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> June 2008


Place card holders are such a fun, easy way to add some personality to your table! If you’re on the lookout for cute designs to dress up your wedding or an upcoming party, check out the Place Card Holders gallery at InStyleWeddings.com for lots of great ideas, including the adorable chair & anchor designs pictured […]

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Feeling totally inspired by the gorgeous work of Krislyn Design today! Imagine walking into a party or wedding reception featuring some of their amazing, signature "moss and jewel trees"… Krislyn Design describes their LA-based studio as "a place where customers can step into a timeless space inspired by beauty without boundaries." Sounds pretty cool… no […]

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Why is it that mini versions of things are always so cute? Case in point: these adorable little edible favors from The White Aisle, which come with your choice of paper pattern, candy filling, and ribbon style! There are tons colors and styles to choose from too… here are a few of my favorite paper […]

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Creative cupcake guru Hello Naomi is just the coolest! I wish I would’ve stumbled on her adorable robot cupcakes earlier – they would’ve gone perfectly with a robot kids party I recently created! (see below) Quick party details: – French Bull Robots Plates & Robots Cups – “Robot Guy” centerpiece created using empty gift boxes […]

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Want to serve dad a special drink this weekend? Instead of a traditional cocktail, try something different and whip up one of these beer-themed concoctions! Here are some recipe links for you: 1. Beer Margarita or, as I like to call them "beer-garitas") {via Rachael Ray} 2. Strawberry Panache – strawberries, lemon-lime soda, & beer […]

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In collaboration with the National Palace Museum of Taiwan, Stefano Giovannani designed this fun "Chin Family " collection for design-forward Italian housewares company: Alessi. Pictured above: egg cup, salt & pepper set, kitchen timer, and king & queen spice grinders (click here to view all). Pictured below: king & queen bottle caps.

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Personalized stationery guru – Erin Condren – has come up with a way to make customizing your next party or shower – from the invitation to the thank you notes – super easy! Her new party packages come with coordinating invitations, place cards, notecards, and labels that are perfect for customizing party favors and bottled […]

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Winner Update – 6/16: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who participated! The winner is… commenter # 42 , Rachel , who said: "planning a 2nd birthday party for my little man…this would be a great way to start!!!" Congrats, Rachel! And happy early birthday to your little one! If you’re […]

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Are these "OrienTales" monkey & banana-themed products the cutest thing ever or what? The collection includes a sugar bowl, creamer, salt & pepper set, and bottle stoppers portraying the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" proverb. Created by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi and available at unicahome.com.

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On the lookout for gifts for dad? Check out my Father’s Day Gift Ideas post over at Celebrations today to find some ideas or to share ideas of your own. You won’t find any boxer shorts or coffee mugs emblazoned with "World’s Greatest Dad", but you WILL find cool things like a turtle-shaped tool that […]

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Lovely inspiration from the knot’s Spring Ahead gallery, which would be equally fabulous for summer soirées too. (How great is that cake?!) {photography by Mary Ellen Bartley}

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I recently stumbled across these these adorable “Thing 1 & Thing 2” twin onesies (based off the characters in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess), and thought they’d be the perfect inspiration for a baby shower for twins! The colors are spunky and fun, and I love the idea of incorporating a “wild […]

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Reusable pop-up Blumebox vases are already a super easy & affordable way to create stylish centerpieces, but they recently came out with a way to make customizing your design even easier: Personalized Ribbons! These 1.5" wide ribbons come in TONS of patterns and colors, including birds, damask, mod dots, and more. $2.49/pack of 4 at […]

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A couple other places ’round the web to find HWTM content this week… • Luscious Lemon Treats over at GlamDish • Hip Hostess Threads over at Simply Stated: Celebrations

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Don’t you just love super creative companies that make gifting so fun? I can’t wait for my next friend to announce their engagement, because I’ve already discovered the perfect congratulations gift! This 2-carat cup is just the cutest thing ever – with a handle that looks like a sparkly diamond ring and adorable packaging that […]

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