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"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Matthew 6:26

What makes charcuterie boards fun is that there are no strict rules you have to follow. You can get creative with it and put your own favorite combo of ingredients together. If you want to keep it simple and not spend a fortune, try using these 5 ingredients. They’re an excellent foundation and will keep […]

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I was invited to write on industry standards for the latest issue of Modern Texas Living. You can read the full article on pages 38-39 where I go more in depth on each measurement standard. Here is an excerpt from the article! Not all rules are meant to be broken and good designers know where […]

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Sangria Wine is my favorite Summer spritzer! Its refreshing taste makes it a great party drink in the heat of the Summer season. I like to make Sangria a center piece on the kitchen bar or table because the rich red color next to plenty of citrus fruit slices is just gorgeous. I’m sharing my […]

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This summer we are thinking a bit outside the box and creating a tablescape on the kitchen island instead of the dining room table. At our house, we hardly ever eat at the table so I thought, why not “set” the bar.  The larger your island, the easier this will be. At each barstool or […]

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I’m starting to see some big furniture companies finally go away from the matching bedroom set (where the bed, nightstand, dresser, mirror, and chest of drawers all look the same). I always say you should mix it up. For example, if you have an upholstered headboard, use wood side tables and an interesting dresser. Your […]

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With Father’s Day coming up, I have gathered a few great gift ideas I know any dad in your life will appreciate! Here is the Father’s Day Gift Guide to end your typical gifting routine! After everything they do for us, it’s our time to give back to the men we know and love. First […]

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There’s a reason I carry so many trays at shopfromsusie.com. They are truly the most versatile piece of decor you can own. However, some of my clients struggle with knowing how to style their trays so I’m putting together another how-to to help you guys out!  The most common spots for a tray in your […]

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This last week I had the sheer pleasure of visiting my dear friend Tina’s (@to_mimishousewego) lake house! Wow! Her home is so beautiful and so full of love, I truly didn’t want to leave.  Tina had asked me to come help her style these big built ins on the second floor landing of her home. […]

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Hey girl, hey! The summer weather is right around the corner and I’m needing to get new swimsuits for everyone. Just when I thought I was going to spend a fortune for new swimsuits this season I ran into a sale at Target. They have some really cute prints for the kids. Womens Swimsuits Girls’ […]

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Hey girl, hey! The seasons are changing and I decided to refresh my mantel for Summer! When I think of Summer I think of fresh greenery, whites and neutrals contrasting with brighter colors and natural elements like terra cotta and wood. I definitely wanted to use all of the NEW products we listed at shopfromsusie.com […]

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Mother’s Day is coming up and I have grouped together a few thoughtful gift ideas for any special mom in your life! Let’s shower them with great pieces for their home that fit their own lifestyle.  The Baker For a mom who loves to bake and loves being in the kitchen, our Mom Tea Towel […]

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Melon season is almost here! Cantaloupes, watermelon, honey dew… these delicious, kid friendly fruits are a great way to fill you body with nature’s best vitamins and antioxidants. One of my favorite things to do is spice up cut fruit with Chile Salt. You can use my go-to brand for a quick snack or here’s a recipe to […]

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When it comes to choosing paint sheens (or paint finishes), many times home owners pick the wrong one! Then they end up having to put more money into a project/space. Well, worry no more! I’ve put together this guide to take all the guesswork out of your next paint job.  To understand it easily, paint […]

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One of my favorite seasons has finally started to peak around here in Texas with the warmer weather we’ve had lately. This season is exciting to me because it’s the best time to start your own garden or even plant new seeds in your existing garden! I like to plant herbs during this time of […]

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Spring Break 2020 for my family was pre-COVID19. We were able to enjoy the beautiful sights of Galveston, TX before we knew about social distancing and the extended cancellation of school. This trip was not marked by this virus, but I know so many other families have had to cancel their Spring Break plans and […]

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Ah, throw pillows! These bad boys are the easiest, most inexpensive way to freshen up your decor. You can switch out your pillows with the seasons or keep them year round, but their colors and patterns have so much potential to add dimension and coziness to your space! I am so excited to roll out […]

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Hey girl, hey! I saw this Vintage Pottery DIY project on Jaci Daily’s feed and have been wanting to try it ever since. We’re going to take some old pottery and make it look even more aged using black paint and mud! I decided to use antique olive jars. These natural, terra cotta pots are […]

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I’m still getting goosebumps when I think about our first 626 project. It was such a thrill to find so many beautiful items to transform this house into a home! I’m going room by room to tell you guys how we turned this empty space into a single mom’s sanctuary. Be sure and watch our […]

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Coffee tables are a place to display more personality with your style. You can go out of the ordinary with your accessories while also maintaining function and purpose with other pieces, which is why coffee table styling takes some thought. Here, I’ve taken the guess-work out of it. Books & Magazines for Guests to Browse […]

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I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend and real estate agent Elizabeth Gleason. Elizabeth is a top-producing agent for Rogers Healy & Associates in Dallas, TX and an expert in her field. I asked her the questions you guys submitted in IG stories and I’ve gotta say, I felt so […]

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I just returned from Atlanta market and I could NOT be more inspired! I will say, I was not a fan of this emerging trend in Dallas, but after seeing it so beautifully put together in Atlanta, I’ve converted. What was the difference in the two markets? Subtlety. Any style or trend that becomes too […]

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The best thing about living along the I-35 corridor is that it’s just a few hours down to some of my favorite cities in Texas. After some not-so-great news this Christmas, I found myself at home experiencing those, very real, post-Christmas blues. I didn’t have my kids for the next ten days either, so what’s […]

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Hey girl, hey! On Instagram this week, I talked to you guys about a TV show called The High Low Project where the host would design the same space twice— once with more expensive items and the second time with cheaper alternatives. My Grandma likes to call this “Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget!” I […]

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All photos Cortney Dani Photography We are officially entering the busiest time of the year, especially at our shop! Now that Thanksgiving is over, everyone’s ready to decorate their Christmas tree. So I have rounded up all of my top tips and tricks to give you guys. These will help make decorating your tree an […]

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This year for the holidays we rounded up a few of our favorite things from shopfromsusie.com. We’ve got something picked out for everyone on your list! Take a look at our hand-curated collection of gift ideas. For the Entertainer  We have selected the Rustic Round Cutting Board to pair with any of our Hand-Painted Tea […]

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Hey girl hey! It’s officially time to start breaking out the fine china because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The holiday season is full of traditions and my traditions revolve around food, so it’s time to gather your family and start cooking. My grandmother has so many recipes that we make, but today I’m sharing […]

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Have you ever felt like you were ahead of God only to find out that He was the one who was waiting on you? When I had the idea for the 626 Foundation it was like stepping into a board room to tell everyone my idea and being surprised to see God already sitting at […]

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As featured in Modern Texas Living Magazine on pp. 14-16. All photos courtesy of Cortney Dani Photography. Windows and drapery are an elemental part of every room I design. My clients always ask, “do we have to use curtains?” and I offer them the sage and timeless advice my grandmother once gave me. She said, […]

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When it comes to choosing a rug for your entryway, dining room, living room, or bedroom it can become a challenging process. To create an easier and more relaxing shopping trip for you, here are a few simple tips and tricks on what size rugs you should use in your space!  Entryway The entryway is […]

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One of my favorite parts of Fall is the pumpkin carving! We don’t get crazy with it, but it’s become a fun tradition. This year I thought I would try roasting the pumpkin seeds when we were done. The kids were very impatient with the amount of time it took to clean all the goop […]

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This week on instagram I collabed with my friend Amy (@cutertudor) on her 5 Way Wednesday segment. In case you missed it, here are some tips I shared on how to style mini wreaths in your home. You can shop our vast selection of these faux floral rings HERE. First, I styled my Boxwood Candle Ring […]

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I am so excited about this year’s Winter Collection at shopfromsusie.com. So much work goes into creating a collection of products and I wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we came upon this gorgeous collection. Before we went to Dallas Market this summer, my assistant and I started finding things that gave […]

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One of my favorite things about Fall is the wardrobe! I’ve rounded up a couple of my favorite outfits here. You’ll probably see me in Instagram stories wearing these new picks and I’d love to hear about your favorite Fall wardrobe staples! This sweater is so soft and flattering! In fact, I even wore it […]

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This week I took my kids to get ice cream for an after school treat. I wanted to shop for some new workout clothes, so I bribed them with ice cream. Yeah, I know, not the best idea. Well you can tell by this photo just how messy it was, but the coolest part of […]

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October is in full swing and fall decor is everywhere we look! Check out our checklist below for must-have trends this season. One no-brainer that I overlooked was RUST. Rust is a rich red/brown tone that is synonymous with Fall.  We talked about terra cotta being a must-have trend this year, just know it is […]

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For a fun and fresh look add stripes and plaids to your seasonal Fall decor! These are classic patterns that will never go out of style. If you have a lot of textural elements in your home, using a strong plaid or stripe can really ground the space. Keep reading for more uses of this […]

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Romans 12:15 says “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” It’s a beautiful verse that is often much easier said than done, especially the rejoicing part. I thought about just listing all my favorite quotes on comparison for this blog post, but let me make this more personal and tell you how […]

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I’ve got another Fall decor trend for you! I’m seeing many seasonal fruits in decor lately and for this season, figs are my favorite. Figs will bring a touch of color and life to your Fall home decor and you’ll be unique because most people will be using pumpkins and wheat! Fig Stems, just like […]

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Hi There, Fall is here!! If you’ve not already run to Starbucks, you better go over there and get a Pumpkin Spice Latte and/or a Pumpkin Creme Cold Brew because WOW! That new stuff sure is yummy. Anyways, we also know fall is here because all the kids are back to school + it’s starting to […]

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Terra Cotta! Another one of my favorite Fall trends! Terra cotta blends well with almost any current decor because of its neutral color, which makes it the perfect addition to transition your decor into the Fall season. Its rustic elements give nod to nature and I love incorporating nature in every season. It reminds me […]

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Hi y’all,Hope you had the best Labor Day weekend ever! I know I did…Did y’all catch the Labor Day DIY blog post we put together? If not, no worries and check it out HERE. It is filled with lots of fun stuff for the summer or really just whenever you need to keep the kids occupied! […]

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Happy (early) Labor Day, y’all! I’m not sure about you, but we love Labor Day here at my house! You know my kiddos are everything to me so I love the extra time with them on an extended weekend. Plus, how fun that the US gave us a “thank you” for all of our hard […]

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When designing our New Fall Collection, I wanted to incorporate neutral textural elements that could tie everything together and transition to the next season as well. Leather was the perfect fit. It brings in the hominess we remember when thinking of the Fall season and is a great backdrop to any decor scheme. Our New […]

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I’ll never forget the sinking feeling I had when I first walked into the “Redeemed Reno”. Nate & Jennifer Simmons had approached me about overseeing the renovations on a home they just purchased outside Fort Worth. They told me it was in bad shape, but I had no idea. What I found upon that first […]

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Ah, pillows! To me, throw pillows are the icing on the cake when it comes to design projects. They can add that pop of color you’ve been missing, they can be switched out seasonally, and they can tie a whole room together. They are an inexpensive accessory that shouldn’t be overlooked. When you have the […]

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This tablescape was not intended to be Back-to-School themed, but it turned out that way! We are using a few NEW pieces from our Fall Collection like the table runner, which is actually a rug, and our found Rudraksha Strands. If you’ve never felt confident about your tablescape skills, here is a quick how-to. First, […]

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If you follow me on Instagram, @fromsusie, then you were able to help us decide which rug to use for the living room inside our Beckhaus Project. Kim Beck is my client and she has a gorgeous, Texas ranch-style home. The living room has exposed cedar beams and black iron work. The fireplace is a gorgeous […]

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The Bloom Market is hosted each year by Scott & Katrina Morris (of the @themorrismanor) on their property in Gladys, Virginia. It’s a mini Magnolia Market on their land with their 100-year old farmhouse taking center stage. Imagine rows of vintage furniture, hand poured candles, home décor booths and food trucks. Then when night falls, […]

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What I’m loving this summer: I have been living in this romper from Evereve, you guys! The color is perfect and makes those legs look super tan, but just in case you need help faking that summer glow, I’m also linking my favorite sunless tanner here! Our California Market Tote is the BEST to haul […]

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There are a handful of design/décor faux pas that I see when I am remodeling or decorating a space. I thought it might be helpful for you guys to know what they are and to use this information in your next project. Hanging Pictures A word to all the tall husbands who hang pictures and […]

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If you want to know what the Bible says about divorce, ask a divorced person. I know because I am one, and I have those scriptures memorized. “I will be with you wherever you go.” I would cry out to God time and time again asking him what I should do, and that’s what He […]

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There’s a new Italian restaurant in our neighborhood. We drove by on our way home from the grocery store and I said aloud, “I’d like to try that place.” My son immediately chimed in, “me too!” I reminded him that his palette of hot dogs and chicken nuggets would not be pleased with their Italian […]

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Round Top, Texas is home of the Original Round Top Antiques Fair. If you’ve never been, let me paint a picture for you. Over 2 miles of tents and compounds strung along a Texas highway selling furniture, accessories, and unique finds from all over the world. You’ll never be able to see everything, and you are certainly only scratching […]

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