Tuesday, November 23, 2010


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Magnolia Fall Show This Thursday!

Here's a sneak peek...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Magnolia Fall Show is October 7!

Come and Be inspired at our 9th annual Fall Show! Let us show you original fall design ideas for
everything from your table centerpiece to your front porch. There will be fall planters, wreaths,
and unique hand picked decor for your home. Oh, and of course the candles!
I have searched and travelled over the last few months looking for unique pieces that tell a story.
I can’t wait to share them with you…Please bring your friends and enjoy a one of a kind
shopping experience in my home. There will be tasty treats and coffee catered by JD’s Coffee and Catering.

Magnolia Fall Show:

Thursday, October 7
All day from 9am-5:30pm

My House:
3434 Chateau
Waco, Tx 76710

For special appointment please call 254.717.5555

10% of all Sales will go to Grace House for Women.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bank Before & After...

Here are the before and after pics of a bank we finished about a month ago on Waco Dr. They were wanting to update their look and we had the privilege of getting to accomplish that for them! Members Choice Credit Union

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came and brought your friends! It was such a fun show and it was nice to give back- 10% of the total sales went back to the Grace House for Women. I look forward to doing this again in a few months. Also, thanks to JD's Coffee and Catering for their wonderful iced coffee and yummy frsh baked breads. Give them a call if you need a cake, catering, fresh bread, or coffee. 254.339.4264

Pics from Spring Show

Sunday, April 25, 2010

some planters for the spring show this thursday!

Wanted to give you a peek at some planters that will be at the show...

an old tool box...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Home Show...

Spring Show!!

Spring is in the air and I am in the mood for color! 
For one day only come join me in my home 
for wonderful gifts for mother's day and graduation, 
fabulous finds, and unique decor to 
pretty up your nest. 

Invite your friends and come by for coffee 
and dessert by JD's coffee and catering 
One day only!! 
Spring show at my home:
3434 chateau 
Waco tx 76710

Thursday, April 29

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My inspiration...

There is going to be a wide variety of unique items, but my inspiration for the show was tea towels and tabletop ideas. I had a variety of tea towels made and some exclusively designed for the spring show. Along with the tea towels, I had coordinating placemats and napkins made. Here is a sneak peak of a few tea towels that were hand stamped for the show...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tea Towels

Spring Show!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forest Ridge Thoughts...

I like to find homes that look lifeless and sad. I like to make these homes pretty and happy. But when I look at the Forest Ridge House (below), my chest gets tight and I can't breath... Where are the windows? Where is the symmetry? Where is the house? The challenge is set before me and I can't bail now. So here are some of my thoughts about this house and what I am going to do with it.

Every house needs a central focal point. A front door would be nice. But we can't see the front door. So, I am going to attempt to have the middle wall of mystery torn down. Behind it is a sweet little courtyard with much potential- thus the focal point for this home.
Just like the eyes are the windows to one's soul, in the same way- windows are the windows to a home's heart. Wow, that sounded like a bad card. Anyways, this home definitley qualifies as lifeless because of the lack of windows. I am going to add windows to the front of this house and replace all the metal windows throughout so it can bring in some sunshine.
Paint and Landscape- Along with the new windows, I want a new color for this house. The Red, White, and Blue is a little too themey for me. I am thinking of painting the house a soft, creamy white with a stark white trim and black accents (Shutters, Front door, Sconces, and Iron Work). New roof for sure and new landscape that has heighth and a lot of movement.


On the interior, it has nice arched entries and wooden beams on the ceiling. I am normally not a saltillo tile girl, but the design theme I am going to play with is a traditional home with a spanish style twist. Tasty.

All the bathrooms are going to have a very clean spa-like look. The bedrooms will be simple and the living areas will be wide open and truly livable.

The kitchen will have a warm, stylish feel. I like to play with patterns and textures in the kitchen. The saltillo tile will be layed straight on the floor and diagnol or brick patterned on the backsplash. Chunky painted cabinets with substantial oil rubbed bronze knobs.

Are you starting to feel it? I am...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

9902 Forrest Ridge

Chip and I have come across many homes we purchased to renovate that were tough, but this one has got to be the most challenging yet. I am going to try and reface the front of this house without blowing the budget. Keep checking the blog for new pictures on the renovation process. If you know anyone wanting to live in Woodway, this house will be a great option! 4 bedroom/3 bath.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Emmie Kay is here!

Little emmie kay came on January 5 and everything went so smooth and peaceful. Everyone is adjusting well...the other kids love her! Now that I will be staying home for a while, stay tuned for some ideas and projects I am working on!


New Season

Laura and I had such a great time doing 5 months of Magnolia Weekend. We had such a great turnout every month and enjoyed every minute of it! We both have been praying about this new year and what we should do with the weekend shows and what paths to take in our own personal lives. For now, I am enjoying staying home with my new baby and 3 other wonderful children. I feel the need to slow down and really enjoy these little beings God has put before me. I am still working with Chip and our home business Magnolia Homes doing design. I will always be in the market of doing magnolia shows, but for now- the once a month thing is a little too much to take on. However, I will be sending out posts regularly on fresh ideas for your home and updates on any upcoming events.
Laura is still praying about several options she has in front of her... we will keep you posted. I know whatever she does will be exciting and creative! She is talented and ready for new and exciting ventures!