Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Apron Sale - This Week Only!

Need a new apron for Thanksgiving dinner?  Check out our latest sale!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Fall

Check out our latest deal!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Our New Catalog is FINALLY finished!!!

After many late nights, lots of hours in front of the computer, and multiple revisions, our 1st Home a la mode Catalog is complete!!!!

Click here to go to our Online Catalog!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


You have won the APRON GIVE AWAY!!!
We appreciate all the bloggers checking us out! 

We are trying to get out to the world that we ARE HERE to give you wonderful products! 
Retro, Vintage, Reproduction, SOCK MONKEYS, Flour Sack Towels, Quilts, Sheets,
Tablecloths, Aprons, Hankies, Books and Fabrics and a whole lot more! 
We are building our new catalog as we speak!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
We are so excited... it is our FIRST catalog of our own and not using our factory catalogs!  
We continue to carry ALL of MODA HOME and have added a great line-up of
KATE SPAIN, AMY BUTLER, and Anne Taintor and much more! 
WE are leaping with excitement
and will make an announcement and give you all a preview of our catalog
as soon as we get it printed.... (hopefully in the next 30 days!) 
(Our computers are running HOT!)    Keep your eye on us! 


WINNER is: AMANDA (Farm Girl) 

Yeah!  Congratulations!!!




*Haley has a GREAT Cooking blog and we are happy to announce that
we are featuring one of her recipes in our new catalog!  Yummy! 

Thanks again and stay tuned for more blogs and give aways!
  Karen and Co.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gingham Apron Giveaway

Remember the days of baking in your grandmother's kitchen?
Well, our new line of Gingham aprons will take you back - with a modern twist. Our aprons have a retro look with the colors of today, along with a fun, flirty ruffle at bottom and a functional pocket.

And what's a better way to celebrate a new line of aprons..... a Giveaway of course!


  1. Leave a comment telling us which color apron is your favorite.

  2. Get another entry if you follow our blog.

  3. Get another entry if you are a current or previous customer of Home a la mode.

  4. Finally, go over to the blog "At Home with Haley" and enter to win a different color apron on her giveaway.

Hurry and enter by midnight on Friday, August 13th. Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 14th!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Check out our latest special!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Busy playing checkers!

Busy playing checkers?
Item# 01-995-133     
Summer fun with the kids or the grandkids!  Bring back the old fun checkers game and a cool glass of lemonade!  :)

Hey guys!  We are in the July - August Issue of Country Living Magazine, page 98.  Check us out!  This is great!  We are so excited!!!  Been real busy too! 

We just did a show called, "An Affair of the Heart" in Tulsa, OK.  It was pretty good!   We introduced Angela Yosten's 1st of many new patterns... and almost sold out of our Sock Monkeys... More on the way!  With new ones to boot! 

And.... we are getting ready to do the Houston International Quilt Festival Nov. 2-7... (at least those are the dates for us... loading, unloading, selling and coming home and then unpacking again)  Fun stuff!

We are going to do another (surprise) giveaway probably in a couple of weeks... Stay turned! 

Know of any great blogs for us to visit???  Let us know yours!  Have a great week!  Karen and Co.  :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The end of the day!

July 5th...  Never thought I would be so happy to wake up to a quiet house.  Don't get me wrong... The 4th of July was full of fun and adventures and great friends and family.... but a little more than I expected.  We started off with a toilet getting plugged upstairs and the handle got stuck open and it ran over, flooded the upstairs bathroom.  It went down into the hallway, down the walls, and into our bedroom ceiling.... the fan was on... and it was like a shower running in this huge bedroom.  My husband opened the bedroom door and the fan was sending water wall to wall.  It went into our stained glass fan/light and blew all the bulbs, soaked everything... (No pictures... too scary!)  We had probably 50 people at our house at this time and it was (before BBQ began) Everyone grabbed all the towels in the house and guys I didn't even know were swabbing the walls, floors and more... Everything was wet...  So... this is how our 4th began....  OK... we were OK.... 
More people started to arrive and by now it was just dripping, instead of running... so on went the BBQ....  I think we had 80 - 100 people here.  A bit more than I expected... but the flood was the worst, so we were OK. 

Several boated down the hill (Lake Texoma, 1/4 mile down the hill) 2 boats... We played in the hot tub, played horseshoes, other outside games, and ate and ate and ate.... Darkness fell and it was time to load up the bunch with 2 car trailers, quarter-cart, 2 pickups and go to the end of the runway for the Lake Texoma Fireworks displays... It was great!  Then back down the runway for everyone to shoot off their hundreds of fireworks, so we had our own backyard display... It was getting close to midnight and most went home... We had several spend the night and back out on the lake with the 2 boats on Monday... The lake was great... The people were down to 2 families (our sons and their kids) and one other family of friends.  It was great... Got sun and water pretty calm... HAPPY SAFE 4TH!!!!  That is what we had...  Started with a bang and ended with a calming... 
Thanks to everyone who helped us clean up!  Next year????  Not so many people... But... next year is a year away.. Who knows????   Hmmmmmmmmm.....  The wonder of God....  What a beautiful ending!
Take care! 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And the Winner is!!!!!!

Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!! Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... (that's my tongue drum roll sound;)   By random draw... We had 143 comments on our new blog.... Yeah!!!  Thank you!  Thank you!  We are so excited about this new blog and all the wonderful comments we have received to welcome us to BLOGLAND.....  that we will definitely do another giveaway soon.....  BUT... for this morning... The winner is................ Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........ Pieced Together from Utah!!!!!  She is a new blogger in 2010.  A new mommy... Please check out her blog at    CONGRATULATIONS!  We are thrilled for you and are getting your special package ready to go out to you! 
THIS IS THE BAG THAT "Pieced Together" chose......  Bag #3....   CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! 
Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you!!!!!! 
For any of you that wish to take advantage of our Grand Opening
Go to and Buy now and you will receive a special "Thank You" for your comments!!!! 
You're Awesome!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Grand Opening AND Giveaway... for our NEW BLOG!!!

At Market, in April 2010, I met Amy Butler and now carry a line of her purses and bags, and some of her patterns and books.

We have chosen a GRAND OPENING special for our new bloggers and followers!  

 AMY BUTLER Bags and Purses!   Check out the colors, prints and styles!  This is an awesome LIMITED Sale!!! 50% off all of her bags, right now!    You will HAVE to see it to believe it!     Go to Home a la mode for your bag or purse. 

I have a renewed energy after coming back from market this year... And a lot was due to our darling daughter, Angela Yosten who shared a bit of herself with me, that I will forever be grateful. You'll have to check her blog out if you haven't already...  She is truly an inspiration and a joy to have around!  She also helps to create and she maintains the Moda Bake Shop that offers inspiration and FREE patterns with lots of great pictures and illustrations.   She has shops and designers from all over the world featured on this site.  You'll get hooked and will have to join in every day!

IT'S A GIVEAWAY!!!!!  (The first of more to come, I'm sure!)
AMY BUTLER's versatile Pearl Bag is both stylish and practical, with great secret pockets for stashing tools. A unique zippered inner pocket creates a divider that allows for organizing more than one project. Inside the bag are three pleated pockets along one side.
Size: 7" tall body x 18" wide x 3" deep 11" tall strap  

1. FPAB09 Tangerine/Chocolate       2. FPAB09 Spruce/Celery         3. FPAB09 Slate/Grey


1. Leave me a comment and tell me which PEARL Bag is your favorite (1, 2, or 3)

2. Get another entry if you follow my blog.

3. Get another entry if you are a current or previous customer of  Home a la mode.

4. Finally, go over to Angela Yosten's blog... and enter to WIN a different Amy Butler bag on her blog!

Winner will be announced June 26th!
{All the pictures and designs shown on this post are copyrighted and property of Amy Butler Designs.}

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kate and Me...

Kate and Me! 

Kate is the pretty brunett, on the right, as most of you know... and I am the one on the left (Karen Smisek, owner of Home a la mode).  At Quilt Market this spring, after meeting Kate... we decided to carry all of Kate's Kitchen designs.  Butterflies, florals, and from the deep blue sea.  They are now all up on our website!    We not only carry the entire line of Moda Home, but now all of Kate's Kitchen... and a bunch of Amy Butler's bags from Market.  Market was good for us!  We really spread our wings.  (We will post about those bags and purses soon!)  Watch for our Grand Opening Special!  You won't want to miss this FABULOUS SALE....  Coming soon!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"It's ALL about KATE" (Spain)

In April, I was honored to have our oldest daughter, Angela Yosten, accompany me to Quilt Market to buy and just wander around together. The Quilt Market was in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, I met many designers, as well as lots of bloggers! I attended my first Blog Party! Met some great bloggers and new friends! It was not anything I expected, and I got so much out of it... Here I am with our business now in a blog!

At Market,

I was graced and awed by the meeting and friendship that I got by meeting KATE SPAIN! Kate was sweet, warm and the kindest woman I have met in a long time! She visited with us and warmed my heart and struck new ideas in me to include her and ALL her kitchen and accessories on our website! So, now... we have ALL of Kate’s items up on our website and have a GRAND OPENING!!! "IT'S ALL ABOUT KATE!" So please check it out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to the first of many blogs to come! 
As a wife, mother, and Granny, I have seen alot of things come and go... But never invisioned websites, blogs, twitters or facebook... Not to be held back or left out... I have... and do... most of those now. 
I began a quilt shop back in 1995, sold it in 2002, moved and then searched out another way to do my passion, which is:  quilting or having it around, sales and customers, and spending time with my family and 11 grandchildren.   With the help of 2 creative daughters, I was able to begin and create my first and current website!  I truly found my niche and am able to pretty much do all my passions and beyond.  I have been blessed by awesome daughter-in-laws and great son-in-laws that are great at sharing their families and their lives with us.  This past year, Home a la mode grew to doing not only website sales, but is now doing major shows, to sell and get the word out to who and what we do!
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