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The Right Way (and the Wrong Way) to Install Porcelain Wood Floors

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I'm here at the same house in Kauai we were in last year! This time, Terreeia and I are with my sister Elizabeth and her family. This is the view from the tub in the master bathroom ensuite. Elizabeth is enjoying a  quiet moment with her book. We passed by a charming diner and coffee joint that I want to share with you. Here it is… Continue reading

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The Coco Chanel Guide to Uncopyrighting (That's What I'm Doing)

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{via Pinterest} So deeply has the Chanel aesthetic been impressed upon us that we no longer see it—like the air we breathe, it is everywhere but invisible. -Mademoiselle Have you read Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History? It's the story of how the #1 luxury brand in the world was created. Coco Chanel was a self-made multimillionaire before she turned 40, and she was… Continue reading

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My Creative Business Model and How it's Evolved

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{maybe not this cold}  Some of you may have noticed that my posts have shifted considerably over the past few months to less rather than more. In the last year with all the time I've spent sitting in freezing cold hotel ballrooms looking at my business and thinking about what to do to make it better, I've learned that less… Continue reading

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My 5 Rules for Life

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{via pinterest} Have you ever thought about this statement with regards to an area in your life? "Every single day people stop when they don't know what to do." I talk to clients every day who tell me they have stopped shopping for their house because they've bought so many mistakes in the past and they don't want to buy any… Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to All

Happy Christmas to All | Maria Killam

{via pinterest} {via pinterest}   {via pinterest}   {via pinterest} {via pinterest} Ever seen the holiday decor at the White House? It's not to be missed here.  I am so looking forward to this two week break! And I have some news! I have been nominated for an education award by Withit, the awards dinner will be at the Las… Continue reading

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I'm Grateful for You & Talented Neighbours!

I'm so Grateful for YOU

Today I am so grateful to my American readers. I've said this before but I'm saying it again, without you, I would not have this life that I love because you are a huge part of my community!   Photography by Angie Wolfe And look at this fun picture my next door neighbour Angie Wolfe took of me and my colour… Continue reading

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Fall Fashion in Seattle with Elizabeth & Maria

Fall Shopping in Seattle with Elizabeth and Maria

Elizabeth Jacobs Every Fall, Elizabeth and I go to Seattle for the weekend to do some shopping. It's always beautiful and sunny and we love the restaurants there. We had fabulous meals, everywhere. Plus I introduced her to Chipotles where we had lunch on the way down as well as Sunday! So fresh and yummy. Our first stop was Lululemon at the Outlet… Continue reading

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Sometimes I Just Feel like a Loser

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You may have noticed that I'm light on the blog posts lately. It's because I've been feeling like a loser. I write when I'm inspired, which luckily is most of the time. You'll notice, I don't have a schedule of posts with fabulous photos of my house I've taken myself with seasonal decor like some bloggers whom I greatly admire.… Continue reading

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Nova Scotia is Red & White

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Today we've driven almost entirely around the North side of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island. These were the muskoka chairs sitting outside the B&B we stayed at in Maitland. I love that so many people have one chair of each colour. This is the main house that was built in 1859. The wood flooring was installed by shipbuilders and… Continue reading

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Montreal & The Train to Halifax

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  First stop on our way to Halifax, we had a 5 hour layover in Calgary on our way to Montreal so of course I had to see my first Nephew Luukas! It was so great to have dinner with him and catch up. We took the red eye to Montreal and then walked back and forth on St. Catherines… Continue reading

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