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We have a new Surprise Giveaway for you today – with a twist! Our friends at Elum – the brilliant letterpress invitations & stationery company that creates gorgeous eye candy like this and this – are offering up one of their luxurious letterpress desk sets to a lucky Twitter follower! Each desk set is valued […]

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The movie doesn’t hit theatres until August, but the trailer for Julie & Julia (as in blogger/author Julie Powell and noted chef Julia Childs) has been released and I think it looks great! Of course it definitely doesn’t hurt that Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are in the lead roles… and I love seeing Streep […]

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After an exhaustive (in a good way) search for margarita cupcakes on flickr, I noticed that tons of people were crediting “VCTOTW” as their recipe source, which was a bit perplexing at first. Google came through as always though and quickly helped me decipher the strange code – which turned out to be shorthand for […]

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I’m so excited to share today’s guest post with you! The ultra-crafty & talented Meaghan Mountford – author of The Decorated Cookie and Cookie Sensations: Creative Designs for Every Occasion – is here with a fun DIY cookie project. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Megan has personalized the downloadable envelope template in […]

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I’m really excited to be part of a cool bridal event happening this Thursday, May 7th at Bloomingdales in San Francisco – especially alongside the company of Michelle Preli, Editor-in-Chief of Brides.com, and Christy Weber – CoFounder/Executive Editor of the fabulous Junebug Weddings! If you’re in the area, please join us from 6-8pm for cocktails, […]

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Watch out boring, boxy aprons…there’s a new girl in town! Say hello to Smocks – and to flirty, smart designs for entertaining in style! Smocks is a brand new company created by mother-daughter duo Christopher Ireland – a West coast techie & marketing/brand consultant – and Kelley Culp – a fashion editor & designer living […]

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Most of us have enjoyed a classic or strawberry flavored margarita at one time or another, but how about a Smoky Grilled Grapefruit or Honeydew Rita? There are so many variations of this popular drink – and seeing how tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo – it seems like the perfect time to explore some of […]

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We’ve covered Mint Julep Cupcakes this week… but the cocktail itself is important too! Get the Mint Julep cocktail recipe today over at Simply Stated. Have fun tomorrow!

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Letterpress with a sense of humor… now THAT’S a good combo! These fun letterpress cards & coasters from Zeichen Press don clever messages like “SURPRISE… I totally forgot your birthday” and “Hello? Is this the police department? I’m calling to report my missing youth“. More favorites from Birthday and Baby pictured below…

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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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