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Friday Favorites

May 29, 2020 |

Happy Weekend!  This week absolutely flew by for me and I can’t believe it is Friday! I had two floral based color crushes this week!  I went crazy for cornflower blue on Monday and today I’m sharing some of my favorite cheerful sunflower yellow picks at the bottom of this post! Scroll down and put…

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Create Unforgettable with Juliska as we raise money for Meals on Wheels

May 28, 2020 |

  I was honored to be asked by my friends at Juliska to be a part of their campaign to “Create Unforgettable.”  I’m trying my best at home to make each of our meals together feel special by getting everyone involved in setting the table.  I hope you will help us and shop to support…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

May 26, 2020 |

Click here for some more Father’s Day Tablescape Inspiration!

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Sister’s First with Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

I was honored to be asked to host a "conversation" with former First Daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager on Sunday at The Bush Center to celebrate the release of their new children's book, Sister's First.  The stories they share are so heartwarming and encouraging and the afternoon made ...
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Top Ten New Books for this Holiday Season

Books make such wonderful gifts.  I love to open a book and find an inscription from a friend inside before I flip through the pages.  Here are the top ten books that I'll be gifting this holiday season. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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A Thanksgiving Harvest Celebration

Are you thinking about your Tablescape for Thanksgiving yet?  I'm sure you are being bombarded by plans for the menu but don't leave the table to the last minute!  A little bit of planning ahead can make a big difference.  Several years ago, I was asked to contribute a Thanksgiving ...
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Come on in!

I've been wanting to share photos of our house with you after our renovation for so long but I've had to wait for the release of the November/December issue of Veranda Magazine to hit the news stands!  Finally, I can share!  Click here to see the on-line article and a ...
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Personalized Presents

My Gift Guide for the holidays will be posted very soon but, in the meantime, I didn't want the early birds to miss out on a chance to order some personalized presents - I think they are the best kind!  Check out my boutique below to see fifty of my ...
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The Party Closet

My party closet! I have so much fun creating tablescapes in here. Photo by David Tsay for Veranda What fun to read Veranda Editor-in-Chief, Steele Marcoux's article about The Party Closet.  She calls it the most indispensable room you have never heard of!  Click here to read her story and ...
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Holiday Candle Round-Up

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, ...
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Partner’s Card Shopping for a Cause

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 ...
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Exploding Jack-O-Lantern Cake

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 ...
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Friday Favorites

I'm ready for the weekend!  Millie and I have a baking experiment planned and we are looking forward to spending some time with friends.  I hope you have a nice relaxing time planned! -Loved hearing Laura Linney speak at the Texas Trailblazers Award Luncheon benefitting The Family Place today and ...
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