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More cool new kitchen & dining finds from MoMA Store in sleek silver, black & white: 1. Pop-up Bottle Cap Remover – designed by Alessi, one of my personal favorites – this egg-shaped bottle bottle cap remover uses a pressure mechanism to open bottles with ease… and flair! 2. Hanging Demitasse Spoons – Cleverly designed, […]

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Looking for a way to fancy up your burgers this weekend? These gourmet turkey burgers from epicurious feature tomato jam, olives, and feta and look pretty tasty… and healthy! You can even make them mini-sized and turn them into sliders, then dish them up with some yummy baked fries. Feel free to substitue your own […]

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I’m up in Northern California visiting family this week and had the opportunity to share a some Labor Day party ideas on Sacramento’s KCRA News this morning, which was so much fun! The focus of the segment was ideas for throwing a stylish & creative Labor Day party without spending a ton of money or […]

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Today on GlamDish: check out some fun beer-inspired cocktail recipes, like this Guinness Float from Everyday with Rachael Ray! {Photo: Tata Donne}

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I’ve been adoring black, white, and bright yellow lately, so this color combo was my focus for a party inspiration board over at Simply Stated today. Head over there for all the details, and if there are any particular color palettes that you’d like to see turned into a new inspiration board, please let me […]

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When I posted this baby shower idea last month, inspired by these adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 onesies, I thought it was a fun idea, but Amy from Stem Parties truly knocked it out of the park! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just let you see for yourself…

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Think again! How creative are these cupcake burgers (or maybe “burger cupcakes”, as a reader pointed out) by cupcakequeen?!  Your vegetarian friends might even bite! Serve these up at your Labor Day BBQ this weekend…and be prepared for the compliments to come rolling in!

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WINNER UPDATE: 478 comments – wow! I had a feeling you guys were going to love this one :)  I wish I had a gift certificate for everyone, but – as always – we’ve got to narrow it down…so, the lucky random winner of the Smock shopping spree is: Heather Moss (commenter # 197), who […]

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Because Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day all fall in or near summer, these holidays offer a great opportunity to incorporate beach-inspired elements into your party decor. You can really use any type of party theme you want for Labor Day in particular, but patriotic or all-white themes seem to be the most popular, […]

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The Harvey Wallbanger Cake is one of my all-time favorite types of cakes – my mom makes them every Christmas and I can pretty much polish the entire thing off by myself (which is probably not a good thing…but sometimes you just can’t help it!).  Anyways, I was excited to come across these yummy-looking Harvey […]

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25 Aug

Mozi = Love

I stumbled upon the MOZI website yesterday and am smitten with their products, to say the least!  Seriously…did you ever think that olive oil decanters (pictured above) could be this dreamy?!  And pictured below, just a few of the very many fabulous tea towel designs… And guess what…there’s much more!  MOZI offers 3 core collections […]

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Modern-twist really does crank out some amazing home & dining products! Check out today’s Simply Stated: Celebrations post – Modern-twist: Innovative Product Design – for a closer look at their contemporary collections. Pictured above: clever Doileez surface covers – and pictured below: 5 favorites from the super-artistic Modern-twist Placemat designs:

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These artistic, hand-printed cotton napkins by Jessica Gonacha would make a lovely & unique hostess or housewarming gift – or a creative addition to your own kitchen! $30/set of 4 at Indie Fixx Shop.

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…absolutely loving these fabulous Jardins Japonais and Fruits Deguises paper placemats from French design house Atelier LZC!  At $20 & $25 per set of 8 though, I might be more apt to frame these and hang them as art – or decorate with them in other ways that might go a little further (wrapping vases, […]

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