Presents and Projects

As Christmas winds down and our tree heads to the chipper, I feel a need for other, less seasonal greenery, to fill the void our pine-scented friend leaves. The Flower Recipe Book, a present given by my husband, provided great inspiration with it’s pages of splendid floral sculptures. I headed to the florist with my new book in hand, ready to pick up the necessary “ingredients”, only to find out that  none of the flowers are in season. Though I did not get to try out my floral art skills, these lovely lillies fill the void our tree left in this corner of the house.

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As for projects, I am proud to point out the wall behind the flowers which is no longer a banged up builder’s beige. Over my husband’s vacation we finally decided to commit some time to painting our living/dining area. Back in the summer when I discovered that I didn’t suck at painting as much as I had previously thought, I made a goal to paint our house, one wall per week. I made it through the three walls of the kitchen then got caught up in other projects until this past week. Over the span of four days (these things take time with two kidlets around) we transformed the look of our space with a couple coats of Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. Grey walls are so trendy but too glum for our Vancouver weather so I chose this warmed up greige (has that word made it to the dictionary yet?). I’m loving it. Next step: new art above the couch. Being shipped as I write!

Thankfully, due to a present my hubby and I bought for one another, a fancy (not-so) little Nikon camera, I’m now able to present you with some half decent pictures. I haven’t gotten beyond zoom in, zoom out, point and click but the improvement upon my last camera is still phenomenal. I can’t wait to get up to some new projects and figure out how to best capture them with my camera!

A beautiful arrangement of paperwhites I picked up from the florist atop my "Flower Recipe Book". Christmas may be over but I can't resist leaving up some white lights.

A beautiful arrangement of paper whites I picked up from the florist atop my “Flower Recipe Book”. Christmas may be over but I can’t resist leaving up some white lights in the kid’s play area.

Because it is impossible not to take pictures of Sofia when the camera is out.

Because it is impossible not to take pictures of Sofia when the camera is out.

PS. Has anyone else become mildly addicted to chocolate over the past couple of weeks?

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