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I love running a project top to bottom, start to finish. Even little details like grout color can make a huge difference in a room! Its important to have great systems in place on the business side to make these projects a worry-free experience for my clients. RWD has spent a lot of time refining our processes much to our clients’ complete satisfaction! You can catch me on today’s podcast over at @business_of_design, going into detail about how we’ve transitioned seamlessly to working remotely during this pandemic so our projects can keep progressing. πŸ‘Œ

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This monday morning is filled with laying out samples for yet another presentation, getting it all labeled and ready for delivery to the clients. This virtual design is working y’all! So grateful for projects that are able to continue to move forward πŸ™Œ

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One thing I’ve noticed with having kids, let alone around all the time, is that I have to be flexible. We are all adapting to the shelter-in-place in our own way. Getting off routine is fun in some ways, but harder in a lot of other ways. I love that my kiddos want to β€œhelp” get things done but I have to also be ok with the task taking a lot longer to execute. Our painting project in our Master Bedroom has turned into a 2 weekend project. Pre-kids we would have knocked it out in a day! Oh well... blessed are the flexible πŸ˜† #shelterinplacetruth

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Have you ever noticed how fresh flowers always bring life to a room? I think everyone should leave a little room in their grocery budget for a weekly rotation of fresh florals, even if it’s just a $5 bouquet from Trader Joe’s. If my kids go shopping with me, they usually take on the task of picking out the bouquet. Not only does it look lovely but smells great and a touch of nature always brings peace to the spirit. 🌸 🌺 ✌️ πŸ“·:@katalves

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This probably one of the best ways to ease into 40. So grateful to be spending my birthday in this beautiful place with the man I love πŸ’•

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It was so inspiring to attend the artist reception for @cyberwhit last night. I bought a piece from her collection last year for the studio that really resonated with me. I always ask clients their preference to own original art or reproductions. There is something to owning a piece that the artist personally spent hours perfecting and then find the perfect spot to give it a home. At home, our resident artist is my daughter and she is quite prolific and love to display her art on all walls😊 Do you have an original art collection?

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So...my birthday is coming up. Does anyone want to get me one of these for a present? πŸ˜† I have a feeling I’m gonna need it 🍷Oh and I will also need a new cabinet to put it in.... and might as well replace my kitchen at that point.... #turning40soon

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Since you all went a little crazy over these chairs when I posted them in my story, I am bringing them back so you can take a nice long look at their beauty. These are definitely working their way into a project we are currently designingπŸ–€

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One of the things I like the best about the industry events I go to are the connections I make while I’m there. This last trip was non-stop between KBIS, BOD conference and Las Vegas Market, meeting trade reps and other talented designers. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening I spent with this fabulous design team from Palm Springs. I can’t wait to go see their amazing work in person this fall! 🧑

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This is my β€œgetting things done” face. This weekend I am learning all I can at the @business_of_design conference to kick start this year for my business. Most designers don’t also have business degrees and find out there is so much to know to actually run a successful business. Fortunately, I’m a true entrepreneur at heart and actually like learning all the business😊

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Weekends are for hanging out. My favorite ones have a good balance of activity and down time... and actually a little bit of chores so Monday is easier to handle. πŸ˜†I hope you are having some fun hangouts of your own this weekend!

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I love this β€œCalifornia” installation at The California Exposition Fairgrounds in Sacramento because it always reminds me of California Adventure at Disneyland where it was originally installed. β˜€οΈπŸ’•While we did a quick visit to CalExpo today, I assured my kids β€œwhen in doubt, always ride a golden bear!” Am I right? 🐻 Even my daughter’s favorite stuffed Unicorn got a ride πŸ¦„ πŸ˜‚

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Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but I am super excited about the prospect of 2020 and this decade! Let’s let this be the best we can make it! Determine to stop doing what isn’t working and make new better habits that move us forward. Our future selves will thank us for making that change today✨

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Ah, 4 year old fun. How they be so sweet and so crazy stubborn within a few minutes of each other?? My boy, my baby, is growing too fast. Trying to channel this energy in a healthy way. Hoping to start him in martial arts this next year, I think it will suite him well!

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Christmas Eve!! πŸŽ„We’ve got the NORAD Santa tracker app up and running and waiting for Santa to come down the chimney! Stockings are hung on our mantel but I must admit they aren’t looking half as cute as these 7 mini stockings we set up for the dwarves at the home tour house. Are you expecting a treat or some coal this year? πŸ˜œπŸ˜‡

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I am all partied out and it’s not even Christmas! That’s ok, I have a few days to recover before the actual big day and they should all be pretty low key, seeing as I wrapped almost all of my presents last night. Having yummy thoughts about this winter white sangria my neighbor made for our party last weekend! Almost too pretty to drink! Almost...πŸ˜‰πŸ₯‚

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No better way to end the weekend than with this photo from our client showing their newly furnished space all dressed up for Christmas πŸ˜πŸŽ„ I am beyond delighted with how this turned out and even more so are the happy clients!

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Getting the halls all decked today as we are hosting the block Christmas party for our neighbors πŸŽ„πŸ·πŸŽ‰ Nothing like hosting an event to get all the finishing details on Christmas decor and cleaning done! How are you spending this weekend?

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This little owl is super sweet πŸ¦‰ and all over our snowy white tree at the cottage house we decorated. Maybe not quite as cute as baby yoda (Mandalorian fans know what I mean) but a close second πŸ˜‰ hope you are enjoying your Saturday! We finished decorating the outside of the house (I’m surprised I still had it in me after decorating someone else’s house all week) and now are baking cookies with the sound of rain in the background 🌧 πŸͺ couldn’t ask for a better day!πŸ’•πŸŽ„

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! We pretty much got the whole house decorated this weekend, but it’s not to my daughter’s satisfaction yet. πŸ˜‚ She doesn’t want any corner left without some kind of Christmas adornment. πŸŽ„ We still have to get the outside squared away when the rain gives us a break. How about you? Is the tree up yet or do you wait until the last minute?

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Happy Thanksgiving from the RWD team! πŸ¦ƒWe hope you are all gathered with those you care about and good food to eat! We are grateful for you!πŸ₯° πŸ“·@katalves

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This morning I’m enjoying some girl-time with my friendsπŸ₯‚ Sometimes I get to do weekend things without my kids πŸ˜‰ How are you enjoying your Saturday before Thanksgiving week?πŸ¦ƒ Shh, dont tell anyone but I might bust out the Christmas decor early this year! πŸ€«πŸŽ„

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Today definitely is full of Sunday vibes✌️I was just telling my husband that I’m sure I should be doing something productive but instead am choosing to recline on the sofa while my kids discover Disney+. I would have loved having access to the whole vault of Disney movies on demand when I was a kid! πŸŽ₯πŸŽžπŸ“½ I’m sure my client is also reclining in their newly styled living room where the daybed has perfect views of the flaming red Japanese maple out front 🍁

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Putting together a beautiful cheeseboard is an art that I have yet to master.πŸ€” I have several friends who (justifiably) pride themselves in their amazing displays of charcuterie, olives, artisan cracker and exotic cheeses. Tell me your tips on how I can start to master this art form! πŸ‘‡ P.S. so inspired by this cheese-shaped cheese board I saw at the @christopherkennedyinc showhouseπŸ§€πŸ’›

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So I don’t know about where you are at, but here in Sacramento it is feeling like the end of summer. I was literally just sitting on the back patio with short sleeves, eating tacos and sipping a margarita 🍹I’m so confused πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I’m not complaining but.... I guess in kinda am 😬 i mean..it’s NOVEMBER πŸπŸ‚. Ok, I’m done.😊 I really do love California weather! πŸ’• Here are a few more photos from the @christopherkennedyinc showhouse that looks very summery to match today’s vibes ✌️🌞

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We took our annual trip today up into the foothills to the perfect fall destination we call Apple Hill. There are dozens of apple farms that each boast their own delicious treats, barbecue and craft fairs. It is a super popular destination in October because it is also a great place to pick up a pumpkin, however my family prefers to go in November when the trees have more color πŸπŸ‚ We had perfect weather and perfect family time πŸ₯°πŸ’• Great start to the holiday weekendπŸ™Œ

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #Honor911 #NeverForget

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When interviewing for a new job or changing roles within a company, remember that it’s not only important to show that are the best candidate for the position, but also to find out if this role would be the best fit for you and your goals long-term. These are some great questions to help you and also make a good impression on the interviewer! πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’ΌπŸ’—πŸ’Ό #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #women #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss #interviewtips

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Keep going, Babe πŸ’ͺ🏻 In the good times and in the hard times, continue on. Keep working hard, being kind, and being yourself- it will always pay off! πŸ’™ #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #women #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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Don’t give up on the person you are becoming, Babe πŸ’™Do what you need to do to grow, be healthy, and be at peace. Those who support you will understand and encourage you, those who don’t will do you the favor of removing themselves. Stay true to what you know is best πŸ’™ #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #women #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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Know your worth, Babe. Then add some because you were probably being modest in your first appraisal πŸ’“ Don't let others bring you down or make you feel like less than the amazing person you are. Celebrate your victories, keep improving yourself, and know when it's time to move forward for yourself πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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It’s really cool to have this reminder of this day 3 years ago and reflect on life since then and what I was feeling then when I posted this (still remember!) and how I feel now. So grateful for the journey, the blessings, and the lessons that brought me to where I am now πŸ’• Grateful for all of you who follow and share your kind words ✨ #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #women #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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Stay focused on your goals and on what matters, stay consistent with your kind and patient attitude, and stay positive in all things, Babes! πŸ’— beautiful background photo by @patxotic #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #hermes #birkin #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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Whenever you start to feel down or overwhelmed, remember that God is looking out for you and has the best plan for you! Turn your thoughts and your prayers to God and let His peace calm you πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss #babeswithbriefcasessundays #faith

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Great mindset and great quote! What a great example of using your power and influence to inspire others πŸ’— Thank you @yolanda.hadid for sharing your gorgeous daughter's @bellahadid on point mindset! #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #womenwhowork #bellahadid #bella

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Let’s, indeed πŸ’— Let’s focus on being pretty kind, pretty accepting, pretty encouraging, and pretty loving towards yourself and others πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #women #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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#Rolemodel πŸ˜‹πŸ’— I am a strong advocate of having a professional role model; you can learn so much from them, bounce ideas off them, and look to them for advice and strength when work struggles arise. Try to take some time to develop a mentor relationship, Babes! πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss #barbie

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God is preparing amazing things for you! Are you preparing yourself? Take the time to ready yourself and get your life where you would like it to be to receive God's blessings πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss #faith #babeswithbriefcasessundays

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Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, Babes! There will be hard, messy work to get done sometimes. Take ownership and love the necessary hard work πŸ’ͺ🏻 Pride and respect will follow πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #work #womenwhowork #business #businesswoman #girlboss #girly #ladyboss #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #womeninbusiness #success #passion #empower #Houston #boss #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #powerfulwomen #pride #respect

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You really can be kind, powerful, forgiving, strong, compassionate, tough, and loving all in one. Stay strong and stay true to yourself, Babe! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ’— #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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Make time for yourself, Babes πŸ’— Make yourself a priority and take time to nurture your mental and physical health. You'll thank yourself later πŸ’— background art by @wildfoxcouture #Babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #work #womenwhowork #business #businesswoman #girlboss #girly #mentalhealth #ladyboss #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #womeninbusiness #success #passion #empower #love #beauty #boss #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #motivational #powerfulwomen

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It can seem like everything today is so fast. We need answers fast, we need to know what's going to happen fast, we need everything we want delivered fast (guilty! πŸ˜†) but some things take patience. Trust in God's plans, trust others who have your best interests at heart, and the best things will happen when they are meant to πŸ’— Sweet dreams Babes ✨ #babeswithbriefcases #bossbabe #business #businesswoman #girlboss #ladyboss #work #happiness #determination #luxury #workhardplayhard #girlpower #success #entrepreneur #passion #empower #Houston #professional #successful #inspire #inspirational #fashion #motivational #faith #businesslife #love #powerfulwomen #womenwhowork #womeninbusiness #boss

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