There is a party going on, and I thought you might like to know! After 35 years in Richmond, IKEA is celebrating the opening of a brand new store today! If you’re the lucky first-in-line you’ll be holding a $10,000 gift card!! And the first 1,000 fans after that will receive mystery envelopes!
I got to check out their inspiring new store at their media cocktail party, and also had some fun with my blogging friends. The new store is 334,000 sq.ft. so my recommendation is to wear comfortable shoes. I know I’ll be wearing runners next time! My feet still hate me. But don’t worry, if your feet get tired there are plenty of places to have a seat…
oh wait, wrong picture, hee hee. There may have been some crazy shenanigans that night… but I won’t name names. 😉 Maybe if you need to take a break you’d be better off sitting here…
You may see me there if you’re heading down, since I won a $100 IKEA gift card over at hodge:podge last week and plan on heading back to spend it! Thank you Barbara!! And a big thanks to IKEA!
WHERE: 3320 Jacombs Road, Richmond WHEN: April 25th, 2012. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:20am.
Doors open at 9:00am.
Photo Credit: IKEA Canada (except for the picture of the lambswool divers, that one would be mine. And it might just be Tracey & Andrea.)
I have been amazed by the talent of bloggers lately! I thought that I’d share some of the inspiring DIY art projects I’ve been seeing. First up, Lindsay, of Little House Blog created this fabulous abstract art last week. Her tip: Start by painting the background black first. I’ll be trying this!
Children can take part too in Merilee’s DIY Circle Punch Art on Mer Mag!! I may try this with the boys in the next few days since the teachers here are on strike… no school!
Style at Home featured David Barclay’s home, and the simple, bold art he created for it. Choose your favorite color, buy a large canvas, and go for it! (Photography: Stacey Brandford)
And, although not recent, I had to include this fabulous typographic piece that blogger Alisa Burke created using black shoe polish!! Shoe polish! What a great way to bring a meaningful quote into your home.
I hope these projects have inspired you to create some art of your own!
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!)
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!
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.
Well, this post was supposed to be written last night, but we had no power in our neighborhood! The power shut off just after we had drilled the first hole for a curtain rod we were putting up… so thank goodness for cordless power tools, flashlights and candles! It’s our most romantic DIY yet! 😉 I’m excited to show you the new addition to our eating area very soon! More excited than Jason was to have his picture taken that’s for sure, haha!
In the meantime, I’d love it if you would come and join me over at Cottage & Vine today, where I’m sharing my Favorite Room! If you haven’t met Rene before, make sure you say hi! And for those of you visiting from Cottage & Vine, hello there! I’m glad to meet you!
My Christmas cards are now being stocked at Heather Ross [In House]! I was waiting to tell you until I had a picture of my cards next to one of her beautiful vignettes, but with all the sickness at our house I haven’t made it downtown during the day for quite a while!
The Fieldstone Vintage Market, put on by Birch & Bird’s Rachel & Lily and held at the EcoDairy, was something I missed out on last time around because I was in New York… so this time I took all my boys out to Abbotsford to have a look. I have to admit that I saw more of the cows than the crafts, but still, I was glad that everyone had a good time!
I spent Friday night shopping at Vancouver’s One of a Kind Show… and came home with this amazing cowl from Kove. Love their stuff!
On Saturday I met up with the Canadian Design Bloggers West at Jodi & Darryl‘s gorgeous home. We collected a pile of food under the tree for the Food Bank, and money towards the Union Gospel Mission’s Christmas Dinner. A great time, and a great reason to get together!
I hope all your holiday activities are helping to put you in the Christmas spirit!
I’m very excited to announce that FlutterFlutter will be making a virtual appearance on Home with Lisa Quinn next month! My blog, and Juju Hat Tutorial, will be part of an episode airing on December 22nd on the ABC Live Well Network. Here in Vancouver it’s not available, but it’s aired nationally in the US, and rest assured I’ll be catching it on the web!