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> January 2008


I’m so impressed with the adorable Valentine’s Day desserts that are featured in this month’s issue of Parents magazine. So cute and super creative…I can’t stop staring at the butterfly cupcake especially! And with several of the recipes using things like store-bought cake mixes and cookie cutters, they really aren’t as difficult to make as […]

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I’m a sucker for bright colors, but there’s something so striking about classic black and white. Here are a few cool & contemporary patterns that are sure to make for a gorgeous table… Pictured above: 1. Hibiscus 20-Piece Dinnerware Set $90 2. Marigold Dinnerware Collection ($25 – $30) 3. Midnight Black Wine Glasses ($30/set of […]

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You might already be familiar with Interior Style Home from the cool French Bull Giveaway they did with us in December – and I’m happy to share with you that they’re already offering up another cool product in a new Surprise Giveaway: this wonderfully contemporary "Badu Box " home accent – a $110 value !

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423 entries – WOW! This is a new record for HWTM giveaways and so great to see – thanks so much to everyone who entered the Write On and More Surprise Giveaway! And now for the lucky winner…who is: annayeager, from Chicago, who said:“Awwwww, so many fabulous things, my favorite’s the stainless steel wallet! no, […]

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With what seems like a zillion new babies and babies-on-the-way arriving among my friends, I’m constantly on the lookout for cool & unusual baby shower gift ideas. I came across these super modern onesies from e.k.g. clothing recently and fell in love with the contemporary silhouette graphics and vintage denim patch embellishments! Onesies also make […]

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I’m absolutely head-over-heels for this brand-new bubbles dinnerware from cb2. Not only is the design ultra-modern… the price is ultra-affordable! $4.95 dinner plate, $3.95 salad plate, and $2.95 bowl. Get complete service for 8 for less than $100!! I’m going to need more cabinet space…

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11 Jan

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More new & swoon-worthy picks from cb2: graffiti-inspired tag platter & appetizer plates ($15.95 / $4.95) glazed slab mug and slab bowls ($1.95 to $2.50) Seriously these prices are ridiculous! wood veneer scroll serving tray with a bright orange finish ($15) oh-so-clever carton vase, “perfect for dunking one, two or three flowers” ($6.95) These would […]

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I designed a baby shower for some friends a few months that was particularly special because of the circumstances… The couple had been trying to get pregnant for several years without success, so when it finally happened for them and they found out a little girl was on the way – mom-to-be described the feeling […]

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I recently stumbled on this beautiful holiday tabletop designed by Sandy of the sugarpond blog and instantly fell in love with the modern simplicity of it all…not to mention the fact that she’s using the gorgeous Classic Century dinnerware from Crate&Barrel that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while! You could easily translate this […]

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Starting to make plans for your Super Bowl party? Celebrations.com is hosting a “Big Game Party Idea Contest” that you can enter for a chance to win a game day party worth up to $5,000! Now THAT would be a nice budget to work with! All you have to do to enter is tell them […]

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I’m excited to introduce a cool new online shop to you today – and even better – pair it with a Surprise Giveaway ! Although Write on and More has been serving a loyal customers from their Florida-based shop since 1999, they just recently launched a new ecommerce site in order to bring their hand-selected […]

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The New York Botanical Garden has a great online shop full of some truly fabulous finds. A few favorites are pictured here. Click here to check out the entire store. Pictured above: Espresso Cup and Fig Leaf Saucer – LOVE THIS! ($24) Matte Silver Tea Measures ($28) Espresso Cup and Petal Saucer ($24) Honey Flutes […]

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If you appreciate a good glass of wine, but are somewhat lost when it comes to anything wine-related other than how your tastebuds are reacting to the current glass in your hand, there’s a great article from Sunset Magazine that is definitely worth checking out. In "Taste Wine Like a Pro ", Sunset wine editor […]

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Speaking of wine…wine tasting parties are always a fun excuse to entertain – and great activity ideas for holiday or bachelorette/girls’ night parties. Throwing a wine tasting party is easier than ever these days – with ready-made wine tasting kits you can have delivered straight to your door. For example, this "Tasting Party Time " […]

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One of the great things about the start of a new year? Some of the exact same products you lusted after in 2007 just might have a shiny new {a.k.a. "lower "} price tag in 2008! There are tons of great sales going on right now; here are some of my favorite price-slashed picks from […]

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