This is my version of being in the New York Social Diary this week: Kips Bay 2011 I arrived in New York this morning on the red-eye and I’m sharing a room with my good friend Traci Zeller. She was already here the past two days with Talitha McGuinness the… Continue Reading →
Last year it was my birthday when my True Colour Expert Workshop was held in Toronto. As a special treat, I got to spend the day with Ian Varney in his studio. Ian uses wax paint which dries very quickly. Oil canvases take months to dry so this is a great medium to use.
Well, you all saw it decorated for the holidays already, but now that I’m moving I wanted it photographed without the Christmas decor, so here are some new photos: Photography by Jennifer Houghton I can hardly wait to move to our new house, Jennifer said lighting my space for the… Continue Reading →
We are having a rare, sunny weekend, it’s so beautiful and almost feels like Spring. My sister Elizabeth and her husband have a goat on their property in Yarrow. His name is George. Markus came inside for something to eat after they had been playing outside and when he was ready to go out again I said “Wait, put your coat on” and he said “It’s not a goat, it’s a jacket!”. So adorable!
My mom and my sister Elizabeth (who already live in Yarrow, one hour and 10 minutes East of Vancouver) went to see the house first. They reported that it was great and we should go look at it. ‘What colour is it’, I asked my sister. ‘It’s pinky beige’, she… Continue Reading →
Last summer my sister Anita and her family got selected to star on a show called the Family Cook-off on the Food Network. This was the setting that day at Granville Island. It just aired on Friday night so now I’m allowed to post about it. My sister and I have not been getting along well lately (something happened). And last weekend I was in a course with Landmark Education called Direct Access. One of the things the forum leader said was “I’m okay with anyone in my life that walks into the door”. And I thought ‘I want to be that person, and actually right now things are not okay with my sister”.
My photographer is coming to shoot my house tomorrow. You’ve seen the holiday photos but this will be minus the Christmas decor! Photos by Maria Killam It’s too dark for me to photograph on my own and requires professional lighting (it’s why we’re moving, more on that soon). It’s amazing… Continue Reading →
I’m here at the Design Bloggers conference in LA at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The first reception in the afternoon on Sunday to kick off the conference was at Hollyhock in West Hollywood with Suzanne Rheinstein. I got to spend some time with Brooke & Steve from Velvet & Linen… Continue Reading →
Next week I’m in Vegas for 3 days, Jan 24 – 26 participating in an effective facilitators workshop.
Then February 3 & 4 I’m in Seattle for Blogshop. I’m going to learn Photoshop so get ready, the images on my blog will start looking more interesting and then I’ll also have the ability to erase all the wrinkles on my face, hehe.
This is the 4th year I have publicly listed my goals on my blog and it’s really interesting to look back and see how the year went every time I write this post. So here is the review from last year, lets see how I did:
1. The top of my list this year is a complete revamp of my blog and website. I’m switching to WordPress so that my blog, website, twitter and facebook fan page are all together in one place. I had to find a big checkmark for this goal because it most certainly happened and let me tell you, it was a lot of work! And you are looking at my new site right now, here was the header from the old one:
Before I can even begin to talk about goals and accomplishments for 2012 there’s something (okay 2 things) I need to say first. It’s something I seriously need to work on and here it is. I am mostly always anxious. Some people would say it’s because of my astrological sign. I am a Gemini and am always in my head analyzing everything. And I would say that is true. But whatever it is, it drives me crazy. I’m always worried that I’m not working hard enough, fast enough, and smart enough to make my business grow faster and the worst part is I compare myself to other people (anyone else do this?).
This morning all three of my nephews were at breakfast with Santa at the local community center. Earlier in the week when William found out this was our Saturday event he was really impressed that Santa was coming to their village just to see the kids! Photos by Maria Killam Okay,… Continue Reading →
I love to nap on vacation. It’s what I’m about to do next. pinterest I have a client with a den that is just big enough for two chaise lounges. I think doing something like this would be the ultimate in luxury and most certainly the perfect napping place! Pinterest Then… Continue Reading →