Monday, January 31, 2011

isn't she lovely?...isn't she beautiful!... & pink or blue?

Twenty eight years ago today, I became a mom.

I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Chrislyn Lane

on a sunny Monday afternoon at 12:10 pm on

January 31st 1983!

Happy Birthday, Chrislyn! I love you!

Today is also very special because

Chrislyn & Jason will be viewing an ultrasound.

 Will tomorrows post be pink or blue?

{with love}

Saturday, January 29, 2011

bye, bye...

to our daily walks to Whistler Village. the activities in the village, the food and the shops!

...and to our timeshare at Club Intrawest.


a so long to... our cool winter vacation home 

with it's two bedrooms,

the master

two baths and a queen size sleeper sofa in the great room.

the spa tub and awesome shower's three flat screen TVs. {smile}

(we had Kinect on the big screen in the great room.

 there were chick flicks available for viewing 

in the master - spa room and Grandma could catch her

daytime she and Pa's room!)

speaking of Pa,

my 81 year old dad absolutely loved playing Kinect.

his fave was bowling!

the sitting area in the main (great) room was 
cast aside just a bit to make room for Kinect.

the kitchen and breakfast bar

I loved hanging out and cooking dinner

after a day on the slopes...

the place for dining and crafting

Mr Dreams caught an image of Chrislyn

making her rag dollie gifts

...our little{wine}bar, only one bottle remains...

it's the night before we leave for home.

~* goodnight *~ {sad}

and the view from our deck this morning...

there was a fresh dusting of snow over night.

how beautiful!

see ya next year!

{with love}

Friday, January 28, 2011

sharing time...

we love our yearly visit to our time-share

at Whistler, BC, Canada

the nice thing about a time share is that you can

experience a vacation with amenities sort of like

the rich and famous on a middle class income.


i thought it would be fun to share some of the
special touches that make us feel like
we're home again...
(please forgive the quality of my cell phone shots)

 touches of art & design in the hallways...

each elevator landing has it's own statement

warm apple cider is served daily in the lobby...
here is one on the many places you
 can sit, sip the spiced delight,
and enjoy the mountain view.

today, a glimpse of sunshine through a lobby window

your morning paper awaits...

homespun touches...

i love this little chair...
it's on the wall on the way to our place!

here's our place! 

 I'll tidy it up a bit for your visit tomorrow!
{with love}

Thursday, January 27, 2011

dessert at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

it's a beautiful hotel...very spendy...

so we just go for dessert or a nightcap!

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

the mallard lounge and terrace is adjacent

to the hotel's beautiful lobby.

two large fireplaces divide the area.

you can take the whole family to have dessert, and

the adults can have a night cap or 

an alpine warmer... like blueberry tea... 

 if they wish to.

mr dreams favorite vacation nightcap!

we share the amazing chocolate fondue!

i took the photograph without flash so you can

appreciate the lovely presentation.

fresh berries, bananas, and pineapple,

with almond biscotti, hazelnut shortbread

and fluted fluffs of meringue are for dipping.

it's a lovely way to reflect upon the day's activities and


Goodnight and God Bless!

{with love}

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

twenty~six January

Happy Australia (Aussie) Day!
... to my friends down under!

it's a party here in Whistler, BC!

 i love Whistler Village...

the place is filled with people from all over the world.

i enjoy the opportunity to interact with the young people

from {The Commonwealth} that work (and play)

in the village. they are mostly Australian...

but many are from New Zealand.

last night we went to dinner and our waitress was Jules.

i told her about my sweet blog friend Jessi. 

we decided to take a photo to send home for Jules...

and to say hi to Jessi and NZ.

(thankyou to mr do34thst for taking the great photo!)
Hey Jessi!...Jules said to say hello to a fellow Kiwi!
From left to right...
my dad John, Jules, me and my mother Jan!

(Tomorrow...dessert at the Chateau Fairmont)

{with love}

Monday, January 24, 2011

make the most of monday...

Melaine's very COOL idea!

thank much for such a brilliantly simple solution!

we have this awesome stainless cooler that i am

always dragging up stairs for parties and family

get-togethers. it will now have it's little

make over and reside in our dining room!

maybe i should have titled this...why didn't i think

of this...but, Melaine, i am so happy that you did!


My Sweet Savannah

{with love}

Saturday, January 22, 2011

this one's for my dreamboard...

pet friendly... a place for her Ella... {i love my Chocolate Gousse}

have you ever wanted to hug a photograph?

everything you need is at your fingertips!

a perfect still life in our time...

{with love}

Friday, January 21, 2011

window shopping...spotting an ongoing trend...

spring 2011?...put a flower on it!

~ so ~

how does your garden grow?

~ Lanvin ~

~ Emerson ~


~ Oscar de la Renta ~

~ Valentino ~

~ D & G ~

it's about petals and posies...

 in all the right places!


The Little Green Notebook!
I just have to comment on how cool it is to follow the striped
rug right into the washer!

~ Holly ~

The amazing Holly Mathis!

have a wonderful weekend dear friends!

{with love}