Friday, June 22, 2012

Lovin' this Rug!

My mom and I have been working on decorating their Desert home. It's been a lot of fun and interesting to see how our opinions on things can be very similar and very different! Well, this one we were both in agreement on. I encouraged her to order this gorgeous rug for the dining room. Most of the time I'm not a huge fan of a rug in the dining room but if it's big enough and thin enough, I think it can work. She was in the desert last week and sent me these photos. I love the colour and pattern and think it adds a pop of fun to an otherwise quite neutral room. I guess we went against all the design "rules" ordering the rug last but it worked out well. Lovin' this rug! Enjoy...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lovin Yellow!

If someone asked me if I liked the colour yellow I would probably say not really. Well, at least that's what I thought until I started looking around my house and realized how much yellow I have. My kitchen, family room and bedroom all have bits of yellow. Maybe because it's Spring, maybe it's the dreary Vancouver weather we've been having but I now want to kick up the yellow factor a bit. I found a couple photos of a den done by none other than Sarah Richardson a few years back. I always loved this room and realized my family room has some similarities with all the neutral furniture. I'm thinking yellow drapes. Too much? And while I'm on the yellow bandwagon, Flourish Design + style posted a great outfit shot today featuring yellow that I really want to wear. Cute heh! Happy Yellow...Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gratitude Journal

I am a big fan of Oprah. I watched her show daily and even flew to Toronto last month for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see her live! Well, you know how these things go, you come home with lots of ideas and then life takes over and some of those ideas take a little longer to get started on. One of those was a gratitude journal.  Oprah and her guests spoke about gratitude and how starting a daily journal of things you appreciate can be life changing. Well, I had a few other 'life issues' I wanted to conquer when I got back and put this one aside. Then, my husband took my daughter shopping for my birthday and she picked out a journal (she knows me well!). I decided to make this my official Gratitude Journal and have been writing 5 things I'm grateful for each day. I have to say, it's been very eye opening. It has forced me to recognize some of the joyful things that happen in a day and forget (well, at least try) about some of the other crappier stuff. Anyway, I highly recommend starting one. Enjoy...

This is NOT my journal (just in case you were wondering :-)