Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Art art I want you...

This week I want to introduce you to Jennifer Lynn Lijewski! I love the Colors!

Cotton Candy Swirls

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


My daughter who's twenty just went through a break up. It's really unfortunate that I can't make everything better like I used to so I got her a journal (that always helped me) and I decided to write all my tips for getting through heartache since I've had my share. I've asked her if I could share them with you and she said YEA Sure (she's doing much better) and a trip to Mexico tonight may be helping too number 8 of my TOP TEN TIPS!

"Don't worry you will find the answer if you let it go. Give yourself some time to falter. But don't forgo knowing that you're loved no matter what and everything will come around in time".
Lyrics from "Perfect Girl" by Sarah Maclachlan from the album Afterglow.

 1- Be your own best friend meet your own needs first. It will not only be good for you but it will make you more loving and compassionate with others too and if you can't remember how to be gentle with yourself just remember what you would do for or say to your best friend

2-Seek out old friends and hang out with them don't plan anything just be together spend the day cook something have tea talk or just be quiet together you can do that with old friends.

3- Make a list of everything that gives you joy without holding back. If you can't remember what that is than think of yourself as a child. What made you excited? Start with easy things like going swimming or swinging, connect with the simple things like a silly song you liked, dancing around, making a slip and slide.

4-When you're down look at your list and don't think about it too much just do something on you list that pops out at you.

5- Enjoy the moment. Despite the pain and sadness there are still plenty of beautiful moments to enjoy like a laugh with a sibling, a hug from your mom, a cuddle with a pet and sunlight on your face.

6-Crafts will save the world or at least you. In our family in times of hardship women gathered together and sat around and quilted or cut out sewing patterns, sewed eyes on a doll whatever craft was part of our everyday lives. DON'T SAY YOU DON'T HAVE A TALENT ANYBODY CAN DO A COLLAGE! Get a Bristol board and make one using images that inspire you. This will help in 2 ways: First while you're doing it you'll only be thinking of positive things or the task at hand and second by giving your positive intentions space and putting them out there in the universe some how opportunities are provided that wouldn't have been there if you didn't focus on the good things. JUST TRUST THIS.

7- Take a walk.

8-Go somewhere that you are unknown to everyone that way you're free to explore who you are without any expectations.

9-Bake something and share it.

10-If all else fails rent a 'feel good' movie. My suggestions: "Fried green tomatoes" (tawanda!), "How to make an American quilt", "Antonia's line".

Bonus tip! Remember! Worrying is like praying for what you don't want!

To Amelia you already know this is your song in my head...I've played it for you before ♥ love you and have a good trip:


I will be the answer
At the end of the line
I will be there for you
While you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all burned out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind

Don't worry Mellie! You'll bounce back!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Daniel, Fred and Julie

I love this song I got it on Canada Live and I love my version SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! But this is the best I could find online go to their my space page. Here it live:

Have a Good Weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Best Nursery Ever

I've seen this nursery all over the web and I think that even though I no longer need one of those (thank goodness too much hard work) I almost wish I had!

So pretty! The only thing I would change is the dark floor (I'm not a fan of dark anything period) and maybe add a carpet.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Art art I want you...Jason deCaires Taylor

I love sculpture and I love the sea and although art is an end in itself I love it when practicality and art collide. All of these things happen with Jason deCaires Taylor's Underwater Sculptures.

I love it what do you think?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shout out for Kris Atomic!

This blog has the most gorgeous pictures EVER! I love them they are huge and bright and clear. This is a sample from her trip to Iceland but for much more enjoyment visit her blog.

These pictures are practically paintings or they should be made into paintings...anyone?

Monday, February 20, 2012

I ♥ Outdoor Spaces!

Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick eclectic patio
eclectic patio design

Spring is coming the days are getting LONGER it is so exciting.

This year I want to do THIS with my bulbs!

I want one of these surrounded in citrus trees (said in a very calm serious tone)  Ahem...I can dream okay???           

I WANT A Hammock or a swing THIS YEAR! (maybe for my birthday pretty pleeeeeeeeeeese)

I'll be having pretty picnics that I will prepare in my outdoor kitchen (cough)

Finally I will make it look like a fairy garden at night and have a fire and sip delicious things with my friends and family.

 I can't wait!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bazar Marseillais

 Marie Claire Maison has some really fun bloggers with French Modern Style. I really loved Bazar Marseillais's round up of tendencies for 2012 article it has alot of that French Traditional/a little bit cluttered look to make it cozy with a modern twist.

 Be bold

Put some heart into it.

Keep it light!

Don't forget traditions.

Have fun.

Keep calm.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Art art I want you...

Chateau de Versailles Takashi Murakami exposition.

Flower Matango that can be translated as Floral Monster

This exhibit is interesting for the juxtaposition of modern against a traditional background. I don't love it but I find it striking. "Flower Matango is a creature derived from a  Japanese film made by the creators of Godzilla"

When the artist was asked what it meant to him to exhibit in Versailles he said  “For a Japanese like me, the Château de Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of Western history. It is the emblem of an ambition for elegance, sophistication and art that most of us can only dream is probable that the Versailles of my imagination corresponds to an exaggeration and a transformation in my mind so that it has become a kind of completely separate and unreal world. That is what I have tried to depict in this exhibition.I am the Cheshire cat that welcomes Alice in Wonderland with its diabolic smile, and chatters away as she wanders around the Château. With a broad smile I invite you all to discover the wonderland of Versailles.” Takashi Murakami

What do you think of the Takashi Murakami exhibit?

White Here White Now

I love White Rooms and I am especially attracted to them in winter. I love them in summer too but I seek them out in winter.  

It may be this pull I have to bring a little piece of the outdoors inside. I chose a greyish blue neutral for my walls because I found it matched the sky where I live. It makes me feel connected to the earth and the sky.

Dreamy Whites eclectic living room

Dreamy Whites eclectic family room traditional dining room  dining room

How do you bring Nature inside?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012