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cocktailvibe.comIf you’re into cocktails and unique barware, then you should definitely check out You’ll find tons of hip, modern cocktail glasses and bar accessories like the ones pictured here…I’m especially loving the retro-mod cocktail cubes (2nd pic from the bottom). also has tons of yummy drink recipes and info on some ultra-cool bar hotspots around the country. {Thanks, Rebekah, for the tip!}

cocktailvibe.comcocktailvibe.comcocktailvibe.comQuick Tip! If you’re at work and blog-reading on the sly – might want to turn your sound down before visiting – the music autoplays when you get there :)

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floral silhouette trays

These gorgeous serving trays don floral motif graphic wallpaper patterns by talented designer Susie Motif. Available in black or green at, for $38 each.

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blogging cupcakes…

For more cupcake inspiration, check out these great cupcake-themed blogs! You’ll find loads of recipes, wonderful photos, and step-by-step instructions at Cheryl Porro’s cupcake bake shop blog….

Cupcake Crazy…and at cupcakes take the cake, you’ll find “everything you ever wanted to know about cupcakes from true cupcake fans” (and I have to say it all looks pretty darn cute!)

Cupcake Crazy

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Indie Fixx Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

If you’re looking to treat yourself or a special someone else today – check out the Valentines Gift Guide going on over at Indie Fixx. You’ll find special discount codes to use on lots of great gift ideas! I know this isn’t totally “hostess-related”, but I couldn’t resist passing along images of some of the cute stuff – especially the super adorable Red Bird Bag from Rosie Ro Designs! (on the “gifts for her” page)

Indie Fixx

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Valentine’s Day Ideas: As Seen on NBC San Diego

NBC San DiegoScroll down for info on HWTM’s “Setting the Romance” segment (as seen on NBC San Diego this morning!) – featuring the “Modern Romance” tabletop design and unique Valentine’s day treats & gift ideas…

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