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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A House Redone, Part 2!

With so much to share about how Little Leslie updated her new home with Hubby Charles, this is the second part of the series. If you missed last week, catch up here to see the gorgeous dining, living and kitchen renovations! Moving from the kitchen to the breakfast and den areas, the rest of the home is just as impressive!!! Here is an after shot – so beautiful!! But... how did she get there? Here's the den, breakfast and kitchen area before! So pretty but Leslie's taste veers more ...

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A House Redone, Part 1!

I don't know if y'all remember Leslie Simmons, my senior designer. I've done blog posts on her past townhouse and her amazing wedding to hubby Charles!!!! If you have time, you should definitely check those out. Leslie and Charles have just purchased their first home, and she was anxious once again to put all that she has learned at Segreto into the renovation. This was the home before! Walking in, there was a small entry that led into a massive room. This shot is from the back of ...

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Tweaking My Living Room!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Well, due to a tropical storm in Cabo, we ended up canceling the trip just hours before!!  Lucky that we didn't go as we had a pipe break in the house and spent much of the time cleaning and drying out. Unfortunately the room below was affected and we will have to once again redo the floors!! Water and wood just don't mix! I had already written this blog, so I still wanted to share the small tweaks I gave to my living room – keeping much of what I ...

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Signing & Shopping in Dallas

I spent the last weekend in June in Dallas. With a co-worker and a sister-in-law in tow, I road tripped to the Dallas Market Center  for one of my favorite events -- shopping at market! Goodness! It is always so overwhelming to walk in and look at the 15 floors I need to tackle!  And this is only one of the three buildings!! This year I was fortunate to be able to combine the already exciting trip with a book signing at Aidan Gray's absolutely beautiful showroom!! This is one of ...

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Fathers: to be Admired & Celebrated!!

A Father. A son's first hero. A daughter's first love. As we get ready to honor all of the wonderful Fathers out there -- be it with a cookout, a round of golf, a big hug, or another necktie -- I thought I'd offer a collection of quotes. My guess is the best quotes come from your Dad. Like my Dad saying, "Please stop trying to save me money!" (when I would come home from a sale). These quotes -- from the inspiring to the funny -- are sure to remind us that parenthood is not be ...

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Bargain Hunters Only!!!!

Since I heard the news, I have seriously been trying to figure out how to get to McKinney, Texas outside of Dallas. Aidan Gray is having a warehouse sale!!!!!! A huge one!!!!!! Items will be marked 50% to 70% off!!! I know I use too many exclamation points, but I feel their prices are already reasonable. So, this sale is going to be great. How do I know how wonderful the finds are?  Well, when I did my book signing at Gray Living in McKinney, Texas sweet Derrick, who is one of the ...

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