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The Passing of a Dear Friend

It is with a heavy heart that I share news of the passing of Kathi Cunningham on Tuesday, February 6th resulting from complications with the flu. Kathi Cunningham is a beloved founding member of our organization. She served on the founding Advisory Committee, the 2002-2003 Board of Directors and is one of the original WithIt Ambassadors. In 2006, she received the WOW Award for Mentoring a multitude of women and men in the industry. Her early experiences as a retailer in her family business gave her unique insight into the needs and challenges of retailers and sales associates and...

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Mid Century Modern, Industrial and Contemporary décor styles all have one thing in common; a tendency to look cold and hard. At some point you just yearn for a way to cozy up the spaces especially as the winter season approaches. There are lots of ways to soften the hard edges and make a room appear and feel more inviting and lux. Rugs, drapes, throws and throw pillows all have a softening effect on interior spaces. But my favorite this season is anything sheepskin. Sheepskin rugs come in all sizes. It doesn’t take a large rug to make a...

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Same Kind of Different as Me

Have you read “Same Kind of Different as Me”? A New York Times best seller, book club favorite and now a movie. A true story about a millionaire art dealer, this wife and the homeless man that changed their life. Ron Hall the author, screenwriter and the producer of the movie is my cousin. It took him 8 years to bring this inspiring story to the big screen. It’s been amazing to follow his journey in so many ways. Two weeks ago, my husband, Jerry and I flew to Hollywood to attend the red-carpet premiere and party. The movie...

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Where has Vicki Been?

Is she off on one of her adventures again or has she simply forgotten us? Never!!! Well maybe off on an adventure but not of my own choosing. For the past year, I’ve been in hand-to-hand combat with breast cancer. I’m happy and grateful to report that I’ve beaten this nasty nemesis. As a two-time cancer survivor, first in 1994, I’ve seen major improvements in detection, treatments and cure rates. What hasn’t changed is the unending support and love that I received during each journey. Some of my champions may have changed but the encouragement and caring has not....

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What Your Halloween Candy Says About You

Children all over the country can’t wait to put on their costumes and take advantage of the sweetest night of the year. But did you know the candy you give out is an extension of your very own personality? Here’s an infographic from our friends at to tell you all bout it. Happy...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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