Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello Sunday!

Happy Sunday to all of you!

Today is the last Sunday of August and i have to work. I have worked every single Sunday
this summer. I really dislike having to work this day. There is something about working on
a Sunday that i find disturbing. I know so many of us have to do it but it would be nice to have the odd one off once in awhile. To me i like to be with my family. I hate leaving my son
for the day . There are so many things going on right now that i would love to take him to.

But do you know what really drives me crazy on a beautiful, sunny Sunday when i am
rushing around to get ready to go to work?!!
Having to constantly step over this
big lump..........

Our relaxing, lazy, grumpy but oh so funny Acoya..

I swear he does this on purpose... rub it in Acoya ...rub it in!
He is getting so old his wiskers have turned white.

Wishing you all a blessed fun Sunday!
Pamela xo

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


In appreciation of all my followers i wanted to offer a giveaway...
I found this adorable costume bracelet in the quaint town of Coombs. I couldn't pass it
up and thought it would make the perfect little gift...

The sweet owl hanging from the bracelet seemed fitting for this new season of school
which doesn't start till the first week of September in Canada. The beads are the prettiest
shade of blue too!

Let me know if you are a follower for a chance to win...leave a comment for another.
Become a follower if you would like to enter and if you like post this photo on your sidebar!

Speaking of school Sam and i just started back to school shopping today!
Do you know how many shoes stores we went to trying to find these DC running shoes
in his size???? OMG worse than a woman!!! Tomorrow will be spent buying school
supplies. Hard to believe my little boy is starting Middle School!!

Have a wonderful day!
Pamela xo

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Coombs, British Columbia

There is a little town here on Vancouver Island called Coombs. It is such a delight to visit.
About a lovely hour's drive from home. It was the perfect day to go.
I had to share with you this fabulous Italian restaurant. The building is so out of character
for the West Coast. This building looks like something from Europe. No contemporary, west coast design with plank siding. Just pure stucco gorgeousness!!
Enjoy the photos of this captivating building!! This staircase leads to the upstairs of the building which sells awesome chinese furniture..

The side entrance to the restaurant...
There are lots of little shops on this street. Next to the restaurant is a garden store

all these plants and statues are for sale...

The outside terrace. This is where we dined. All around the terrace are bushes of lavender.

The front entrance to the restaurant... Cuckoos it is called. Great Italian food!
Antique shops in Coombs...
The famous market that has an outdoor restaurant. Now look closely at the roof

it has grass on it... you know why?

Goats live on the top of the roof! This is what Coombs is known for "GOATS on the roof! "
It was a wonderful day off and i can't wait to go back!

Pamela xo

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Most of you can probably relate...when i am over stressed i rearrange.
I love throwing myself into rearranging a room or even a shelf.
I've been known to do this at friend's homes when visiting!

My first day off and there i went changing everything around...
glad i had the house to myself.

I love this painting by Arthur J. Elsley. All his paintings were of children and pets.

This one my mom bought from an estate auction when i was a little girl. I remember

vividly when she proudly brought it home. I fell in love with it as a young child.

It was from a mansion in gorgeous Niagara-on-the-Lake. Anyone familiar with this area

knows it is home to magneficent homes and what Winston Churchill claimed to be the

prettiest town in Canada.

Everytime my husband and i have moved he knows this is the one thing to be handled

with extreme care!!! I decided to place it in the living room so i can enjoy it everyday.

I'm feeling no stress now and soon will be sharing photos

of our lovely day trip to Coombs!

Thanks for visiting!!

Pamela xo

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Wishing you all more romantic days....

Can't wait for Tuesday then it is three blissful days off...and it will be spent with
my family!

Pamela xo

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Apples !!! I love apples! My very favourite fruit...Pilot's too! Everyday i eat an apple...
right at 3pm too. There is a beautiful apple tree beside our courtyard and it is over loaded
with these lovely green apples. I don't know about eating them but i just had to bring
them in the house for display.

I love this shade of green.

Too pretty to be left outside!

I am now on a five day stretch of son is camping with a friend and his family

so i didn't feel guilty about spending what little time i have this weekend doing a post.

Hope to catch up with all you soon!

Pamela xo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More Italian Florentine!

My newest Italian florentine purchase are these beautiful nesting tables!

For now i have them on my sleeping porch. They will make the rounds in my house until
i decide where i like them best.

I could not pass these up. When i lived in Ontario i saw them two different times ...and

didn't get them. I always regretted it. So when i came across them again i bought them.

Don't you just hate it when you don't get something and then regret it forever?

This Italian Florentine is you think i might be setting a trend here?

I still haven't told my husband about them. .. but this is an early birthday present to myself

...that's okay right??

It is beautiful day here and i am not working which is even better!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hope to visit you all soon!

Pamela xo