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Joy has Been Expecting You

By 02/20/2010January 27th, 201727 Comments

Did you know I have a Facebook fan page? It’s been up since the beginning of January, I received requests from some of my lovely readers as it’s a good way to keep up to date on my new posts!

This is my new picture, it took 300 images to arrive at 3 good ones 🙂 Click here to see my photographer’s website

You will also get other links to interesting articles as well as inspiring quotes that I find in my travels on the wild wild web such as the headline of this post! I saw it on a billboard for BMW a while ago and thought it was so great!!

How your DIY Attitude is keeping you poor

If you judge people you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa.

The most adorable toddler’s bedroom (on a budget) at Pure Style Home;


A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. Richard Bach


You might as well join the people that are saying, I love doing this!

Why men should give women flowers:


If you love someone, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just passes you by.  Julia Roberts.

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional for the job, wait until you hire an amateur!!

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  • Vanessa says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous in that photo! I love the motivational and uplifting quotes that you have on facebook and twitter. Nice to have the mix of design advice with insightful messages/quotes. Life isn't just about decorating after all…

  • Karena says:

    I love it Maria, you have the best attitude!! Great new photo! I am also on Facebook!


  • Kara says:

    You look beautiful. Great photo!

  • Erin @ The Impatient Gardener says:

    The photo is great! I don't care how many shots it took to get, it was worth it!

  • Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Love the new picture, Maria! I have my professional pictures done by a pro photographer, too. Expensive, but they do my hair and make-up, too. I know what you mean about the amount of images. I went through just as many but was able to knock out more than half before I got stuck on the last 10 to pick from.

  • Grace says:

    You're so darn cute – I love the photo. Not sure if I can handle being on Facebook and blogs, so I may stick with blogs for now, but good to know. Interesting bits of randomness for us to ponder.

  • Jane says:

    Beautiful photo! It captures your joy.

    I'm on facebook…will look for you.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  • Juliana says:

    You look stunning!!!!!!! I am so glad that I finally came by your blog I have been told for a long time that I needed to come by!!!

    Anyhooo-I am now following your lovely blog. Hope you will come by and if you likey, you will follow me back as well. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into a Blog.

  • Acanthus and Acorn says:

    Love your new photo, it's fantastic! I still need to do this…hoping to get it done in 300shots or less, otherwise I don't think I'd still be able to smile!!!

    I don't face book or twitter, worried it will be one more distraction taking up precious time. Plus, I'm tech challenged, likely couldn't figure out how to do it!

    Good thing(not really) Jan & Feb I've had only the smallest project to work on, otherwise I wouldn't have had so much time to blog,read and comment!!!

  • "Yeah, that works..!" says:

    I bet those other 297 images are gorgeous as well!

  • Photography Art Store says:

    What a great pic. You look beautiful! I totally agree with the "DIY attitude is keeping you poor" article you linked to. Sometimes as entrepreneurs it's easy to slip into a "protective" mode when really, that just restricts the limits of our success. Am already a FB fan! Look for us too!

  • Rosie1925 says:

    Thank you for that last picture of a daisy! I just made it into my desktop!!!

  • Susan says:

    What a lovely picture!!!

    I particularly love the quote by Mother Theresa. How true…
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Ivy Lane says:

    Maria, You are such a beauty! Love your new photo!! I am heading to FB to join your fan club!

  • Ideezine says:


    Great show of realism. I say your words are your flowers.


  • AB HOME Interiors says:

    Yup lovin the new pic. Sucks that it took 300 to get to THE perfect one, but I suppose it was a lot of fun!

  • Marlo says:

    You look fantastic in your new portraits!

    I love all the quotes & reading material you share on Facebook and I always check to see if you've posted something new…sort of like how I check your blog for new posts. I addicted to Colour Me Happy! 🙂

  • Traci Zeller Designs says:

    I love your new photo!! I don't know how I missed your Facebook fan page, but I just became a fan. 🙂 I have one, too – Make sure you get your URL!

  • Francine Gardner says:

    You look so beautiful!!!
    I will try to friend you on your face book if I ever remember how to access my page. Have a great colorful week end, Francine

  • Carol Ann says:

    Great picture, your eyes are so amazing… wow
    Are you enjoying the olympics on tv, have you gone to anything? Or hung out around the venues or anything… It seems like they are all having such wonderful fun…
    Regards, Carol Ann x

  • Eliana Tomás says:

    beautiful portrait.
    love your hair colour.

  • chanteusevca says:

    Your new photo is extradorinarly beautiful! But then, you are the subject matter so that's a given. I'm sure all 300 photos are just as beautiful as this one. Love following you on FB. I just miss doing it full time. Now that I'm back in the corporate world, I'm going through a period of being zonked out early in the evening. I miss being at home, but I'll be thrilled to have more moeny to "hire the professional!"

  • Developing Designs says:

    Happy to be able to follow your talents anywhere. 🙂
    Love, love, love the new photos. Kevin's work is AMAZING!! Wow…. As a favor I took a couple of portrait shots for friends and now I am embarrassed looking at them compared to his work.
    Your motivation is very inspiring. Thank you. xo

  • samia says:

    U look absolutely gorgeous… this is a terrificly beautiful picture.. how could you maintain the stamina for 300 pics!! and still turn out so well.. it was worth it anyways..

  • Chic Coles says:

    Wow what a photo, it turned out great.

  • Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow says:

    Gorgeous photo, Maria…such a beauty!

  • DesignTies says:

    Wow Maria, your new picture is fabulous!! Not that there was anything wrong with your old picture… 🙂

    Thanks for the link to the Fabulous post. It's definitely more important to do what you love than to make a fortune. Although I'd take a fortune too if I could get it 😉


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