Thursday, July 9, 2009


My Canadian House & Home, August 2009, came today. It is fabulous. I am happy. I would like to take a moment to thank our friends form the North. After all, they have given us: Michale J. Fox, Pamela Anderson, Neil Young, Jim Carey, and Dean McDermott. All that and a great design magazine too! Can't you see why I am happy?

This inspiration board made me even happier. I could look at it all day. It is hard to see some of the details. You really should rush right out and buy Canadian House & Home. You will be glad you did, lots of good stuff inside. While going through saved images I realized I have saved several inspiration boards and thought I would share some of them.

My Home Ideas

John Derian

House Beautiful

Lindsey Harper (Yes, I just posted it yesterday but it fits in today's post and I love the image so here it is again!)

Urban Grace

Blue Hydrangea

Yep, this is mine. Not exactly an inspiration board, more of a bulletin board, catch all, stick stuff you don't want to lose spot. I have all sorts of things: a favorite necklace, an apron, kid's art work, pictures, fabric samples and a papier mache acorn ( why?).

I think looking at someone's inspiration board is like looking at a scrapbook. It is fun and interesting to see what people choose to save and display. Do you have an inspiration board?


  1. I don't have an inspiration board, but I should make one! It would keep me more organized. And I argee, I think you can learn a lot about a person by sneaking a peak at their inspiration board! Also, I've been on the fence about ordering Canadian House and Home, but I need to get on the ball and subscribe - thanks for the motivation.

  2. haha i love that Pam Anderson made it on the list of Canadian gifts. Don't forget Mike Meyers! :)

  3. I love this post! Nothing more fun that looking at the little things that inspire inspiring people :-). I love how neat Urban Grace's is... I have one that's quite sloppy!

    You know, I think I should subscribe to Canadian House and Home, too. It's been on my "pick up at the News shop" list for a while now.

  4. What a great blog you have. I love your choice of pictures and yes, I have a bulletin board that looks sort of like yours - notes,photographs,calender, miscellaneous things I don't want to lose,and some wonderful artwork done by my girls.........the list goes on, and it does sort of reflect our lives and who we are, doesn't it? Fun.

  5. So funny, I was going to say that I love looking at other people's inspiration boards and seeing what makes them tick creatively. And then I saw those were your thoughts too. Love this round up and your board (and Canadian House & Home too!) And yes, I do have a board too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  6. Your board has plenty of inspiration!!! Love the artwork: carefree & colorful.
    I have a series of acoordian files & boxes. I've got lots & lots of tear sheets, swatches, ribbons, buttons. You name it it's in my chest of many desires.

  7. So glad you enjoyed the issue! Be sure to visit and link to us at
    We hope you'll find the site as inspiring as the magazine!


Ratings and Recommendations by outbrain