Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Hello sweet friends! WOW! I'm embarrassed on how long since my last post! Geesh where does the time go.  So grab a cup of tea and lets do some catching up! 



So, I'm still writing my column for Romantic Homes, this will be my 4th year, and I have so many fabulous homes coming up including my new and improved in-home office space. If any of you remember what my office looked like a few year ago in Romantic Homes, there's been quite a big change. If you like a minimalist approach to design you will love it! That's coming in the March issue so be sure and pick up a copy. 


Here's a tiny tease

Every office space needs inspiration so I chose this quote, " She believed she could, so she did".  I always believed that if you put your full heart into something, it will happen.




I have many ask me about the shades of white I use. At one time it was Simply White. However I found that it yellowed over-time. For my office, the walls, floor and trim were painted in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore paints. This is a clean, bright white with no gray or yellow undertones. My new go-to white.




A sweet seat in my office, adorable, right?

In September Fifi O'Neil and Mark Lohan came and shot my home. Have you seen it yet? It's their Spring issue that is on newsstands now. They really did a wonderful job and what fun we had together!





I will be coming out with a new book, I will keep you all posted on when it will be available.
And I will also be posting some new images of my home in the next few days you don't want to miss.


Please leave me a comment, I want to know what your all up to and any New Years resolutions you've made or dying to break already. :)

Happy New Year!
Jo-Anne








Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello friends,
  I hope you all had a fabulous summer! I can't believe how fast it went-I remember when I was young, lazy, hot summer days seemed to go on forever.

 I've been busy with my painting, and my column in Romantic Homes. Have you seen the Sept issue with Gina's home? It's one of the chicest homes I've seen in a long time. A must see if you like white combined with architectural elements.

 Drop over to Gina's blog and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. You will love Gina and her magnificent home. 
http://interiorswithheart.blogspot.com/




Here are a few original painting from my
 WILD ROSES collection. 


I love the vibrant use of colour. I'm having so much fun painting these!




Drop me a line and let me know what you've all been up too!

I'd love to hear from you!
Jo-Anne



Friday, June 13, 2014

Hello Angels!
June roses are in bloom everywhere in my yard and reminds me how much I've missed pruning, gathering, and filling up vases around the house. I even spotted a few berries the birds left me for my morning cereal. Very sweet!
 
 
 
 
 
Have you received your copy of the July issue of Romantic Homes yet? My column, SAY AHH, features the quaint Gingerbread cottages in Martha's Vineyard. Aren't they charming?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next month,the August issue in my column, my backyard lit for a romantic evening under the summer skies. Be sure and pick up a copy!
 
 
Cuteness watch! My little Jessy, looking adorable. He will be 11 this month.. Doesn't he look fabulous for his age?
 
 
NEW on my website, this stunning Christie Repasy canvas print in an antique tin frame. Check it out in Vintage Finds!
 
 
 
Also, have you ordered a copy of my new book? It's a charming bedside table book with gorgeous photos, and romantic thoughts and devotionals.
You can order here!
 
 
 
Please drop by my friend Gina Dadian-Peck blog and say hello. Her home is magically! She will be featured in my column SAY AHH in the Sept. issue of Romantic Homes magazine. The prettiest home I've seen in a long time! http://interiorswithheart.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
 
Lastly I will leave you with this magnificent photo of the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane, who is superb in this! I will be watching this weekend-One of my all time favorites! Have you seen it? You will fall in love...
 
 
Wishing you a beautiful and safe weekend!
Jo-Anne
 
 
 


Sunday, April 27, 2014

NEW BOOK, The Quiet Hour

Happy Spring angel bloggers! I have some news- I have a new book out called
 "The Quiet Hour".
This is a 40 page colorful soft cover booklet with sumptuous photography from my own collection of romantic roses, flowers and other lovely things, along with romantic poems, devotionals, and lovely thoughts to help calm you and lull you to sleep.
A perfect companion for your bedside table.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Romantic Homes magazine lovers: I am always looking for homes to feature in my monthly column, " SAY AHH". I you have a feminine home you would like to send in for consideration please email me. Thank you!!!
 
Happy Spring everyone!
Jo-Anne
 
 

Monday, December 23, 2013

 
Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas
and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
 

Love Jo-Anne xo