Inspiration for the Day

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Do you Act When You're Moved?

CDECA Meeting

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… Continue reading

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One Secret to a Happy Life

Small Treats

I was flipping through my December 2012 O Magazine and I came upon this quote. I'm still kind of on vacation this week but it's amazing how guilty I feel if I'm not in front of my computer blogging or just working. A small treat for me is sitting in my sunny living room reading one of the many coffee… Continue reading

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What Do You Need to Change Today?

Mirror

source For the past 33 years I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Steve… Continue reading

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Happiness is. . . a Little Magic

mistakes

Sometimes clients are looking for a little magic when I arrive with my box of colours. Barbara Barry source But sometimes, magic will not erase a mint green carpet installed all throughout your house, for example. Barbara Barry source Sometimes colour can absolutely make something old and dated look a hundred times better. Sometimes, it just takes money. Pinterest When I… Continue reading

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It takes a Village to Own a Home

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  (my nephew William) Photos by Maria Killam My sister Lea (I have 3 sisters) will be moving to one of the first Ecovillages in Canada just down the street from where I will live in Yarrow. source It's a real community with 20 acres of farmland where everyone participates because this is about eating organic, recycling and riding your… Continue reading

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