A Great Store, The Best Banana Pudding, And A Few Finishes!

Hi Friends!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week!  Before we talk Segreto's finishes I wanted to share the fun Mother's Day weekend I had in Georgia, announce the winner of Kristy Harvey's book trilogy and give you the recipe for the best banana pudding I have ever had! The Perfect Mother's Day! I was so excited to go back to my home state which I had not returned to since I was sixteen. So when Lisa owner of  The Front Porch of Vinings asked me to do a book signing, I was super ...

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Happy Easter!!

Source Easter bonnets, painted eggs, flowers in springtime colors-how couldn’t Easter be one of my favorite Holidays for tabletop décor?! Source White goes with everything so it’s a wonderful pallette to mix with accents of springtime tones!!  A little trick of mine is to use my white dishes and let the salad plates set the tone of the table.  They are much less expensive, easier to store and come in so many wonderful colors and designs.  Searching the web here are a few of my ...

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To Dallas, To Dallas, To Dallas We Go!!!

I love going to Dallas and Market is always fun!!!  Best part is I get to take my son Matthew out to dinner at the end of the trip! Of course the big event for me was on Saturday with Aidan Gray who hosted a book-signing!!  Long time friends, their showroom is featured in the painted floors section of Segreto Vignettes.  I always can't wait to see their window display--this was last years where they won best of show!  AND THIS YEAR?........ Equally as beautiful!! You can see ...

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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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