Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello angels!
   Did you forget me??! Goodness,  I forgot I had a blog!!! LOL. It's been way too long dolls but I'm still here and  I will try to to better at keeping you all updated on what's been happening. 

Romantic Homes Magazine News!
I also have been very busy with my column "Say Ahh" for Romantic Homes, and I've signed on for another year! This will be my 3rd year and I'm enjoying every minute of this wonderful journey. Lots of new changes coming for the magazine like adding MORE COLOR to your home and more of the Shabbiness you all love so much!

My Home
I have been working and redesigning parts of my house. My office had a make-over, its very simple, and breathable. All white from ceiling to floor with pink and gold accents. I will share some photos with you below.

Photo Shoot
I have a magazine coming the end of Sept to photograph my home so I have been busy getting the house ready. I will keep you all posted when it gets close..

A dear person in my life
Life is ever changing isn't it, and when things happen that stops us in our tracks, we tend to look inward, we soul search. The universe is trying to tell us something----listen to the lessons that will be revealed in the coming days. It is a time for growth. I have a dear friend who is going through some challenging changes. Her name is Suzie, and she is lovely in spirit, and the epitome of what true sisterhood means.
She has started a blog about her journey- it's delightful, humorous and Suzie's optimism, and her never take life to seriously attitude,  will motivate you to make the positive changes to enrich your life and spirit too. Please stop by, and say hello, and hopefully share her blog with a friend. She is an absolute DOLL! 
Suzie's Blog

Until next time, Happy Decorating!

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.

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!

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!
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!

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!

Monday, December 23, 2013

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

Love Jo-Anne xo

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Painting Beautiful ROSES

Hello my Painting Goddesses!!! My ROSES PAINTING book is now on sale for a very short time- Hurry while it lasts to begin painting beautiful ROSES.