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Sunday Shortcut: Getting Off the Crazy Travel Train

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Where did April go?  After looking back at my travel calendar, I know why I don’t remember much.  What a blur!


I started the month out with a trip to Little Rock for Tobi Fairley’s “Getting Published Camp”.

Then it was back to Dallas for a 3 day e-book Conference.  There is no way to make these hotel conference rooms chic….I am convinced.


Thrift Studio for Dwell with Dignity in Dallas, sponsored by One Kings Lane and many others.

One Kings Lane Vignette



Off to High Point, NC for High Point Furniture Market for 6 days (more posts to come on this big trip on the blog).

CR Laine Chair


Amanda Nisbet Book Signing back in Dallas at Laura Lee Clark’s new showroom.


Then back home for a few days before heading to New York for 2 days.  What fun with Ronda Carman at Martha Stewart Omnimedia for the book signing of “Designers at Home”.  I also managed to fit in a mini-client meeting while in the city.


Scot Meacham Wood and I – photo by Susanna Salk

Ronda Carman – Author of Designers at Home – published by Rizzoli – available HERE

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Offices – NY


And don’t forget my Curated Sale for Joss and Main this past week.  What fun that was and thanks to all of you who shopped!!

I am finally home for a few weeks before leaving again and I am so grateful.  I spent most of yesterday resting in bed and working on my laptop.  I downloaded over 2000 images from my camera and wrote a Branding Presentation for my design firm.  My favorite part of the day however was when my little ones came in at different times to snuggle and have long coversations about their lives. 

I miss my family so much when I travel and Mr. M is a real trooper to hold down the fort while I am racking up the frequent flier miles.  Here’s to all those husbands who support us in pursuing our dreams.  My man is the best.

I also spent time yesterday scheduling personal travel for summer.  I am so excited about our upcoming trips and can’t wait to spend time relaxing and enjoying friends and family. 

Fly fishing


There will be lots of beach time in my future and I can’t wait for more travel to inspire me for new projects I have coming up.  I am so grateful for my life and my amazing family.  Need to start shopping for that ultra large beach hat to save my super-white skin!!

Rosemary Beach, FL

British Virgin Islands

I hope you enjoyed a relaxing weekend too!  What are your plans for summer – anything fun?

Happy Sunday!




Sunday Shortcut: Black and White Love

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I can’t help it.  I LOVE a black and white combination.  In fashion.  In Home.  You??
















So the next time I am looking for just the perfect color scheme for a design project, I think black and white will be the simple solution.  Designed with a Deadline is as simple as that.

*All images via my Pinterest Boards:  Color Inspiration, Fashion Inspiration and Deadline Driven Design all HERE




Sunday Shortcut: St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

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It’s Saint Patricks Day in the McGaha household.  And I said no to all of the scary grocery store desserts I was begged to purchase.

Let’s just say, that hypothetically, you have been traveling for almost two weeks solid.  And you have two children and a husband who are feeling neglected.  But you have LOTS of work to catch up on.  And your house needs your attention and so do your clients. 


And let’s also say that you needed to show them how much you love them and not spend tons of time….would it look like this? 




Hypothetically speaking??



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