Archive for January, 2011

Month of Love

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I have hardly been able to keep up with my January blogging and here we are to February already! Whew, 2011 is going to fly by I can already tell. Guess that means we are having too much fun, right?

Well speaking of fun, tomorrow starts a very fun annual feature here on my blog.  It’s my 28 days of things I love.

So get ready for a month full of all things fabulous starting tomorrow.

xoxo, Tobi

It’s My Birthday!

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It’s my birthday! And I know you won’t believe this (I hardly believe it myself), but I am actually taking off work.

My little one is out of school today and she has our entire day planned. First we are getting pedi’s (she’s getting nail art), then we are meeting my mom for Chinese foood, followed by a trip to the party store so she can purchase a few supplies, and then a party at home with steaks cooked by my hubby, family game night, and a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake (in HER favorite flavor no doubt!).

All this by my five-year-old future event-planner. And she just said to herself “This is the best day of my entire life!”  But the truth is, this is the best day of MY entire life!!

I think 39 is going to be a GREAT year!

Before and After House Beautiful

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I promised you a dramatic before and after of this client project that was featured last year in House Beautiful.  Well here it is.  It’s such a big change that when looking at it, I can hear Chris Harrison in his voice from The Bachelor saying “In the most dramatic rose ceremony ever…”.  So let me know what you think, but I think this definitely ranks in the tops of my most dramatic before and after reveals.

Entry Before and After

Formal Living Room Before and After

Dining Room Before and After

Hearth Room Before and After

Breakfast Room Before and After

(see formal living room shot above for more of the Breakfast before)

Kitchen Before and After

Master Bedroom Before and After

Sunroom Before and After

Twin Guest Room Before and After

King Guest Suite Before and After

Master Bath Before and After

Quite an improvement, don’t you think?

Stay tuned for more insight in this project coming next week. Happy Weekend!

Resolutions with La Dolce Vita’s Paloma Contreras

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When interviewing Paloma from La Dolce Vita blog and the soon to debut High Gloss Magazine for my Style feature recently , we talked about her resolutions for 2011.

With Paloma’s to do list expanding rapidly thanks to all her new duties as Editor in Chief of an online magazine, her main resolution was to stay organized.  This chic office above was a great inspiration to Paloma and she plans on using some of the great products from Russell + Hazel to keep her desk in tip top shape, her shelves clutter free, her drawers organized, and her most important paperwork right at her fingertips.

Are you organizing this month as part of your 2011 Resolutions? Let me know what products are going to help you whip your work zone into shape.

Dallas by Design

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Thinking about taking a trip to Dallas? Then hurry over to At Home in Arkansas Magazine’s Blog and see my latest Traveling Designer Post.

There you’ll find everything you need to know for fabulous eats, shopping destinations and hotels in Big D.

A special thanks to my friends Pam and Shay for introducing me to some of these exciting destinations!

Happy Travels!