Seven steps for a successful vendor event and booth

Hey friends! I get asked my advice about how to set up a vendor booth, what you should bring for a vendor booth and any tips that I have while manning a vendor booth. So I decided to write a blog about it. First of all, if this is your first time to be a…

Matcha Madness

I enjoy my morning cup of warm goodness, it is like a ritual. I can remember waking up to the smell of my dad’s coffee brewing in the kitchen. As I became older I often enjoyed visiting my parents for breakfast and having a cup of coffee on the porch. We often talked about cars,…

Night of Superstars Houston 2018

Kids with special needs receive honors for their outstanding contribution in the community of Houston. This Oscar like event is surrounded by local celebrities, high profile personalities and hundreds of supporters. Night of Superstars is the most uplifting event you will be part of.

Mari-Mac Designs Thanksgiving 2017

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” -Timothy Leary We spent our Thanksgiving in our hometown of Lufkin. During the holidays, especially the past eight years I seemed to have focused more on who wasn’t with us instead of who actually was there. We…

Marriage help from our kids, books and business

Today my husband and I celebrate 8 years of marriage. Our anniversary celebration consisted of a melon baller, “no trespassing” sign and a wrong turn that lead to a great evening. Ryan and I are complete opposites which make us a great team. Growth in our marriage has come from our growing family, the books…

Denim Lace Purses and Kindergarten

Denim Lace Little Explorer Purses are HERE and just in time for school!  Get them for $10 in my shop Mari-Mac Designs. These will be on sale for 24 hours only or until they sell out. I had a lot of fun digging up Fall fashion inspiration in my girls’ closets. I love how the denim…

5 organization and productivity tips for the Stay at home mom

I have never been neat or organized. This may be a shock to some, while others know my “beautiful mess” all too well. My dream is to have that beautiful living space where everything has a place and my house is always ready for surprise visitors. The reality is that my floor is always covered…

The secret to fitness 

I use to wake up to my mom doing her aerobics before work. She would stand with her arms outstretched to the sides, balancing on one leg while swinging the other back and forth as high as she could. “You’ve got to exercise to keep your belly small.” She would say as she switched legs….

Teach your kids to eat their vegetables and finish their dinner

The girls both have gone or are currently going through this phase where they need to be prompted to finish their vegetables. Yes every mother’s daily struggle. When people comment “you guys are so lucky that your kids eat their food” I take a deep breath and internally snarl. “Lucky nothing!! If you knew how…