsessed with Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect. In a future blog post I will share all the pictures I took of the magnificent structures he designed, including Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia.
I highly recommend that you read this issue online and you may catch a glimpse of me on the streets of Barcelona!
I have great memoires of visiting the Museu Picasso and riding the Hop On Hop Off Tourist Bus….highly recommend doing this if you ever visit Barcelona.
And or course, inside the fabulous pages of the new issue of Dabble is my latest What’s Trending column where I showcase the powerful colour combination of yellow and grey!!
And if you missed last Tuesday’s episode of Dabble Day on Cityline where I talk about my 3 favourite home decor trends for fall, then click on the picture below and it will take you to my segment. Yup, I talk about yellow and grey.
Let me know what you think of the latest issue and be sure to subscribe to Dabble so you automatically receive the next issue in your inbox!!
Wow, can you believe it’s September 1st already!! Hope you have great plans for this long weekend.
Of course, the family and I are at Emerald Lake trying to finish Project Bunkie. I never had a chance to update you this week so here is a sneak peak at the exterior so far!
Doesn’t it look fabulous so far? In the meantime, the girls will be doing lots of this
And I will be enjoying lots of good wine with family & friends.