Saturday, March 18, 2017

High Point Market Announces "Design Blogger's Tour" sponsored by Esteem Media April Market 2017

I'm happy to announce that I'm going to be participating as a member of the Design Blogger's Tour for April 2017 at High Point Market sponsored by Esteem Media.  We will take you behind the scenes of High Point Market and show you what we find!  This is a stellar line-up of design blogging talent.  Make sure you follow all of them on instagram and all their channels for that matter to stay up on what's hot and trending at High Point in April as well as new resources and some other fun surprises!   Here's the lineup for the Spring Tour!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Why I Believe Eckhart Tolle's Guide To Transforming Your Life is Worthy of Our Thoughts

Hello LMD readers!  I hope this post finds you enjoying a relaxing Saturday with your family and friends or whatever brings you joy on your precious weekend.  As you know if you have been following me on instagram, we recently moved into a new home.  The boxes are everywhere, waiting for my attention.  Client projects are piling up as I'm behind with work from taking time away to pack the years of family memories in a moving truck and setting up a new homestead.  Also, during the move, my body chose the unfortunate opportunity to get sick.  Needless to say, life has been pretty hectic the past couple of weeks.  I sat myself down this morning and gave myself a huge talking to.  Do you ever do that?  I frequently have to remind myself that Rome was not built in a day and those boxes will wait til I feel better.  I'm sure part of my anxiety is due to my profession.  It's an occupational hazard to be the one who makes life so pleasant for others when your own life feels like a booby trap when entering your own home.  I have struggled with this greatly since the move.  On the days I was sick, I dragged myself down to the sofa so that I could sit with my family.  Out of the corner of my eye, the mountain of boxes was calling to me, so I retreated upstairs to the lonely quarters of my bedroom just to avoid the guilt.  
Today, I continue to fight this nasty crud, but am determined to tackle some of the boxes.  

By the way, we are in love with the new house.  Every morning, my husband and I begin our day in our "morning room" aka the living room.  We like this room because sunlight floods in and there is a gas fire which happens with the flip of a switch. It's toasty and warm.  We have decided this room will be furnished with comfy furniture, not "living room" furniture since this is where we start our day and have our morning devotionals. 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Join Me at The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show This Weekend! Giveaway!!!!

Join me at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show this weekend at 
The Park Expo and Conference Center!  There is a full slate of fun planned and lots to see.The showcase garden theme this year is America The Beautiful!   It's like your favorite home and garden magazine is coming to life!  Frank Fritz from American Pickers will be on hand tomorrow!  Come out and see cooking shows by the Queen City's top chefs like Clark Barlow from Heirloom, Heidi Billotto, Food Writer & Restaurant Critic, Jamie Lynch of 5 Church/ Top Chef contestant, Blake Hartwick of Bonterra and many more!  It is going to be an action-packed event this weekend and next weekend!

The stage event topics will range from wallpaper and window treatments to flower arrangements, beautiful lawns and garden vegetables.  The Cooking stage will feature several local restaurants and shops, covering donuts, Japanese cuisine, little plates, eating-local tips, wine, cheese and more!

Want to Win Free Tickets?  I have some to giveaway!!!

I have 6 Tickets to The first Readers who email me at and tell me why you want to go!!!!

Who Knows Maybe I'll Give Away More!!!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Visit "Villa GoLightly" Modernism Week Show House in Palm Springs!

Good Morning Readers, I have a treat for you today!  I've been following along on instagram watching all the beauty unfold at this year's Modernism Week  Show House in Palm Springs, California.  I have to say I'm a little jealous I had to cancel my plans to attend this year.   This may be my favorite Modernism show house to date!  The home is quintennial Palm Spring architecture and this year's designers have celebrated the spirit of the architecture with the perfect, colors, patterns, furniture, art and design in every room.  It is a feast for the eyes!
I want to take you on a little virtual tour of the home and share some of the details I'm digging.    

Fair Warning:  You need to grab a cup of tea or your fav beverage cause this is a long post but worth the time spent gandering!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Recommend Maria Killam's Specifying Color With Confidence Workshop!

If you don't already know Maria Killam, you may be living under a rock.  Maria is a color specialist and hails from Canada, but honestly, I think she is in the US more than Canada given the popularity and demand for her color workshop, "Specifying Color with Confidence." 

This past April, I  had the opportunity to take Maria's Class here in Charlotte before High Point Market.  As a designer for 20 years I  honestly wasn't sure there was anything about color that I didn't already know, but since Maria was my friend, I wanted to take the class.  I was surprised at how much I took away. I pride myself on having an expert color eye that has been honed through many years of practice as well as the age old trial and error, unfortunately.  I  can identify many colors from most designer paint lines because I know the colors so well from specifying them over the last two decades.  I cannot say enough about Maria's class.  The class is perfect for the novice designer who needs more confidence on how to work with clients on choosing colors as well as the seasoned designer who desires to learn Maria's system which cuts time out of the process of specifying colors.  I'll give you a little her color boards.  I would suggest buying her boards and taking the class but if you aren't going to take the class buy the dang boards.  If you are a designer and don't have them in your bag of tricks, you are missing out.  More on that later but for now, let's chat about her class!

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