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Baby Addison’s Birth Story

May 30, 2019

As 40 weeks approached, my anticipation grew. I kept active as everyone recommended. I cleaned the house every day, I cooked as often as I had the energy to. I did not want to go over the 40 weeks and have to schedule the scariest invasive surgery they call a cesarean.

On one particular day, Monday the 20th of May being the day, I had an itch to get off the computer and clean the floors. I got on my hands and knees and scrubbed any spot I could find on the kitchen, dining, and living room floors. I could not assume I was “nesting” because I had many days like this in the previous months, I am a clean freak after all.

However, later that night I had some irregular contractions (which was very exciting). I resumed my nightly routine of putting all the kids to sleep (I already had three kids – one 4yr old girl, one 3yr old boy, and one 17-month-old boy). Later as I laid down, I noticed something very new and very strange to me. My bed was very wet…My water had indeed broke!

I quickly stuffed what I had put aside for the hospital in a duffle bag, shook my husband awake to let him know what had happened and that I was going to the hospital as a precaution, and then drove myself to the hospital.

Everything checked out as I had presumed; my water had broken and the baby was coming. Now the waiting had begun again.

In the later portion of the night (around 2am) I was administered the epidural (Thank God!) and then was finally able to get some sleep. In and out the nurses would come to check on the progress and increase the Pitocin in order to help the contractions become more frequent and regular. At 5am I was at 5 to 6 cm dilated and then at 7am I was at 8cm dilated. Where was my husband?

Finally, my husband arrived around 9am and by this time I was 8 to 9cm dilated. We were excited, I was mostly relieved he had arrived in time. With 3 kids at home, we had to wait for his dad to finally wake up and head over to watch the kids we still had at home. At 10am we were ready to go. Now, where was the doctor?

At 10:15am the doctor finally showed up, I was already 10cm dilated and very much so ready to push. Guess what? At 10:31am, baby Addison Jane Irvin was born.

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Color Rooms

May 1, 2019

Green: Nature, Ambition, Freshness. The Green Room brought to you from the World Floral Expo.

Well this is certainly a different take on blue! But the flowers are beautiful!

This is a wonderful expression in yellow at the World Floral Expo. I so fell in love with these color on color displays! They did a wonderful job! It’s all about the details…..

I love these studies and displays of color and flowers I saw at the World Floral Expo in Dallas last week.

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Mistakes = Discoveries

February 20, 2019

Sometimes mistakes can lead to the best discoveries. Some of my best work has come from a mistake. Don’t be frustrated, but instead embrace it and ask yourself what can I make out of this mistake, or what have I learned or benefited from this mistake, or even better, how can I take this mistake and make it better than what I had originally planned. Do not ever be afraid of making a mistake, it’s a gift of learning and opening our eyes of how we can do or be better. Mistakes really are a huge part of the creative process.

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Exciting News

August 31, 2018

Hi everyone! I have some very exciting news. At the end of this coming January, I will be going to Frankfort Germany for the Worlds Largest Christmas Show! I’m going to seek out 2020 trends for my members of “Exclusively Through a Designer’s Eye”! “Exclusively” will be opening next month so stay tuned for the launch date. And if your wondering about trends for 2019, well that’s already in the bag! I will start sharing those trends with “Exclusively” members this December. And once you join you have immediate access to the trends of 2018 plus a whole lot more. You will be learning about the different markets, how to buy wholesale, what to expect once you get there, plus you will be gaining knowledge from other creatives and experts in related fields. And as a bonus, if you sign up before October 15th and remain an active member, you will have a chance to win an all expense paid VIP day with me to the Dallas March Market. All of this for only $37.00 per month! Listen all creatives, who doesn’t want to be ahead of the trend ball? No more guess work. This is designed to help you produce better products and to serve your clients better. Or if you want this info to use in your own home this is great for you too! It’s coming soon people!!!!!