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Back to School with AY Magazine + Office Supplies for Grown-ups

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As I told you this weekend, my daughter’s first day of school is literally hours away! While we’ve been busy as bees getting her ready for second grade, I know there are many moms out there who wouldn’t mind a quick kid’s room spruce-up before school starts.

This month, I teamed up with AY magazine to share some tips on how you can make a few fun updates without a huge time commitment.

Head Over to AY to Read All the Tips >

I have to admit, it’s not just my daughter that gets caught in all the back-to-school frenzy. I fall pretty hard, too — especially for school supplies. (How can I help it!?!). Here are five grownup-worthy school– I mean, office–supplies I could definitely put to use.


jadeite desk set /project organizer /bluetooth silicone keyboard /art boxes / pencil case



Expert Advice: All Through Your House!

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Each month I am so fortunate to the opportunity to share home design advice with the readers of AY magazine! All year I’ve been taking readers on a guided tour of tips through different rooms of a typical home. I have loved sharing advice in each of these rooms!

We started (appropriately enough!) at the Front Entry

Moved on to other rooms like the Kitchen

And now, in the month of July we’re making a stop in the Home Office — a room where many of us spend a good deal of time!

I hope you’ll follow along for the rest of the tour this year. And…if you’re an Arkansas resident, be sure to register to win our giveaway!

I hope you’re enjoying this month of advice. Tomorrow I’ll have another fabulous guest to share a bit of expertise!!

xo, Tobi

All Through Your House…The Sunroom!

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June is a day away, but the latest issue of AY magazine has arrived with plenty of ideas to make this month full of summer fun!

This month my “All Through Your House” tour continues with a stop in the sunroom. If your summer is heating up to be anything like it is here in Arkansas, you may want to enjoy the view from indoors. Thanks to a fabulous sunroom, some plush furniture and a few nature-inspired accessories, it’s possible!

Read the Full Story Here

Remember, my favorite products from this year’s series will be given away to a group of lucky readers. You can’t win if you don’t enter, so if you live in Arkansas or the Branson, Missouri area be sure to put your name in the hat today!

Good Luck!


A Cinco de Mayo Party with AY Magazine

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Do you have big plans for the weekend? There are a ton of reasons to celebrate, from Cinco de Mayo fiestas to the esteemed Kentucky Derby. I love an excuse to entertain outdoors and this month my “All Through Your House” tour with AY magazine continues with a stop on the patio.

While this party may be set for a fiesta, the tips to create a fun and welcoming patio can be used for any occasion!

Read the Full Story Here

And, remember you can still register to win some of my favorite sponsor products from the “All Through Your House” series. If you live in Arkansas or the Branson, Missouri area enter AY’s contest to win big!!

Happy Entertaining!


p.s. Here are more photos of this fun event!







































































All Through Your House: Next Stop…The Kitchen + A Contest!!

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This month my All Through Your House tour with AY magazine makes a stop in the kitchen.

Like it or not the kitchen is often the hub of the home, so why not make it practical and beautiful?? This month’s story features tips to accomplish both.

Read the Full Story

Oh…and did I mention you could be a big winner?!? Enter AY’s contest and you could receive some of my favorite sponsor products from the All Through Your House series.



Good Luck!!



p.s. Kitchens are as unique as the families who use them. Here are a few of my favorite kitchen projects.

Kitchen #1: Eclectic and functional


Kitchen #2: Mid-century Modern

Kichen #3: Clean and Casual

Kitchen #4: Traditionally elegant

Kitchen #5: Contemporary and bright