Las Vegas Market Winter 2019


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The first part of the year is always bustling with markets and shows in the home decor and interior design industry. This Sunday starts Las Vegas Market. It happens twice a year, once in January and once in July. It is a market filled with some of the most glorious looks in home decor and interior design. The best part, if you can’t make the show you can get a peek of some of the design online.

Follow the hashtag #LVMkt and #DesignOnLVMkt to see what designers and innovators are presenting this season. I have been following along for over six years and it never disappoints. I have discovered so much along the way I created another corner of the web at There I collect everything I see online at markets and trades shows as it relates to home decor, interior design, fashion, apparel and their wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

Market starts Sunday, January 27th and goes through Thursday, January 31st.

Duke 2007 – 2018


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I have always wondered how people found the wherewithal to post about saying goodbye to their pets. Where did they come up with the strength to put a post together?

I have now learned how to do it.

We came home on Friday to find our dog, Duke, could not stand up. We scooped him up in a sheet and took him to the vet. After lots of tests, it was found he had cancer and 24 hours later we had to say goodbye.

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Duke was our family’s dog, but I was his person. Have you ever been a dog’s person? I had never been a dog’s person until I met Duke. For me, it was an incredible, wonderful, soulful experience. He was the perfect balance of a fierce protector yet playful and harmless with us and anyone who came into our home. Never did someone meet him who didn’t like him. I am heartbroken that he is gone. He was incredible. I will miss him forever.

Although I’m never one to post much about myself, as I moved through the next 48 hours after losing Duke, I felt stuck with social media. How could I keep posting for work, and pictures on Instagram, without sharing this beautiful creature? And who, with his loss, has created a huge gaping hole in our world.

So, back to the question – How do people come up with the strength to post about saying goodbye to their pets? I learned when you are fortunate enough to be graced with the presence of a dog that awesome, you want to share him with the world and you find the strength to post about saying goodbye because he deserves it.

I love you Handsome.

High Point Market Preview – Spring 2018


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High Point Market Twitter Preview

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ~ 6 pm EST/3 pm PST


Join Studio M Interior Design and the High Point Market Style Spotters for a preview of new product for the Spring 2018 High Point Market. This is a fun and interactive chat where designers will preview their curated must-see looks showing at the upcoming spring market.

See the some of the best designs during this twitter chat to help make your plan for the showrooms at High Point Market. When you attend market don’t forget to tweet with the hashtag #HPMkt on Twitter to share your finds – See you in the stream!

Happy Anniversary


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It was 12 years ago today we had our First Wedding Anniversary celebration dinner at Carl’s Jr. It wasn’t my first choice, but we were on our way to the hospital to be induced because our little guy did not want to come out! So, out of necessity we stopped at Carl’s Jr. because my husband wanted to avoid hospital cafeteria food. The next day we had ourselves a beautiful bouncing baby boy.

Tonight our baby boy, he’ll be 12 tomorrow, was with us and it made for the dinner to be that much sweeter. Celebrating our first anniversary at Carl’s Jr. wasn’t my first choice, but now, I wouldn’t want it any other way.