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> April 2009


Winner Update: Wow – you guys really love your See’s! This giveaway is now closed, but thanks so much to all 586 of you that entered! I wish we had gift certificates for all of you, but as always we’ve gotta narrow it down, and the randomly drawn winners for this giveaway are…. #418 – […]

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While the Mint Julep is definitely the obvious drink of choice when it comes to Kentucky Derby parties, revelers who aren’t fans of bourbon can sip on vodka-based “Infield Punch” instead. This simple cocktail recipe from Budget Living’s Party Central is basically just fruit punch & vodka garnished with lemon, but it’s so much more […]

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Looking for a reason to party this weekend, but “Hats ‘n’ Heels” isn’t really your thing? Not to worry! One of the best things about the Kentucky Derby is the wide variety of personalities – and methods of celebration – that it attracts. We’re talking both ends of the spectrum here… from the “lifestyles of […]

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In continuing with the color themed gifts today (see earlier post below) – check out today’s post over at Simply Stated: Loving Red… Stylish Gift Ideas for Mom (or your best friend…or your sister…or yourself!).

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Let the sun shine in… Here are a few fun ways to brighten up your desk – or someone else’s! Hint: maybe mom deserves a little “sunshine” for Mother’s Day? 1. Golden Cherry Blossom Notes – Box of 12 ($18);   2. Yellow Bird Correction Tape ($11); 3. Yellow Peony Personalized Paperweight ($35); 4. Thomas Paul […]

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Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been aptly dubbed as the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. So… it goes without saying that roses are a great […]

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Mint Juleps are a “must serve” at any Kentucky Derby party, right? Well, now there’s another fun way to serve this traditional Derby favorite: sweeten up the party with tasty Mint Julep Cupcakes – cleverly garnished with short straws and fresh mint leaves, of course! We made these cupcakes for a local news segment today… […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – check out a few pretty cocktails & creative drink garnish ideas in fresh, lovely shades of spring green!

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Get the “how to” here, including this yummy review: “…The edges are nicely chewy and the inside soft and gooey. Wish I could find adequate words to express how good these really are….” I think she found them! Enjoy!

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The Kentucky Derby is coming up soon – Saturday, May 2nd – and even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs yourself, this is SUCH a fun excuse to get together and throw a party at home! You can go all out with a specific theme like Hats n’ Heels, Racing/Silks, Infield, etc – […]

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I came across this adorable Spring Bouquet craft idea on the American Crafts blog recently and thought it would be such a cute homemade gift idea for Mother’s Day – or an adorable addition to girlie birthday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers! Get the full tutorial here. P.S. The “flowers” would make super cute […]

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Loving these stylish & earth-friendly entertaining products from Branch: • 16″ Serving Trays in Colors by Bambu – 100% organically-grown bamboo, non-toxic water-based adhesive, natural lacquer (derived from the cashew nut tree), food-safe polyurethane. ($24 ea) • Vessel: Ivy by Perch! – created with low-fire ceramic & non-toxic glaze / great home accessory that can […]

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These multi-purpose shopping totes from Smudge Ink are bold, colorful, and eco-chic! Made of 30% recycled material, reusable, and fully recyclable with other household plastics. Several designs available. ($9.95 each or $29.95/pack of 3 different designs) (Great Mother’s Day gift idea too!)

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Winner Update 4/28: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the (randomly chosen) winner is… Commenter #144 – Janet, who said, “I heart the photo booth magnet – Made for each other.ty 4 the entry:) my daughter gets married in sept and this would be a great win!”. Congrats, […]

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Cool drinkware finds from Greener Grass Design…Pictured above: Fortune Teller Coffee Mugs – Coffee cups with predictions embossed at the bottom. See.. the future looks bright! (on sale for $10 / regularly $14) Pictured below: Number Mugs – start every morning off with your lucky number! Or give a set of 2 as a thoughtful […]

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