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I can’t believe that Easter is already going to be here in a few short days… the year is seriously flying by! Hope you get to celebrate with friends & family and enjoy the day on Sunday! Here are a few recipe ideas for Easter brunch celebrations to help get you started… {Pictured above} Big-Family […]

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RealSimple.com has a great article/slideshow up right now featuring new and fun ways to get creative with Easter’s favorite sugar-coated marshmallow friends! The feature also includes some “Fun Facts” – including this one which seriously shocks me: “PEEPS were made by hand using a pastry tube until 1954, when a machine was invented to create […]

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We’ve got another fun giveaway for you today! This one comes from Wifeville , a super cute website that has tons of great gift ideas for new and soon-to-be wives (think bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and wedding-day gifts ), not to mention treats for yourself if you’re married, because you’re a Wonder Wife too, right?! […]

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Today’s ultra-generous giveaway comes from popular maternity & kids brand Childish™ – and if you fall into any of these categories, then this giveaway should be extra tempting to you:

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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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