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THE MEETING THAT MADE ME FEEL LIKE A DENTIST, NOT A DECORATOR

February 24, 2015

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  Tensions were high. Beads of perspiration appeared around their hairline as they anticipated my next move. Both speculation and uncertainty filled the air so thick you could cut it with a knife. Sounds like a scene from a divorce mediation, negotiations of a corporate transaction, or perhaps the start of a root canal, doesn’t it? However, what […]

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FRIDAYS OFF: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF A FOUR DAY WORK WEEK

August 18, 2014

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #sharpieclearview http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV For me and many other busy parents the start of a new school year also means making adjustments to our work schedule. Today’s post will show you how I […]

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FIFTH YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY AND HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED

August 6, 2014

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Five years ago I had no idea what a blog was. I remember being up early one morning with Dallas (he was only an infant then) when I found Made by Girl blog written by Jen Ramos. Before I knew it hours had passed as I visited page after page being inspired by her life, […]

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WORKSPACE ROUNDUP

January 21, 2014

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  It’s never to late to get your workspace into working condition. As you purge and organize, don’t forget that you never have to sacrifice fashion for function. Here’s a round of workspaces that supports this theory. Ironically, most of these spaces are painted a shade of white which makes everything else pop. They also include […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY FEATURING GUEST EDITOR ERICA ISLAS

January 28, 2013

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Today’s Motherlode Monday Guest Editor is Erica Islas of California-based EMI Interior Design. It was through social media where I first learned about her work as a designer, then later (and offline) I grew to know her as a friend. We had the good fortune of meeting in person during Brizo Fashion Week last year […]

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FABRIC CALC APP REVIEW

January 8, 2013

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Fabric Calc is one of those decorating/design apps that is so useful you wonder how you lived without it. Essentially it allows you to use your smartphone to determine the required yardage for your upholstery projects! Simply choose the item you want upholstered, enter the width, depth, and height measurements and allow Fabric Calc to […]

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INTRODUCING MOTHERLODE MONDAY: WORKING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

November 12, 2012

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Good Monday Morning Friends! As many of you already know, I’m a mother of 3 (soon to be 4), a wife, owner of a full-service interior design business, a co-founder of a non-profit, and a freelance writer.  I often get the same question every single week, “How do you do it?”  Unfortunately, my response is […]

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