Emerald Green Garden Looks from the BC Home & Garden Show

emerald green garden

I had the chance to check out the BC Home and Garden Show this weekend, and was (unsurprisingly) blown away with the gorgeous landscaping and garden looks on display. Okay, let me get serious here for a second. I know that this is the Home and Garden show, and that the Lower Mainland has a wide variety of cities and towns—but not everyone in this region owns a home/dwelling, let alone has a garden to call their own. I was asked to sign up for a kitchen makeover contest - which I thought was a … [Read more...]

Vintage Lace for Wedding Ideas and Looks

vintage lace wedding scarf

Between Thanksgiving and New Year's eve, more people get engaged than any other time of year. If you're married, did you have a long or short engagement? So far this year, 2 people that I know have gotten married, and several more will be typing the knot later this spring and summer, too. As you may know, Pantone's colour of the year is Emerald Green, and with the movie "Oz, The Great and Powerful" coming out soon, I thought that a lovely Emerald Green wedding theme would be perfect. I am a … [Read more...]

Winter Cozyness

winter cozy blanket

Somehow it feels like winter should be over soon—I mean, it's almost the end of January already—but, there are still about 2 more months left to go. I'm sure there will be many colder days ahead, and maybe even some snow coming our way. Regardless of the weather, I definitely feel a strong urge to cozy-up under some covers and watch bad movies on Netflix, or just eat desserts and play video games. Who's with me? … [Read more...]

Winter Activities — Emerald Sunday

Unlike where I used to live for a third of my life—Houston, Texas—we actually get all four seasons up here in Canada. Since winter lasts for so long, it's a good idea to try and stay active during this time, rather than just staying inside and being cozy. Even though I have lived in Calgary, Alberta for a good part of my life, my family never really got in to winter sports. Being so close to Whistler, and a variety of other mountains and spots to go skiing, I feel as though I should at least … [Read more...]

Motivation And New Year Quotes – Emerald Sunday

new year quote

It's been almost a week now, in to 2013. How's it been for everyone? For a few days, I heard excited talk about resolutions, goals, plans. . .but now? It's been a few days, and I haven't been hearing as much about them. I haven't set myself any huge goals this year, other than weight-loss ones, financial ones, social ones. . .okay, there are a lot. I know that I need a bit of motivation this year, seeing as how I want it to be my best year ever. Here are just a few quotes and pictures I found … [Read more...]

Emerald Green Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

emerald green

I'm really excited about the recently announced colour of the year, as decided by Pantone for 2013—Emerald! This gorgeous jewel-tone will be seen a lot in the coming year, but given that it is the holiday season—I'm sure you're seeing a lot of this colour this year, too. One of the things I love about the emerald colour choice is that there are so many shade variations. Another thing I love is that emerald is a colour seen in nature—as in the gemstone, but also in trees and grass. Emerald … [Read more...]