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The random winner of the Pinkerton Design giveaway is… Becky, who said ” Love the cards! Very cool. Love the blog! I’d enjoy seeing more ideas on casual entertaining. :) Thanks for all you post!” Congrats, Becky! Please email your shipping info with “I’m a Winner!” in the subject line so we can send you […]

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The powerhouse that is Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia recently unveiled yet another great website for all of us that love to craft and entertain! Checkout marthastewartcrafts.com for some cool new options in party favor packaging , gorgeous gift wrap , creative craft projects , and complete kids party sets ! I especially love these Tissue […]

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 is a very big day for celebrations this year…in addition to the various fiestas that will be going on across the country tomorrow, many of you will also have your eye on the prize – or should we say “roses” – as the 133rd annual Kentucky Derby takes place in Louisville, […]

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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching this weekend! And I’m guessing a lot of you are planning to celebrate with the must-have cocktail of the holiday: the margarita of course! One of my favorite cooking gurus – Sam the Cooking Guy – has a recipe for one heck of a margarita – dubbed “Sammy-Boys Margarita […]

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To make your shopping experience even more delightful, Delight.com is offering HWTM readers 15% off all through May! Just enter the promo code “Hostess” at checkout to receive your discount. Might come in handy for Mother’s Day too! Happy Shopping :)

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I’m really excited about this week’s surprise giveaway because I think hwtm readers are going to love it! It’s right up the modern design-lover’s alley… The giveaway is sponsored by ultra-hip & modern stationery company: Pinkerton Design – and includes 2 sets of their super-cool “flips” notecard packs (each pack comes with 2 different, coordinating […]

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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of color, but sometimes pure white is just right… there’s something perfectly simple and comforting about the all-white palette and natural elements found in these dishes and serving pieces from west elm: {pictured above, clockwise from top left} pure dinnerware, white bamboo entertaining collection, artisan serveware (on sale!), […]

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A gift of flowers is a typical way to show mom appreciation on her special day – but the arrangement can be anything but typical! Try surprising mom this year with a truly show-stopping bouquet of flowers with qualities that remind you of her. Here are a few ideas to get you started: {pictured above, […]

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Indie Babies has a great giveaway from Vintage Body Spa going on for Mother’s Day! Hurry, though – today (May 1st) is the last day to enter!!

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Add a splash of unexpected humor to your next get-together with beverage napkins that are witty, clever, and even a bit saucy! A few favorites are pictured here…find all of these and more fun designs at broadwaypaper.com . (The cappuccino beverage napkins would be great for a baby shower, and cook for you is a […]

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This crafty home decor idea from Martha Stewart arrived in my inbox yesterday – and it immediately looked like the perfect concept for a graduation party centerpiece! You could even recover the stacked books with cool, modern gift wrap in various prints & colors to coordinate with your party’s color scheme – and then decorate […]

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Removeable decals are such a fun way to dress up your glasses – especially when they’re as super-cute as these “glass stiks” decals from blik. You can choose from several different, modern designs (each available in a variety of colors) – or order the mix pack and use the decals as drink markers! {available at […]

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Here’s another fun way to adorn your drinks…Clingy Thingy Labels is a woman-owned company that just recently launched with the motto of "making everyday things easier" – which is exactly what they accomplish with their new drink and wine labels.

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These bold, graphic map serving plates by notNeutral have been on my wish list for a while. They’d look so great mounted on a wall – or would make a great gift idea for a travel connoisseur, modern design lover, or resident of one of these featured cities. Available designs include: Cairo, Los Angeles, Berlin, […]

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Brides.com is a wealth of inspiration – whether you’re planning a wedding or not! Check out these gorgeous cocktail/mocktail presentations – just a few images & ideas from a stunning online drinks & cocktails gallery that features lots of differenty artsy drink displays and garnishes. (Those cool cube-things in the 2nd row of the image […]

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