DIY Christmas Garland & Wreath


My Mom made her own Christmas garland this year, and a similar wreath to accompany the garland on her mantle. I L-O-V-E it, she thinks it looks too "young" for her :) She had the same opinion about an expensive shower curtain she once purchased for her guest bathroom. Guess who ended up benefiting from that? Me :) The fact that she's not too crazy about her garland and wreath this year can only mean that my house will be looking quite festive next Christmas! Thanks in advance, Mom! All you need … [Read more...]

Canton Trade Days


First Monday in Canton is the world's largest flea market. If you live in Texas, especially North Texas, you've heard about or been to Canton at least once. Canton is a city of approximately 5000 people. One weekend every month the population grows to over 200,000 visitors. A lot of people make Canton trips their fun girls outing of the month, a tradition of sorts. I remember being ,oh, 7 months pregnant and navigating the crowded flea market all day long with "the aunts" :) There's lots of good … [Read more...]

Eye Candy – Party Design

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Meet Amy Atlas, the party designer whom I look to when I feel like seeing pretty things or need inspiration. Amy has designed parties for everybody, celebrities, corporations, you name it. Here are some of her masterpieces for your viewing pleasure :) … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope of Homes Part 4


Here is the final installment of our Kaleidoscope of Homes series at These homes were so much fun to tour! I hope you've enjoyed the pictures, and if you're in the north Texas area this time next year I recommend stopping by and seeing them in person. Photos really don't do these masterpieces justices. Il Nuovo Vecchia – Venetian Custom Homes 1016 Tennyson 5 Bedrooms 5.5 Baths 7,500 Square Feet I absolutely loved this house! The master bathroom was the size of a … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope of Homes Part 3


Villa Siena – Harrell Custom Homes 1017 Whittington Place 5 Bedrooms 6 Baths 7,189 Square Feet Please excuse the blur in a lot of these photos, I was attempting to keep my two year old away from all things breakable :) I like to refer to this house as the one with the gym in the closet, because there was a gym in the master bedroom's closet. Just kind of hidden back there, pretty neat. … [Read more...]

Wicked Fun Free Printable


Add a little fun to your treat bags this year with a free printable goody bag topper. There's even a place on the back for you to personalize a note for your little one. Happy Halloween! Click here to download! Wicked Fun Printable … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope of Homes Part 2


Brighton Manor – Harrell Custom Homes 1009 Whittington Place 5 Bedrooms 6.2 Baths 4 Car Garage 7,307 Square Feet Architectural Style: English Tudor Architect: Jon Bolton, J. Bolton & Associates Interior Design: Candy Whitman, Whitman Interiors Floor Plan Detail: 7,307 square feet, two stories, five bedrooms, 6 baths, four living areas plus a theater room, two utility rooms, four-car garage Room Details: Stunning English Tudor with 5 bedrooms, 6.3 baths, 4 car garage. Both exercise … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope of Homes Part 1


What is the Kaleidoscope of Homes? The 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes celebrates its 20th anniversary Oct. 9-Oct 31 2010, at Shady Oaks in Southlake, Texas. Don't miss the nation's only luxury home show highlighting the latest in design trends, technology and architecture. These estate homes range from 7,000 to more than 9,500 square feet and are valued at two to three million dollars. This year's event is hosted by the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and Terra/ Hat Creek Development. … [Read more...]