I Love My Job

Mary/ January 21, 2016

There are days when we get frustrated and have to do the tough or mundane parts of our jobs, but there are also times when everything sings… when you love what you do.

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Way to go, Mom!

Mary/ November 20, 2015

My mom celebrates her 88th birthday this coming week. No, she is not a vibrant can’t-believe-she’s-88 kinda gal. She has advanced dementia and cannot communicate with words any more. But, her eyes light

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Knock Knock

Mary/ August 26, 2015

Painting the front door requires some planning. You have to leave the door open, a bit, for a long time! I’ve had the paint now for weeks. I’ve been so busy working long

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Forts are for Adults Too

Mary/ July 9, 2015

Do you remember as a kid how fun it was to create forts in the living room with quilts and blankets draped on top of chairs and tables? Although it is not scorching

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My Day Job

Mary/ June 15, 2015

  Not all of the time, but some of the time I get to create unique, amazing spaces in my role as an interior designer who specializes in health care design. This was

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New Happy Rocks

Mary/ June 5, 2015

It was time for new talismans… Two years ago my American partner & husband of eight years decided not to stick with the plan and come to Canada after all, and ended our

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Ode to Ruska

Mary/ January 24, 2015

Hard to believe one could write a few paragraphs about one’s dishes! My dishes have an interesting story. Arabia of Finland’s “Ruska” pattern was designed by Ulla Procope in the early 1960’s. My

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Got it Covered

Mary/ December 21, 2014

Yes, hard to believe, but I have a wardrobe full of tablecloths. I collect them, or rather create them, whenever I come across a neat fabric or pattern. Most are bargain bin fabric

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Mary/ November 28, 2014

A close friend of mine who lives in another part of B.C., was getting ready to host her parents: they were coming to stay with her and her husband, travelling from a smaller

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