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> October 2007


{pictured above} Blue Cheese Ricotta Dip and Mummy Dogs from bhg.com, and Pumpkin French 75 and Blackberry Widow cocktails from cocktailtimes.com.

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I’m so excited to tell you about this special deal for HWTM readers – because it comes from one of my very favorite magazines – Blueprint – and if you like the style of products & ideas we showcase here, then I can pretty much guarantee this magazine will be right up your alley too! […]

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A big congrats to Joy of Oh Joy! on the official launch of her website featuring her gorgeous new stationery line: nantanka joy. Beautiful work!

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If you’ve been here before, you might notice that the blog has undergone a mini-makeover today! In addition to a roomier layout and an updated header, here are a few totally NEW things you’ll now find at Fabulous Finds & Inspiration: • Categories {right side-bar, top}At long last…all of the posts have been labeled and […]

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I fell in love with this bright & funky tiered server the second I saw it over at decor8. By Swedish design team Bengt & Lotta, featuring a pattern appropriately called “candy”. {find it at UK-based Funktion Alley. US delivery available!}

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These ceramic graphic bowls from Urban Outfitters are pretty sweet. Available in 4 different patterns for only $6 each or 4/$15!

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The October 07 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has a fantastic article by cooking/entertaining author Erika Lenkert on how to throw a “Heaven & Hell” party (and a very chic one, I might add!). This theme is of course appropriate for Halloween, but definitely not limited to this one occasion – it’s a fun […]

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Designer Fiona Richards recently introduced me to Cartolina – her fantastic line of stationery that blends ancient & exotic patterns with contemporary colors, 20th century lead type, and chunky wood block prints. The result is curiously unique collection of greeting cards featuring multicultural collages with a fresh, modern twist. Cartolina is available at several retail […]

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As a resident of San Diego, the recent fires have obviously hit close to home for me, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how many emails have been sent in from readers all over the country asking if there’s any way that they can help too…which is so amazing…thank you! The volunteer efforts in […]

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Martha Stewart has a special Holiday Halloween magazine out right now that has tons of fantastic ideas if you’re looking for some last-minute Halloween inspiration. (The ideas would work just as well next year, so it’s worth picking up and saving for later too!) Added bonus – see Martha decked out as both a “glampire” […]

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We’re home! They lifted our evacuation and – aside from the smoke – things are looking good in our area! Thanks so much to everyone that posted and emailed such nice comments & messages – it honestly meant a lot to hear from you :) There is still so much devastation going on in other […]

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Hi Everyone -Sincere apologies for the lack of regular posts the past couple days. We got evacuated from our house yesterday afternoon because of the fires and went to stay with friends that lived in a different area of San Diego, then got evacuated AGAIN from that area and are now in our third location. […]

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In the course of less than 24 hours, San Diego has gone from it’s usual beautiful self to a frightening picture of devastating fire and smoke. The images you see above are all that we’re seeing on our local channels, and an unprecedented evacuation has already been ordered – even compared to the horrible 2003 […]

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I was recently asked to create a gift guide for “domestic divas” at the gifts.com blog – “gift rap”, which was really fun! Of course everything on my list has a modernist feel to it – so it’s probably better described as a gift guide for “modern domestic divas”! In any case, here are my […]

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I know Halloween is getting close, but there seems to be an endless supply of cool products to highlight! Case in point, a few favorites from Z Gallerie’s Halloween collection… {pictured above} skull and bones dinnerware (individual pieces are each sold in sets of 4. prices range from $39.80 – $51.80 per set of 4); […]

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