Styling Your Bar Cart!

Originating as tea trolleys in the Victorian era, bar carts became popular in the 1950s at the end of Prohibition when cocktail hours were the rage. Now, the bar cart is here to stay and has become a staple accessory in home decor. Just like when you're designing a space in your home, a well-styled bar cart begins with a plan...and a great bar cart! I've gathered some great tips to get the good times (and your fantastic bar cart) rolling in time for the holidays! source 1. Find a Fabulous ...

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The Launch Party was a Ball!

Hi Friends!!  Thank you so much to all of you who made it out to the Segreto Vignettes launch party!  And to those who couldn't be there, I wanted to share the excitement with you!!! The party this year was hosted at Back Row Home! A 16,000 square ft. showroom that carries antiques, art, bedding, gift items, and home accessories located at 8570 Katy Fwy. in Houston!! Two of the owners, Tracey (left) and Kelly (right), are long time gal pals of mine! Tracey, a painter in her own ...

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Sheet Thread Count! What’s Your Number?

Hi Friends!! Before we get started on our topic today I wanted you to know how thrilled I was to meet so many of you in Round Top. Thank you so much for coming up and saying hello!!!  It truly warmed my heart! At Arbors, I was surrounded by beauty in Susan Horn's booth!!! It was so fun to see friend Julie with Barry Dixon and Ike Isenhour while they were shopping Round Top of their Designer Dream Spree!! I was so busy there I could not stop to shop!! Marburger is always ...

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Off to Round Top with Segreto Vignettes!!!

Hi Friends!!!   This has been a super exciting week for Segreto!!  Thank you so much to all of you for supporting the blog and voting!  Segreto Secrets made the short list of the AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS 2016, in the category of "Best USA Interiors Blog". I am honored and super touched by all of ya'lls support!  Thank you!!!  xo We had the book's big launch last Thursday at Back Row Home and it was a huge success!!  Now that the book is officially released, all of your orders have been ...

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Segreto Vignettes! My Advanced Copy Has Arrived!!!

I had a surprise package today!!! An advanced copy of Segreto Vignettes came to the office! My staff wanted me to open the box in front of them, so when I walked into the office I had a rush of people coming my way with their big surprise!! Yes, I had approved things along the way but never had seen the book all together and bound! The printer would send me a bound book with no writing to approve the binding and the paper. Next, the book hardcover jacket, then the printed pages and ...

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My Favorite Things from Trader Joe’s!!!

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I thought I'd share some of my favorite grocery store items, some of which could be a great addition to your Independence Day feast! My husband, who does more than half the grocery shopping, is an H-E-B man. He gets most of our meats there and name brand things like Diet Coke and coffee pods for our Keurig. But I love the easy access, the selection of organic fruits and vegetables, and the private label foods Trader Joe’s has to offer. For me, ...

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Miracle & Skinny Noodle Challenge – No Carbs, No Calories, Delish!

Hi My Blog Friends!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was fun filled eating all weekend with the kiddos and hubby and my Mom and Dad!! So back to using special tricks to maintain my weight. As you all know, my New Year's resolution this year was to lose weight. Thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement - it's been a huge game-changer to have encouragement from all of you! Here I was before at a company Christmas party with my head cabinet guy Jerry and ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for All Types of Moms

Mother's Day is right around the corner!!! This quote is so true! And the older I get with grown children, the more I appreciate my sweet mom. She's my biggest supporter and best fan, and she has always offered the most amazing encouragement for all my crazy ideas!! Though I'm not much of an advanced planner, I decided to post my top gift-giving ideas early so you'll have plenty of inspiration when it's time to treat your mom, mother-in-law or grandmother to something special! 1. For ...

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A Guide to the Spring DASH for Design, Art, Style and Home

One of my favorite markets is coming up this week, April 22 to 24 – DASH!! It's a fun curated show inside Silver Street Studios in Houston, but what I love the most is the diverse selection of vendors. More than an antique show, DASH is a full-fledged shopping event with over 65 dealers and everything from jewelry and clothing to furniture, art and antiques! I've had so much fun at past DASH shows that, this year, I wanted to create a guide to some of my fave vendors for those of you planning to ...

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Build Your Fall Around a Feast Board!!

Before you start to think about autumn decorating and holiday entertaining, consider the feast board! A feast board is as simple as it sounds: a big, beautiful board ready for your food, flowers, meats or sweets. Think Thanksgiving, holiday open house, or any gathering that calls for a feast! This is definitely my new favorite fall trend!!! Here is where you start... Source ... and the results can be this enticing! Source Imagine your feast board running down the middle of ...

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