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> November 2007


These beautiful and very out-of-the-ordinary Oval Deer and Round Louise decorative trays would make great gift ideas for the girl that already seems to have everything! The vintage-looking illustrations, rich colors, and gorgeous laser-cut detail makes these trays just as pretty for your wall as for your table. ($65/Deer & $85/Louise at Bunny Maxwell) Also […]

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We’ve got another fun giveaway for you today (and more throughout the week)! Just in time for those holiday parties you’re hosting – or that holiday gifting you need to do – contemporary apron company: Apronique – is offering HWTM readers a chance to win one of their smart & stylish aprons – which are […]

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A few tempting signature drink ideas for your Thanksgiving Soriee, featuring some very Thanksgiving-appropriate ingredients… • Pumpkin Pie – features Kahlua, Malibu Rum, Milk, Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie Filling {recipe via cocktailtimes.com – see below for our modified version}• Gingersnap cocktail – features spiced rum, ginger brandy, eggnog, and a gingersnap cookie! {recipe via thebar.com}• […]

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Here’s a super easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving cocktail or wine glasses: do-it-yourself drink tags made from scrapbooking coaster tags! For the “charms” pictured here, I used the contemporary, autumn-themed Madera Island mini coaster tags by SEI. The mini coasters are made of chipboard and ready to go as-is, so all you need […]

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Joanna Dyckhoff sent over pictures of a modern co-ed bridal shower she recently hosted – and I have one word to describe it – “Wow”! Everything was super contemporary and perfectly coordinated, from the hand-made invitations to the flower centerpieces, party favors…even the room decor! Check out how creative these invitations are that Joanna designed […]

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Michelle Gainey of Lemiga Event Management recently sent over pictures from an open house event featuring some of her bridal shower and themed party designs, which are super cute! Here are a few of the designs I’m especially loving: Sweet Sixteen party , featuring bright orange and fuschia tones, adorable "sweet 16" beverage holders, pink […]

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Congrats to Jen Wallace on the launch of her new online shop! Jen created the Indie Fixx Shop as an extension of her blog, Indie Fixx, with the goal of supporting and promoting independent design and small DIY business people. You’ll find everything from bath & body goods to jewelry, stationery & products for the […]

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Pear and Peony is an adorable new online shop that features hip, handmade party favors and contemporary invitation designs – hooray! Started by two NorCal graphic designers – Aimee Aikens and Kirsten Yeates – in order to “to merge our love of good design, party planning, and an epicurean lifestyle. Our belief is that life […]

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Anthropologie has some really fantastic holiday decór this year! A few favorites include…{clockwise from right} Lapland Candelabra (love this!! $48), Snow Like Honey Hurricane ($88), Alpine Votive ($6), Stitch and Sparkle Garland ($24), and Make-believe Mushroom ($14) & Felt Octopus ($12) ornaments….so cute :)

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Every time I visit Whimsy Press I find something new to fall madly in love with. Latest crush: these fantastic matchbook pads and bookplates in gorgeous, high-contrast black and yellow: …and then again in warm neutrals and elegant blue tones: *And at $8 per matchbook pad or set of 6 bookplates, these would both make […]

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Getting ready to do some holiday shopping? Then here’s a little something that might help you out…Warm Biscuit – an absolutely adorable children’s shop featuring unique gifts & product finds for babies, kids, and moms – is offering up $50 gift certificates to TWO lucky readers! There’s so much cute stuff on this website, I […]

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I’m really excited about this giveaway because it should really comes just in time for the holidays…especially for those of you planning to send out some fabulous holiday cards or party invites! Anna Bella Fine Stationery is offering up the chance to “Stuff Your Stockings this season” with a $100 shopping spree on anything from […]

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Pulp Factory recently launched an adorable new website featuring their new keepsake calendars for new moms & brides-to-be! Today they’re offering up several of the mom & mom-to-be versions: A Pregnant Girl’s Life, A New Mom’s Life, and A New Baby’s Life. Nine winners total! You’ll find find fun illustrations and stickers to mark important […]

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I’ve been eyeing these funky pink & brown Giraffe Appetizer Plates for a while now…so I was really excited to discover that there are tons of other coordinating products available sporting the same fun print – including the cool ceramic cocktail shaker and adorable notecard set pictured below. Super cute for holiday or hostess gift […]

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Artist Adam Frank truly takes candlelight to the next level with his lumen candles – a series of beautiful, stainless steel oil lamps that cast intricate silhouettes of pine, magnolia, or cedar trees on the wall. As the flame flickers, the shadow silhouettes “dance”. ($48/ea at Red Envelope) And a few more pretty candle picks […]

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