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> April 2009


I’m absolutely in love with this beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings… doesn’t it just have “Summer party!” written all over it? With or without the waves crashing in the background, this look is fabulous inspiration for all sorts of summer celebrations – from weddings and bridal showers to swanky birthday parties […]

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This one’s for the kiddies… a fun little craft project + “friendly” holders for all those Easter Bunny treats! (Full instructions for both versions after the jump…)

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Easter brunch, Mother’s Day brunch, wedding brunches… they’re even better with a cocktail, right?! Check out today’s post over at Simply Stated for 5 great brunch cocktail recipes. Have a favorite daytime drink that’s not on the list? Share it!

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These fun, DIY centerpieces can be customized with your own favorite flowers, shapes, and papers to create a look that’s uniquely yours… and tailored to any occasion! The example pictured above is for our Easter table this year, but this look would also be cute for a baby shower or “love birds” bridal shower… YOU’LL […]

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This past Friday I invited my local Twilight-loving friends over to watch the new DVD that just came out… and I’ve gotta say it was a fun excuse for a party! Although my husband wasn’t really surprised that I was decorating for this get-together, he still asked, “Why all the fuss to watch a DVD?“. […]

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Serving egg-based appetizers for Easter is pretty common, but there are so many different ways to get creative with them, including pumping up the color! Here are 4 yummy ideas from ’round the web {clockwise from top left}: 1. French Style Stuffed Eggs {via Cooking Light mag} 2. “Pink” Deviled Eggs, colored with beet juice […]

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These Egg Tarts from Sunset Magazine are perfect for Easter brunch.  Egg yolks, sugar, and milk in a light filo crust; prep time + cooking = 30 minutes. (Full recipe after the jump.)

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Have a baby shower in the works? If you’re looking for a fun concept, here’s an owl-themed baby shower that I created for this month’s issue (April 2009) of Pregnancy magazine, featuring super-cute plush owls, colorful feathers, woodsy elements, and more! {view the article at a larger size} P.S. This could also be a fun […]

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Feel like being crafty & creative this weekend? These 5 fun projects from ’round the web are great inspiration for Easter projects and beyond! Pick your fav: 1. DIY Homemade Marshmallow Peeps (via Twig & Thistle) 2. Photo Lantern Tutorial {via decor8} 3. Paper Bunting/Banner {via tiny décor}

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Here’s another easy Easter project for you: Paper Bunny Garlands! The best part about this craft is that you can tailor it to any colors & patterns you want… and there are SO many great papers available. I used the new Craft Fair papers from American Crafts™ for this one (and also for the Terra […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: check out some clever & unique “Dining Meets Mod Art”  product finds from A+R. (Yes – those are PANTONE MUGS!!)

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WINNER Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenter #36: Erin – and Commenter #350: Beverly M. Congrats, ladies! Salus will be contacting you directly to coordinate your bath & body shopping spree! ***** Who’s ready to be pampered?! Salus Custom Bath and […]

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Question for you: What are your favorite “little things” to do for the ones you love? I think we all have certain “little things” that we do for others.  Some are conscious efforts – like cooking a special meal or treating a friend to lunch, and some are almost second-nature… like making sure the fridge […]

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