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…

Port Bolivar 2018 and our Family Goals

Our first trip of the year to our favorite beach spot was long overdue. We tend to avoid the crowds and head to our favorite spot on Port Bolivar Peninsula. The area is growing, but we enjoy the fact that you can pull your car right up on the beach and enjoy the day with…

Mother’s Day 2018

This day two years ago we were living in Cypress, Texas. Our house was currently up for sale and our neighbors were still rebuilding from what is now knows as the “Tax Day Flood is 2016.” We we’re unaware of what might be waiting for us on the other side of our moving day which…

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…

It’s Fall Y’all!

This is my favorite time of the year! Sewing themed costumes for my family is my jam! This year my daughters refused to go along with my plans until the very last minute! I can’t wait to show y’all what we decided on together. For now enjoy the past four years of homemade costumes, and…

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…