Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lighting the way!

I always love to look at some of my tried and true merchandise vendors when I approach a new today I am lighting the way with Arteriors! Here are some of my favorite picks from
their line...I had a hard time selecting only a few!
If you are interested in any of the lamps, give me a shout

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BLUEPRINT presentation

Thought I would give a sneek peek on a BLUEPRINT presentation board I am working on Will let you know when it is done and ready to view over on

Be all there!

"Wherever you are, be ALL there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God." quote by Jim Elliot, missionary (if you don't know about him go read Through Gates of Splendor)

Monday, September 28, 2009

A bit of inspiration...

So I am trying to clean out files on the netbook because it is running extremely slow and I came across this lovely picture...I think I pulled it because I have yellow, cream, and taupe in my family/dining room and I was looking for a bit of inspiration to change it up...(I apologize for not knowing the source, please forward that info if you recognize it!)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Feature...a little late!

Okay, to celebrate the beginning of Fall (even though it was in the 80's and HUMID today) I am featuring one of my favorite candles from Paddy's called 'Tangerine Clove' and it smells like FALL!!!! If you have never tried a Paddy Wax Candle...they are the best...made of soy, no LEAD wick to worry about, and they last forever! Tangerine Clove in 8oz. Glass jar...perfectly boxed as seen above! Paddy Wax $24.00 DHB Designs $ 18.00 + tax/shipping Want to purchase, email me at

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Look what I found!

Look at what I found in my search for wall paper today... the picture is not crystal clear but I really love this wall paper by Paper's obviously called "zebra" in black and white...It is a great pop of pattern and it would be great in any small space! So, back to my search...

Calling all designers!

So, today I am in search of wallpaper...and I am out of the loop on this one because I have not selected wall covering for a residential client in some time! However, I am noticing some really great options out many choices! Here are a few by for all you designers - please tell me about your favorite wall covering options bc I would love to be in the know!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Celebrating number 4...

Well, this post is a little dated...we celebrated Olivia's fourth birthday about a week ago and it was lots of fun! I really can't believe she is has gone by so very fast!
This first pic is her look of "surprise" after opening some new cowgirl boots from my mom and dad...This is Liv giving us the "I'm four now!"
This was her entry with dad...who allowed her to slip out of the house with several pieces of my jewelry in tow!!!
It was a great party and she really enjoyed all her friends and family! Here are just a few of the elements from the party...the theme -, not any real ones,
but we did bring along this one which was the hit of the party!
And what is a horse theme party without new boots....and of course a pink tutu!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Feature

Today is the first official FRIDAY FEATURE! I actually have two items to highlight so check them out below!

Friday Feature

Today is the first official FRIDAY FEATURE! I actually have two items to highlight so check them out below!
  • Magazine Wall Pocket by Aidan Gray in antique brown finish that goes with everything!
  • Dimensions: 15.5"H 20"W 4.25"D
  • Retail Price: $80.00
  • DHB Designs: 65.00 plus tax & shipping
  • 2 In Stock
This would be a perfect solution to all those magazines laying around the house!Next up...
  • Envelope Wall Pocket from Aidan Gray in the same antique brown finish
  • Dimensions: 16"H 8"W 6"D
  • Retail Price: $40.00
  • DHB Designs: $25.00 plus tax & Shipping
  • 6 In Stock
I envision all six of these hung symmetrically in your home catch incoming mail, outgoing mail, miscellaneous receipts, etc...a stylish way to keep organized! For more info or to purchase, please email me here

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New! Friday Feature Item...

So, my new website went live several weeks features my design services, etc. etc.....
I am currently adding more portfolio pictures and a new "Feature Item" section, as well as "The Shop" section that will have all sorts of goodies you can purchase online. So, to connect my two sites I will be posting a feature item every friday from "The Shop". So here is a little sneak peek of what is coming tomorrow!

Conversations with a 4 year old...

Well, I am still has been hectic in our home over the last few weeks...lots and lots to post about...but I think I will start with the conversation my daughter and I had over breakfast this morning...we were eating eggs (from my dad's chicken coop) and went something like this: (caution:do not read if you are easily offended by the word "poop")
  • me: are your eggs good?
  • Liv: yes - do eggs come from chickens?
  • Me: yes...
  • Liv: do chickens poop?
  • me: (choking on my eggs) um...yes, they do
  • Liv: do they poop in the grass?
  • me: yes
  • Liv: why do they poop in the grass?
  • me: because they are animals
  • Liv: do they wipe their bottoms?
  • me: (trying not to laugh now) no, they don't
  • Liv: why not?
  • me: because they are animals
  • Liv...pondering for just a moment...
  • Liv: did you know that horses poop?
  • me: yes
  • Liv: well, did you know that they wipe?
  • me: they do, how do they do that?
  • Liv: with their long horse tails!!!
Life is good!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Long day!

Long day, very tired....promise to have a fabulous post tomorrow to make up for my absence!!!

DHB Project

I am working on a family room...trying to recommend some bookcases to house lots of books, DVDs, music, etc....something to house all the things collected over the years! I am pushing my clients to organize, but more than anything EDIT their stuff. So much of what we surround ourselves with is not necessary...mostly we pick it up on the fly with little thought to how it will enhance our home or life...Here at my house, we have been "cleaning out" for the last few months in anticipation of putting our house on the market. As I have gone through this process, I recognize how many things I have brought into my life that are not things I TRULY why even have it in your home....
So here is to a new goal, a new life "motto", a few tips to make your home, your life the best it can be!
  • If you don't love it...find someone who does or donate it to a local charity - whether it is a home item, clothing, accessories...etc...
  • Once you have determined the above...organize, organize, organize....have a place for everything and everything in it's place! ( I still struggle with this!) Calm and order is the rule of the day! (I struggle with this too :) )
  • Start a folder or an inspiration board - colors, fabrics, magazine can be things for your home, clothing, rooms that inspire you, objects, things you love and keep adding to will start to see a trend - your own style!!! Before you decide to purchase anything, go back to that board...does it FIT with your vision....
  • Make a list of things you need (or just plan want :)) Research, look around...strive to purchase the best quality possible. Now that doesn't mean "most expensive" but it does mean try for quality over quantity - fewer things, better things, things you REALLY LOVE...
So these are just a few tips to help you along the way...I am still trying to practice them myself! I will leave you with a few of my favorite things from my inspiration board:
Room photos: Living Etc., Chair - BSC Company (contact DHB Designs for ordering info), Candles Paddy Wax (purchase through DHB Designs)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Inspiration

Ok, I couldn't stand leaving up the "flu" post, it was just too I wanted to post some inspiration for the day! As I went about cleaning my house this morning, I decided to open some windows to let in the fresh air and to my surprise - it felt like FALL! The air was crisp and just cool enough! Now I know it will not last - by lunch time it will be it the 80's I am sure...but I can enjoy it for now.... photos all courtesy of Martha Stewart

The flu...

Yes, the flu has hit my family....the boys that is! So far the girls are still healthy (keep praying it stays that way) David tested positive Monday and then I had to pick up Braxton from school Monday because he was running a high fever and complaining of a head ache...took him in and he tested negative for the flu and the strep but the doctor's are treating both kids with Tamiflu as a that has been my week thus and washing and on,on and back soon to post something more glamorous and happy!