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> November 2009


I’m in love with the crafty-meets-contemporary style of these “Craft-Store Holiday Decorating” ideas from Real Simple! Pictured above: clever ideas like wrapping blank art canvases with ribbon for mantle decor, using sheets of red felt as place mats and wooden beads & yarn for a table runner, and creating a pretty candle arrangement or modern […]

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Can you believe that Christmas and New Year’s are right around the corner already?! Along the lines of holiday, I have some fun news to share about a project I worked on earlier this year with Chambord that just recently hit the shelves… this year’s Chambord Holiday Gift Set: […]

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Looking for a last-minute centerpiece idea for Thanksgiving? Here’s a project that can easily be tailored to your own color palette and the decorative materials available to you. The most important element of this concept is the “give thanks” message, so head to the scrapbook aisle of your favorite craft store to find chipboard letters […]

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This super-cool Paper Palm Tree is from the Safari Luxe Baby Shower created by Alchemy Fine Events and Canvas and Canopy. They’ve graciously offered to share the details for recreating this project at home. DIY info is below!

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By HWTM guest author Ann Martin “As most of you are getting ready for turkey day, you may get surprised with guests that have different dietary requirements. Part of being a great hostess is making everyone at the table feel welcome. This includes your son’s new vegan girlfriend, as well as your best friend who […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a fantastic “Safari Luxe” Baby Shower created by the creative minds between Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events. In addition to the gorgeous and outside-the-box baby shower decor, what I also love about this party is the meaning behind the theme, which was inspired by the Safari honeymoon trip […]

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Amy Atlas is back with another sweet visual feast! Check out her latest work… a bountiful Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet that’s overflowing with harvest-appropriate treats like mini Mayflower boats with candy pumpkins, sweet potato marshmallow pie, adorable acorn cookies, Indian corn cookie-pops (so clever!),  pilgrim hat cupcakes, and hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks. These colorful […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  And the 2 lucky, random winners are… commenters #127 – Tiffany W., and #250 – Houstonianess. Congrats, ladies…have fun shopping! ***** Today’s (generous!) Surprise Giveaway comes from One Kings Lane – a unique luxury shopping site with a twist: they offer […]

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Today over at RealSimple.com- check out my review of Simply Elegant Flowers with Michael George… a truly fabulous book and a great gift idea for party lovers, hostesses, and brides-to-be. Added bonus – lots of eye candy! {Photos by Brie Williams}

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Oh, boy…someone hide my credit card! Just discovered cool & contemporary online shop: Gretel {via Oh Joy!} and immediately fell in love with their entire collection! The funky-chic red and yellow pedestal servers by Iacoli & McAllister are a little outside my price range, but soooo very cool… They’re made from refinished vintage candlesticks and […]

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These Thanksgiving tablescape ideas from Country Living are so elegant & inspiring! I love the sense of warmth conveyed in this first look, which features pretty sepia & brown tones and lots of natural textures… The sentimental touches are wonderful too – especially the lovely photo centerpiece idea (pictured below), and the handwritten names & […]

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Today’s Cambria Cove Deal of the Day (day 7 of 7!) is this exquisite Royal Jelly Soaps Set by Gianna Rose Atelier. From the website: “Treat your guests royally with these opulent little soaps from Gianna Rose Atelier. Each luxurious bar in the set of 4 is embossed with a bee wearing a crown to […]

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Here’s a peek at the Cravings baby shower theme that I worked on for Parents.com last year. I have yet to actually put this to use for a friend, but am hoping to bring it to life one of these days… don’t you think this would be as much fun for the guests as for […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  And the 2 random winners are… commenters #133 – Shauna, and #6 – Lindsay. Congrats, Ladies! ***** We have another fun Holiday Stationery giveaway today! This one comes from PosePrints – a great company that specializes in unique stationery that features […]

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I was browsing the new issue of Real Simple last night and fell in love with these Pool Ball Wine Bottle Stoppers! Pair one of these stoppers with a bottle of wine for a fun holiday gift idea for guys, party hosts/hostesses, or the wine lover that has everything. ($34 each) Also loving how Real […]

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