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> June 2009


Looking for some patriotic treats to serve up this weekend? Check out these colorful, berry-licious ideas from ’round the web! Pictured at top: fresh & healthy Red, White, and Blue Parfaits, Berry-Lemon Napolean featuring lucious lemon filling & flaky pastry, and Cinnamon Candied Apples displayed on tray of blueberries – all from BHG.com.

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Today over at Simply Stated – check out some colorful garden party ideas to help inspire your summer celebrations! {Three stylish, floral-inspired partyware collections, plus coordinating drinks, favors, and decor ideas…}

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I’m just loving this gorgeous – and ultra-modern – Seaside Story wedding theme from the knot, so I was really excited to stumble on this knot tv video that gives a “behind the scenes” peek at the photo shoot for this theme!

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Attention MOMS… if you have an aspiring young Jedi on your hands, he’s guaranteed to love these Star Wars party ideas from Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes! Read on for all the creative details – as told by Marie herself – plus a links to a few Star Wars-inspired craft tutorials on her blog… […]

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These fun pics are from a “Pink Lotus Lounge” backyard party that was hosted by sisters & designers Lori Roark and Denise Haynes-Port. This party was held in celebration of a milestone anniversary for their artful, handmade jewelry line: LilyGirl, but it also serves as great inspiration for all sorts of special occasions that you […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to Alice White Wines and to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Jennifer Irvin from Texas, who said, “YELLOW…….Bright summer sunshine, lemonade, chardonnay, grilled squash, sunflowers….. Nothing better!!!!!”  Congrats, Jennifer! Now you have a great excuse to throw a colorful summer party! […]

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Alchemy Fine Events and Canvas and Canopy dreamed up this gorgeous “B”-inspired baby shower that’s just overflowing with creativity… and serious STYLE! Read on for tons of gorgeous pics and all the party details… ***** “Baby is for Baby Shower …and Baby Boy Baron. We took the Birds & the Bees to a whole other […]

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We’re going bananas over this monkey themed first birthday that Shawna Pardo, coordinator and owner of Trio Events, threw in honor of her son’s first birthday! Shawna wanted to put a “swinging spin” on the usual jungle-themed children’s party. With a little help from some gorillas, orangutans and spider monkeys, Shawna turned her backyard into […]

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Congrats to Abby from Style Me Pretty on her fabulous new site, which she launched earlier this month! SMP was already great, but she still managed to make it even better with an updated site structure, pretty new logo, and gorgeous, inspirational photo galleries. Now there’s even MORE great wedding eye-candy to preoccupy yourself with […]

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Project Wedding has been running a wonderful contest called “Budget Savvy Bride” that’s full of great inspiration for throwing a fabulous wedding on a budget. I was honored to be part of the judging panel, and along with 4 other guest judges, we narrowed the entries down to 5 finalists. Now it’s time to VOTE […]

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You might remember Michelle Schobert from the colorful, Tinkerbell-inspired party that she created for her daughter’s birthday. Well, she’s back with a gorgeous, adult-friendly soirée this time! Read on for the details, as told by Michelle… ***** “Here is the first official event planned by the newly established Six Chicks Designs. With Interior Architecture degrees […]

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Here’s a sneak peek at the invitations I just finished for Tisha & Duane’s upcoming “French Circus” baby shower, which will be mailed out in Stardream’s shimmery Onyx Metallic envelopes. (All personal info has been changed in this version… although it would be pretty cool if the venue was really on “Ringmaster Road”!) I just […]

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So the summer has been off to a VERY busy start! I know the posting has been a bit lighter the past couple of weeks but promise it will pick back up soon… I just found myself in the middle of an insane start to June that can only be summarized by the following: Goodbye, […]

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HWTM got a little mention in the new People Style Watch issue (June/July 09)! Just saw it while checking out at the grocery store early this morning. Good start to the day! =)  Lots of fun, summery ideas in this issue, too!

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I’m co-hosting a baby shower for a friend next month and having a hard time deciding which way to go with the theme, so I thought would be fun to see which theme YOU guys would most like to see all done up & photographed for future inspiration. Ginny is having a boy (Max) – […]

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