Friday, April 15, 2016

Open Kitchens

Open kitchens are definitely what consumers are looking for these days. The kitchen has become the theater of the home and no longer is the cook in a small galley kitchen by themselves, now they are the center of attention.
Friday, May 22, 2015

The Lifestylist Brands Wins Award for Best Model Home Design

What an exciting year this has been! So many new customers and opportunities it's hard to keep up some days.

With home building being on the rise right now and model homes being constructed in every new subdivision we were especially pleased to be given the distinction of Best Model Home Design by the Manufactured Housing Institute.

The home was the Ashford model which was built by SE Homes of Texas - a division of Clayton Homes.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ahead of The Curve at the Las Vegas Furniture Market

The Las Vegas Market is something that I make sure to attend twice a year. Not only do I find the newest and most exciting furniture and accessories for my clients there - the seminars are also full of important information that I don't find anywhere else.

Ahead of The Curve is always a great presentation that highlights great finds that 3 or 4 designers make at the various showrooms at market. With so many showrooms and products being shown it's impossible to see everything but this seminar always introduces me to things I might have missed if I didn't attend.

This market Thom Filicia, Timothy Corrigan and Dallas designer Michelle Nussbaumer shared their finds with us as well as some great suggestions on how to tailor products to your customers lifestyles. As a Lifestylist® these were tips I can use!
Friday, July 18, 2014

Pool Restorations

There's nothing like adding a little sweat equity to your home, and we've been spending the last few months restoring the 1940's pool at The Home Idea Factory.

It was a lot of work, but we love the results.
Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at The Lifestylist Brands would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with family, friends, love and great food!
Thursday, May 23, 2013

African Orphans Send Message of Hope to Tornado Survivors

My sister and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma and are one of the lucky families that have a storm shelter. Tornadoes touched down near them last weekend but what happened to them was nothing like what happened to the residents of Moore, Oklahoma.

Last Summer they had an unbelievable experience - they packed up trunks and suitcases full of shoes, clothes, blankets, and other needed items and headed to Maisha International Orphanage - an amazing labor of love in Kisumu, Kenya. The stories and images they brought back are life changing, and it's a great reminder of how a small donation or offering can be life changing to these kids.

The beautiful souls at Maisha wanted to do something for their friends in Oklahoma City and Moore, and made this video as a way of showing their love and support. What a great reminder this Memorial Day weekend how precious life is and we all need to live ours to the fullest.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Helping The Salvation Army Do The Most Good

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It's heartbreaking to watch the news today and see the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. My sister and her family live in Edmond, OK and I have clients that have land lease communities very close to where the tornado touched down. Sam - my nephew and favorite Jr Lifestylist spent the afternoon in their storm shelter a few days ago having a picnic with his pets -I'm so glad that he made sure they were safe as well as his family.
People always think that "trailer parks" or "mobile home parks" are the worst places to be during a disaster like this, but that just isn't true. I was glad to hear that the Yes! Communities in this area only sustained hail and wind damage and no one was hurt. Their on-site managers made sure that everyone got to where they needed to be and are now busy helping them get emergency supplies and repairs. That's one of the advantages of living in a well run land lease community - there's always someone there to help.
If you would like to help the people of Moore that were affected by the storm, I encourage you to donate to the Salvation Army. They truly do the most good with every dollar that is donated.