Monday, April 21, 2008

An Update (and pretty photos...scroll down!)

I've had a great start to the week, except for the fact that I just realized the next three weeks will be utterly insane. I'm leaving to visit my parents in just 3.5 weeks and today it occurred to me that I don't have much time left to get everything that needs done, well, done!

I have to go through files tonight and pull all my tax documents and start doing my taxes some night this week. You'd think that since I'm getting a refund I would have done it long ago, but I am a procrastinator extraordinaire when it comes to sitting in front of tax software in the evening. My day job is tedious enough!

And I need to find a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, whose birthday we're celebrating next weekend at David's mum's house (which means 2 days out of town). We set a $50 gift limit on birthdays which sounds like a sensible idea but I often find it hard to buy really nice gifts (in Calgary anyway) for under $50. I always find some over-budget thing I love....

And in the next three weeks I have a hair appointment, a dermatologist appointment, a massage booked, a harried work schedule, and an appointment with a really renowned physiotherapist that I've been waiting for 6 months to see. Oh, and I have a dental appointment. And I haven't bought any spring clothes yet. I desparately need shoes and tops. Oh, and to lose 10 pounds before summer. Damn, and it's already April 21st!

And to top it off, I have a painter coming tonight to give me a quote on painting my dining/living rooms since it's a huge job and David hates to paint, and with my migraines and bad back, it seems a little too much! I love to paint, but one room is plenty. Not a huge room and foyer and stairwells. I'd need to take at least 2 days off work too. Not happening...

So, in lieu of a proper post, here are some romantic and inspirational photos from a UK retailer called Graham & Green. I have no idea of their reputation, but their rooms are awfully pretty!

Enjoy! I love these whimsical hooks:

And this lamp is glorious. I would change it to a dusty pink shade:This tufted headboard is so Renaissance:The chair was called a "nursing" chair. Suddenly I feel all maternal...Fake fleurs are still pretty and good for those of us in northern climes with late springs!:

Gosh, I am not a femme fatale enough for this dressing table:

A lovely vignette:

Pretty outdoor pillows:
A Lucite chair and more pink! Isn't the wallpaper so old-world and lady-like?
Pretty etched glass for madame's toilette:

A mirror to die for:
And the piece de resistance, a chair I adore:

Happy Week!


  1. If you could see the grin on my face! And what caused this big grin? The fact that you're hiring the painting done. Yay! What a blessing that will be. They have all the things that they need to work with; they know all the tricks; they won't have things tied up in knots for days; you'll be soooo happy!

    Wow! It sure sounds as if you have a busy few weeks before vacation...a regular whirlwind.

    Take care now...oh, big yay for seeing the specialist. Six months is a long time to wait.

  2. Oh Terri u have just the tatse as I.. my god look atthat bed, chair and big golden mirror... my hair on my arm raise :-D

    wish u great day
    I am on my way to work in spelndid sunny spring snowy weather .-)


  3. Lovely pictures from Graham & Green. And also in the post before. I admire you that you find all these beautiful photos. I love looking at them.
    Good luck with your buzy weeks ahead of you.
    Love / Poppins

  4. What a great find of a site. I love everything on there. Their price tags and location don't love me back though.

    Have a great trip!

  5. OMG, every one of those rooms is just so my taste! Mirrored dressers, elegant wallpapers, crystal vases and anything pink! you have such exquisite taste!

  6. I would know these wonderful finds anywhere! These are some of my most favorite things from my favorite shop!

    Good luck in the next few weeks! I, too, suffer from migraines, and have been following your blog for a while. Just wanted to send warm wishes for the weeks ahead!


  7. What great photos!! It sounds like you have LOADS on your careful to not let yourself get too run down!

    Have a great trip home to see your parents. I hope all is going more smoothly there. I am heading home to see my mum soon, too. I am off to do some bonding with my mum and sister, sans kids, and I look forward to great chats and shopping!!

    Have a great weekend, Terri! Get those taxes'll feel sooo much better!


  8. Hi!

    Yeah, try that recipe, it's so easy and so tasty!! Hope that things improve with your migraines :( must be very hard :( I love all the pics, so serene and just peaceful! Have a lovely monday!

  9. Love the bed! Can one purchase it anywhere?