I’m so excited about the release of my next book, Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark.  It comes out in September but I’ve been working on it for a while now and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!  I’ll keep you posted on book signings and speaking engagements…

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I am honored to be interviewed on the adorable Pizzazzerie site!  It is a great resource for party inspiration and tips and Courtney Dial is about to be fellow Gibbs Smith Author!  I can’t wait for her book to come out in March! She is giving away a copy of my book so get on…

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Big horn-rimmed glasses are back in style and it is making me feel very bookish!  I love giving books as gifts and I especially love giving autographed copies away.  This year, I will be taking advantage of some wonderful local design book signings and getting my shopping done early! Here are the details: Stop by…

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I have passes to give away to the Texas Pet Expo this weekend!  I hope you will come see me on Saturday from 11 to 1 while I sign copies of Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animal.  Please comment here if you want a Family Pass!

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Dallas author and interior designer, Betty Lou Phillips, is one of my favorites!  She is so charming, talented and gracious.  Her interior design firm, Interiors by BLP, is in demand all over the world and her new book, French Impressions, is her tenth interior design book!  Amazing!   Each page of French Impressions is more…

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I love nothing more than when a friend has a new baby.  Is there any greater joy in the world?  I always want to rush to meet the baby and welcome it to the world but I also worry that I will be intruding on a very tired new mother!  Although we loved having well…

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I was given a 10+ year journal in 2004 and I must say, it has brought me so much joy!  I absolutely love writing a few notes about my day every evening before I hit the hay.  The most fun is that I can go back and reminisce about the things I did on the…

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