Posts tagged: Central Exchange

Invitation To Hear Me Share Holiday Decor Ideas As Guest Speaker At KC’s Central Exchange Tomorrow

Come out for a wonderful lunch, some fantastic ladies and catch the spirit of the season with our slide show and demonstrations.  You are sure to leave inspired and with many ideas to make your entertaining even more festive and fun!  11:45 – 1:15

You must register with the Central Exchange or call 816-471-7560.

See “Upcoming Programs” a this link to Central Exchange:  Bring the Spirit of the Season into your Home

Link for logged in CX members

I hope to see you there!


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I Video Guest Blog On (The Creativity Blog)

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the fantastic and well-known blogger, Mike Brown from at the Central Exchange in Kansas City.  (View the video/blog)  It was such fun to listen to him speak about blogging after having done it myself for a while.  But what I love the most about Mike’s great work is his blog topic…creativity.

Being a creative individual myself, I know that there are days when great ideas just pour out of me and others when I struggle just to get one drop of a marginal idea out.  I really appreciate Mike’s views, ideas, research and work.  Without creativity and such support for creativity, the world would be stuck and there would cease to be inspiration for others to be creative (and accepted).

I look back to high school when I sometimes felt like the “weird girl.”  I made most of my own clothes constantly and liked to push the limit with them.  I remember making backdrops for the big stage for our shows and even making all of the costumes for an entire group of girls for us to perform in.  They were all pure white fabric I used my spray gun to paint each one individually.  Man, I wish I could have time like that again!

I don’t think everyone thought they were great, but I know most of the girls and the audience liked them…and I want to thank those girls, and that audience.  I would like to thank all of the people in the world that see something new and different and don’t make a face.  Without such supportive individuals in this world (that may not even fancy themselves as creative) no new ideas could fly.  I guess it takes a flock to give an idea wings.

I dedicate this blog to Mike, all of the creative people in the world no matter what media they work in and to the audiences that make them great.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Make your world fab, trust yourself, the creativity in you and your instincts,



Super-creative expert, Mike Brown and me

Make it fab!


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Hanging With ‘Momma Said’ Blogger, Jen Singer

While at the Kansas City’s Central Exchange downtown last week (of which I am a member), I met fellow blogger of Momma Said, Jen Singer.  Now granted, she blogs about being a mom (and is quite funny!) and not interior design, yet being a mother myself and designing spaces for little ones, I wanted to share the moment with you. She was funny, charming and strong with her points…my kind of gal!

Jen Singer and myself

I constantly am designing with clients’ kiddos in mind.  I enhance spaces for children living their little lives while sharing the same spaces with family that loves them so.  As people ask Jen to share her funny stories of kids and parenting, people ask me how to help make their homes more enjoyable and easier with kids.  It can be done!

Thought this was a funny pic from Avanti...we have all thought about doing this at one point, right?

I wanted to repeat here my blog on designing for kids and pets so many of us are blessed with.  The link is below.  All those little feet and paws running all over our house…marking the carpets, chewing the furniture and wiping food on the wall…aren’t they precious?!  So messy, silly and lovable all at the same time.  I just got a call today to help replace a cushion that was the main course for a client’s dog.  Life happens.  Kiss all of your kids!

A Beautiful Home With Pets And Children? Yes!

And another blog on a baby’s room:

For The Baby Book; First Steps and a Design Award

Make it fab!


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Photos:  Jill Tran Interior Design and Co.

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