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


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.



  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


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.



Bring colour and music in your life

It is said that colour has soul, Isaac Newton thought that colour can be musical. There is seven colours in a rainbow and there is seven notes in a scale.

Via Better Homes and Garden


Robin egg blue is soft and gentle.

If you want to know a little more about the correlation between colour and music, you can go to http://www.gootar.com/theory.htm I am afraid it will get to scientific for me, my attention span is like a hummingbird today, but it is an interesting theory.

Today we will explore some of the blues.

Via Veranda


You can use a touch of neutral and nature with your soft blues.

Via Better Homes and Garden


Gentle blue as a canvas match with vibrant colours can bring music in your bedroom.

Via Elle Decor/Photo Simon Upton


Don’t be scared, mix your blues. The door is painted with Benjamin Moore Sylvan mist and the fabric on the wall is similar to a Palace blue by Benjamin Moore.

Via Better Homes and Garden


Many shades of blue don’t have to be 50.

Via Elle Decor/Photo Björn Wallander


The Ralph Lauren white and blue bedding is crisp and refreshing, you can go with white walls and you won’t have to sing I got the blues, but you can if you want to.

Via Veranda


A perfect gentle blue traditional contemporary dining room.

Via Elle Decor/Photo Trevor Tondro


Enjoy your totally blue kitchen.

Via Veranda


The very turquoise pantry is so yummy, it reminds me of chocolate covered turquoise candy.

Photo via Amazon


Stay tuned next week we will discus other colours, but remember my lovelies,  anything goes, if you like it is your colour, possess it.

The great musical Cole Porter can help you choose your colour, why not.

Happy Pumpkins and squashes colours in your home

Mixing your pumpkins and squashes colours can warm up your home and your heart

Photo decogirlmontreal/Atwater Market Montreal


Photo David Duncan Livingston


Dare to go pumpkin on your kitchen cabinets

Photo Thomas Loof


A tropical pumpkin bedroom.

Photo Victoria Pearson


A little pumpkin a little squash can go a long way and bring warmth in your home.

Via House Beautiful/Photo Karyn R. Miller


Enjoying a yummy squash banquette in your dining room.

Photo via Elle Decor


A few shades of squash in your living room.

Photo John Gould Bessler


Dine surrounded with soft squash colours.

Photo Roger Davies


Touches of pumpkin can perk up your space.

The rebirth of your Home office

Time has come to do something about our office, I am sharing with you a few ideas about the revival of your office, I think I should redecorate mine also.

Via Architectural Digest/photo David O. Marlow


I absolutely love Paul Attanasio’s office, Paul is a screenwriter and producer (Serie House) I would move in today, except I would have to change the desk seat, as I have short legs and these high seats are not great for me as I need to have my 2 feet on the ground at all times.

via Architectural Digest/Photo Michael Moran


Designer Jennifer Post decorated this zen office with white and a few touch of color. She used an entire wall in the bedroom to create this bright office facing a window.

Via Architectural Digest


Let the exterior in your office, this office decorated by Malcom James Kutner is simple but perfect. The outdoor garden certainly is the most decorative element and the designer used it very well.

Via Architectural Digest/Photo Roger Davies


OOPS! I know this office seems extravagant but you have to admit it is inspiring and it was decorated by Kelly Wearstler who is everything but Zen, Wearstler also designed the raspberry chairs and the working desk. An entire wall covered with pictures is a great asset to an office, it is your identity.

Via Pinterest


A girly office with a few spots and a billboard made out of a mirror frame.

Photo decogirlmontreal


This was my urban office that was a year ago.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion

1b441cfa60ac25bad911e76ceea63b56ef2c24b4I moved a year ago, this is my very compact office now, it is located inside a closet in my bedroom, the desk and the filing cabinets are from Ikea, the shelves from Home Depot. I only wish I could get rid of all these ugly wires that are a necessary evil.

Via https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=offices&rs=typed&term_meta[]=offices%7Ctyped

Home Story

 The use of an entire wall as a billboard in this office is attractive and quite useful.

Today’s idea, from one garden to another

Fall is upon us, I think we need some anti-stess in our lives, I would like to share some of my life anti-stress with you my lovelies.

Photo decogirlmontreal/Roxane Saulnier, marketing and  communications Dans un Jardin

A few weeks ago I was invited to the launching of Dans un Jardin new spa collection, and for half an hour, I was totally immersed in a world of anti-stress, it seemed the clock stopped!

Photo yours truly/ Eric Arminjon President and Francine Raymond VP


Last year Eric Arminjon President of Dans un Jardin totally revamped the brand. For Eric it was quite a challenge, I find the finishing line exceptional with all the body and ambiance products that were created for the entire family.

Josiane Manager of la boutique Dans un Jardin Carrefour Laval.


I personally was fascinated by the Komyo products, the Japanese bath and relaxation line, I like products with a history and Komyo has an interesting one.

Komyo lived in the 8th century, (701 to 760) She was chosen by the Emperor Shomu to be his wife at 16.  She became an Empress at the age of 29, she was also a recognized poet and the first to be rank as kogo in historical times.  (Wikipedia)

Photo Dans un Jardin


I will buy this Komyo bath line for my daughter in law Fiona, her birthday is September 23, I hope she will enjoy it as much as I do.

img_0168The ambiance line is very attractive, I myself am a fan of scented candles.

Via McGill University Montreal


This is Hans Selye the pin pointer of stress, he was the first person to discover the effects of stress on people.  He was a post grad at McGill University and did intense research on stress he invented the word stress. Hans Selye also wrote the bible on Stress. ”Stress without distress”

Via Amazon


You could read Hans Selye’s book in your bathtub with your Green Tea bath infusion and find out the way you can use stress as a positive force.

May the Force be with you my lovelies.

Curate your home, don’t clutter

Fall is almost upon us, clean up and edit your home harmoniously.

Via http://www.countryliving.com/ Photo Victoria Pearson


Organize the objects you treasure in groups.

Via http://www.countryliving.com/ Photo Victoria Pearson photo Roger Davies


Regroup your black and white photos in a small corner.



Frame some of your Children’s drawings and make a nice display instead of cluttering the fridge with them.

Via Huffington Post/ Photo Domino


Create a theme, decorative plates on a wall and dining area go well together.

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-classicist-bobo-eclectic-style-in-montreal photo Marie Lyne Quirion


In an open armoire or shelves, display what is beautiful, don’t display your junk drawer, organize everything neatly.

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-classicist-bobo-eclectic-style-in-montreal photo Marie Lyne Quirion


Bookshelves can be a mixture of books, art, decorative and meaningful objects, there is an order and a balance that has to be respected, I know books are books but somehow they feel better and they read better if they are well displayed.

Via http://imgfave.com/view/3190277?r=pin


You can have a tree of life with books by ELENASEGURINI creazioni x casa interni

Via Pinterest and  littleemmaenglishhome.blogspot.ca


Of course you cannot get rid of everything but your collections should not be chaotic, there is a certain order that we have to establish if we want to collect things.

Via Huffington Post and Domino


Seashells are quite interesting as long as they are good looking.

Via Pinterest / http://ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.ca/


Displaying seashells  in  a bathroom or guest room.

Via http://decoholic.org/


Open shelves in a kitchen with a collection of all white porcelain and dishes, colour is a good unifier to create balance.

Via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-classicist-bobo-eclectic-style-in-montreal photo Marie Lyne Quirion


A corner with an oriental theme, chinoiserie, japonaiserie, and Celadon.

Have fun my lovelies, you can curate and declutter without throwing everything away.

To be Koi or not to be coi?

Photo decogirlmontreal


A Koi is a Japanese fish, these colourful Kois belong to the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Coy is also an adjective

Definition via https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/coy

Take the adjective coy for a person who pretends to be shy but really isn’t, or someone who could give a definite answer but won’t. Coy behavior can be playful or just plain annoying.

Originally meaning “quiet and shy,” today someone who is coy pretends to be shy in a playful manner — often as a form of flirting.

If a politician is coy about something, he or she only gives vague statements on an issue for fear of committing to a position or angering his or her constituency. Common to both of these senses is the fact that a person uses coyness to subtly manipulate his or her audience.

 You can also be coy about your age, it happens to me every year on my birthday.


Flying colours in your Dorm room

Don’t goof around, make the grade, colour is good for you so is a nice environment, so hit the books and hit the room.

Your dorm room is important, it will reflect who you are and decorating it is as easy as ABC.

Via Buzz Feed


Instead of paint, you can use paint swatches for colour on your wall and use some of these colours as accents in your room.

Photo Via http://www.thelovelyside.com/


Make a headboard with a curtain road and a piece of fabric of your liking.

Via buzz feed


Create a personal corner and  heart your wall with your favorite pictures and recapture your happy moments.

Via http://www.hgtv.com/


Chalkboard your wardrobe doors with paint and write, draw, erase and start all over again, this is what life is all about.


Wallmart Chalk board paint $27.48



Some Dorm will not permit that you paint your walls, other will allow it as long as you repaint the walls when your leave.

if you can paint one wall, choose a bold colour, a colourful colour that is.



Removable wallpaper is great for decor or covering a damage desk.

Via Wallmart


Add a real pop of color on your door or wall with bright red London non Brexit phone booth. $18.98 this could be your piece de resistance.



A shoe holder hanging on a bathroom door would be useful to hold beauty products.



Organizing your desk with jars, paint them decorate them, use them.


Original_Chelsea-Costa-Potted-Succulents-Beauty1_h.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.966.725Bring the outdoor in with a few easy maintenance succulent plants.

Don’t play hooky with your dorm room, put your thinking cap on, you will not regret it.

You can always send me pictures of your room at [email protected]

Enjoy your school life my lovelies, there is nothing like it.

Another Plumber’s tale

I suppose plumbers are a necessary evil, well I know they are not plastic surgeon, but don’t you think they could improve the way they work.

Photos by decogirlmontreal 


I had a problem with my shower, and frankly after being 4 days without hot water I was really looking forward to see the plumber. The janitor of the building came with him and deposited an old curtain on my hallway floor to protect it from the plumbers tool bag,

 I had warned him that plumbers usually are not very particular in general and with cleanliness.

I had to take a picture of the Plumber’s doctor’s bag for you, and I have to warn you this is not a pretty sight.


After taking the shower apart and putting dirty pieces, tool and his filthy glove on my white vanity, I was happy to see him go to get the piece he needed to fix it, I immediately put a towel on my white vanity to protect it from being scratched and stained for life.


He left me with a dangling shower head, saying he might not be back before tonight. when he came back after an hour,he sat on the side of my bathtub working with his two black dirty boots inside my tub, moving them back and forth like if he was on a treadmill.

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This is my White bathroom floor after the plumber left. I had to wash the bathtub right away, I could not even stand to take a picture of it, it was so ”disturbing”. Frankly I wonder why they don’t make horror movies with plumbers as protagonist, I certainly could write a script about visiting plumbers, at least I was grateful that this one did not break my bathroom tile floor like the last plumber did.

So this is my advice, when the plumber comes to your home protect your bathroom floor and bathtub in advance, I think you should put your entire bathroom in a plastic bubble as he won’t spare any inch of it. By the time he came in it was too late and the damage had already started, so beware my lovelies.