Saturday, July 2, 2011

We Have Moved!

Please head over to my new EVERYTHING DESIGN web site and follow me there.  I will not be updating this one anymore.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Decorations

By some miracle I got my valentines decorations up BEFORE valentines this year.  And... I made some new ones for this year. 

This Love sign I made last year and I still like it!

 This is my project for this year.  I already had the branch up holding Christmas snowflakes.  I thought it would be handy for year around decorations.  I was looking for glitter heart ornaments but never found any so I thought I would make my own.  I picked up some wooden hearts from Michaels for about $.10 each.  I also picked up some Martha Stewart glitter in a variety of colors.  I just glued and glittered lots of hearts then tied a ribbon to string.  The large hearts are a heavyweight cardboard that  I added some extra decoration to. 
 I like this big one but it was taking too long so I simplified the rest.
 This one is green and gold like my favorite sports team.
 I worked so hard only to get lazy on my last heart and didn't space it out correctly.  So Happy Valentine Day to you too!
Check out the Heart cookies I made HERE.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Deal a Day Web Sites You Don't Want To Miss

There's a trend for these "deal a day web sites".  You have probably seen or used Groupon or Living Social.  But did you know that there are some great sites for your home?  Here are the ones that I check every day.

One Kings Lane

I got several Christmas gifts from this site and they were all great.  The only problem can be shipping times- order here if you are not in a hurry.  Prices are great but on the books- check amazon to make sure they don't have a sale.  The furniture and accessories can be expensive but they are incredibly nice brands.  I found some books, kids stuff, a computer case and some other treasures. 

The Foundary.  This is a newer site I found so I have not purchased anything yet.  They have really cool stuff and wonderful treasures for home and you!  Can't wait to find something here.

2M Collective is a version of 2 Modern.  They are a new deal site and they have not added a lot of items yet but this is one we need to keep an eye on.  The modern stuff on their web site is amazing so I am assuming the bargains will be as well.

Let me know what you think about these sites and if you do decide to join- please say that recommended you.  I would really appreciate it!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Tillmans Roadhouse Love

I posted HERE about my love for Tillmans Roadhouse.  I still love it.  So. Very. Much.  and I have an update I want to share. 

I decided that because I was so inspired by Tillmans it would be a good field trip for my Intro to Interior Design class.  I wrote Tillmans in Fort Worth and told them I loved their restaurant and I wanted to bring my class.  They happily agreed and even contacted the interior designer and asked him to come give us a tour. 

Well, he did come give us a behind the scenes tour and some insight to his design decisions.  We went before the restaurant opened for the day so the place was all ours.  The students loved it and I so appreciated a designer taking time out of his schedule to give students a tour.  Not everyone will do that. 

Then the school paid for my class to eat lunch since the food presentation is a part of the experience.  It was wonderful and I am so appreciative of their hospitality.  They even picked up the tab for our smores dessert.

Go and show Tillmans some love.  You won't regret it. 

 This is the outdoor dining area in Fort Worth.  I want my back porch to look like this.
 They have a beautiful table setting.  That popcorn is served instead of bread and it's tossed with truffle oil and it is to die for.  I don't even like popcorn.  Amazing!

A few weeks ago we celebrated my dad's birthday at the Tillmans in Dallas.  I had never been there for dinner and it is just as good as lunch except they do not have flavored lemonade at dinner.... or the grilled cheese.  That was disappointing.
 This is what I ate.  It was good.  If you go try the goat cheese tator tots.  Then bring one back for me.  They are too rich to eat the whole serving. 
The party room in Fort Worth.  I'll say it again.  Someone have a party for me there.  I'm sure I have done something worth celebrating. 

Don't answer that.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wall Stickey- Blik Wall Graphics

Since our house doesn't have a playroom our living room can get a little flooded with toys.  In order to keep it under control I created a corner where the toys could go- and C could play. 

 The red shelf was a lucky find.  I hijacked it from my brother when he wasn't looking (no, seriously).  It fits perfectly and can double as a bench (when not filled with toys).  A group of carpet squares creates definition in the space and the most wonderful find- a big tree sticker. 

The big blank wall was bugging me and I wanted something that would work for a play area but not look too juvenile in the living roomCheck out Blik for some amazing wall stickers.  I looked at a ton of wall stickers and this site had the coolest. 
It was relatively easy to put up although I did ask a friend to come help.  Thanks Dina!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Home Office Info.

You can read this article. You might recognize one of the names... it's mine! Someone called the Art Institute and wanted one of the design instructors to comment for their article in Panache magazine. Since I am the only design instructor, I got interviewed. I made it clear that my experience is in commercial work and I don't deal with as many residential clients but she didn't care and said I had very good points. I believe this magazine has been out for a couple of weeks and I have recieved 0 (as in zero) calls, emails, texts, facebooks, or other sort of communication to tell me how much they learned from my insightful office commentary. I have also recieved 0 (as in zero) people begging me to create the perfect home office design for them. I'm sure all those messages were left at the school and I will get them when I get back. I will say that althought I have recieved 0 (still zero) calls, the author did a great job putting my comments in a way that made me sound somewhat intelligent- which I can promise you I did not on the phone.

Enjoy the article! Home Offices- Panache Magazine

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