Design by Modmissy
Design by Modmissy
December 1st marks the start of winter for me.
Black ice and whiteouts,
Snowed in and digging out, And ice storms,
The hazards of winter. Get ready. Be prepared.
But fortunately December also marks the month of celebration – Christmas!
When ‘whiteouts’ are beautifully decorated white Christmas trees with ornaments,
‘Snowed in’ is a birch bark inspired decoration for the fireplace mantle.
And ‘ice’ is only found in a bold black ice bucket or whiskey glasses.
The first 3 photos are my snaps taken over the last few winters and the celebration photos were taken this past summer when I attended the PC Home Holiday Preview.
Yup…..Christmas in July! (Actually it was August)
I could not and would not mention Christmas in sweltering August to you but today I officially can.
And next time you are in your local Loblaw’s or Real Canadian Superstore® check out the stunning holiday products that will have you jingling all the way home.
And this year enjoy your HO-HO-HOsting and entertaining!
All images photographed by MODMISSY
We have a candidate sign for the upcoming Federal Election on the front lawn of our home.
My son wanted to make a political statement so it was his doing.
Bravo I say, be involved.
Different political party, different colour.
Unfortunately, someone in our neighbourhood disagreed with our choice and hung a bag of dog poop on our political sign.
I say…..Freedom of choice has gone to the dogs!
Imagine if we all chose the same colour whether it was for our political party or the colour of our homes décor.
Where would the individuality be?
Given the choice my recent clients have all chosen grey sofas for their living rooms.
Beautiful I say.
But my living room sofa is not grey; in fact nothing in my home’s décor is grey.
However that did not make me want to place dog poop on my clients’ heads.
So on Voting Day get out there and vote. Choose your color and make your choice!
Images via MODMISSY Sofas by http://www.jonathanadler.com
Mother Nature has it in spades when it comes to design.
She is unequivocally the best ‘exterior Designer’ bar none!
And that fact was no more evidenced than on my recent holiday through the Rockies and Western Canada.
Colour, Composition, and Detail; Mother Nature has created the most beautiful landscape.
Mile after mile I witnessed breathtaking views.
Nothing makes a statement like a black-and-white colour palette adding sophistication and drama to a natural setting.
When it comes to composition, Mother Nature is a true Master.
Brandywine Falls, British Columbia is Mother Nature’s remarkable ability to create yet another powerful statement.
From a height of 70-metres (230 ft.) water crashes down into a cavern that was formed from lava flows occurring from nearly 34,000 years ago.
It was all the water dropping perfectly into a tiny little pool below that had me mesmerized.
Outstanding design abilities and creativity.
Mother Nature, please…..take a bow!
All Images via MODMISSY
The unofficial rule states that summer ended on Labour Day and wearing white post-LD is gauche.
The white rule is so ingrained in my brain (my Mother’s decree) that I do make a conscious effort to refrain from donning white.
I have written many times about white; white accessories, white art, white food.
I even wrote about the decision of choosing the ‘right white’ when it came to paint colours. I stated that “sometimes climbing a mountain is easier than choosing a paint colour” and of course I included a photo of myself and hubby climbing Cascade Mountain in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
(Different jacket, same colour. And surprise, surprise…..it’s orange!)
And oh look….glacier white.
A truly breathtaking holiday. More to come!
All images via MODMISSY
I have written numerous times about how I enjoy “change”
“I like change and I like to change often“ talking about my 6th living room sofa.
“I like to change up my holiday décor each year” never adhering to any traditions.
To some of you this probably sounds like way too much work.
I’ve suggested to you on numerous occasions,
“Go ahead, change it up. Embrace the new. Take the ‘Mod’ from MODMISSY and “Mod-ify”!
Well here’s the thing…..I recently found myself ‘eating’ those words!
This past year I experienced a huge change in my life – I became gluten-free.
And if there’s one thing you should know about me is that wheat/gluten played a large part in my diet and lifestyle.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all about bread, pasta and baked goods.
In fact one of my very first blog posts was Stand With Style April 2011 where I wrote that life gets better and tastes better when things are elevated. Like my delicious homemade Buttermilk Apple Cake. (made with wheat flour!)
It has been a big adjustment figuring out what to put on my dessert tray, in my pasta bowl and my bread basket.
Definitely a year of learning and maybe now I am a bit more understanding of how ‘change’ is not always an easy experience.
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I have been remiss in not writing.
Over the last few weeks I had sunk into a ‘hole’ as far as ideas and writing goes.
But today I had to write as this day marks a momentous occasion.
Beating the odds of about 1 in 12,000 my Mother ‘aced’ the 6th hole.
I still remember her recounting the play-by-play details of her proud achievement.
My Mother loved golf.
I do not follow in my Mother’s footsteps as I am not a golfer, although I do own a pair of golf pants made from the most outrageous fabric. Very mod indeed! Interestingly I am currently staging a home for sale of which the homeowner is an avid golfer.
Hanging in his home office is a 4 ft. X 4 ft. framed picture of the winners of the Masters Golf Tournament from 1934 to 1997; Tiger Woods being the 1997 winner. Have a great weekend and may all your shots land exactly where you want them!
All images via MODMISSY
Today is Earth Day.
A day when over a billion people in more than 192 countries give thanks to our tiny orb and demonstrate awareness in support for the environment.
This year my nod to Earth Day occurred on my way to the recycle box.
In an “OMG” moment I realized that something I had barely used I was throwing out. Truly a blatant waste of the earth’s resources! Sinful right?
The item plaguing me with guilt was a fabric sample brochure from Keilhauer; a company whose corporate goal is to be ‘environmentally benign’. Far be it for me to mess with a company Mission Statement!
Surely I could think of some way to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.
Back in the house I went with brochure in hand.
And got my creative juices flowing.
I started with this,
Let’s all try to make the 3R’s part of our daily lives.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
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