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Green Eggs and Ham was one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books when I was a kid. And although the sound of that combination doesn’t sound very apetizing, Dr. Seuss’ books still put a smile on my face and remind me of my childhood.

Plus his books always have important messages even for us adults!

Dr. Seuss

So when I saw these fluffy looking flowers yesterday, I couldn’t help but think of all those books that I so very love. And it got me thinking that they would fit perfectly in a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower or kid’s birthday party.

With a little help from some sparkly cake pops…

…and other colourful treats.

I’m in the process of putting together a princess theme dessert buffet and also decor for a baby shower. I’ll be sure to post pics soon!

If you are interested in having a dessert buffet for your next event, contact me at

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Happy New Year to all of you!!

2011 went so fast and had a few bumps along the way, but I”m looking forward to an even better 2012!

I have updated the Glam in my Home, Frumpy to Fab and About sections. So take a look when you get a chance.

I am looking to take on new clients this year, so let me know if you have any rooms that need some glam factor! Together we can dream up a room that fits your personality and style. Clients from across North America are welcome!

And I am taking my love for colour and style to a new level with my dessert buffets! I don’t claim to be a baker, but I can find the right sweets for your event and create a unique buffet that reflects your party!

The latest was for a little girl’s one year party. Her Mom wanted a princess theme. Pink and blue rock candy, mini vanilla and strawberry doughnuts and oreos will be up for grabs.

I hope you like it!


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This shabby bench re-do was tiring work, but well worth it!

Here’s a look at the before. One year ago, we moved into our new home and I was on a crazy hunt (still am) for unique pieces that would liven up our space. I discovered this bench at a flea market for a crazy steal.

But I knew it needed work…which I kept putting off. I wanted to pick just the right colour.

First I had to flip the bench around and take out about 50 of these upholstery buttons.

Then the fun job of taking out alllllll of these staples. I wanted a very clean finish when I put the new fabric on top. Needless to say my hands are still hurting today.

After jabbing myself with the pliers a few times, it was time to burn my hands with the glue gun as I put the new velvet fabric on top, since it was too thick to snap back into the button.

Still the saying, “No pain, no gain” definitely applies here, because I am thrilled with the outcome!

I got so excited that I had to rush out to the store and get some pretty accent pillows to compliment my luxurious new bench.

When I picked this rich navy, I didn’t realize that it was all the rage right now.

I opened up my latest issue of Style at Home and found a spread about the colour. Then found this link today about how glam the colour is.

Would you go navy?

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I have always been a fan of blue, turquoise specifically. Maybe it’s the cooler weather, but lately I feel drawn to a rich, velvet navy blue. It just feels so warm and inviting.

So on that note I decided to take the plunge and finally reupholster the shabby looking bench at the foot of my bed.

I knew this thing had good bones, it just needed a major update. The fabric was looking very dull and the foam underneath….well.

So off to the fabric store I went to see what I could find. Initially (months ago) I was thinking of covering it with a magenta pink, but I don’t think the hubsters would have liked that very much. So now I”m set on the navy blue and I found just the right shade of it today!

It looks kinda like this.

Jonathan Adler

One Kings Lane

I figure since it’s just a bench, I can go bold on the colour and give it a nice impact in my already soothing, blue bedroom. But I am still in two minds about whether to keep the legs gold or paint them white???

If you are afraid of using too much colour in a room, just add one bright accessory and it will suddenly transform your room. I can’t wait to get to this project on the weekend!

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It could be the pregnancy or maybe I’m just a little piggy all year round, but there is something so delicious about fresh, homecooked food. And yes I’m talking vegetarian and in this case vegan.

Some of you may cringe at the thought of no meat and NO dairy. Maybe you think it’s all grass and no flavour. But Chef Chloe Coscarelli, winner of Cupcake Wars, has managed to make the world of vegan cuisine more appealing.

Just take a look at some of the dishes from her website and I’m positive she’ll have you drooling!

Mexicali Sliders

Creamy Pumpkin Penne

Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes

Red Velvet Icecream

Just imagine dishing out some of these tasty treats at your next party. Your guests won’t even realise what they are missing.

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Today is Halloween, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in Texas!

The sun is still shining and the leaves are still green. One of the things I miss about living in the North are the vibrant colours and the crisp fall air. I never thought I would say that!

And there are some very chic ways to stay warm.


I can just imagine these cute tops under a soft sweater.



What do you like most about the Fall?

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What do you think about polka dots? For the kiddos or for grown people too? I am on the fence, even though I do own a polka dot skirt.

Would you be bold enough to bring in a little dotty fun into your life?

Forever 21

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What do you think about accent walls? Is it a yay or a nay?

I’m never totally sure how I feel about them. I think they are a no no if you do it in every room of the house. But lately I have been on board with the idea of a solitary accent wall in my home office because of the wall colour I initially picked, which now definitely needs to go!

I have been trying to get use to the orange wall, I thought I’d like it.

But after passing it every morning, it still has not won me over.

So after dropping some hints that the colour wasn’t working and that I might want to change it, the hubster was nice enough to offer to paint over the current hue. And I’m so glad he did, because I am feeling pretty pooped and I will be ever so grateful the he did it sans me. hehe.

So now I”m back to the colour hunt and I”m thinking a black or rich grey accent wall. For some reason I am in cocoon, hibernate mode lately, even though it’s blazing hot here! I just want a room that makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I go in it.

As much as I love colour, I think I would rather infuse the room with it through unique accessories and furniture instead of putting it on the walls.

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I am pretty excited today because I was chosen as the winner of a fabulous Peggy Wolf print giveaway from Bijou and Boheme.

This is one of my favourite blogs because it is full of pretty, feminine ideas for your home. If you havn’t visited, be sure you do!!

Here’s the print I won.

Peggy Wolf

I can’t wait to find the perfect spot for it.

Now I’m tempted to pick up one of these other vintage looking prints.

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

Peggy Wolf

These beauties would look gorgeous on a gallery wall or just standing alone.

Check out Peggy’s Etsy shop so these prints can grace your walls too.

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I don’t know why, but as each day goes by, I gravitate more towards neutrals.

And I consider black to be in that category. It’s not about spook in the night. Instead think chic and mystery.

I thought I loved bold colours and decided to go gung ho with a rich orange accent wall. As much as I love colour, I’m starting to think that it’s better to incorporate very vibrant ones through accessories like pillows and pictures. That way when you get sick of it, you can toss it.

Made by Girl

I think it’s nice when a home has a certain flow of colour from room to room.  My downstairs currently has rich grays and soft blues, with a sudden pop of orange in the office. It just doesn’t seem right.

So every morning I pass my little room and silently wish that the bright wall that I so strongly pushed for, would magically turn black.

I havn’t told the hubsters yet…I don’t think he’ll be very happy with me if I ask him to paint the wall again! But I”m hoping I can convince him eventually.

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