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Holiday Candle Round-Up

Oct 28, 2019 |

I have resisted the urge to start pulling out holiday decorations but, after catching a glimpse of a Christmas movie on Hallmark while I was switching channels, I could not resist lighting a new holiday candle this weekend.  As much as I love my pumpkin spice candles in the Fall, I was ready for a…

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Partner’s Card Shopping for a Cause

Oct 25, 2019 |

It is time for Partner’s Card again, one of my favorite ways to help an amazing organization, The Family Place.  The Family Place provides shelter, education, legal aid and so much more to women, children and men who are victims of domestic abuse.  Partner’s Card is a great way to show them support and provides…

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Exploding Jack-O-Lantern Cake

Oct 20, 2019 |

Millie’s baking passion continues and this time she has created a Jack-O-Lantern cake designed to burst with candy corn when it is cut into! We started by making two chocolate cakes in bundt pans using a dense cake cake recipe so that they could be firmly stacked, one on top of the other to  make…

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Memorial Weekend Round Up

Thank a veteran today or the family of someone who fought for our freedom by dropping a note in the mail or sending a message. Brush up on your US Flag Protocol by clicking here. So many great sales this weekend!  Here are a few of my faves: Up to ...
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Five Healthy Choices

I love Kimber Westphall's new column for D Magazine about Five Healthy Choices so I was thrilled when she asked me to share a few of mine!  I'm always striving to make healthier choices, especially in front of my children, and sitting down to answer her questions was a great ...
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Summer Style that is a steal!

  I love shopping for summer dresses and accessories.  I've always been a "dress girl" as they are so easy to throw on and take the pressure off of piecing together separates.  This feminine boho eye-lit lace dress is one of my favorites because I adore the color (it also ...
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Round-Up: Lanterns

I'm preparing for a party at my home next week to welcome my sister's wedding guests from out of town to Texas.  I love being able to open the doors to our backyard for an evening cocktail but I have loads of little steps here and there that need to ...
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Easter Sugar Eggs

I've always loved ordering sugar eggs for our Easter Table.  I'm amazed by the talents of the artists who make them!  They are an Easter tradition that started during the Victorian Era and continue to fascinate holiday lovers today.  The precious tiny panoramic scenes found when you peek inside the ...
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Cabana Magazine in Dallas

I was so honored to host Cabana Magazine's team for lunch at my home in Dallas while they were on their Texas tour!  The ladies of Cabana were as elegant and fun as the images in their pages and in their new book, Cabana Anthology. Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Editor-in-Chief of ...
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The Oscars have me Thinking Pink!

Gemma Chan was stunning on the red carpet in Valentino Spring 2019 Haute Couture at the Academy Awards. With the exception of the amazing performance by Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa, the most memorable part of this years Oscar Awards was, without a doubt, all of the PINK!  I loved ...
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My February Book Pile

I'm excited about this rainy Friday because it has given me an excuse to plop down with my peppermint tea and flip through some of the books in my February Book Pile.  Click below to see more about each of the titles pictured here. Turn on your JavaScript to view ...
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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I love any excuse for gift giving and Valentine's Day is no exception.  Whether it is a little box of chocolates or a decadent jewel, there is something for everyone in this gift guide!  Get ready to shower the ones you love with hugs and kisses and tokens of your ...
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Friday Favorites: Winter Wardrobe Staples

I'm so crazy about these ultra-light down vests and there is a great on-line promo going on right now.  Order a size up as they run a bit snug and get more than one as I'm sure you are going to love it!  I also love the jackets and coats ...
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