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From the moment I started working on a design for my home I knew that this was something I was passionate about. I enjoyed exploring ideas, letting my imagination take over, no limits to what I could create in my mind. Of course my husband (who has been in construction for 30 years) is a great source of information for me. He always listens to my ideas and with his background in engineering and construction helps me bring my ideas to life!

I could only imagine…. That is how every design has started for me. My husband and I are soul mates, we dreamed of the home where we wanted to grow our family and somehow we were able to bring it from our mind to fruition. This was by far my biggest accomplishment in design, both my husband and I still sit every day in awe of what we have created.

Recently I have been working with Ted and Terri Gargano. They are a young couple who own a franchise called Certa Pro Painters, I was pleased when they asked me to come aboard as their interior design consultant. I have worked with them in the past and I appreciated their offer to use my talents to grow both Certapro Painters and my own deisign business. I love Envision Magazine, a publication that Certapro Painters puts out to inspire you, and also their blog, here is one of my favorite entries:

Colors for Fashionistas

Whether your home is a castle or condo, you can raise your status with these high society paint colors. Pamper yourself in decadent colors like Exclusive Plum or Gala Pink. Indulge in hues of Daring, or treat yourself to Champagne and Caviar- paint colors that is. What better way to live the dream than surrounding yourself with the colors of success.

CertaPro Painters is your home painting expert

We are professional painting contractors with an outstanding customer satisfaction and referral rating. That means our future is on display every day — in how we paint every type of house and building: interior, exterior, residential, commercial, office, and condominium.

Call 1-800-689-7271 for a FREE in-home house painting estimate.

I am so very excited to be associated with this great company!! We are now offering decorating services, from color consultations to room planning, we offer window treatments and all your design needs. Call if you would like to have us help with your project. Our office number locally in Albany is (518) 631-4116 or you can reach us at (518) 852-4185. Call today for an appointment!!

As always stay tuned…..

XOXO

M

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What an exciting time!!! My beautiful daughter Giovanna is going to PROM!!! This is a right of passage, maybe one of the few times in life you truly feel like a princess!!  Today, we don’t wear gowns for many occasions other than our own wedding. This is one of the only other times as a young woman you get to walk out and feel utterly beautiful!!! Isn’t she Amazing, I know whatever she does in her life she will be amazing at it.

We found the perfect gown….(after trying on 100 or so),  we spent a family day and all went to Massachusetts. We decided before we left the house to see what shops were on our way and that we would start to look for a dress. This was a great idea!! We stopped at a place called Special Day at Deirdre’s. My husband was so patient I was impressed, he sat for close to 2 hours (thank the Lord for his blackberry and emails that needed to be answered), I was so please with the service and selection at Deirdre’s. The owner Deirdre herself and another women were so helpful, I am so thankful for both of them. This is the gown we are ordering, Giovanna chose blue. It also came in hot pink and orchid. This really looked so wonderful on her, we ordered it this week.  Here is a look at the back of the gown:

 Well many more pictures to come on the day of the prom. I can’t wait, what a wonderful and enchanting time in her life. I am so proud of my daughter and the woman she has become. I was so happy to spend some quality time with my teenage daughter. We went out one other day after our family ride to MA, just locally to Saratoga but we made it to three other stores: Danielle’s, Rockabella and The Shoppe. We had a great day, this was a girls day, we took my niece Adrianna with us and had so much fun. Adrianna tried some dresses on too. We shopped all day and went out to dinner together. I loved it, just seeing her in all those beautiful gowns, I was so taken with how beautiful she has become.

Well as always stay tuned for more on this great event coming up!!!

XOXO

M

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Well…. I said we had no snow to speak of…. and that I’d better watch what I was saying………and this is what I woke up to this morning. So, its March what do they say ” in like a lion………………………!!”Image

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