Monday, November 25, 2013

Leather wall panels

Busy busy busy for the holidays! Last week, we installed my clients gorgeous leather panels in their dining room-just in time for their Thanksgiving dinner!  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tardis & Dalek Chocolate Favors

You know I have a huge Dr. Who fan in my house. Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary special & of course, we need to celebrate! My son & his friends are having a viewing party & I am in charge of desserts.  You've seen my adipose marshmallows, fruit roll up bow ties but I added a new addition this season: Tardis & Dalek chocolates.

 I simply bought the ice mold on & filled it with melted chocolate. So easy & my kids think I'm a rock star! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Soda Crate Advent Calendar

I adore vintage soda crates & have picked up a few along the way.  Until recently, it never occurred to me that there are 24 spaces in the crate.  So when my BFF asked me to make her an advent calendar for Christmas, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! 

I picked up these mini galvanized buckets from Michaels in their DIY wedding favors sections.  I added these bingo numbers with glue dots to the buckets & viola, project was complete!  

What type of advent calendars do you have in your home? 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas project

Working on a little holiday project-can you guess what it is? 

Brick flooring

Client would like to install brick flooring throughout her kitchen and dining nook.  What do you think?  Is this something that you would you put in your home? 

Images from Pinterest 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Honor & Grace

I am honoring my grandparents today for their service to our country. My grandmother,  Katherine Steer was a WAC in WWII.  She ran away from home, because she didn't want to marry the local farmer her parents picked out for her, and joined the Army. 

She was stationed at San Antonio, Texas, where she did office work and posed for an occasional war poster.  Funny thing about this picture: she couldn't drive! :) 

My grandfarher, Elmer James McDermott, Jr., was a lieutenant in the Army Air Corp.  He wanted to be a pilot, but had really bad asthma.  So he was made a weatherman and stationed for a time on an island off the coast of Alaska.  When he returned, he was then stationed in San Antonio.  He fell in love with my grandmother & they were married in the chapel of the Alamo.

To all our Veterans, thank you to you & your families for your service & countless sacrifices. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Program Ad

Working on a local program black & white ad & I am torn in between these two:

Which one do you like? 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laundry in master closet

 I am loving the idea of having a washer/dryer in my master closet! Makes perfect sense to me-right from the dryer to the hanger!  Would you put it in your closet?

Photo from

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dia de Los Muertos

Is anyone celebrating dia de Los Muertos 
this weekend?  I love this traditional holiday which honors our deceased  loved ones. I styled & shot this for the Adult Beverage Company in honor of the holiday.  I simply added flavor liqueurs to Adult Limeade to create delicious AL minis! 

How do you celebrate?