Colour Me Happy’s 5 Year Blogoversary Celebration!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 whole years since I started my blog. This post is 1013. When I started writing my blog on the 31st back in 2008, I had no idea it would take me this far. This is the first and second post I wrote. So to celebrate, I’m having a giveaway! Some of you will know that I’ve recently launched a new set of 50 ... Continue Reading

Being a Designer Takes Guts & Vision

One of my readers sent me these photos from their new place in cottage country, which is located 2 1/2 hours from downtown Toronto.   source See this spiral chandelier (above)? I couldn’t find the big one on-line but this one is 6 feet long and 4 ft wide. To get it inside their cottage, the sliding glass doors had to be removed. To get it installed, four men and ... Continue Reading

I’m off to Seattle for the Weekend

My drapery went up today in the master bedroom and family room, can’t wait to show you! I’m off to Seattle for the weekend for some Fall shopping! I need something to wear when I lead my True Colour Expert Training happening at the VanDusen Gardens next week! We will stay at our favourite hotel in downtown Seattle and have some lovely dinners, can’t wait! This is me at the IDS ... Continue Reading

Take Risks with Your Decor Rather than your Clients

In 2011 when we were living in our townhouse in North Vancouver, I chose the wrong fabric for my new chair and ottoman. I was so embarrassed. That’s why it’s taken me this long to tell you about it. I had my yellow sofa (above) and that was an easy choice for me to make. I love yellow. But I was having trouble actually committing to a second colour. Designers hate making ... Continue Reading

  Terreeia is in Italy. It was a last minute decision for her to go (well we decided 6 weeks ago), she has friends who live there some months of the year and I was invited but then I decided I wanted drapes for the house instead. Now that the landscaping is basically finished, I need to finish decorating the inside of the house so I can get it photographed ... Continue Reading

My Mom’s (Soooo Easy) Famous Corn Salad

  Via Pinterest Since it’s corn season, especially out in the country where we live, it’s time that I shared this recipe with you. Chilliwack is known for their triple sweet Jubilee corn. My Mom is really good at one dish meals and since we are vegetarians, this salad is all we need for dinner. For everyone else though, it’s awesome with food from the summer barbecue. 6 corn on ... Continue Reading

The last two years I have been in Toronto on my Birthday leading my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Training. This year, happily, we were at home. It was the day our sod was getting installed and that was a pretty momentous occasion. I was born 7 minutes after 1 am in the morning, June 7, 1967.  Friday morning, I was up at 5:30 am. Reading emails with my Americano at ... Continue Reading

Do you Act When You’re Moved?

This past Friday the Canadian Decorators Association – BC Chapter held our annual general meeting in North Vancouver on a fabulous, hot and sunny day! I have been a member for months but this is the first time I have been to an event–silly me–now that I live in the country it seems the monthly meeting date never works for me. From now on, that is going to change! When ... Continue Reading

What Matters to You?

I am not a person that feels sad or depressed for long periods of time but this week I have not yet gotten over the fact that we had to turn the clocks back an hour last weekend. My sister Elizabeth couldn’t sympathize. She looked at me blankly and said “I don’t even get up with the kids until 7:30 am and I love that they can play outside longer ... Continue Reading

My One Big Secret You Don’t Know

October 31, 2008 I created my blog and wrote my first post. I was so obsessed that weekend, I wrote 5 posts and barely slept, one of them, The Best Trim Colours: NOT Cloud White, is still one of my top 10 most read posts. If you have read my blog for a long time, you’ll notice that I always say ‘we’ and ‘us’ but you have never seen a ... Continue Reading

Review of Last Years Goals and a New List for 2013

My sister Lea has been studying people who set goals now that it’s the new year and she reminded me of a study that was done by Tony Robbins years ago with one particular class of university grads. 20 years later when interviewed, only 3% had set goals and that group was the richest of all the rest. In January everyone talks about resolutions but I see them as very ... Continue Reading

Christmas & Thanksgiving is all Together

Remember when I told you that I won that competition for my up cycled Kate Spade Inspired End table? Well what I won was a night at the Delta Victoria Ocean Point Resort & Spa and that’s where I am right now. Because of your votes, I am sitting here tonight, drinking a little bubbly with my love in downtown Victoria with a lovely view of the Parliament Buildings decorated ... Continue Reading

Colour Me Happy is 4 Years Old!

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for four years? I post an average of every second day and this is my 849th blog post! The second post I wrote was October 31, 2008 and this is what my nephew William looked like 4 years ago. Here he is this year at 5 years old. It was a rainy night tonight so he had his Super Puppy cape over his raincoat! ... Continue Reading

Well today was a big media day at BC Place. I woke up at 3:00 am this morning and could not go back to sleep knowing that I had to be there at 6:15 am for Breakfast Television at 6:50 am. Why is it that you’re always so nervous up until you’re speaking? I was on Breakfast TV for a total of 40 seconds so it wasn’t too difficult, and ... Continue Reading

Sometimes the Full Moon is Harsh

source So I’m driving home on Saturday night, after the bloggers yearly gathering at the St. Regis Hotel. It’s 10:00 pm and I’m on the freeway with my car filled with carefully selected decorative pumpkins and little tiny orange and black pansies for a party I’m having on Sunday. We have guests staying at the house so I am in a hurry. There’s been construction on the freeway for two ... Continue Reading

  source  I’m in Calgary, and I will be on the main stage Friday at 5:00 pm and then Saturday at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. I’ve recently posted new videos along with a new landing page for my ebook and colour boards, check them out, let me know what you think! I changed about 7 times throughout the day before I finally settled on the top I was wearing ... Continue Reading