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The Hero Work Program – 2014 is Complete

Written by on 6th October 2014 in Blog POSTS with 4 Comments

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 around the blog the last few months you might have read about all my amazing clients and vendors who donated furniture and the countless trips across town to pick up used Victoria treasures from here or there. I scoured thrift stores and pillaged my own house to fill this apartment with love and warmth…with a little edge.  One volunteer said it was the perfect “college kid” apartment and that made me happy:)  I wish the very very best to whoever lives in this space and I hope they feel all the love and heart that poured into every wire, nail, floor board, pipe, drop of paint and of course the furnishings and decor…There is Love. The Hero Work Program and Paul Latour are an indomitable force in this city…get involved with the next one…you won’t regret it!

OK here’s the pics!

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I’ve had lots of questions about my design so over the next few days I will feature aspects of it and introduce you to the people and companies that made it happen:)

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One Room Challenge is Happening Again!

Written by on 22nd September 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments


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 October 2nd so click the link and see what it’s all about on Linda’s Blog Calling It Home.

What is it? The One Room Challenge is 6 weeks of Designers, Bloggers and DIY loving ladies who tackle a room start to finish while sharing weekly updates and lots of pictures.  I have been lucky enough to join the group three times – and I’m so excited to see the new crew and the new rooms! Good Luck everybody!

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Another Weekend Flew By!

Written by on 22nd July 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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?

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If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help :)

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Stinking Fish Artist and Studio Tour 2013

Written by on 29th June 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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

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Paris Sign Workshop – July 2013

Written by on 25th June 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

For this workshop my partner is French Vanilla a popular french PARIS 300 WIDEinspired 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 Black on White.  Everything you need is supplied and we will be using the store’s signature Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax to make these beauties.  Everyone goes home with a finished sign ready to hang or give as a gift. Register soon and join us! Space is limited.

Register by calling or visiting:  French Vanilla at 1852 Oak Bay Ave Phone: 250-592-0422

Place: French Vanilla (Workshop) 1852 Oak Bay Ave

Dates & Time: Saturday, July 13th (1:30-4:00) and Wednesday July 24th (5:30-8pm)

Cost: $79.99

Supplies: Everything provided

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King Kong Says ‘Sign Up Now’

Written by on 22nd May 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment


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 of street names from Vancouver and Victoria! Some are making baby and anniversary gifts using the dates, names and special places – what a great keepsake!  What are you going to make?? Contact me or register here…I’ll accept late name submissions cause I’m nice like that:)

Speaking of Vintage Art…Look what is being stuck in a tube and shipped to me right now! It’s officially time to get a little less serious around these parts…It’s giant (as it should be) and I’m slightly worried about it and slightly crazy in love with it at the same time.

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Home Sweet Home

Written by on 13th May 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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 space sing a long with schools across the country and of course tweeting :) Good Luck Chris…and welcome home!


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May 25th – Subway Sign Workshop

Written by on 9th May 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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!

This workshop is a little different from the last…

  • 1st Select your street names – (approx 6) Choose your favourite local spots, your favourite vacation destinations, all the streets where you have lived? It is endless. Send me your choices before May 15th;
  • 2nd I’ll show you the technique and you set the text and paint it…don’t worry I’ll bring everything you need;
  • It’s up to you…it can be cute, pretty, rough or industrial…and I’ll be there to walk you through the steps so you go home with a one of a kind sign that you love!
  • Sign Up Here
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Victoria Home Show April 19-21, 2013

Written by on 2nd April 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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!

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Home Show This Weekend

Written by on 15th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment



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.

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