Saturday 31 December 2011

Jumping in with Both Feet!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is only hours away from being over!


And now we’re jumping into a New Year… with both feet… ready to make things happen for ourselves and our new Network! Picture1

Happy LifeA New Year means making plans and making things happen! So what would we like to make happen in 2012?

  • Continue to pull Members together for occasional lunch and/or dinner gatherings
  • Host BLEND:2012!!
  • Organize and host blogging/photography/other workshops

What about you? What would you like to see our Network do in the New Year? Is there something in particular that you feel the Network should accomplish? How does the group ensure that our out-of-BC Lower Mainland Members feel included in what we plan?

Please share your ideas and thoughts! :-)


Wishing you, your loved ones and friends health, happiness, success & prosperity in 2012!!

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Wednesday 21 December 2011

Christmas inspiration from Ikea

Merry Christmas everyone! We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support & friendship this year. We are so excited for the things to come in the New Year! With just a few sleeps till Christmas, we are madly running around to finish off those long lists. Are you feeling the rush as well? Here are a few beautiful and inspiring holiday images, from none other than Ikea: if you're in need of last minute gifts, wrapping, or table top decor and accessories you will likely find it there!

Don't you just love the styling in these images? Visit to see more lovely tabletop, giftwrap, and decor inspiration. And from our homes to yours, may you have a wonderful & safe Christmas holiday with those you love.

with Barbara, Victoria, & Karla

Tuesday 6 December 2011

The Perfect Excuse to Get Together!!

There’s no doubt about the fact that our members love to get together, and we look for almost any excuse we can find to do just that!!

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So can you blame us if we insist on getting together to celebrate Christmas?!

This coming Saturday afternoon, December 10th we’re gathering at Jodi* & Darryl** Bueckert’s lovely home and we’re going to have yet another fantastic time… because that’s what happens when we all come together!!

We also eat. MMMM!!

And this time we’re each bringing a nibbley to share. Cheese & crackers, veggies & dip, cookies, cake slices… just scrumptious stuff, I know it!

In the spirit of sharing and giving, members attending are also bringing both a $10 donation for the Union Gospel Mission and a non-perishable food item (or items) to be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Members – and our lovely blog readers – not attending the party are encouraged to make donations to similar community organizations!! xoxox


We promise to take lots of photos and share our fun with you!

Members… if you’d like to attend and you haven’t RSVPed yet, please get in touch

Merry Christmas!

w/ Nancy, Karla and Barbara
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* Jodi Bueckert’s blog: The Simply Inspired Home
** Darryl Bueckert’s blog:
Other mentioned members: Nancy Marcus of Marcus Design and Colleen Sawatsky from Vintage Home