For my wardrobe, I really like using monochromatic colour schemes where you take one colour and use various paler and darker shades of the same colour then pair with a neutral such as black or white. Here the earrings are the same colour.
I do the same in my rooms too. For example, a monochromatic room in green may include different shades of green on upholstery fabric, walls, and curtains, the neutral may be a white ceiling and woodwork.
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I found this photo by accident, it was one that had I had taken in Ottawa some years ago outside Sugar Mountain which is a candy shop selling all your childhood favourite chocolate bars and more.
The photo is not perfect so written out in candy wrappers (the capitals) it says.
GOOD NEWS it’s Father’s Day!
You are a huge NERD but you are full of SMARTIES. Mum thinks you are a BIG HUNK and a SWEETIE. You are MOUNDS of fun and you are worth more than 100 GRAND and we love you NOW & LATER. Our POP ROCKS!
Happy Father’s Day
Once we redid the Turkish room – an alcove off our sitting room, we had 8 matchstick style bamboo blinds left over! We gave some away to use as blinds and my daughter still uses one as a tablecloth/cover which simply transformed an ugly plastic rectangular outdoor table. The weight makes it very stable.
We also considered using it a screen to hide the air conditioning unit. Simply take bamboo poles, cut to size of blind plus 12 inches wind around each end securing with twine and press 12 inches into the ground.
Or use as
A sunshade hung up with bamboo poles, screws, hooks or clips.
Cut down and wrapped around large plastic flowerpots.
A potting mat to stand on in muddy areas which can then be easily hosed down.
As a curtain/blind to block out the sun on an open porch.
Most people now in Canada consider Victoria Day as the (unofficial) start of Summer! Queen Victoria died in 1901 and until 1952 Victoria Day was a national bank holiday on May 24. However, beginning 1953 Victoria Day is now celebrated on the Monday on or before May 24, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy a long weekend.
One of the best ways to kick off the warmer weather and raise a toast to Queen Victoria and all things British is with a Pimm’s Cup originally served in James Pimm’s London oyster bar in the 1840s where he invented this delicious drink calling it the No 1 cup. It was a definite step up to the harsh gin that was normally served.
- 200ml PIMM’S No.1 This is gin-based
- 600ml of Lemonade
- Mint, orange, strawberries, & cucumber
Chop up all fruit and lightly muddle the mint and place in jug or glass. Add the Pimm’s followed by lemonade and ice. Serve and enjoy.
Red. Often a blend of two or more grape varieties, these gorgeous reds are delicate while being robust to deliver a seamless taste. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc pairs delightfully with cheese, beef and lamb.
White. Lighter than their red counterpart and perfect as an aperitif, whites are an ideal companion with grilled fish and soft tangy cheeses.