Archive for June, 2013

Seasonal Shake-Ups!

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As you know I’m ever so busy right now with…



But I thought I’d take a break from my fabulous beachy break to share my latest Design Time segment on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas.

This week I was talking all about fun, new ways to spruce up your interiors with temporary, seasonal changes, many of which can be customized just for YOU! Watch the segment, below!
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One of the great products I mentioned is Tempaper, and I want to show you some of the fun ways this temporary wallcovering can be used to deliver a high-impact change in any room!



They are pretty great-looking, aren’t they? And removal is no-fuss! Learn more about Tempaper, at their website.

Okay, now I’m gonna get back to the beach!


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Unplug to Recharge!

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This message may sound familiar to you by now! And the fact remains: nothing recharges my batteries like time away from the constant hustle and bustle. So that’s where I am, this week; nice view, huh?

I’m celebrating Ellison’s birthday (my big girl!!!!), my mom’s birthday (mwah, Bebe!), summertime, and life in general with a beachy holiday!

Last week was hectic as I squared-away everything at work and at home (house sitter? check! dog walker? check!), but I’m so relaxed at this moment that it was 100% worth it!

beach2I’ve come to embrace the fact that nothing about the pace of my work life and home life is going to change. And, if I’m honest, I don’t want it to, because it means I’m moving and shaking! The important shift I make is the attitude and intention I bring to each action-packed day. If I can keep my peace, clarity, and centered-ness, then busy becomes busy-with-a-purpose. But what that also means is planning plenty of time away to refresh, restore, and relax.

Speaking of which? The sand, sun, and waves are calling my name! Have a great week!


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Tobi Fairley’s Mastermind Consulting Group and a Free Call

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I am so excited because this week was one of the 3 times each year that an AMAZING and talented group of Design Professionals–my Mastermind Consulting Group–converges on my city for learning, networking and major action-taking to reach their career goals and dreams.

These women are rock-stars and my team and I delivered an unbelievable 2 days of “Rock Star” content to help them skyrocket their businesses once again. This session was all about sales, because as I always say, owning a design business is 90% sales and 10% creative and it’s the best sales people, not the best designers, that really make it in our industry and in the world.

What a pleasure it was to mentor and coach these ambitious and accomplished women on how to Sell without being Sales-y. And I was thrilled to have special guest and my friend Lisa Ferguson from Toronto, Canada here to give them a candid and progressive keynote lunch presentation to reinforce my message and bring her fresh and clever ideas to the table based on her many years as both a sales person in the retail sector and her years of Interior Design Success.

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Does hearing about this kind of event get you exciting and wanting to take your Design Business to the next level? Do you really want to finally make great money in Design while working in your dream job? Or maybe you are wanting a career change into the design industry and this sounds like exactly the kind of mentoring and support you need to take the leap?

If you want to know more details and specifics not to mention some of the great success stories from my Mastermind Consulting Program, you can hear about it straight from ME.  I am adding a ton of new features and value to the program with an exciting “re-launch” of Mastermind this August. And I’m giving a TOTALLY Free Telecall all about the “NEW” Tobi Fairley Mastermind, the successes we have had over the last 3 years and the new features we are adding for Fall and 2014, PLUS I’ll reveal all the content, topics and telecalls for 2014 along with the dates of the program. If you have been considering joining this Life-Changing and Business-Transforming program, you won’t want to miss the call. And as a bonus, I will give you my Top 5 Authentic Sales Strategies that will earn you your biggest profit in years completely FREE during the call.

So don’t miss hearing all the exciting news about my Mastermind Program for 2013-2014 on that FREE call on Monday, July 22th at 1pm CST. The call is totally free but you do have to register HERE. And as another bonus, if you register for the call I will also send you my 3 Biggest Business Boosters that every small business needs to know to stay relevant and profitable in this New Economy. That will come to you FREE in an email follow-up to the call!

One great program, one TOTALLY Free information-packed call and an amazing bonus just for listening in! What a deal, huh? Can’t wait to “see” you on the call in July. And I hope to work with you in Mastermind beginning this Fall. I promise it will change your business and your life!


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Self-Care Saturday: Transition, Completion, Closure, Replenish and Repeat!

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Have you been wondering where I’ve been? What I have been up to? Well it’s true I’ve been quite absent from the blog lately. And I haven’t just been lounging by the pool. I actually have been accomplishing a lot of things that have been on my to-do list for years. It feels SO good to see some things come to fruition that have been forever hanging out there. Completion and Closure…Two of my favorite words.


And that brings me to what else I have been doing lately–Transitioning. In fact, 2013 feels like an entire year of transition. I guess some years are just like that. Remember late last year when I said “A change was coming“? Little did I know that CHANGE would define all of this year for me. Yes, that change is still happening. It’s not all fleshed out yet. And although I feel like I’ve given birth twice already this year to some HUGE ideas and it’s been a pretty painful process, I know that it is all because HUGE blessings are coming my way. I have to get all these ideas clear and on paper so I can take massive action to make all these dreams come true. And the good news is that I’m almost there.


So THANK GOODNESS that today is a day of rest for me. It is time for some self-love and self-care to replenish all that energy I have spent accomplishing and transitioning. Life is good. My brain feels empty. My heart feels full. So today will be a day of relaxing by the pool, literally.


Hope you are replenishing your energy today too.

Happy Saturday!


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p.s. Like these summery pics? See them on my Pinterest Board here. Oh and are you DYING to own that double chaise lounger in the first shot? It’s from one of my favorite companies…Lee Industries. Check it out here.

Let’s Talk Inspired Design!

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Hello, everyone!

Working on last week’s P. Allen Smith TV segments has me feeling inspired about everything from what makes a design personal to entertaining with style! In fact, working with people to create home spaces that inspire them and support their lifestyles really energizes me, and one way I do that is through my on-site intensive trainings.

Let’s say you’re an interior designer who is feeling drained by client demands or depleted of fresh ideas or approaches…

Or maybe you’re a homeowner who has a real gift for making your own home feel warm and inviting, but you want to take that design “sense” to a new level and start thinking outside the box about decorating your house…

Then again maybe you are a person who friends and family always seem to be asking for advice on how they should arrange furniture or what fabric they should choose for their drapes, and you want to know what a professional approach to interior design looks like to see if your gift is something you could cultivate into passion-driven career.

Pinned from If any of these scenarios sounds like YOU, then you should really join me on October 8th through 10th for Design A to Z! In this hands-on training, I give you full access to my expertise on every step of designing a room, from furniture floor plans to creating a color palette to layering fabric patterns and choosing accessories that make your room design authentic and personal!

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For these three information-packed days, we do nothing but design and have nothing but inspirational FUN! I just love being in a room with fellow design lovers who are eager to absorb and share information, and I know you will too!

I’ll bring you more details about this one-of-a-kind session of Design A-to-Z in the coming weeks, including the names of our fabulous special guests!! But if you want to reserve your space in Design A-to-Z NOW, before it’s sold out, CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!


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p.s. I just love these quotes from interior design GREATS throughout history!! I hope you do, too. Absorbing this kind of wisdom from designers who came before me has been essential to the development of my design perspective! For more design inspiration, visit my Pinterest boards!