September 18, 2015


29th Annual GrapeFest - A Wine Experience Presented By Bank of the West

Unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun will highlight the 29th Annual GrapeFest®, A Wine Experience, in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 17, 18, 19 and 20. In addition to sampling Texas wines from across the state, festival guests will have the opportunity to sample premium Oregon wines, many of which are not routinely available in Texas and high-end premium Argentina wines.

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest's most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; Kids World; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; three stages offering live music, the Texas Wine Tribute and four fabulous pre-festival Wine Dinners

The 29th Annual GrapeFest - A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under.

Of course GrapeFest features a full line-up of delicious festival foods, craft brews and more to satisfy any palate. Stay in one of Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest and make it a getaway weekend!


Make sure to stop by Home on the Vine during Grape Fest in Downtown Grapevine to check out their selection of our M.A.D Repurposed Wine & Liquor Bottle Candles! ‪#‎Grapefest‬

September 15, 2015


Things To Do In Dallas: Candle Making Workshop In Dallas 9/24/15

Learn how to make your own candles using vintage glass & Eco-Soy wax to create up-cycled, environmentally friendly candles for your home. This workshop will take you through the basics of making your own candles, an introduction to tools and materials, teaching you pouring techniques, and a demonstration on how to create scented candles.

You will make 3 vintage glass candles to take home! All glass, materials and equipment will be provided in our small sized class. All glassware is purchased second hand and the sizes and styles will vary at each workshop – giving you unique candles every time! Occasionally during hot and humid weather, the candles may not dry in time to take home after the workshop. In this case, you can come back and pick the candles up another time to ensure you have perfect candles!

This is an intensive workshop aimed at beginners, aged 18 and above. You will be working with hot wax, so while attending the workshop, it is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain and adhere to all safety precautions and requirements during the workshop.

Plus your in for a real treat with M.A.D Food co serving up a delicious spread of their signature M.A.D Sushi!  This is an upscale workshop you will not want to miss! 

Tickets are $95 per person which includes creation of 3 vintage glass candles + complementary food and drinks!  Purchase Tickets HERE:

  • Class Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Class Schedule: Thursday 24th September, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Age Group: 18+ Years Old
  • Experience Level: Perfect for Beginners
  • Location: Morgan Allen Designs, 150 Howell Street Dallas TX 75207
  • Presenter: Ashley & Blake Penn
  • Cost: $95.00
  • Includes: All Tools and Materials + Food & Wine

For further questions please contact your M.A.Designs Team at 214.760.9902

September 06, 2015


Happy Sunday ~ Faith it makes Things Possible, Not Easy

Happy Sunday Everyone! Here at M.A.Designs we are a FAITH based company and no matter what new direction, path or obstacle God brings our way we stand strong in knowing that all things happen for a reason if it's to make us stronger or direct us to a bigger and better business path!  "Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9  So as we move forward in launching a new leg of M.A.D Candle co we step out in Faith knowing Faith will make it possible, not easy.  It's never easy launching a new company, taking a step in a new direction, hoping you don't fail, but if we stay strong in our Faith and trust God we know we never truly fail for God is always by our side ready to pick us up and start a new adventure or chapter of our life. We are excited to start this new chapter of MAD Candle co and we are excited to keep you updated on the exciting new things that God has working within our M.A.D family business!  Until next time we wish many MAD Blessings upon you!  Have a blessed Sunday!

September 05, 2015


Labor Day Party Decoration Ideas

Throwing a last minute Labor Day party?  We have some fun and unique treats that are sure to blow your guests away!  What's great about Labor Day being right after Fourth of July is you can reuse any red, white and blue decorations you might have left over!  To get your party started little touches of umbrellas, flags and color coordinated napkins are perfect and quick touches to start your table decor!  Two easy recipes that can also get your party started with you red, blue and white Labor Day theme include just layering vanilla yogurt, jello with a touch of blueberries and raspberries.  Mini burgers are also a great Labor Day snack especially topped with a bandana flag.  For a drink a cranberry vodka drink makes for a beautiful red colored cocktail.  You can view these recipes on our blog!  Don't have a tablecloth, no problem!  Have a old paint cloth or piece of remnant fabric laying around?  Great just grab a sponge cut a star shape and just simply stamp a star pattern on your fabric and voila, your tablecloth is ready to party! Don't have place mats?  No biggie, grab some blue and red bandanas simply lay them down as your place mat! Hydrangeas make for beautiful center pieces during the summer and give that sense of living beauty to your table amongst the red and blue decor.  These are just a few tricks and suggestions we have for your Labor Day Party Decor ideas!  Until the next holiday keep it simple, keep it unique and keep it MAD!  Happy Labor Day Weekend!


September 04, 2015


Labor Day Sale!

Happy Labor Day !! In honor of this holiday we are giving everyone 30% until midnight of September 7th! Plus if you order over $75 you get a free gift! So get to shopping and don't let this Labor Day Offer pass you up!!

Use Coupon Code: LABORDAY30

August 14, 2015


M.A.Designs is Now Carrying The Convertible Collection of Beau & Ro Clutches + Bags!

We have a fun collection of Check out our new Collection of Bags & Accessories, Designer Jewelry + Designer Apparel available online now!  Below is our featured line for this weekend a collection of clutch + belt bag from Beau & Ro.  Learn more below...

Measuring6 x 8 inches, these bags make for a perfect clutch-to-belt bag. An inside pocket is large enough to keep your sunglasses safe and within reach. The belt measures 45” from end to end.

In December 2013, Beau & Ro launched its first collection of patent-pending belt bags that convert to clutches. Each of the bags is made in New York City. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship.

Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include a foldover clutch that can be worn as a crossbody or tote, a coin purse wristlet and a tote that transforms into a backpack.

Beau & Ro has an energy that’s contagious. The bags have been spotted on customers from India to St. Thomas, Bermuda to Nantucket and Vail to Florence, creating both and international footprint and a cult-like following.

Owning a Beau & Ro bag makes you part of a much larger club. It’s not just a line of bags – it’s a lifestyle.


August 13, 2015


New Repurposed Wine & Liqour Bottle Candles Are HERE at M.A.Designs!

We now have a fabulous selection of our M.A.Designs locally handmade re-purposed wine & liquor bottle candles!  Throughout Dallas we have restaurants and bars recycle their bottles to us in order to collect a nice variety of bottle shapes and labels for candle vessels.  Once we have the bottles prepped and primed we cut the tops off of the bottles and sand the tops down to ensure a clean line.  Then it's time to pour the wax. We use the highest premium 100% Soy Wax to ensure a long clean burn time as well as the best possible scent throw that allows for our custom fragrances to spread throughout the room!  Our candles burn for 60+ hours on average!

Recycled Wine & Liqour Bottle Candles

Looking for a custom gift! Our re-purposed wine bottle and liquor bottle candles make for the perfect memento!  Have a special bottle from an anniversary or celebration?  Bring it to M.A.Designs and we will turn it into the perfect customized gift!  We can even etch your special date or quote on the side of the bottle!

Choose from our list of custom M.A.D scents.  Looking for a custom scent, no worries we got you covered! Just contact us at and we will help create you a custom scent of your own!

We also wholesale assortment sets of our up-cycled bottle candles.  If you are a retailer and looking for a custom and unique candle line to carry contact us today to learn more!

**Please remember due to the handmade and recycled nature of this product, appearances of label and cut line may vary slightly. Morgan Allen Designs is not affiliated with any company whose label appears on our products. No relationship or endorsement is expressed or implied. 


June 17, 2015


Share or Regram This Photo To WIN to Free Tickets To Our Next DIY Class!

WIN 2 FREE tickets to our next DIY furniture painting class!

Just REGRAM or SHARE this picture and tag @morganallendesigns for your chance to WIN! Winner will be announced Thursday at 5:00pm!! Learn more on our website in profile! Event is this Saturday June 20th from 1-4pm, and your M.A.Designs team will demonstrate different and unique ways to restore and renew furniture utilizing the next generation of restoration paint created by @little_billy_goat Paint! You will be blown away with how easy it is to turn your drab old furniture into a fab new designer looking piece + gourmet wine and food will be served during the event by @madfoodcatering

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May 05, 2015


DIY Furniture Painting Class @ M.A.Designs


Join us for a Saturday afternoon of food, wine and furniture painting! During this afternoon your M.A.Designs team will demonstrate different ways to restore and renew furniture utilizing the next generation of restoration paint created by Little Billy Goat Vintage Boutique Paint! You will be amazed at how incredibly easy it is to use this paint! No priming or sanding required and you can get an amazing distressed look with their paint without the mess of using a sander. This is a DIY furniture painting class you will not want to miss! Bring in a old chair or small piece of furniture you would like to bring back to life and we will help you make the old new!!! Tickets are $75 and that includes all the paint and supplies you will need to paint your piece of furniture + an amazing selection of food & wine from M.A.D FOOD Co

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April 23, 2015


Wine Design Inspiration at M.A.Designs

Looking for some inspiration for unique centerpieces or decor using re-purposed and recycled wine bottles?  Look no further we have a collection of images of re-purposed wine designs that will get your wheels turning on how to decorate with those empty wine bottles you have laying around! Our favorite is the first image shown below with the tops of the bottles cut down to various sizes to give a lovely display of different height of the tapered candles and the different pops of color make for a great spring or summer centerpiece display!


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