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friday favorites: 03.17.17

Good morning and happy Friday to you! Are you so surprised to hear from me after my last post? Well, while the magazineView full post »

ciao for now

Hello friends. Today is the last day of February and it is also the last day I will be publishing this blog as we knowView full post »

style: velvet blazer look #3

For our third and final look of Style Wheel Big Deal, I want to show you how simple it is to top a favorite lace orView full post »

style: the velvet blazer look #2

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you! Today I am linked with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, and I am bringingView full post »

ins and outings: the atelier

Do you have an atelier? A creative space, design studio, home office, happy place, girl’s shed…whatever youView full post »

linkups: friday favorites 2.10.17

Hello and happy Friday to you! Today I am linking up with my friend Erika to bring you my top five favorites from thisView full post »

style: the velvet blazer look #1

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you! Today I have linked to The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. For our firstView full post »

newseltter: february 2017

Hello and Happy February to you! This month I have lots of things in store for you, but  I want to apologize first forView full post »

Link ups: Friday Favorites 01.13.17

Hello and Happy Friday to you! I am bringing you my top five favorites from this past week by linking up with my friendView full post »

Mad Hatter’s 2017: Under the Tuscan Sun

Years ago when I was working at Sharla’s, I heard one of my customers talking about an event in Dallas calledView full post »

style: the white sweater look 3

Ciao tutti è buon mercoledì! Welcome to What I Wore Wednesday with The Pleated Poppy.  Our last look of the month isView full post »

The Muse

Today I write a tribute to my dear friend and faithful photographer. If you have followed The Art of LivingView full post »

Style: the white sweater look 2

Buon giorno and happy Wednesday to you. This post is linked with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. Today IView full post »

style: the white sweater look #1

This post is linked with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. This month’s Style Wheel Big Deal existsView full post »

linkups: friday favorites 01.06.16

Hello to you on this first Friday of 2017. I am linking up with my friend Erika to bring you my favorites from thisView full post »

Newsletter: January 2017

Happy 2017 to you!!! 2017. Can you believe it? It is actually 2017. 34 years since I was born. 18 years since IView full post »

link ups: friday favorites 12.30.16

Hello and Happy Friday to all of you! I am linking up with Erika to bring you my favorites from the past week…andView full post »

Link ups: Friday favorites 12.23.16

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Today for my Friday Favorites, I am basically recapping all the Christmas inspiration I haveView full post »

everyday gourmet: peppermint ice cream with hardshell topping

Probably 10 years ago, I was in San Antonio attending Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes at the San Antonio Country Club.View full post »

everyday gourmet: proscuitto parmesan stuffed pork roast

When Brian and I were married 10 years ago, we registered for a cookbook called Giada’s Family Dinners. InsideView full post »