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Travel can inspire an authentic taste of the Southwest

If you need inspiration for your next Southwestern-style design project, consider taking a trip to a resort for a little inspiration. My hubby and I frequently take little getaways to re-energize our spirits. Recently, we stayed at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas. THE PERFECT PLACE This resort was the perfect place to get [...]

June 26, 2014
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Biltmore tour was awe-inspiring

A couple years ago, I celebrated my birthday with a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. For years, I’d wanted to tour the home of the Vanderbilts known as the largest home in America, with 150,000 square feet. The estate features 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms and 65 fireplaces. The Biltmore was [...]

February 1, 2014
Rum Cake

Rum Cake

Ingredients for cake 1 yellow box cake mix with pudding 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of oil 1/2 cup of dark rum 4 eggs Ingredients for glaze 1 stick butter 1/4 cup of water 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of dark rum 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions 1. Blend cake mix, eggs water, [...]

December 12, 2012 0

Halloween Decor on the cheap

Mi-Ling’s Tip of the day: Decorating for Halloween on a budget is quick and easy if you can think outside of the box. Find a location in your home to create a vignette and use some of your old Halloween decorations to set the stage. In this case I used a ghost that usually hangs from a [...]

October 4, 2012

Guacamole made fresh table-side

I was in the mood for a wonderful  Mexican lunch and so me and my sister stopped in for a bite at Cantina Laredo at Penn Square Mall.  I have always enjoyed their unique salsa, fresh chips and homemade guacamole which they prepare table-side with fresh tomatos, jalapenos, red onions and cilantra. During this visit I sampled [...]

October 2, 2012 0
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Decorate for fall on a budget

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole DEAR MI-LING: Money is an issue these days. How can I incorporate fall colors into my home without spending a lot of money? My budget is tight, and my mind is blank. I need a little inspiration to help me get started both inside and out. Any ideas? DEAR READER: Don’t sweat the [...]

October 2, 2012 0
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Girls Night Out at Sushi Neko

A few of us got together for a light dinner at Sushi Neko’s recently. We enjoyed their fresh pineapple elixir and a delicous spicy soup with clams, shrimp and scallops. We topped off the meal with cooked California and salmon rolls. The food was delicious. My favorite was the spicy soup and the salmon roll. I hadn’t been [...]

September 30, 2012
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Cabin’s Fourth of July Décor Lasts all Year

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole Author’s note: This article was published in 2003. It’s one of my favorites and I wanted to share it again! The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Decorations are hung, flags are waved, and red white and blue are the colors of choice. But in this Nantucket style cabin you [...]

June 1, 2012
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Tips on adding an African theme to your home

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole  DEAR MI-LING: Can you give me any suggestions on how to create an African-themed room with original African textiles and accessories? I don’t want the room to feel to over done. Kim DEAR KIM: When you merge an exotic theme into your home, you create a totally new and exciting environment. [...]

April 27, 2012 0
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Spring offers new trends

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole Spring is in the air and now is the perfect time to get your home and closet ready for the new season. Selecting new trends and colors for your home can be a little tricky but, often, it pairs with what’s hot in apparel. Recently I interviewed Sherrie Day, product development [...]

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