Monday, February 27, 2012

{thank you style at home!}

A very BIG thank you to the folks over at Style at Home for including me in an article high lighting budget decorating ideas. It's always fun to contribute, and I just love the way that this first-class Canadian magazine is creating a community of designers, stylists, and bloggers sharing creative ideas. This time around the focus is on using art to give your home some personality in a creative and budget-friendly way:

And there are 10 other art tips to check out, so head over for some fabulous inspiration!

Style at Home has been a favorite of mine for years and years, I'd always devour my mom's magazines when I was a young teen! I'm anxious to receive my April issue in the mail, fellow Canadian blogger Tim Lam's home is featured and I can't wait to see! Here are some photos just to tide you over:






Lovely right? Be sure to visit Tim's blog, and you can read all about him in this 20 questions interview over on Style at Home's website.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{no pretty pics today ...}

Now I know that you visit here to look at pretty pictures of interiors, furnishings, fashion and all of that good stuff ... but today I'm a wee bit off topic ... I hope it doesn't seem too self-indulgent because I don't mean for it to be. I want to strive to be as authentic as possible here on the blog, and you all know that I am SUPER passionate about decor but once in a while you just happen to have an off day and can't quite bare to simply post pretty pictures ...

I always appreciate when bloggers that I follow and respect open up about their personal lives from time to time and keep it real ... so I hope you don't mind when I veer here and there :) I promise some regular pretty for tomorrow!


I'm starting to look for work as I know I will be graduating in a couple of months, and I started to feel pretty down as I began to find that website after website is stating "No job postings at this time" .... not something you want to see as you move forward and plan for your future! So I mopped and pouted a bit, questioned what I am doing and if I had made the right choices for my life, and Monday night I came across this image on Pinterest ... wham!!!


Who knew Pinterest could be THAT therapeutic? And after some wise words from my parents, hubby, and friends I am re-grouping and feeling better about things today and I know that I just have to focus and trust that the right thing will eventually come at the right time. I'm not saying I'm expecting the stars to magically align for me, but I know in my heart that worrying about my next steps isn't really going to help anything and will actually hinder my completion! Any one out there identify with self doubt/uncertainty of the future like this? I'd love to hear your stories.

Ok, phew, thanks for letting me get that off my chest today! On that note, I leave you with a song my brother wrote and recorded. Not only because I am INSANELY proud of him {he wrote ALL the music as well}, but because the words are so appropriate for me right now. It's called 'Our Conversation' and talks about how we can often feel so alone, but God's reply to us is that the plans He has for our lives are so much bigger than our own plans. I'm definitely going to be holding onto that; if you have an extra few minutes I'd absolutely love for you to have a little listen ....


Hugs to you all!


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