aboriginal christmas treasure…


We have the awesomest (yeah, yeah, I can hear my english 12 teacher gasping) investment advisor, EVER!!! Each Christmas, Gord Mason from Hollis Wealth, sends us a beautiful hand-painted glass Christmas ornament featuring BC aboriginal artwork. Apparently, each ornament is painted on the inside (holy moly) with special curved brushes. I just can’t imagine how long it would take to make them! Crazy. Thanks, Gord…you’re the bestest!

christmas nesting…


What can I say? I’m a sucker for Christmas. I spotted this sweet little nest tucked into a white Christmas tree at my favourite home decor boutique, Romancing the Home. Shhhhhhhh…don’t tell my husband that I was shopping in a home decor boutique! I used to have an online home decor boutique and I kept more stuff than I sold, so my house is bursting at the seams with DECOR!!!!

Photo 365…


My sweet little Santa elf is so old that his beautiful red coat and hat turned brown.



Merry Christmas dear friends! I hope the spirit of Christmas filled your hearts, and you basked in the light of the people you love.

I’ve decided to turn a new page just before the big crystal ball drops on Monday night! I’m itching to get going, which is surprising considering my deep fear of committing to ANYTHING EVER (except my wedding vows…so far, they’re sticking…miraculous). I’m determined to shoot 365 photos by the end of the year! That’s right…you heard me. I’m actually going to take at least one photo a day and post it here. Bam!

I said it, so now it’s real. Now the teeth gnashing and squirming begin. Just like Harry Houdini, trying to break free from the ropes around my wrists and ankles. Meh…whatever…I’ll just shoot the stupid pictures and see what happens.

gone christmas crazy, back in january…

Is it wrong that I’m so excited about Christmas? I mean, really, it’s only November 10 and I’m already playing Christmas music (I have to sneak it, like candy, in my office when nobody else is around). I LOVE going for drives in the evening with the family and seeing who can spot the early-birds, bless their souls, the folks who already have lights up and wreaths on their doors (saw one last weekend)!

While people are groaning about Christmas shopping, I’m happily clicking my way around the internet hunting for the perfect gifts. No more fighting with little old ladies for parking spots. All I have to worry about is one of my kids stealing my computer recharger cord (and the portable phone, which really drives me crazy)!

Out of respect to my friends south of the border, who haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, I won’t wish you an early Merry Christmas! Nor will I wish you a Happy Hanukkah yet.  And you won’t hear me saying, Felice Navidad either. But hold on to your wigs the minute the clock turns 12:01 a.m. on November 26…’cause I’m going to cut loose with some major glad tidings!!!!!

So here’s a little of my inspiration for you to enjoy. I think it’s my favorite photo from our photo shoot with Janis Nicolay.

photograph by Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

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