App Of My I

November 4th, 2011

Inspiring illustrations?  There’s an app for that!  It’s the companion app to Work/Life 2: The UPPERCASE Directory of Illustration, featuring illustrations from 100 illustrators from around the globe.

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Features include searching illustrators by name, region or style, browsing illustrators work and bio, email contacts for each illustrator, viewing their websites, and reading news from UPPERCASE Publishing.  Oh, and I forgot to mention…It’s FREE!  Get it here!

What’s the latest app that you’ve downloaded?



Milk And Bookies

August 29th, 2011
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Lunch On The Prairie

August 24th, 2011

Here’s your opportunity to meet and have lunch with Rachel Ashwell at her amazing new Bed and Breakfast, The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell, in Round Top, Texas.

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Bud Royer, owner of the infamous Royers Round Top Cafe and internationally known “Pie Czar”, will serve a delicious lunch as we network with 35 bloggers at Rachel Ashwell’s recently opened “The Prairie” and shop her new Shabby Chic Couture Store with an exclusive 10% discount for the day!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dwell With Dignity, Dallas-based non-profit, soon to be featured in a full segment of the Nate Burkus Show on August 31st.

The first 35 bloggers to RSVP will attend and own the rights to blog about their experience.  Rachel, Bud and Kelley, of The Hidden List blog, will determine who “shared it best” and award prizes including a membership to Bud’s “Pie of the Month” club (just in time for your holiday meals!) and signed copies of Rachel’s latest book.

RSVP now at and I’ll secure your spot!

Soak It Up

July 5th, 2011

Who's excited about Grace's new book release?

Pre-order your copy here!

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Congratulations, Grace!!


Voulez Vous?

June 15th, 2011

What a treat!!  Today we have a guest post from Finley, at Mommy Chic, while I'm still enjoying my Paris vacation!

Thanks, Finley!  We think so much alike!  I read this en route to Paris!  It's marvelous!  XO!

Hello Hidden List readers!

Since THL is on the road – or still in the air – en route to the Fashion Capital of the World, I thought I would indulge in some of her Parisian vacation, {mommy chic} style.

When I think of a woman who looks so effortlessly put together, I think of a Parisian. Her look is so classic and timeless while breaking traditional fashion rules. Thanks to Inès de la Fressange, former face of Chanel, now you don't have to be born in Paris to exude the same style. In her new book entitled Parisian Chic: A Style Guide, she offers tips like: “Make sure

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your wardrobe includes 'the Magnificent Seven' – a man's blazer, trench coat, navy sweater, tank top, little black dress, jeans, and leather jacket. After that, it's all a matter of composition.”

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Parisian Chic: A Style Guide covers topics from fashion (“Nothing looks worse than a girl tottering about on unmanageable heels!”), to design (“I have no problem placing an IKEA sofa alongside ‘60s designer lamps.“), to children (“Just because they're small doesn't mean you should dress them like clowns.”) and life (“Be passionate about a man, a project, a house. It’s an instant facelift.”) It's the little red book that everybody should have.

Get yours here.


Blog To Book

June 2nd, 2011

Remember Leah Dieterich’s fun site of thank you’s?  Well, now it’s a book!

Find it at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

My List Revealed

June 2nd, 2011

My List Revealed

I loved Kimberly the minute I found out that she wrote Dog Parties: Entertaining Your Party Animal.  You have to be super sweet and tons of fun to dedicate a book to celebrating our precious pets, right?  I admire her entrepreneurial spirit and her love of celebrating life.   She’s one of Dallas’ most admired Southern sweethearts and everyone’s go-to gal for entertaining with style and grace!  Her fifth book will be out in August from Gibbs Smith and will be an event planning workbook titled “The Party Planner”.  All of her books are “must haves” and offer useful information for everyone’s budget.  I’ll keep you informed about book signingopportunities as the release date approaches!

Kimberly Schlegal Whitman

With a talent for making the ordinary extraordinary Kimberly Schlegel Whitman has taken her original and clever take on parties and created an entrepreneurial empire. While planning her own Idlewild Debutante Ball in Dallas, Texas, Kimberly found an undiscovered opportunity—a lack of quality goods for party rentals. In 1998, a quick thinking Kimberly launched her own event company, RSVP Soiree Luxury Event Rentals, and, after building up a wonderful business, she sold it in 2006. She also took the century old RSVP Social Calendar online in 1999 and continues to maintain this comprehensive list of Dallas’ finest charitable events at Her success in this field led to the publication of four books on entertaining, countless television appearances and a daily radio segment on Dallas’ number one morning show.  She was recently named editor-at-large for Southern Living and will release her fifth book, The Party Planner, in August.

Kimberly and her flourishing business have been featured in national publications such as Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, Town & Country, Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Businessweek, Traditional Home, Canadian House and Home, Animal Fair, Southern Lady, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart’s Blueprint, Doggie Aficionado, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many more. She has been featured in the books, “Texas Women” and “Texans and Their Pets.” Kimberly has been coroneted and “Entertaining Expert,” a “Style Expert,” an “Etiquette Expert,” and an “Arbiter of Taste and Style” on the following television programs: The Early Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Fine Living and HGTV, WB in the Morning, Designing American, Designing Texas, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, NBC’s iVillage Live and was a featured event planner on the Style Network’s hit show “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”

Kimberly is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with an Honors degree in Art History. Her community involvements are numerous and include: Christie’s Education Program in New York City, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Debutante, Idlewild Debutante and The National Debutante Cotillion. Kimberly donates her time to many charitable organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, The Salvation Army, The Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross, The President’s Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, The Advisory Board of the Brinker International Forum, Best Buddies, and was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the American Heart Association. Kimberly resides in Dallas, Texas with her real estate developer husband, Justin, their son, JR, and their Chihuahua, Lola.

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Tobacco Leaf China from Mottehedah

“I am obsessed with anything “Tabletop” but Tobacco Leaf China is my absolute favorite.”

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Kimberly McDonald Jewelry

“I love jewelry and I am completely obsessed with Kimberly McDonald’s pieces right now.  I got to meet her when she was visiting Forty Five Ten and she  is so charming that it makes me like her work even more! She is a chihuahua lover just like me!”

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Natura Bisse Hand Silk

“You can’t understand how perfect it is until you try it.”

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Camera

“We originally bought this to take photos for my books and blog entries but I treasure it because we have captured the most treasured photos of our son with it.  It is impossible to take a bad photograph with this camera!”

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Leontine Linens

“Sometimes I just want to re-paint a bedroom so that I can place a new order from Leontine.  The monograms are fantastic and the look is so classically southern.  I am a bit obsessed!”

Another inspiring list!  Find all of Kimberly’s books here. Each one is beautiful and full of inspiration that will help you plan your next event with ease and create magnificent memories for your friends and family…including the pets!  Be sure to visit to follow her blog and her RSVP calendar.

Thank you, sweet Kim!  I knew your list would be amazing and it did not disappoint!  We will all look forward to celebrating your new book in August!  Keep us posted!  Thanks for all of your inspiration!  You make Dallas proud!  XO!

In A Bind

May 15th, 2011

Age old question:  What should I read next?

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Simply type in what you just finished reading and you’ll get a great suggestion on what you should read next!  What more could you ask for?

Completely Booked

April 30th, 2011

This  Lithuanian book agency‘s ad campaign is brilliant!

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“When one reads books, he/she starts living it and identifies (or not) with main hero. These print ads for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, which sells lots of classics, focuses on the idea of becoming someone else. And provokes people to try on different personas.”

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Good On Paper

April 25th, 2011

I can’t wait to get my hands on this “hands on” journal from Jill Bliss!

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Jill has been teaching others to draw things of nature in a park in Portland and now she brings us a series of exercises in this journal to help us draw and see things better. She shares some of her techniques and what to expect in the journal in this video.

You can find this book at Amazon, Chronicle Books and Barnes and Noble.