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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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HWTM reader Linda Roos sent over a nice message recently that said, “I was inspired by your post the other day with the 5 tips for hosting. I made a post on my blog about my own biggest tip for any host/hostess… I just wanted to share with you.” Well, both Linda’s tips – and […]

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These Ice Invaders silicone ice cube trays are way too fun! The perfect addition for any 80′s party or alien/outerspace birthday theme, they also make a great novelty gift idea for gamers or children of the Awesome 80′s! Tray measures 8.5″ x 5″. ($7.49 at perpetualkid.com)

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When it comes to serving dishes, I’m personally partial to pedestal (or “footed”) designs, but according to the emails, tweets, and comments I’ve received from readers, a lot of you are too! So that’s the focus of today’s post over at Real Simple… 8 Great White Pedestal Servers. P.S. Pedestal servers make wonderful gift ideas […]

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I’ve finally found the perfect dessert inspiration for this Owl Baby Shower theme: these adorable red owl cupcakes from baking guru hello naomi! And the red robin design would be perfect for a “Love Birds” bridal shower or Birdie-themed baby shower. Swoon.

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Whether you’re nurturing a relationship or nursing a breakup, these quirky kitchen gadgets from Perpetual Kid are offering up some serious relationship therapy! Pictured above: Heart Egg Molder ($5.99) Nothing says lovin’ like breakfast-in-bed featuring heart-shaped eggs, right?; The Ex Voodoo Knife Block Set – a safer way to get those jabs in…($69.99 / available […]

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When it comes to serving appetizers & finger foods at parties, it’s amazing how much you can elevate the visual appeal of your spread by putting a little thought into the presentation of each dish. Regardless of how fancy/casual the party is or exactly what types of items you’ll be serving, this is definitely an […]

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