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Design with an MBA

Design with an MBA

I could tell there was more to this direct selling business.  Stella & Dot is a boutique-style jewelry line with pieces priced from $15 to $250 each. Independent stylists sell online and at in-home trunk shows. I attended a friend’s trunk show the fall of 2009 and then in the spring 2010. I indulged and […]

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Home Trends 2011

Home Trends 2011

A new year brings new opportunities – new goals, a new job maybe? Looking around the rooms of our home and the surrounding yard, often we may consider what needs to be done to spruce up the place, or the sentiment might be a little more urgent. For example, spouses might have a conversation that […]

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Organized by Design

Organized by Design

“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” It’s the perfect sentiment to take inventory of what you have and what you don’t need. Maybe it’s just the message to help you jumpstart your resolution to GET ORGANIZED in 2011! This is the year you […]

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Traditional-Eclectic Design Twist

Traditional-Eclectic Design Twist

What do you get when you combine a Mechanical Engineering Degree, childhood art classes, a Division Fire Chief from West Sacramento and two talented daughters: The Heilmann family living in their eclectic, traditional home in the Wildhorse neighborhood of Davis, California. How can a tract home embody the essence of eclectic design?  By definition, eclectic […]

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Christmas Cookie Chic

Christmas Cookie Chic

“Cookies, Candies & Christmas” was the title of this uber chic cookie exchange party. How irresistible? And this annual party is not to be missed! Gracious hostess and experienced baker herself, Shannon Mariani hosts a fabulous cookie exchange party with all the bells and whistles, or in this case fondant, sprinkles and peppermint sticks! Guests are […]

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Shop and Sip in Style

Shop and Sip in Style

I can’t think of a more charming alley of shopping than the string of stores that wind around and behind The Mustard Seed on D Street in downtown Davis. The marker to spot this destination is, of course, the iconic red English phone booth on D Street. Follow the stone pathway back to a sweet […]

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