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October 6, 2014

The Hero Work Program – 2014 is Complete

It’s not really possible to communicate how much satisfaction you get from doing something for someone else…a total stranger that you will probably never meet. But knowing that every thoughtful detail, decision and sacrifice will make a difference for a youth that is at risk makes all the hard work worth it.  If you’ve been […]

September 22, 2013

One Room Challenge is Happening Again!

If you love following along with the One Room Challenge then you’re in luck cause Linda is gearing up to do it again! …And, if you’ve always wanted to be a participant in the One Room Challenge – well then this is really your lucky day! She’s opened it up to everybody! It all starts […]

July 22, 2013

Another Weekend Flew By!

I’ve been so busy I hardly have any time to blog! This weekend I continued Rug hunting, attended a cool Vintage sale in a beautiful garden location and painted an en suite bathroom (walls and ceilings) applause :).  Next step is decor and lighting. What did you get up to this weekend? If you want […]

June 29, 2013

Stinking Fish Artist and Studio Tour 2013

Have you checked out his homegrown – right in our backyard – artist tour yet? Strange Name…Great Idea. Click the pic for the details.

June 25, 2013

Paris Sign Workshop – July 2013

For this workshop my partner is French Vanilla a popular french inspired Home, Garden and Gift store located in Oak Bay. We will be making Subway inspired signs using the streets, districts and popular attractions found in, and around, Paris.  Participants can choose between two fonts and the colour combo White on Black (shown) or […]

May 22, 2013

King Kong Says ‘Sign Up Now’

OK Peeps, Last Chance to register for my Subway Sign class this Saturday at Trade Roots. Come join us and check out all the cool new things in the store! All the details here. Some of our participants are using street names from foreign countries they have visited, and some are using a meaningful mix […]

May 13, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Home isn’t always just an abode, a structure or specific location where we live…for Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield home is planet earth and he is scheduled to come home tonight. This remarkable astronaut has had an amazing 5 month tour commanding the international space station all the while making YouTube videos, interactive events like his […]

May 9, 2013

May 25th – Subway Sign Workshop

Join me and the gang at Trade Roots on Herald Street downtown on Saturday May 25th 5-8pm for our Subway Sign Workshop. This is a pic of one that I hung gallery style…I love the local flare – Next week I’ll post pics of a couple signs I made for two kids rooms. Really fun! […]

April 2, 2013

Victoria Home Show April 19-21, 2013

It’s April…that means it’s time for the Victoria Home Show. Here’s all the details. (Pic is the link as usual)   If you want some help making the place you live a place you love, Contact me…I can help.  Let’s go to the show together!

February 15, 2013

Home Show This Weekend

  If you’re planning any Reno’s to your house this year, you should check out the builders show this weekend. It’s a great place to get some savings on decking, landscaping, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.  Find the details here.

December 17, 2012

BC Wine Selections – Local Love

This week I asked my good friend Tracey, who is incidentally a Sommelier in training in the Okanagan, to hook us up with some great BC wines to carry us through the holidays and New Years!  Wine is a great hostess gift and a virtual necessity at dinner and appy parties so take a sec […]

November 23, 2012

Pillow Contest Winner!

There were 25 entries including multiples….Thanks everybody! and Congrats to Angela S! Your submission naming the pillow “500 hundred miles” was the winner! Send me a private message on Facebook with your address and I’ll mail it to you! Cool back story… Angela used to live next door to me when we were little…way back […]

November 14, 2012

Subway Sign DIY

If you were one of the lucky peeps who joined us down at the Trade Roots Store in October to make Subway Signs…it was soooo nice to meet you! I had a blast and since my sample signs got hi-jacked by the store (just kidding – I let them have’em) I had to make another […]

November 13, 2012

NicName – The Pillow Fight You Can Win!

I hope you had a great long weekend and that you’re ready for my first ever free pillow giveaway contest! I’m calling it NicName…and here’s why.  If you’ve ever visited my Etsy pillow shop you may have noticed that all my pillows are named after an 80’s hit song that played on the radio while […]

November 9, 2012


Remembrance – By Andy Everson

November 5, 2012


My pillow repertoire just expanded with the arrival of my Missoni fabric this weekend! Stay tuned for the fabulousness. Oh, and welcome to November, Movember daylight savings and the like…it kind of sprung up on me! This month I’ll do a pillow giveaway here on the blog…more on that later in the week…we must all […]

October 29, 2012

DIY Sunday Night

Let me tell you how much fun I had with a bunch of peeps last night down at the Trade Roots Store on Herald Street! The owners of Trade Roots, Carla and Christos,  and I hosted a fantastic and fun workshop where we all made DIY subway style signs using local street names and neighbourhoods.  […]

October 10, 2012

DIY Workshop at TRADE ROOTS Victoria

I’m happy to spread the word that I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite local stores TRADE ROOTS to bring you an interactive, hands on, vintage subway sign workshop on Sunday Oct 28th.  RSVP to carla@trade-roots.ca and save a spot today!

September 19, 2012

Spruce Collective

A cool new store just opened in Abbotsford, BC and I had to tell you about it.  5 cool chicks who get their kicks from vintage finds have opened a collective called SPRUCE.  Their grand opening will be later this month so check back with them if your obsessed with finding treasures…like me….and apparently… like […]

August 10, 2012


Cool image…I wonder what they’ll find?

June 29, 2012

Vintage Market July 15th

Vancouver Island Mavins Handmade and Vintage Sale is July 15th! If you love vintage furniture, decor, and one of a kind accessories you should check it out! July 15th 10am – 4pm – Point Ellice House & Gardens 2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria BC $5 Entry or $3 with non-perishable donation to the food bank (pic […]

June 20, 2012

My Top Ten from New Robert Allen Collection

Here’s my top ten picks from the New Robert Allen Naturals Collection. Check out the Robert Allen Naturals Pinterest contest that starts today in which they are offering a spa prize for the best incorporation of these new fabrics in an interior. If you need some help…you know who to call! (pic is the link […]

June 13, 2012

Extreme Makeover

Local hero Paul Latour is spearheading another extreme makeover project for a deserving non profit organization.  This time the recipient is the Mustard Seed which assists more than 7000 Victorians each month. His idea is based on social media support driving the business community into action. Watching his video and tweeting or sharing his messages […]

February 24, 2012

Farewell Blue Bridge

As I’m sure you know, the historic Johnson Street Bridge is being dismantled this week.  You can follow the progress here.

February 20, 2012

Canadian Home Builders Association Show – March 9th-11th

Wow, I can’t believe it has been a year.  Peeps if you are contemplating a renovation this year then you should make your way to the CHBA Show March 9-11th at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre.  I attended this show last year so I could scoop up deals on counters, tile and other building […]

September 10, 2011

IDSWest 2011

Has it been a year already?  I’ll be attending Saturday.

June 28, 2011

Stinking Fish

I am always encouraging people to include local and First Nations Art and objects into their interiors.  I like that they make a room feel authentic and most often the piece has a story behind it / memories attached which elevate it to special status in a home. There is a great oppotunity this summer to acquire your […]

June 15, 2011

Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields – a gourmet wandering harvest festival – is FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising event. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans from across the province – some think of it as a 35+ course […]

May 6, 2011

Design District Event

I’m headed to this one next weekend. Are you going to go? (Image is the link as usual)

April 15, 2011

Flea Markets

I created a new page up at the top to keep a handy record of local flea markets. I will add some dedicated farmers markets as well once we get further into the season.  Hope these are helpful!   Flea Fact:   Did you know that you would call a flea market a “trash and treasure market” […]

February 22, 2011

Vintage Victoria

Mixing old and new is the best way to achieve a comfortable, casual and interesting interior.  Why not check out the Vintageous Fair this weekend and dig around for the perfect “something old” for your space? Show highlights include vintage fashion jewellery and home decor.

February 1, 2011


Lucky girls (and boys) who are planning their wedding’s will have some truly unique choices after Valentines Day 2011.  A new brand called BHLDN is being launched (Feb 14th) by Urban Outfitters Inc. which operates specialty and lifestyle stores like Anthropologie. BHLDN’s first collection debuts through its online boutique, www.bhldn.com; consisting of heirloom quality wedding […]