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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the holiday, we’re celebrating with a full week of giveaways – a new one featured every single day! Keep coming back for more chances to win. This could be your lucky week!

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I’m really excited to kick off this week’s giveaways with fabulous jewelry and stationery from Cristina Ashley Designs . Cristina’s jewelry designs include contemporary, yet feminine creations like this cool Flower Cluster Necklace (6th image down in the linked post) , as well as hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry that can be customized with any name, […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Monday! Here are a few favorite recipes & treats from around the to help inspire your planning & celebrating this weekend… Pictured above: Clover Cookies & St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes from marthastewart.com, and Short Stack of Shamrocks and Sweet Shamrocks (made from pound cake) from parents.com.

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Tea-lover or not, who wouldn’t want these adorable characters to make an appearance at their table! Pictured from top: Earl Grey Elephant Tea Pot, Chamomile Camel Tea Pot, Hippo Sugar Bowl, and Zebra Creamer. Throw in some animal crackers and you’re all set! (Fabulous gift ideas too!)

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Even if you can’t afford that dreamy ocean-front home with the fabulous beach-side patio for entertaining (sigh…) , that doesn’t mean you can’t at least bring the beach to you! The trend in ocean/beach themed housewares this season is a breath of fresh air as we head into the warmer months, not to mention a […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week a way, so it’s probably time to start talking about celebrations for this fun, super-lively holiday – and we know there will be a lot of them! Today on Real Simple: Celebrations, I posted some tips & ideas for St. Patrick’s Day drinks – from the all-important […]

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A unique, modern vase is a conversation-worthy centerpiece all on it’s own…and these curvy beauties definitely fit the bill. No need for tons of flowers here – all you need is a single, colorful flower or some simple greenery to act as icing on the cake. Pictured above: Zero Vases in white and grey ($39.95 […]

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Former Martha Stewart Living editors/designers Michele Adams and Gia Russo have created an impressive resume since they decided to combine their talents and create their own company – "MiGi " (a combination of their first names) in 1999.

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Some exciting news to share…Real Simple magazine launched a new blog network called “Simply Stated ” this week, and I’m super excited to be joining them as a regular contributor to the “Celebrations ” channel. The first post went up on Monday, and as of this week you’ll find more HWTM-style tips twice a week […]

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In addition to the chic, “notice-me” color palette of this fantastic reception table, it also features one of my favorite ways to create a super cool, easy centerpiece. Just wrap some empty gift or shoe boxes with hip, contemporary gift wrap in coordinating patterns, then display them grouped together. You can use boxes of the […]

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Absolutely loving this new dinnerware design from Crate&Barrel…contemporary botanical silhouettes in white, pale celadon and varying shades of misty blue. Click here to check out the entire collection.

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When Callie Micks found herself surrounded by great dishes, cookbooks, and kitchen gadgets – but couldn’t for the life of her find a great apron that fit her style, she did what any determined, entrepreneurial-minded girl would do… created it herself! Relying on past experiences as a corporate retail alumna for The Gap and Levi […]

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I seriously can’t say enough great things about the designers at Whimsy Press! Then again, a picture is probably worth a thousand words anyways. Pictured below: a couple of their newest designs that are especially sweet… Cupcakes & Chocolates and Mum’s the Word.

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The last (and only!) time that I picked out China was while creating our wedding registry at the ripe old age of 22. Aside from the not-so-surprising fact that my taste has changed since then, I have to admit that the wedding registry china has barely seen the light of day since the wedding-motif gift […]

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So… as I mentioned before, this week has been super hectic :0 Sincere apologies for the light posting – but in addition to our first participation in a big, out-of-town event on Wednesday and my "regular" job, we had a full day photo shoot for hwtm yesterday and I was seriously running on empty. Here’s […]

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