Friday, May 22, 2015

Etsy Shop Open for Business!

I've started the DK Design Shop at Etsy today!  A bit of a story of how I got to this point...

Elle is now 9 months old, can't even believe it.  We had professional photos taken of her and the whole family a few months ago.  I had the photographer take some photos of the nursery.  The photos turned out great.

Posted the photos on Project Nursery, and the room was has hit!  Have about 700 shares so far and this week we became a finalist for Top May Projects.  As of right now we are in 2nd place, but still a week left for voting.  Please vote!!!

I shared the Project Nursery post to my Facebook.   Family and Friends loved how the room turned out.  My cousin Michael in California has a baby boy arriving this fall with is wife Kelly.  They saw my post and asked if I could help with their nursery.  I came up with an E-Design.  First time for me to create a design from afar, but it turned out to work out great.  We came up with an Aviation Theme.  Here is the Design Board:

I attached a floor plan and shopping list as well.  

This got me thinking, with all this momentum I should have an online shop for E-Design.  Etsy is the best for this, especially when starting out. 

Etsy DKDesigntx Shop is Open for Business!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our Wedding-Mr. & Mrs. Burke

Here are the detail shots of the big day at Aldredge House in Dallas Texas.  It was a pretty warm June day(it was hot!), but our guests were great and bared the heat to witness our nuptials in the back garden.  This venue was so beautiful and classic.

In designing the decor I wanted to keep it traditional with a little glam. Black, White and Gold.  Black and white striped accents.  Sequin fabric draped the foyer table.  I even had large black and gold confetti on the dinner tables but didn't get any pics of that :(.  My friend Mark did the flowers, they were fabulous.

Mr. Burke wanted to have Buckeyes candies and his family made these yummy home made treats. They were a hit with our Guests!

The party rocked!  Everyone danced in the ballroom to the great music.  Thanks to The Aldredge House, Kassie Moore Photography, DJ Sean Lee, Frosted Art Bakery and Mark Farmer Florist.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Black & Gold

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mighty Life List

I was reading one of the blogs I follow today and found out about this great idea, Mighty Life List. You make a list of 100 or so  things you want to do before you go, some don't have to be so grand, just simple like bake a carrot cake.

So here is my Mighty Life List. Hopefully I will start to cross some of these off soon!

Live in NYC for a year - Learn to take great photos - Buy a great camera - Have/own 4 dogs at once - Buy and remodel an old house - Have a wine cellar - Shop at a Paris flea market - Run a half marathon - Hire a trainer and get ripped - Take a gourmet cooking class - Take golf lessons - Join a country club and play golf there regularly - Have a couples massage - Work at a event planner, event design - Stay at one of the hotels where your cabana is over the ocean - Get married on a beach - Find the man that will be my partner for the rest of my life - Have children - Decorate a nursery - Own a sports car - Go to Napa and do wine tours - Have clam chowder in a bread bowl on Fisherman's Wharf SF again - Live in a loft - Own a home again - Take a Meditainnan cruise - Throw a 5 course dinner party - Go to a PGA golf tournament again - See a Broadway show again - See Coldplay in concert - Have a picnic date - Volunteer more - Own a successful design firm - Stay at a Tuscany Villa and drink wine - Have a cafe' and croissant at a Parisian cafe - Go camping at least once a year - Start to sew and make pillows to sell - Read a book a month - Bake something once a week - Have a larger network of friends - Go to the Louvre with my mother - Go to a Cowboys or Rangers game with my dad and brother - Explore Dallas/Ft Worth more - Live in California again - See my children get married - Learn another language, I didn't retain all that spanish from high school and college - Have a shopping spree - Become involved in my church - Be the best possible mom I can be - Be the best wife I can be - To always have butterflies for my future husband - Never settle for status quo - See the Vatican - Be like Martha Stewart for Holidays and my kids birthday's - Post on my blog more - Invent something - Go to every state in the US - Dance in the rain - Drink Dom Perignon - Visit New England in the fall - Take a 3 week honeymoon - Take a dance class with my man - Give the best gift every time - Pay off all debt - Live in another country, if only for a few months - Go to Mardi Gras - Play golf at Pebble Beach - Re-tile a bathroom myself - See a fashion show again - Make and sell something on Etsy - Have a savings account with an actual amount of savings - Stand on the Eiffel Tower - Make Thanksgiving dinner for my family - Have a bonfire on a beach - Have a website - Ride in a helicopter over a volcano in Hawaii - Visit Croatia - See Machu Picchu in Peru  - Take my kids to Disneyland - Have a lobster roll in Maine - Go surfing - Make a list of all the restaurants I want to try and go to them - Be completely organized at home, closets, cabinets, storage - Take a spa weekend - Keep up with my tradition of getting a massage on my birthday - Start a tradition to throw myself a birthday party and invite as many people as I can - Make everything in the Mastering French Cooking Cookbook by Julia Child at least once - Read Pride & Prejudice.

That's about 89 for me.  Focusing on my list will help me become a better women, I hope. :-)

Monday, June 27, 2011

July Forth-Red, White and Blue

I can't believe 4th of July is a week away! AHHH! I don't want the summer to be going by so fast. Well these hot summer days have kept me busy by the pool, and I'm looking forward to the 4th for some more fun in the sun and bbq. I haven't been eating red meat, but I will make an exception come next Monday.