Monday, June 18, 2012

{my week in pictures ...}

Happy Monday everyone! We're back at it, and I have to say I'm feeling decently rested after the weekend which isn't typical for me. I thought I'd share bits of what's been happening around here lately:

Well my grad came and went and it was really fun to celebrate with family & friends, here I am in the fancy schmancy get-up we had to wear ...


Nice hat hey? Definitely not the most flattering, but the PhD Regalia actually originated in the monasteries of the Middle Ages, and the 'hood' {draped over my arm in the first photo}was originally part of the monk's habit - a carryall for food or other small items. Funny but kinda cool!

My home is super fragrant right now as it is filled with flowers from family & friends, including some of my favorites like peonies and orchids! I'm praying I can keep the gorgeous orchids alive. Tips anyone?



Little Yoki is getting comfy in our home, she's learning quickly but of course we still have a few things to work on! It's easy to lose patience when you are standing outside in the pouring rain waiting for her to go to the bathroom, but all of her puppy snuggles & kisses make up for it :)


I was excited to be included in an article for the Canadian Press with a Canadian I very much look up to, Michael Penney! The article high-lights the trends in summer fashions and how they translate into your home. You can read it HERE.


And finally, speaking of 'fashion meets decor,' I'm guest posting over at Tim Lam's fabulous blog Design Maze today! I'm sharing a little color inspiration. Who doesn't adore a dose of mint & gold? Head HERE to see more.


Have a great start to your week!



18 comments:

Designwali said...

congrats on your graduation!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Congratulations! Love your peonies and your blue and white porcelain. Too chic for words!

meenal@maison marigold said...

many congratulations on your graduation..very well done!! xx meenal

Renee Stephens said...

Congratulations on your graduation!
Love your photos today. I had to pin that living room, so gorgeous!

Have a lovely day,
Renee
http://casastephensinteriors.com

Danielle Hardy said...

YAY to you my friend :) All that work has paid off and I am so proud of you! you make that hat look HOT ;)

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Congrats to you!!! What an accomplishment! The flowers are gorge... and the puppy is too cute!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh Nancy don't you look "scholarish" I want to congratulate you again. I'm super proud of my fellow blogger!!! What exciting news to collaborate with the infamous Michael Penny. It was cool that you got to meet him too. As for your fleurs, I don't have any tips but I do look forward to coming over to see your lovely home one day. Have a fabulous week!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh ya and your pup ...... waaaaaay cute!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Congrats again Nancy! You look so distinguished! Anything on the job front sweets??

As for orchids, I killed mine by over watering! I read somewhere to give the orchid two ice cubes a week, it is just the right amount of water! Now I am trying to force grow the darn thing, thinking I might go find a faux one!

Your puppy is adorable, one of these days I would LOVE to pop by and meet her!

Congrats on all the features, you are simply divine :)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Welllll, FIRST I M*U*S*T SAY you look SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY & just plain ol' WONDERFUL (and sooooo "smart"!) in "cap n' gown"!!!

***** W*H*A*T AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, NANCY!!! You (& I KNOW your parents n' the rest of your family n' friends!) are bursting with pride after all that work you did to get where you are... TODAY!!! Am sooo happy for you, and even PROUD, too!!! ***

Warmest wishes for A*L*L the VERY BEST!!!

***AS E. F. HUTTON would say, "You've eeeernnnned it!".....

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

***P.S. As a BIIIIG-TIME DOG LOVER (we have TWO hunting dogs... people say they are treated better than their OWN kids! Grins!), my girls, Belle & Marnie, send loving licks to YOUR new addition... what a CUTIE!!!!!!!! *** Linda

Hannah said...

Congrats!!


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CalloohCallay said...

Congratulations!

Vintage Home said...

So much to be excited about...even Yoki is exhausted!
So exciting about your two articles so I am off to read more...
I am so very happy for you & graduation!
Yeah!
p.s. If you have time I think you may like a chair that I am showing on my blog today!

Vintage Home said...

p.p.s. I seem to be lucky with my orchids as i only need to buy 3 or 4 a year to have one in the front hall all year round...and all I do is water it when it gets really dry..no direct sun...!

decoguy said...

Congratulations hun! I love the post you did on 'fashion meets decor' loving the piece about mint and gold. This year it has to be one of my favourite combination!

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

Congrats, Nancy! What a big achievement.

Melony said...

I saw the other tip about orchids and she's right- don't over-water. In fact, I almost never water mine and it thrives, but I live by the gulf so it's humid here. Just water it much less than you think you should. :)

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