Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rustic Coastal Autumn Mantel

Amidst all the happenings of life, this little creative corner in blog-land where I like to spend some time hasn't been given the attention it deserves. I really need to stop putting my creative inspiration aside…

I always find saying goodbye to summer difficult. But there is a remarkable beauty to autumn in the golden landscape and the crisp air. The new season will bring cozy nights sitting by the fire, hot apple cider in hand. A few branches from the backyard are perfect to bring fall colour to the mantel and to the table.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coastal Christmas in our New Home

It has been awhile! Since last spring, we renovated a house, sold a house, bought a house, packed, moved, and then unpacked. It has been both exhausting and exhilarating. Now that this house feels like home, I'm ready to refocus on being inspired and creative. I could honestly put up Christmas decorations starting Nov 1st (is that crazy?)... but I wait a little. Here's a glimpse of our coastal Christmas even though I'm drinking candy cane lattes rather than cold Corona.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Craving Summer Colour

With the snow melted, the breeze a little warmer, and the sun a little more of a palpable presence on my skin, we're on the cusp of a long awaited summer season. The yard needs our attention desperately.  My indoor palm tree got a jump start and has some new bright green fronds. I'm tempted to buy some flowers for the yard, but we're headed for at least one last frost. Instead, a wardrobe update with colourful summer colours always helps me wash away the dull grey of our incredibly long winters. There's nothing like wearing bright coral or turquoise to lift the spirits!

Lanscape photos my own, fashion photos from Pinterest.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beach Party Birthday Cupcakes

How adorable are these beach cupcakes? My parents showed up with a big box of these delicious treats to celebrate my birthday.

They are too cute! With fondant fringed beach towels and brown sugar sand, CakeStar did an amazing job creating these cupcakes! They were gluten free and velvety.

Our cats had flowers sent to the restaurant during dinner too. Haha! My husband told me they requested spring tulips.

Spring is right around the corner. I'm eager to fill the house with fresh blooms and do some baking. I am in love with these sand dollar cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle.

And I found a great tutorial for making beach themed cookies by Montreal Confections.

Mmmmm! Lemon sugar cookies, key lime pie and cold refreshing sweet tea will be in my kitchen this summer for sure.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Awaiting Spring

I'm yearning for the sweet smell of hyacinths, colorful lilac and magnolia trees in bloom, and fresh cut flowers in every room of the house. But this cold and snow is unrelenting! Some tulips from the florist and coconut scented candles are helping me shake off the winter blues. A pedi would make a nice pick-me-up too, although I'm laughing at the thought of wearing flip flops. Oh, how my tkees are calling for me!

Fruity salt water taffy makes me think of the beach and summer boardwalks. Yum!

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