They say to surround yourself with things you love, and since I love these…
…that’s what I do.
I have stopped just short of rainbow patterned wallpaper; I’m fond of crazy, but draw the line at ludicrous. You may think I’ve already crossed that line, I know. ;) Many of you might be colour-shy and have stuck to tans, beige and perhaps grey for your homes, and that’s totally fine…but that’s also totally NOT me.
I do believe that I’ve never loved any pictures quite as much as the ones that we had taken of us last October. That summery session that we just couldn’t get to work in the summer, so we just squeaked it in before the rains began, and made it work yet in the second week of fall; that involved my love of color (my husband and kids are such good sports!) and our mutual love of biking, on the gorgeous, deserted Barnston Island in the middle of the Fraser River…which is one of my favorite rivers; and that my friend Wenda Sikma knocked out of the park, because that’s just what she does. She’s rather good at her job. :)
Those pictures are now hanging in our living room, along with a bit of other flashy decor. A splendid wooden rainbow that I got for Christmas from the kids. A drab black and white globe from HomeSense that I gave a rainbow paint and sparkle face-lift to. A real-working, mini bike in a shadow box. Jade’s Girls Craft Club button canvas. A Zulily (that website is financially devastating!) world map pillow that I just couldn’t leave behind. It’s pretty hard to feel gloomy in this room. :)
Friends, don’t be afraid to add some color to your life (I promise it won’t bite you in the butt ;)) and if you haven’t already…get your favorite pics up onto your walls!