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08 May

Fruity Cocktails

Summer is the perfect time to serve up fruity cocktails at special celebrations or everyday get-togethers! For some festive, fruit-filled ideas, check out my Fabulously Fruity Cocktails guest post over at GlamDish today!

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Today at Simply Stated: Celebrations – check out my "Fresh Fête" post for some spring entertaining ideas & inspiration!

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I recently discovered a fantastic blog called Sweet Paul that focuses on design, craft & food. Sweet Paul is authored by Paul Lowe, a talented interior and food stylist from NY. His blog is full of wonderful inspiration for food presentation – like the fabulous fruit ice cubes pictured above (from the cookbook Slurp ), […]

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Treat yourself to some Chipotle Shrimp Tacos and Margarita Ice Pops today!

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How is it possible that Mother’s Day is already this coming weekend?! The year is truly flying by! If you’re still on the lookout for cool gift ideas for Mom, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for unique tableware, contemporary vases, personalized stationery, modern floral arrangements, and more!

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MoMA Store always showcases fantastic, design-forward products, but there are a few pieces I recently stumbled upon that also stand out as especially clever…

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These new "Late-for-Dinner" melamine plates from Anthropologie are perfect for retro-mod summer entertaining! Sold in sets of 4 for $24, each plate dons a different pop-art flora print…

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As a certified Mexican-food lover, you don’t have twist my arm to convince me to celebrate Cinco de Mayo …but if your arm needs twisting, here are some mouth-watering recipe ideas (for everything from festive main dishes and cocktails to desserts) that should do the trick… {pictured above} treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray :

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1. Today at GlamDish: Whim by Cynthia Rowley (highlighting some of the stylish outdoor entertaining pieces from Rowley’s new Beach, Picnic, and Party collections at Target) 2. Today at Simply Stated: Celebrations: May Flowers for the Table (dinnerware, melamine, table linens, and more – all featuring fun floral motifs for spring & summer entertaining)

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30 Apr

Dress It Up

These adorable Dress Place Card Holders would be darling for a bridal shower or anytime girls night dinner party or luncheon! Another cute idea for using these with a gathering of close friends:

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Who knew that there was such a thing as Grilled Cheese Month?! Well, according to this website , April is just that, and you won’t find any complaints about that here – except for the fact that I found out about it a little late…so I’ll just have to observe the "holiday" in May, instead. […]

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These colorful capiz garlands are a party all on their own! In addition to working great as hanging decorations, capiz garlands are also fabulous as table decor – lay a few of them across the table to create a “table runner”, or try wrapping single strands around glass cylinder vases to create playful containers for […]

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These pretty, DIY paper butterfly embellishments are such a creative way to dress up your place settings! They actually look really pretty & elegant in this all-white color scheme… or for a more playful setting, try a few brightly colored butterflies (fuchsia, aqua, orange) perched together on the napkin, creating a colorful contrast to the […]

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If you’re looking for a thoughtful, personalized gift for Mom’s Day, there’s a great company called Snaptotes that customizes all different kinds of handbags – from purses to cosmetics cases to beach bags – with favorite photos. This is obviously a great idea for moms – but I also love this idea for pet-lovers – […]

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{by Guest Hostesses: Amy Squires and Jocey Canrinus of the fabulous new wedding website: Wedding Chicks: Sassy Weddings for Cool Chicks!} Throwing a stylish soirée can be simple if you stick to a theme. We decided to throw an Asian-inspired affair and want to share our fabulous finds with you! Here are the party details…

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