A hit of purple in your home

Being touched by purple could be quite exciting in small doses.

Via Pantone http://www.pantone.com

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The way it was, Pantone’s color of year 2014 was Radiant Orchid, It seems that the colour purple is here to stay for a while, we are in 2017 and it is still going strong, I think it is growing on us.

I would go for a touch of purple

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June Mcleod the author of ”Colours of the soul”  has this to say about the colour purple or violet.” Violet helps us to be innovative, it depicts purpose, focus, integrity and dedication. It generates feelings of self-worth, and boosts self respect.”

http://www.coloursofthesoul.com/june-mcleod/info_10.html

I would say definitely go for a touch of purple.

It is surely a good colour for the Millennials.

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Lea Michele from Glee in a purple dress by Emanuel Ungaro at the 2017 Golden Globe.

Via http://www.roche-bobois.com/

roche-bobois-mah-jong-modular-sofas_2Mah Jong sofa has a touch of purple.

Via http://www.graciepi.com/

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Purple dining room chairs are a bit daring but not as much as an entire purple room.

Via http://homesdir.net/

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Well, this shabby chic purple room is quite interesting, the mixture of 50 different shades of purple can be quite inspiring.

Via http://www.interiordesign-world.com/

purple-bedroom-ideasBefore painting your entire room purple, I would do a quick research and look at a few purple rooms, for instance I found this site http://www.interiordesign-world.com/ 24 purple bedroom concepts, and I suppose I could live a few days with this one, but I have to admit as much as I like purple I could only use a touch of it, I could not be surrounded by it, but if you like it, may purple be with you and happiness ever after.

It’s beginning to look like Christmas

Run run it is never too late, let’s decorate and celebrate.

Photo Via decogirlmontreal

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The more Gold the Merrier. Decor Suzanne Vachon

Via Paint me Pink

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Au Natural with pinecone wreaths and pinecones all over.

Via Shades of Blue

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Sleeping with a Christmas tree in your bedroom can be magical.

Via Yellow Bliss road

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Red and gold Christmas tree decorations are eternal.

Via Cherished Bliss

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Yes you can do it on the piano. Make your Christmas decor musical.

HAVE THE MERRIEST OF CHRISTMAS MY LOVELIES

The role of Cranberries at Christmas

Simple cranberries can turn into a fabulous Christmas decor and yummy foods.

Photo via http://www.lapresse.ca/

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Cranberry field in St. Louis de Blandford.

Celebrating Christmas with Cranberries is colourful and part of history.  in the 17th Century, the American Indian Algonquian introduced Cranberries to the English Settlers in Massachusetts, and we have been cultivating them and eating them since. Another name for Cranberry is Atoka. In France we call them Airelle.

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The cranberry harvest in the Island of Nantucket by painter Jonathan Eastman Johnson  1880

Via House Beautiful

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Now we are talking, Champagne and frozen Cranberries for a Merry Christmas.

Photo via http://www.rtl.fr/

7742899471_the-cranberriesIrish rock Group ”The Cranberries” You can also accompany your Champagne and Cranberries with the Irish rock group music of the Cranberries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yam5uK6e-bQ

Via Better Homes and Gardens

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Making Topiary Balls with Cranberries and leaves.

Via Take six Photo Nicole Payzant

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Plaid table runner from Pottery Barn and a center piece made out of Cranberries, pine cones,candles and candy canes.

Via Better Homes and Gardens
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Add Snow wonder instant snow to a glass vase, a wide candle and Cranberries, that’s it your table will look super festive.

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Use a cake plate and add small trees and vases with cranberries, a few branches and silver and gold Christmas ornaments. Home sense usually had cake plates during the Holidays.

Via Better Homes and Gardens

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Topiaries made out of Cranberries. Use a foam ball (Dollar Store) toothpicks that you insert in fresh Cranberries and deposit each topiary on top of some glasses or candle holders  to obtain different height.

Via Martha Stewart photo Clive Streeter

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Of course you can also make Martha’s quick Cranberry Sauce.

https://www.ricardocuisine.com

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Ricardo’s Cranberry muffins are to die for.

Via Food Network

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Fifty things you can make with Cranberries. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-things-to-make-with-cranberries.page-2.html

This humble fruit is really something to talk about.

The mystery of the colour of snot

 I have been invaded by the snot monster, and it was not the first time.

Have you ever wondered why your Snot (Mucus) becomes a chameleon and changes colours from green to yellow to brown when you have a cold, the flu or sinusitis?

Well being an Interior Designer I always have been fascinated with colours, so I did some research on the colour of snot, and this is what I came up with. What I thought was a mystery is no mystery at all

These snot colours are not caused by an infection but by your immune system which sends white blood cells called neutrophils to protect you against bacteria.  These particular white blood cells contain a green coloured enzyme and when they become prolific they will colour your mucus (Snot), on the other hand they will prevent the bacteria from penetrating in your blood stream.

So the colour of your snot is not as bad as it looks, and we should all be grateful to the colourful Neutrophil in our immune system.

Sorry, I know it is not a very elegant topic,  but I really had to find out why my mucus normally as clear as plexiglass transformed itself into these yucky colours.

Go Lady Gaga in your Home

The decoration of your home inspired by Lady Gaga’s costumes

Photo Jamie McCarthy/Film Magic

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Black and White L. Gaga China Through the looking-glass event at the metropolitan Museum of Art.

Via Hative.com

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Don’t be scared, a black wall in your bedroom can look terrific .

Photo Marc Piacecki/GC images

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Gaga in fuchsia with a touch of black.

Via Pinterest and Bright Bazaar

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 Brighten up you life with a fuchsia sofa and a black infinite ceiling.

Photo Simon James Film Magic

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 Boho Gaga look.

Via Pinterest and Lush Home

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 Tangerine and lavender for your teenager daughter could be spectacular.

 Photo Neil P. Mockford/Fim Magic

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A delicate balance by Lady Gaga could be an oxymoron but not in this case.

Via Pinterest and Style at Home

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A very pastel breakfast corner.

Photo Marc Piasecki Film Magic

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The Lady G in her smashing white and natural colour outfit 2010 which would be still in fashion today.

Via Pinterest and CollectiveStyle.ca

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An all White living area with a touch of natural linen colour warms up the room.

Photo Ben Pruchnie Film Magic

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A most serious professional shade of gray for Lady Gaga but there will always be the hat.

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An office that has a few shades of gray. Mineral Alloy Gray 1622 by Benjamin Moore.

The gray ceiling is a contemporary version of a coffered ceiling.

Enjoy at home with Lady Gaga

Small kitchen big space

GOING BIG in your small kitchen!

Photo via lushhome.com

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The most delightful minute white kitchen with face to face counters topped with beautiful bowls and things.  Who can ask for anything more.

Photo via Dwell by Joe Schmelzer

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In a long narrow space, try to elongate your kitchen counters as much as you can and top them with very long shelves.

Photo by Kireei.com via http://domino.com/tiny-house-kitchen-ideas#6

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Paint your floor white to match your kitchen cabinets, they will like it and feel totally at ease.

Photo by Magic dream life via http://domino.com/tiny-house-kitchen-ideas#6

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Adding shelves in a most beautiful way is the thing to do in your microscopic kitchen.

Photo Jenny Steffens via Apartment Therapy

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When using open shelves and hanging stuff on walls, make it look good, be parsimonious in your choices.

Photo The everygirl via Apartment Therapy

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Long open shelves with lots of gadgets can really provide you with lots of kitchen storage.

Photo via The Style Files

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In Germany, they dare to have a vertically big hutch in a tiny kitchen. if you are monochromatically inclined, this mini white kitchen is perfect for you.

Via BHG

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Tiny kitchen can go vertical, let it fly, ceiling and walls are great for storage.

Via BHG

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Who says you cannot have a blue micro kitchen with an island, not me!

The Big Apple Pumpkin Style

Last week I was very lucky, my niece D. invited me to accompany her in New York.

I thought I would share with you my favorite Big Apple Halloween decorations and inspiration.

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Pumpkins, yellow purple and orange chrysanthemums and a few corn on the cob, absolutely gorgeous.

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The scary red brick house and the strange pumpkins.

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Witches, pumpkins, flowers and skull, Scaaaaary Halloween stuff!

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For Pre-Halloween, I disguised myself as a Head of State and made speech at the United Nations, it was grave but also a lot of fun.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MY LOVELIESSSSSSSSSSSS!

Turn your life around with this turkey sandwich

Never underestimate the pleasure of a simple Turkey Sandwich after Thanksgiving!

Photo and recipe Via Heather Christo

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This has to be the Turkey sandwich you must have with your leftover Thanksgiving Turkey. Heather’s roasted Turkey, cranberry and Brie grilled cheese.

Heather Christo taught  me to make this sandwich in a few minutes and it is absolutely scrumptious.

Recipe:

Instructions

  1. -2 large pieces sourdough bread
  2. -4-6 ounces roasted turkey breast
  3. -2 ounces blue streaked brie cheese (like cambozola)
  4. -3 tablespoons cranberry chutney
  5. -1 tablespoon butter

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

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This is Heather Christo, she is a Chef and graduate from le Cordon Bleu School, she also creates Allergen free recipes, you should visit her sometimes.

Her products are sold under Heather Made in a few Costcos located in the USA, hopefully she will be in Montreal soon.

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HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A SUPERB THANKSGIVING MY CANADIAN LOVELIES, ENJOY YOUR TURKEY SANDWICHES.