Inspiration for the Day

5 Steps To a Design Career Without the Formal Education


via HGTV My Mom was going out of town this past weekend but I received a text from her at 5:19 AM Saturday morning. If you're not a Fin, you won't be able to read half of this so I'll translate. "Maria, come visit, I'm watching some amazing ted talks." "But you're going?" (I thought she was leaving really early)  "Not… Continue reading


On Success, Compromise, and Living Your Dream


As some of you know, I just came back from a 3-week trip to Italy, something I've been talking and dreaming about on this blog ever since I started writing it almost 7 years ago. Two years ago, I got really close to going when Terreeia told me she had some friends who were going to be at their house in… Continue reading


Happiness is. . . Asking the Right Question

Purple flowers

{image source} I have a new subscription to Next on my iPad, so it was pretty easy to click on the latest issue of Fortune Magazine where Toni Robbins was on the cover.  They were calling him the CEO Whisperer. I was struck by this excerpt from his latest book Money: Master the Game, which is due to be released this… Continue reading


Sometimes I Just Feel like a Loser

Maria's Dining Room in Style at Home

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


My Favourite Work-out These Days


My sister Elizabeth and her husband own a personal training gym located right beside their Chiropractic office. She goes twice a week, Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm and although I could go with her, I really don't like working out at night (hate it actually) and Tuesday mornings don't work for me because, well… Continue reading


Update on Aimee's (Pink Beige) House!

Charlie & Snoopy

I just want you to know, Irene and I are so moved by your generosity and support for her sister Aimee's story and her children.  We wanted to give you an update on what their space looks like now, and what will soon be possible with our fundraising efforts! After all, now you’re all part of their story too! As… Continue reading


We Need Your Help to Colour These Kids Happy!

pink crocs

I asked Irene to write this post about her sister.  Terreeia and I get a front row seat in hearing updates on her story – it’s far from finished and we decided we wanted to be part of it. But in a way that could really go so much farther with the power of many instead of just a few. … Continue reading


What Everyone Should Know about Extroverts vs. Introverts

Gray Magazine Color Issue

In the past four days I have learned a lot about Meyers Briggs personality types in the webinar I hosted that Penelope presented. Here's the most interesting part. There are 16 personality types and the first letter starts with either I or E, Introvert or Extrovert. I have always thought that if you were an introvert, it meant that you… Continue reading


Happiness is. . . Flower Drama

Gorgeous Flowers

I'm back from a whirlwind week of teaching colour to a whole new crop of True Colour Experts™! Every time I'm in Toronto I'm always struck by how over-the-top the outdoor flower boxes and urns are in front of the beautiful homes and shops. Photo by Maria Killam Look at this stunning arrangement of cabbages, mums and ivy in front… Continue reading


You're All Beautiful You Know?

You're All Beautiful You Know?

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere I go Everywhere that I've been, the only thing I see is Is beautiful people, beautiful people Beautiful people, beautiful people Don't you know? Don't you know? Beautiful, don't you know? Don't you know? Don't you know? Beautiful, don't you know, know, know Live your life, live your life Let that love inside It's your life, it's… Continue reading


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