What I’ve been doing….

Organizing and decorating my house:

Sparse, huh? I’ve got a long way to go! Kids’ bedroom so far (Paint: Benjamin Moore in Devon Cream, Bed: Ikea Leksvik, Quilts: Pottery Barn Clara and Ryder)

Dreaming about owning a Chanel WOC:

Hubby said I could get one as a combined birthday/anniversary present…now I just have to figure out which one I want and where to buy it from (may be cheaper to get it in the US when we go on holiday)

Trying to get back to being healthy:

Something I made the other day: Chicken skewers with Greek salad

I’ve fallen into a vicious cycle of exhaustion and non-healthy eating (I’m tired so I crave simple carbs…and then I feel even more sluggish!). I’ve got to get back to making salads and smoothies every day. Also, I no longer have access to my old gym, but we’re hoping to buy an elliptical trainer for the basement soon…I miss exercising!


What have you been up to?


  1. Make Mommy Chic
    July 22, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    HI Ella, the kids room is so cute! I really like how neutral the paint color is- may consider it for a home renovation that I'm helping my parents with. You're so lucky that you're getting a WOC for a gift from hubby, they are definitely versatile and are perfect for a dinner/night out. The chicken skewers and salad you made looks very tasty and healthy- now if only i could learn how to use the barbeque 🙂 Thanks for the post!

  2. Ella Pretty Blog
    July 22, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    Thanks MMC – it took me a long while to figure out what paint colours to use – everything looks so different in swatches and pictures. But this colour (Devon Cream) was love at first sight 🙂 Thanks for all the Toronto/Chanel advice!

  3. Anonymous
    July 22, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    That dinner looks so good! I love fresh foods, they really do make a huge difference in how we feel, right? I hope you can get back into an exercise routine again soon, I know how important that is for feeling good.Congrats again on the new house, can't wait to see more!

  4. PetiteAsianGirl
    July 23, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Ella, you are such a sweetheart! I'm so touched by your kind words. BY the way, what a great husband you have for offering up the WOC as a gift, but well deserved I see. Did you go to your local Chanel and ask to see what colors they'll be coming in this Fall/Winter? That's probably a good start to deciding what color or style you want. Apparently there's 3 or more styles of wallet on chains now! Whatever you end up picking, I know you'll just love it : )

  5. Ella Pretty Blog
    July 23, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    Andi – I can't wait to order the elliptical machine…I'm not that good at doing exercise videos, and I hate not working out at all :-PJean – thanks so much for commenting – I really love your blog and youtube videos. Because of you, I'm now on the lookout for an Amrita Singh Nello necklace – they look amazing! Thanks for the WOC tip – I will call my local boutique to see what they say about the upcoming collection.

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