Monthly Archives: October 2011

Today is Halloween, but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in Texas!

The sun is still shining and the leaves are still green. One of the things I miss about living in the North are the vibrant colours and the crisp fall air. I never thought I would say that!

And there are some very chic ways to stay warm.

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I can just imagine these cute tops under a soft sweater.

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What do you like most about the Fall?

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This weekend we celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights. And since I”m on a bit of a budget trying to save up for baby, I was trying to come up with creative and cost effective ideas to display the yummy desserts.

So I visited a couple resale shops and found some colourful candlesticks. Then just glued a plate on top and added a cake topper and voila, instant cake/dessert stand!

A friend gave me this delicious and sticky sweet coconut ladoo recipe.

I also got little tea saucers and glued them to dessert bowls. It worked out as a nice way to display desserts individually. I think it would look cute with individual cupcakes.

What kind of DIY projects were you up to this weekend?

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Today is Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Indians around the world.

I make my own little attempt to bring the light and love of Diwali into my home every year with a rangoli design.

Diwali is about spreading goodness and happiness into the world around you and dispelling the darkness and negative acts and thoughts.

The tiny candles or diyas remind us that we can surround ourselves with this positive light at all times.

It’s also a time of renewal when we can look back at our year and think about all the good wishes to come.

And let’s not forget the absolutely yummy sweets and treats!! I think I”ll go pick some up now!

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali and a sweet year ahead!

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As I always say, so many projects, so little time!

One that I havn’t yet tackled is wallpaper. And it’s not just for walls. You can put it on just about anything.

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A Day in My Life

Wallcovering can be pricey. So if you need to cut back, but still want to make a big impact in one room, you could use it in the powder room.

Or on a filing cabinet.

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Do you have any wallpapered rooms or items?

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What do you think about polka dots? For the kiddos or for grown people too? I am on the fence, even though I do own a polka dot skirt.

Would you be bold enough to bring in a little dotty fun into your life?

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Sorry for the little lack of posts lately. I was on a mini vacay.

But I have big news.

I had been hiding this for a while now because I was waiting for it to become official, but I just had my first television segment on the Live Well Network and ABC 13 in Houston!!

I am pretty excited about getting a chance to chit chat about my design tips on the tube!!!

In my first piece I tell you how you can give your everyday items, new use.

Check out the story here.

I”ll definitely keep you all posted about any other upcoming stories.

For more tips and tricks email me at glamathome@gmail.com

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When I was 12, my parents took us to the Dominican Republic.

Back then Punta Cana really was a pristine place with barely any tourists. I spent pretty much every waking hour with a mask on, swimming around trying to find shells and pieces of coral.

Flash forward to last winter. I went back to the very same place and found that it had changed so much!

This time, we weren’t allowed taking anything found from under the sea, back home with us. The reason made perfect sense. All those beautiful shells and corals, break apart and form that gorgeous pink and white sand that we all associate with a tropical getaway.

So I happily left the shells where they are meant to be, but walked away with some great memories and some ideas of how to bring the sea to my home.

I spotted this mermaid at High Fashion Home and thought it was so cute! My name actually means Mermaid and my family thinks I must have been a fish in my last life since I love to be in the water.

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Shadow boxes are a fun project and a great way to display any collections.

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