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Photo display stands are a great way to create a truly custom centerpiece that perfectly matches your theme and occasion! A few ideas include: clip on photos of bride-to-be or couple-to-be for a bridal shower/engagement party; baby pictures of famous celebrities for a hollywood-themed baby shower; for a birthday party, hang different cards or gift […]

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Feeling Lucky? Hope so..because we’ve got a fantastic giveaway for you today – generously sponsored by Violet.com ! Check out these goods: vintage-mod what-to-wear apron , 2-in-1 spiral trivet set , swanky spirograph plates (set of 4), and beautiful letterpressed wallpaper cards (set of 6)…a $128 value! How to enter: Sign up for violet.com’s newsletter […]

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Susie from Rock Scissor Paper sent me an email on Friday with some very good news: the brand-new Home Collection from RSP is now available! I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this new line ever since Grace posted some sneak-peek snapshots from their tradeshow booth a few months back – and now that everything is […]

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Hi everyone – sorry for the delay on posting these winners – this week has been a little crazy! Anyways, here are the winners of the RSM book giveaway – if you see your name/comment here, please send me an email with your full name & mailing address and put “I’m a Winner!” as the […]

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These very modern – and very adorable – mini mobiles would make the perfect party decór for your little one’s birthday party or for a modern mom-to-be baby shower! Just hang one or more in an entry way, over a table, etc. And after the party’s over, you can use them to decorate a kids […]

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San Diego’s Fox in the Morning news recently invited us to share some tips for stress-free 4th of July entertaining! Here are a few screenshots from part of the segment and some tips to help you spend more time at the party and less time in the kitchen: 1. Don’t feel pressured to make everything […]

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Cool Cocktails: Watermelon Crush and Raspberry Collins Easy Breakfasts: Mini Blueberry Turnovers and waffles topped with berries and whipped cream Feeling gourmet? Tempt your guests with these impressive eats: Napa Valley Basil Smoked Burgers and Beer-Battered String Beans! For a sweet finish: Red, White & Blueberry Cupcakes and Oat Crisps with Blueberries and Créme Fraiche […]

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Festive fruit garnishes are an easy way to add some 4th-of-July-flair to your Independence Day beverages. This simple carambola (starfruit) garnish a great example – and the perfect accent for your red and blue themed drinks!

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Looking for some weekend craft projects? Here are some of my favorite crafty July 4th entertaining ideas from Martha Stewart . How great do these napkins look?! Clockwise from top left: ring tones napkin rings , easy sand candles , fourth of July votives , and can-do cans {images from marthastewart.com}

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I’m loving “today’s delight” on Delight.com! This Modern Hostess Party Set is the perfect gift for any party guru – including yourself if this means you! The set includes a Hostess Diary – a cute little journal with spaces to jot down memories from your party in addition to tips for yourself to remember next […]

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If you’re on the lookout for July 4th decorating ideas – here’s a super quick & easy easy idea for a festive & modern star-themed centerpiece. You’ll need the following: • foam stars: 4"-5" or larger (available at Michael’s or other craft supply stores) • giant star craft punch (we used a 2.25" size) • […]

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I’m loving the vivid summery hues and simplistic design of these hand-painted aluminum napkin rings… …and spreaders… …and salad servers… …and bowls!

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27 Jun

Mesü bowls

I was watching The Big Idea with Donny Deutch this past Monday and saw a great interview with Jen Panepinto – creator of the Mesü bowls – an ingeniuos little set of porcelain bowls that make portion-control much easier and way more stylish! Instead of measuring your food into a measuring cup and then pouring […]

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When the first “Real-Life Parties” post went up a few weeks ago, HWTM reader Karen wrote in with a tip about an awesome bridal shower she just saw that “could be your next “Real-Life” party!” Well, Karen – you were right! I knew it the second I laid eyes on the amazing pictures from photographer […]

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This gorgeous metallic chandelier gift wrap is a treat in itself…. …but it would look even better wrapped around this Platinum Chandelier tea set from Rosanna! What a pretty gift… {set of 4 cups/saucers, $40; teapot, $40}

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