Entries from February 29th, 2012

I’ve Been Tagged!



Thank you to Barbara, over at hodge:podge, Aubrey from Bella Lime, and Jodi from The Simply Inspired Home for tagging me in a game of blog tag! As part of this game I’ve been asked to answer eleven questions. But, since they’ve all given me 11 different questions, and I really don’t think you need to hear me go on about myself for 33 questions (yikes!), I’m picking some from each list! So here goes:

My favorite color?

White! (And yes, I realize that this is not a color. Still a fave!) Any color looks good with white! (especially wood!)

What blogger would you love to meet in real life?

Hands down, Gabrielle Blair. It’ll happen, one day, I’m sure of it.

Where in the world would you love to visit?

Italy and New Zealand are up there… and places like Nashville, Chicago, Portland are also on the list! And, of course, I would love to return to Paris and the South of France.

What would be your ideal profession?

I think I’m living it! Graphic designer, blogger, and stay at home mom. Somehow the combination is working really well.

What is your theme song?

I don’t know about theme song, but Shake It Out, by Florence and the Machine is one that really speaks to me lately.

Guilty-Pleasure magazine?

I feel like I rarely get to sit still and just read… so reading any magazine feels like a guilty pleasure to me! Uppercase is one of my favs!

Favorite Quote?

(Image: Source unknown)

Favorite Space in Our Home?

Our kitchen and family room are top on my list.

What is one decor item in your home, you couldn’t live without?

Art! I recently discovered Georgia Gray, and would love to have some of her art on the walls of our home.

What is your favorite restaurant?

Cafe Campagne in Seattle is a favorite. (photo by Big Bean Photography)

Best place on Earth for me?

Pretty much anyplace outside with these guys where we can retreat to a nice hotel afterwards. Tofino, Whistler, California, I’m in. 🙂

I’m tagging the following lovely bloggers:

Here are your questions, should you choose to answer them:

  1. Are you a coffee or tea drinker?
  2. What is your favorite room in your home?
  3. What is your favorite quote?
  4. What is your favorite pastime?
  5. Who is the person you admire the most?
  6. Where is your favorite place to go on holidays?
  7. What is your favorite food?
  8. How do you recharge and energize yourself?
  9. What is your favorite song?
  10. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
  11. Who is someone you’d like to meet?

Flutter Flutter Find: Daiso



I took a field trip out to Richmond last week to visit Daiso with my friend Andi, and just have to share my finds with you! What a treat to find these tiny retro-inspired clips. They are going to make my piles of papers so much more organized, and pretty! (That’s the plan anyway. Ha!) And this beautiful little yellow bowl holds them all perfectly! Although it would also be perfect for paper clips, or jewellery, or…

Have you been before? What’s your favorite section? For those that have never been, let me know if you go, I’d love to hear what treasures you find!

I hope you had a great weekend. Happy Monday!

Photo Credits: Rosa Pearson @ FlutterFlutter

Work Hard



I am currently up to my eyeballs in graphic design jobs. And loving it. This Japanese commercial inspires me to keep working hard at creating, making, and dreaming. You really have to watch this!

Quote via Aekido on Flikr via Pinterest. Video via All Pro Dad (from my all pro hubby)

Visiting: Prairie Perch



I wanted to let you know that I’m hanging out in Saskatchewan this weekend so that the super sweet Sarah can sun herself somewhere warm. 😉 Come over and visit me at Prairie Perch to see what I’ve been loving lately!

Photo Credits: Kate Spade

Friday Potluck Party!



The weather report is looking pretty bleak here in Vancouver, nothing but rain. So, in response to the hostile takeover I am cooking accordingly, and thought I’d invite you to join me! Potluck time people!

These Crash Hot Potatoes would go nicely with my roast chicken, so I’m hoping Ree will bring them to share at the party!

Lisa, can you bring the veggies, please? Your Jewel Roasted Vegetables look so yummy! And healthy too, of course – you’re good at healthy!

Janice, can I talk you into joining us with your Blueberry Almond Clafoutis! I’m a sucker for gluten free desserts that also look this amazing!

And Ana, I think your hot chocolate recipe would be perfect to mix up after dinner, don’t you? We could all move outside to the heated patio to enjoy while we laugh the night away… what do you think?

Shelter Island House #2 contemporary patio

So, who wants to come! What would you like to bring? I’d love to hear your favorite food or drink for a cold night, and feel free to share a link if you’ve posted a recipe that you think we should know about!

Welcome to the weekend! Have a great one!

PS – That is NOT my backyard. But, would happily spend the night feasting with you there should they invite us. 😉

Photo Credits: 1,2 Rosa Pearson (FlutterFlutter), Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman), Lisa Thiele (With Style & Grace),Janice Nicolay (Pinecone Camp), Ana Degenaar (Blog Milk), SchappacherWhite Ltd on Houzz via Pinterest.

Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers.



Do you remember the pics of Beaver Brook that I showed you a while back? Well, the people that created it have started a blog dedicated to all things cabin, aptly named Cabin Porn. Serious daydream fodder people!

To thank the hubby for the head’s up on this I’m including the pic below, because this is what he dreams about… no, not the wood-fired hot tub. The wood. He loves chopping wood. Must be a guy thing. 😉

Photo Credits: R.J. Ritchie Hut, Matt Gagnon Studio, Cesar Rubio/Southern Exposure, Nils Verweij, Anna Aden, Robin Falck, The Picker Shack. All via Cabin Porn.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

Photo Credits: Space-Heater courtesy of Veer.

Seeing Spots



All the paint fumes have me seeing spots, and aren’t they fabulous! I would love to have some of these in our home. I’ve been frantically painting baseboards and door jams so that the doors and all the trim can be installed in the laundry/mud room today! I’m hoping to fit in a client meeting and coat of paint on the walls before the contractor shows up… aiming too high? Maybe, I’ll let you know. 😉

Do you have any plans for the weekend? Celebrating Valentine’s Day early? Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a great weekend!

Photo Credits: Interiormagasinet Photos by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer via The Style Files, Cocoa & Hearts via MadeByGirl, Minakani Walls, VioletMay.

Mud Room Inspiration



I am so excited! We are making headway on the laundry room/mudroom this week! The room hasn’t been touched since we renovated the adjoining powder room! Doors arrive tomorrow!! I’m hoping to have some pics to share soon, but in the meantime… I’ve been searching the web for mud room & laundry room inspiration, and thought I’d share some of my favourite mud room pics with you today! If you want some more eye candy, I’ve added all these pics (and many more) onto my Pinterest boards! (Are you on Pinterest too?)

Photo Credits: Bolig via Emmas Designblogg (photos Mikkel Adsbol), Better Homes & Gardens via Centsational Girl, Janis Nicolay for House & Home, House & Home via A Life’s Design.

You Can Do Anything…



I hope that you’re all having a great weekend so far! I wanted to mention that Gabrielle, over at Design Mom, kindly asked me to participate in her “Design Mom Asks” series. If you’re curious, you can find my answer to “The biggest chance I ever took was…” here, along with Lisa, Shannon, Sandra, & Christa.

Design: Rosa Pearson @ FlutterFlutter

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