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GINGERBREAD HOUSES: BUILDING ON A FOUNDATION OF FAMILY FUN

December 15, 2014

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As an interior designer I know a thing or two about designing a home. As a blogger, it’s my greatest pleasure to teach my readers how to turn their design inspiration into action. And as a mother of five, my children are my inspiration and they teach me life lessons that I often times forget. […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY: GOD LIVES IN MY SHOWER

April 8, 2013

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God lives in my shower. I know it’s silly to say an omnipresent spirit lives in a tiled four-corner space, but it feels that way. For me at least. My husband used to ask, “What exactly are you doing in there?” Conversely, I would often wonder if the water even hit him while he was […]

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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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MOTHERLODE MONDAY: CREATING YOUR VILLAGE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

January 14, 2013

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There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t chat with someone, either virtually or in real life, about life as a mom. Everyday presents a new set of triumphs and challenges and its nice to have someone else to share it with. No one can understand you like another mom can. It’s just […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY FEATURING GUEST EDITOR LORI MAY

January 6, 2013

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Please welcome today’s guest editor, fellow interior designer and friend, Lori May of Lori May Interiors. I’ve invited her to share valuable insights on how she followed her passion into a new career. Like many of us, Lori couldn’t ignore the inner voice prompting her to take the first steps outside of her comfort zone. […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY: CHECK YOURSELF

December 3, 2012

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a bit moody over the past couple of weeks. People who know me would never describe this as one of my personality traits and it bothered me to be outside of my character. I reached out to a few friends about how I was feeling, each […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY: DISCOVERING YOUR NEW NORMAL

November 26, 2012

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WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE? It’s one of those questions that come to mind in the latter stages of life, but I have asked myself this on many occasions. The first time I recall pondering this question was after I brought my newborn twins from the hospital. It seemed that I could never […]

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