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31 Dec

Happy 2008!

Just want to take a minute to thank you all for such amazing support in 2007 – and to wish you a very healthy & happy 2008…filled with lots of reasons to celebrate! :)

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Jazz up your midnight toast this year with some festive, toast-worthy recipes from cocktailtimes.com: Lava Lamp Cocktail Junior Lava Lamp (Non-Alcoholic) Rising Star and this extremely yummy-looking Blackberry Bellini *All recipes above except for the Junior Lava Lamp are champagne-based. To create mocktail versions of champagne-based cocktails, substitute ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for the […]

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I love this “circle of friends” personalized confetti idea from Martha Stewart, which you can create using photos that have been shrunk down on your computer, vellum paper, and different sizes of circle craft punches. It’s listed as a New Year’s party idea on marthastewart.com (featuring photos of your party guests) – but I think […]

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One of the great things about holiday decorations is that they can often transition nicely from your Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve soirées with just a few easy tricks! For example, my mom did a multi-color Christmas tree this year, using the exact same elements I used on the New Year’s Eve tablescape below […]

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Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ll be taking a much needed break for a few days in the coming week, but will be back before New Year’s with some fun new things to share. Hope you get to enjoy some time off and do lots of celebrating! Merry Christmas! {This is one of my “kids” in the […]

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In case you’re looking for some last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, here are some tempting treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray…{clockwise from top left} Saffron Scallops, Italian Cheesecake, Caramel Tower, and a new way to enjoy your pecan pie – a Pecan Pie Martini!

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I’m really loving this White Christmas Party design from antiques dealer/party host Nate Turner. The fun, monochromatic dessert display would also work great for a winter-themed baby or bridal shower, engagement party, or New Year’s Eve party! Everything on the custom menu Turner put together actually goes along with the White Christmas theme, and includes […]

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There’s a great article in the December/January issue of Rachael Ray – and online! – about how to infuse your own vodka , then turn your homemade concoction into a fun gift by attaching a cute cocktail recipe that features the flavor of vodka you made to the gift bottle, as pictured above . This […]

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Add some sparkle to your Christmas or New Year’s table – or under the tree – with these golden beauties: {clockwise from top left} Gold Glass Table Turnings (on sale for $10 each at West Elm), Gold Electroplate Candlesticks ($70/set of 2 Rosanna), Iona 2-pc. Salad Server Set ($15 at Target), and Crustacean & Kelp […]

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Here’s another shimmery holiday tabletop idea that would work for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Click here for the full scoop on how to recreate this Gold & Silver Shimmer theme. Its always fun to serve food & drinks that match the colors or theme of your party, like this yummy fondue dip for […]

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I know that Christmas is still top-of-mind for everyone, but if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve cocktail or dinner party, it’s a good idea to start planning now, or you won’t have much downtime to recover between the 2 celebrations! New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect excuse to break out the glitz & […]

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I stumbled on some wonderful holiday inspiration in the most unexpected place the other day – my grocery store’s website! I was trying to figure out if something I needed was sold at a regular grocery store, so I went to the VONS website, spotted a little section called “Inspired Holidays“, clicked on it, and […]

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Thanks so much to everyone that entered the Interior Style Home surprise giveaway! And the lucky winner that just scooped up a bunch of fun French Bull products is… Amber, from Sonoma, CA, who said “My holiday party would be brimming with style if I had these on the 22nd…my fingers are crossed!” Congrats, Amber! […]

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These animal ornaments by Jennifer A. Bell are super cute and very contemporary! Click here to learn how to make them yourself…and simply change the color of your paper to customize the ornaments to whatever color palette you need!

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Take a whirlwind journey from the North Pole to the tropics with these porcelain dishes, populated with penguins, polar bears, giraffes and gazelles….not to mention beautiful lettering & scripty embellishments! ($12 each at Anthropologie)

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