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> April 2008


When it comes to entertaining, eco-friendly + easy = good for the environment AND for your stress level! Here are some ridiculously simple ideas that make for attractive, eco-chic tablescapes… Centerpiece Ideas: Stack interesting veggies and colorful fruits in pretty bowls that you already own. Pictured above: Artichokes make for a unique & surprisingly elegant […]

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In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, we’ll be featuring lots of earth-friendly and eco-chic entertaining ideas this week! First up is the "Country Thyme " lemon-berry organic cocktail recipe that we featured on KUSI News this morning! This recipe was created by the Mixologist Joseph Ehrmann for Square One Organic Vodka . Click here to […]

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Tired of hiding those great bottles of wine in gift bags? Graphic designer Stafford Lombard has the perfect solution for you! Lombard came up with these super hip & creative "Wine-O " cards and I have to say that I’m seriously loving this idea! Wine-O cards slip perfectly onto a wine bottle neck and come […]

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Let’s start a Ric Rac craze, shall we? Such a nostalgic, even vintage, piece of sewing detail can add a special touch your party guests will notice. Here are a few ideas we’ve collected: 1. Sabre Paris has a Ric Rac plate collection of many, many colors. 2. Crafty mama Morgan Moore incorporated wide ric […]

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In keeping with the tea theme today… I wanted to share another fabulous find that should appeal to modern design lovers out there: the world’s first Automatic Teapot! The newest product from eco-conscious company the TeaSpot, this contemporary teapot has an integrated timer that you can set for the type of tea you want – […]

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If you’re a tea-lover yourself, or just love to check out fabulous dishes in general, check out today’s post over at Celebrations ! You’ll find lots of fun teapots, cups, & accessories for serving and sipping in style! (Or maybe ideas for gifting in style too… Mom’s Day is coming up!)

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Here’s a new kind of "icing" for your wedding or party cake: butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies adorned with glitzy Swarovski crystals! These sparkly creatures are part of the Swarovski Cake Jewels collection at EstiloWeddings.com, which also includes bejeweled monograms, hearts, lady bugs, and flowers in various sizes and colors…

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These stylish, laser-cut cupcake wrappers just might outshine the treat itself! I’m amazed by the level of detail in the designs, which include intricate patterns like Filigree, Ivy Vine, and White Butterflies. They’d make a truly gorgeous cupcake tower or adorable party favor packaging – maybe filled with colorful candies or a stack of mini […]

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An entire book dedicated to desserts that are "Sticky, Chewy, Messy, & Gooey "? Sounds like heaven on paper! Recipes include: Chocolate Caramel-Pecan Soufflé Cake, Cinnamon-Donut Bread Pudding, Double-Crumble Hot Apple Pies, Giant Coconut Cream Puffs…hmmm… did I say heaven on paper or hell for swimsuit season? We all have to indulge once in a […]

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If these cute utensils don’t make your little one want to open wide, then I’m not sure what will! Constructive Eating Utensils Set ($19.95) and Airplane Baby Blue Spoon ($16) – both available at spoonsisters.com .

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Today on Simply Stated: Celebrations, find tips on how to find inspiration for your next party and make planning much more enjoyable – as well as resources for the Mod Bunny baby shower pictured above and a great new website that makes it easy for you to create your own inspiration boards online!

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This lovely day plate/tray is new over at little odd forest and has a carefree, whimsical design that should make "kids" of any age smile! ($18.50 at littleoddforest.com)

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I’m really excited to share a great book by cooking & entertaining guru Erika Lenkert as part of our giveaway today! It’s called The Last-Minute Party Girl and is a fun, ultra-hip, how-to read that’s full of fabulous advice, witty anecdotes, and tons of great recipes. Here are just a couple of the of many […]

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How cute are these marshmallow animal favors?! I saw them over at Kitchen Retro , who noted that they’re from a book called McCall’s Family Style Cookbook which was published in 1965. I couldn’t find the book on Amazon, but am hoping it might pop up on ebay. Either way, the images look pretty self […]

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These “flower flag” swizzle sticks featured in InStyle’s Southern Weddings gallery are such a cute idea! Created by attaching a small rectangle of paper to a wooden dowel and glue-gunning a yellow or green mum to it, these creative swizzle sticks are a great idea for dressing up signature cocktails and mocktails at any type of shower or celebration!

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