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> November 2008


This super-stylish bridal shower was designed/hosted by Alison Donahue and features the always-fabulous color palette of chocolate and blue, plus tons of pretty details like parasols, retro-chic coasters, paper-wrapped vases, and polka dots. Read on for tons of photos and a full recap, in Alison’s own words… “I wanted to host a beautiful bridal shower […]

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Since it is Friday and all, thought I’d send you off in to the weekend with some pretty cocktails to enjoy… even if it’s just visually! Want to take the next step and actually try some of these out? It’s your lucky day – here are the recipe links: Triple Shot Espresso Martini, Long-stemmed Rose, […]

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Looking for a way to sweeten up your weekend? Here’s an idea… Chocolate chips swimming in caramel atop a peanut-buttery cookie crust… These Nutty Peanut Butter Caramel Bars look like a mouthful of heaven! (Good one for the holiday baking file!) {photography by desertculinary}

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Does the phrase “Thanksgiving decor” bring visions of illustrated pilgrims, paper turkeys and country home dinnerware to mind? Well, think again! Tap into a bold autumn color palette of vibrant orange, rich chocolate, and earthy shades of green for a modern take on your Thanksgiving celebration this year. Here are a few ideas: Pictured at […]

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We have a fabulous new real party to share with you today… just in time for your upcoming Thanksgiving & fall celebrations! This one comes from Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings & Events, and it’s a whopper of a post with TONS of pictures – so get ready! Here goes with the details, as told […]

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Hi! I’m Rebecca Goering, author of Tastefully Entertaining, a blog providing ideas and inspiration for planning memorable events.  I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to guest post for HWTM today! I’ve been extremely intrigued by the color gray lately.  It’s sophisticated, chic and compliments so many other colors – orange, green, white, blue, […]

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Since Huggies was one of the sponsors that donated to St. Jude for Alison‘s baby shower (see previous post today), I was instructed to make a diaper cake for the shower…which made sense. The only problem was that I’d never actually made a diaper cake myself before, and when I opened the Huggies packages the […]

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Here’s a little sneak peek of the baby shower I decorated this past weekend for Alison Sweeney, which also benefited St. Jude Children’s Hospital! Since Mrs. Sweeney (a.k.a. “Sami” from Days of Our Lives) chose this design from tiny*prints as her baby shower invitation, we went with a modern take on a “Momma Bird/Baby Bird” […]

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Update: This giveaway is now closed. And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #44 – Caitlin – who said “Wow I love so many! black + white paisley is my favorite!” Congrats, Caitlin! Thanks so much to everyone that entered… and if you didn’t win… don’t worry – we’ve got more surprise giveaways coming up […]

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Is it just me or does today feel like a national holiday?! Come late tonight, it’s true that some will be celebrating more than others, but in the meantime, we can ALL celebrate the fact that we’re able to take part in what has already proven to be a historic day. Today on Simply Stated, […]

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Jen B. has 4 more tables (along with style steal tips) to share in her Dining by Design event recap, but this next one was so great that I couldn’t resist featuring it all on it’s own…with LOTS of pics! Here are the details, as told by Jen: This “Modern Tablescape” design by Jennifer Dyer […]

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Can you believe that the presidential election is tomorrow… finally?! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this election has been going on forever! Today on Simply Stated, check out a few ideas for election day cocktails that you can sip with friends while glued to the TV tomorrow night!

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