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Is it Friday yet? This Raspberry Margarita recipe is going to be included of the Summer Cocktail Guide we’re working on, but I just received the super-delicious image for it this morning and couldn’t resist sharing it little early! We served these margaritas at a few of the Hip Hostess last year, so I can […]

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Attention, fellow Chocoholics: Today over at Simply Stated, check out From Pancakes to Martinis: Chocolate Chips 10 Ways… and prepare to make a run for your pantry – or your local grocery store! (Did I mention there’s even a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores?!)

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Update 4/21: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered – nearly 600 of you!!  Alas, there can only be one winner, and that lucky (and randomly chosen) person is… commenter #374 – Nikki, who said, “I think the WIllow-4 Sweet Cupcake onesie is adorable. It’s just one of the many […]

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I’m loving these ultra-contemporary bird feeders & shelters from cool online shop feel more human…especially the sleek circular feeder by Eva Solo ($60) pictured above! Pictured above: Nesting Bird Box by Eva Solo.

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Get ready for a dose of “Real Party” inspiration that’s pretty much beyond adorable… just like the pint-sized guest of honor! Created by mom/hostess Jess Newman for her daughter’s 3rd birthday, this “Little Miss Birthday” theme would be fun for older girls too! Read on for all the details behind this perfectly sweet & sassy […]

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There’s more to Easter egg decorating than what comes in a box! Give your eggs a fun, crafty look this year by dying them in extra-bright shades of your favorite hues, then decorating them with ribbon, stickers, thin strips of scrapbook paper, and faux flowers. Use clear-drying glue to attach the details.

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I’m really excited to share this post from Amy with you today. Hope you’ll take a few minutes to read on, get inspired, and learn how you can be a part of this celebration too! ***** Hello, fabulous HWTM readers. It‘s Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties again. How have you been? Me? Great! Thanks […]

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Just realized that I forgot to post these pink drink recipes earlier from Barbie’s 50th Birthday Party – sorry about that! Recipes for all 4 (aptly named!) signature drinks from the Colin Cowie-designed bash are below. Cheers! *** Barbie Doll-icious! 1.5 oz Knob Creek 1 oz Cranberry .75 oz Pineapple Juice .75 oz fresh OJ […]

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This new melamine dinnerware from Jonathan Adler makes me happy just looking at it! The spring & summer-friendly patterns – “Acapulco” and “Stripes” (my personal fav!) – are both available in 2 colorways featuring vibrant shades of green, yellow, and blue. Prices for bowls, plates, salad plates, and trays range from $10 – $28 at […]

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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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