Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eddie Ross going to Marburger at Round Top

Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar are having one of their flea market shopping trips at Marburger Farm at Round Top on Wednesday, March 30th at 11AM. My daughters and I have signed up; don't know what my principal is going to think of me off on a Wednesday.

This is Eddie's profile that I cut and pasted from his profile on his blog. (Hope he doesn't mind.)

A native of Greenwich, CT and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Eddie began his career working in television, first as a food editor on Martha Stewart Living and later as Associate Design Director for all in-house production at Food Network.
After a two-year stint running his own catering company, where he continued to refine his skills in decorating and entertaining, Eddie made the move to publishing. As Associate Decorating Editor at House Beautiful, he produced the popular “Weekend Shopper,” a monthly article in which he’d travel to flea markets around the country, giving new life to old things.
As the Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living , Eddie continued to inspire readers with clever ways of integrating vintage furniture and objects into clean, classic design. From decorating and entertaining to food styling and flowers, Eddie produced consistently elegant stories that related to a variety of people’s tastes and budgets.
In 2008, after an appearance on season two of Bravo's Top Design, Eddie left the publishing world to start a lifestyle company, along with partner Jaithan Kochar, a graduate of Stanford University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Based in upstate New York, Eddie Ross, Inc. offers interior design and styling services, event production, and an online boutique for vintage tabletop and giftware. Together, Eddie and Jaithan also produce a daily blog at with inspirational tips and information on how to decorate and entertain both beautifully and affordably.In October 2009, Eddie appeared on the HGTV special Halloween Block Party in which he transformed the classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, into a beautiful, budget-friendly party. Shortly thereafter, he appeared on Celebrity Holiday Homes, another HGTV special in which he decorated Kathie Lee Gifford's house for the holidays.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sears: Tips for Decorating your Entryway for the Holidays

Eddie has done it again. He has partnered with Sears so that we have the chance to win $250. He created a wonderful front entry. Been a fan since Eddie was on Top Design and have followed his blog as a must read. He always has great ideas and is a very talented stylist. I don't know about you, but I need a new tree.

Feed it forward is letting us give free $10 gift certificates every day until New Years. How often does this happen? I've always been happy with our restaurants. It gives us the chance to try places we wouldn't otherwise try.

Give $10 Gift Certificates to your friends and family. You can give up to 40 every day through December 31. It's a great holiday gift for everyone on your list. And the best part is - it's FREE! Giving big starts with you

Friday, November 19, 2010

Laptop Sweeps

There will be FOUR (4) laptop giveaways going on at BlogHer, so don’t miss that too. You will have plenty of time to sign up for all during the sweepstakes period.
Go here to enter ALL the giveaways and for more information, check out the round-up page: exclusive offers page.
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Sweepstakes runs from 11-17 to 12/22/10 and ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010
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You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

5 must have trends from editor of LONNY MAG

Michelle Adams of LONNY MAG was on Nate’s show today She says that true style is not about the price tag.

1. organic tea towels

2. hi gloss paint

3. affordable art

4. marbleized papers used in home accessories

5. metallics
They showed some dishes from West Elm that I’ve see and must agree they are wonderful.

My Favorite Blogs.

My favorite blogs, and there are 5 at the moment, are great. They are full of inspiration, information, and DIY. They are the first things I read every morning. And the pictures are the best. They are Chez Fifi, Paint me white, Made by girl, and Centsational girl.

Below are the links:

The picture above is Fifi's book coming out in the spring. I hope she doesn't mind that I borrowed it. She is an inspiration.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Autumn at the Arboretum

Pumpkin Village

Today we took a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. I've lived in Dallas for almost 32 years but had never took the trip. It boosts to have the only Pumpkin Village in the world, however, the thing that interested me most was "HOW IN THE WORLD DO THEY GET THE PLANTS TO GROW SO BIG"! They must use mega fertilizer.