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Colour Me Happy is Three Years Old!

By 10/31/2011February 20th, 201725 Comments

When Elizabeth and Bill were looking at homes in their neighbourhood, the Real Estate Agent told them that Halloween was fun here because everyone gets right into it. It’s the most fun Halloween I’ve ever had running around  with William and Markus and a small but very important ladybug, Isabella (daughter of Elizabeth’s friend Crystal).

Photos by Maria Killam

This is my sister’s front door!

This is William, “Buddy, the T-rex dinosaur” practicing his Trick or Treat.

Markus (in the middle) was a lion.

After the first few houses, it was hard to keep up with William. Gathering candy must be the most fun there is for little angels at halloween!!

It was three years ago today that I started writing this blog! This was the first post I wrote, and here is the second one (when William was 1 1/2 years old).

Thank you to all of you for reading this blog, I love your emails, comments and feedback! It’s what keeps me writing!

xoxo Maria

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If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, contact me.

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Related posts:

Maria’s Guide to Starting a Design Blog

Why your Designer should be a Blogger

10 things Every Blogger should Know

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  • Marlo says:

    Happy Birthday Colour Me Happy! I’ve been reading since the beginning and I always look forward the next post – and the next and the next and the next!

  • Susan S says:

    You’ve done “spooktacular”, Maria! You’ve dispensed so much wisdom over these last three years and taught us (your readership) so much!

    All the best,
    Susan S

  • Robin Reid says:

    Congratulations! You have enriched our lives with color and more.
    Thanks for taking the plunge three years ago!

  • Carol@sofasandsage says:

    Yeah!!!!! I’m glad you’ve reached three, hope to see you at five! :). Love to watch your changes. Celebrate your success today. You are amazing.

  • Julie says:

    Happy Blogging Anniversary. Thanks for your fun and very informative site. And I love the asides with family and fashion as well. Keep up the great work!

  • Congratulations! I’ve been following you for about 1 1/2 years and have learned so much. Every morning I look forward to a new post from you filled with informative tidbits and advice. Thanks.

  • Cindi says:

    I remember how excited I was when I first found this blog. I still get excited when I get a new email. Thanks, Maria. You’ve done a stellar job!!

  • Marivic P L says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for all the tips you’ve been sharing. It’s generous of you. Here’s to many more years of fun blogging!

  • Priscilla Sparrow says:


    WE LOVE YOU!!!

  • Marlis says:

    Congratulations Maria! It’s been a lovely journey riding this trail with you. I’ve learned so much! To the next three, or four, or more!!
    xo marlis

  • Anon says:

    Congrats! I started reading your blog right after it was mentioned on – about a year after you started. Then I went back and read every single prior post and got addicted to checking ever day.

  • HaPpY, hApPy BiRtHdAy CmH!

  • Susan Seale says:

    Birthdays come but once a year…
    When they come they bring good cheer…
    Happy Birthday, Color-Me-Happy dear
    Happy Birthday till next year!

    (This is a beautiful Bday song I learned long ago…of course, you can’t hear it…but trust me it’s a beauty…as are you and your amazing site!)
    Congratulations and big hugs

  • niki fulton says:

    Wow! Happy birthday to your blog. Its great, I really enjoy having it arrive in my inbox.

  • Jill says:

    Happy Birthday to Colour Me Happy! I look forward to each blog, and the knowledge you pass on has helped me in my business. Thank you, Maria!

  • Looks like fun! We went out to eat instead of trick-or-treating. Around here there really isn’t anywhere to go unless you go to a trunk-or-treat in another town.

  • Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday to Colour Me Happy! Congrats to you on your hard work and commitment to your writing and your fans. Here’s to more CMH blog birthdays!! xo Nancy

  • What a cutie patootie! Maria, congratulations on an incredible three years!!!!

  • Congratulations! You are truly a blogging veteran. Learning so much from you and so often.
    To many more milestones…

  • diana says:

    Happy Blog Birthday Maria! Thank you for all you do for us. I have been reading your blog for most of the three years and look forward to your posts.

  • Thanks so much for your blog, it’s often the highlight of my online time. With so much bad news out there, I can always count on you to be positive and have great content. I’ve learned so much from you, and send best wishes for your continued success!

  • Terry Gray says:

    Love, love, love, you and little William. He is so adorable. Meant to say that after seeing your Las Vegas pictures. I enjoyed your first and second blog posts. I loved them just as I love you today. You’ve even inspired me to start a blog. One day! In the meantime, continued to success and I look forward to more CMH. 🙂

  • Andrea Clark says:

    Thanks for allowing me to comment. Of course, happy birthday! I found your website when I moved into a small apartment from a very large house. It was such an adjustment, especially sharing it with someone who simply lived in it. No color or style coordinating of any kind. Your advice was all I needed to transform this little place. It now has BM Cumin spice walls, lots of white woodwork, lots of white framing and accents, white and brown furniture. Parisian yellow linen and pillows and a hint of candy apple red accents. Simple and clean. Mostly, I want to say, your blog is as welcoming as recess and chorus is during a full day at school. Hope we stay connected. Would love to have you in Chicago for a workshop. I’d definitely sign up for your class!

  • Donna Hoover says:

    Congratulations on three fabulous and colorful years, Maria! I enjoy your blog and am inspired by your writing, your thoughts and your work! Keep on growing and I’ll be watching and and enjoying seeing your continued success!


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