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With what seems like a zillion new babies and babies-on-the-way arriving among my friends, I’m constantly on the lookout for cool & unusual baby shower gift ideas. I came across these super modern onesies from e.k.g. clothing recently and fell in love with the contemporary silhouette graphics and vintage denim patch embellishments! Onesies also make […]

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I’m absolutely head-over-heels for this brand-new bubbles dinnerware from cb2. Not only is the design ultra-modern… the price is ultra-affordable! $4.95 dinner plate, $3.95 salad plate, and $2.95 bowl. Get complete service for 8 for less than $100!! I’m going to need more cabinet space…

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11 Jan

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More new & swoon-worthy picks from cb2: graffiti-inspired tag platter & appetizer plates ($15.95 / $4.95) glazed slab mug and slab bowls ($1.95 to $2.50) Seriously these prices are ridiculous! wood veneer scroll serving tray with a bright orange finish ($15) oh-so-clever carton vase, “perfect for dunking one, two or three flowers” ($6.95) These would […]

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I designed a baby shower for some friends a few months that was particularly special because of the circumstances… The couple had been trying to get pregnant for several years without success, so when it finally happened for them and they found out a little girl was on the way – mom-to-be described the feeling […]

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I recently stumbled on this beautiful holiday tabletop designed by Sandy of the sugarpond blog and instantly fell in love with the modern simplicity of it all…not to mention the fact that she’s using the gorgeous Classic Century dinnerware from Crate&Barrel that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while! You could easily translate this […]

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Starting to make plans for your Super Bowl party? Celebrations.com is hosting a “Big Game Party Idea Contest” that you can enter for a chance to win a game day party worth up to $5,000! Now THAT would be a nice budget to work with! All you have to do to enter is tell them […]

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I’m excited to introduce a cool new online shop to you today – and even better – pair it with a Surprise Giveaway ! Although Write on and More has been serving a loyal customers from their Florida-based shop since 1999, they just recently launched a new ecommerce site in order to bring their hand-selected […]

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The New York Botanical Garden has a great online shop full of some truly fabulous finds. A few favorites are pictured here. Click here to check out the entire store. Pictured above: Espresso Cup and Fig Leaf Saucer – LOVE THIS! ($24) Matte Silver Tea Measures ($28) Espresso Cup and Petal Saucer ($24) Honey Flutes […]

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If you appreciate a good glass of wine, but are somewhat lost when it comes to anything wine-related other than how your tastebuds are reacting to the current glass in your hand, there’s a great article from Sunset Magazine that is definitely worth checking out. In "Taste Wine Like a Pro ", Sunset wine editor […]

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Speaking of wine…wine tasting parties are always a fun excuse to entertain – and great activity ideas for holiday or bachelorette/girls’ night parties. Throwing a wine tasting party is easier than ever these days – with ready-made wine tasting kits you can have delivered straight to your door. For example, this "Tasting Party Time " […]

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One of the great things about the start of a new year? Some of the exact same products you lusted after in 2007 just might have a shiny new {a.k.a. "lower "} price tag in 2008! There are tons of great sales going on right now; here are some of my favorite price-slashed picks from […]

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Looking for a yummy signature drink recipe that’s fun for everyone? Virgin daiquiris and fruit smoothies are great options for get-togethers such as baby showers, kids parties, brunches, spa parties, or anytime you want to offer guests a festive beverage, sans the alcohol. Serve the drinks in fun glasses, garnish them just like a cocktail, […]

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Mealtime takes a modern twist with these super fun, designer products for little ones… Snack Ball Snack Container ($6.50) ModWare Toddler Utensils ($5) Dombo Cup ($15) Groovy Interlocking Plate and Bowl Set ($13) *The entire group above would make a fabulous baby shower gift! Munch Lunchbox Dog ($12, on sale)*Lightweight lunch bag that insulates for […]

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Domino magazine has a great article on their website called "5 steps to a foolproof fete ". These easy-to-follow hosting tips include: Serve a house cocktail (a.k.a. a "signature drink" that coordinates with your theme) Make your place smell fabulous (using fragrant candles in key places) Get the light right (Avoid harsh lighting and go […]

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