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> March 2009


In my quest to come up with easy & budget-friendly Easter decorations this year, here’s another idea that fit the bill and only took a few minutes to whip together: mini pails +  window gels + flowers = super cute Easter Centerpieces! Shopping Resources: Mini pails: $1 bins at Target Window gels: Target ($1.99/pack of […]

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Well, the Queen of baking cuteness has done it again! Check out these adorable new Easter-themed cake pop designs from Bakerella….starting with my personal favorite – the Spring Chickens! I just love these little cuties – both the “chicks on sticks” version (above) and the stick-free version (below).  This design would be really fun for […]

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If you’re looking for a quick & easy Easter craft/centerpiece idea, these Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets” only take a few minutes and will look super cute on your Easter table! Added bonus: they’re really inexpensive! All you need are small terra cotta pots in various sizes, scrapbook paper, “grass” filler, and any embellishments you want […]

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Even your most refined dinner guests will have a hard time resisting these clever Mustache Napkin Rings! Each laser-cut, clear acrylic ring is fused with a chalkboard mustache that doubles as a placecard. Love it! ($24/set of 4 at Modern Dose)

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There’s something about the new Flamingo and Trees collection that Bailey Doesn’t Bark debuted this week that’s so delicate & lovely! I’m especially loving the chic color palette of soft pale pink, burnt sienna and gold that designer Re Jin Lee used for the hand-painted flamingos and decorative accents… (Prices are in the “luxury” range […]

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No matter which critter you’re looking at, these colorful, felt toy party favors are pretty much the cuteness! Find out more about them over at Simply Stated today!

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Project Wedding ran a fantastic DIY Wedding Challenge recently and the level of creativity in the 160 entries is truly inspiring! I was excited for the opportunity to be a guest judge for the contest – especially alongside these 4 fabulous women: Bee from Weddingbee, Grace from Design*Sponge, Mackenzie from Something Old, Something New, and […]

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When it comes to decorating Easter eggs, I usually opt for the easy route, but these Egg Creatures from Martha Stewart are so ridiculously cute, I’m thinking they might be worth the extra effort! Especially the momma and baby pig design… how adorable is that?! (Cute decorating ideas for baby showers & kids parties too!)

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This Black, White, and Pink wedding theme from brides.com is also fabulous inspiration for a flirty, “French Candy” themed birthday party or bridal shower (especially a lingerie-themed shower!). Party Decor: Flower arrangements (roses, carnations, hydrangeas, peonies), party favors, and candy treats are all pretty in pink, and black stripes & polka dots add some fun, […]

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How many of you have ever been to a “Sip and See”? A Sip and See is basically a casual type of baby shower that’s held AFTER baby arrives instead of before. Friends and family are invited to drop by “open house style” within a certain time frame to meet the baby (see) and enjoy […]

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In honor of my shiny new Twilight DVD, I have a little vampire-themed viewing party in the works, which should be FUN! We’ll definitely be having “Blood-Rimmed Martinis“, and I made these Vampire Drink Labels to print out and slide over bottles of RED drinks like Pomegranate IZZE, Boylan’s Black Cherry Soda, and whatever other […]

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Looking for some inspiration for your Easter table? Here are a few of my favorite ideas from BHG.com that are not only chic and contemporary, but also approachable (a.k.a. not overly time consuming – hooray!). Pictured above: Who would’ve predicted that Eggs and Carnations would make for such a hip & modern centerpiece? (And I’m […]

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Well, today is officially the first day of Spring! I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride. Regardless of whether or not you actually have a wedding to plan – […]

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If you’re looking for a creative way to say thank you to your wedding guests – especially those that have traveled far and wide to help celebrate your big day – try surprising them with a “Welcome!” treat in their hotel room or a parting gift as they head home from reception. Jo Gartin’s Weddings […]

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Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: […]

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