UNSOLICITED DECORATING WISDOM

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© 2017 by Carol McPhee

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October 12, 2019

Today would have been my mama's ninety fourth birthday.  In the last few years of her somewhat demented life, she was obsessed with genes. Who got the smart gene, the creative gene or the writing gene. We already know who got the nice gene. Shoot me. Did it come from h...

October 1, 2019

I saw my therapist today. Yup, that’s me back in therapy. Thank god for this lovely kind and deeply insightful woman. I make her cry some days. She makes me cry some days. And we laugh a lot. It still doesn't quite make sense to me why I'm in therapy because I'm dealin...

September 16, 2019

Paco and I spent ten glorious days at a beach club in Antigua this past winter.  Four or five nights after we arrived, we were sitting on our oceanfront terrace enjoying what we call a steadier when I casually opened my email to see what was happening in the rest of th...

August 22, 2019

It's coming. I can feel it in my bones. Well, I can especially feel it in my bones this year because I actually had a fall. Like a fall on your butt on a rock at the cottage fall. The good news is I'm not as brittle as I thought I was . These things matter when you're...

November 6, 2018

I've been having difficulty getting out of bed the last few weeks. It appears relocating at sixty one isn't as easy as I thought. Don't get me wrong, I love all of the incredible choices I have in this amazing city but maybe that's just it. Maybe there are too many for...

August 27, 2018

I know there are thousands and thousands of readers out there that have been wondering what the hell happened to me. Well, at least one for sure. Maybe. I decided to put myself in the time out chair for a while. After the episode with the big sis in hospital I kind of...

February 21, 2018

Three weeks ago the big sis asked if I could help her choose a colour for her dining room ceiling. There’s nothing sweeter for me than being asked for a colour consult. My heaven. So I dragged books and magazines and colour swatches over to her amazing Victorian home t...

October 21, 2017

To start with, I kind of hate the word journey. It's as overused in self help books as the word share, which is another word I detest. But I'm going to break my own vocabulary rule for today. 

I travelled to Toronto this week to be with my daughter and her five yea...

October 3, 2017

I turned sixty this year as you know. And so did my three best girlfriends from grade school. The four of us were known as the Four Musketeers. We fell out of regular touch after high school but somehow miraculously were able to connect and celebrate together the year...

September 24, 2017

For those of you who know me, golf wear is not the first thing that comes on the radar when you think of me. Thank god. I'm a ruffle, wear your lingerie on the outside kind of girl. My sisters say if I get dementia I'll turn into Little Bo Peep. I'm ok with that. 

I com...

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