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This Black, White, and Pink wedding theme from brides.com is also fabulous inspiration for a flirty, “French Candy” themed birthday party or bridal shower (especially a lingerie-themed shower!). Party Decor: Flower arrangements (roses, carnations, hydrangeas, peonies), party favors, and candy treats are all pretty in pink, and black stripes & polka dots add some fun, […]

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How many of you have ever been to a “Sip and See”? A Sip and See is basically a casual type of baby shower that’s held AFTER baby arrives instead of before. Friends and family are invited to drop by “open house style” within a certain time frame to meet the baby (see) and enjoy […]

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In honor of my shiny new Twilight DVD, I have a little vampire-themed viewing party in the works, which should be FUN! We’ll definitely be having “Blood-Rimmed Martinis“, and I made these Vampire Drink Labels to print out and slide over bottles of RED drinks like Pomegranate IZZE, Boylan’s Black Cherry Soda, and whatever other […]

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Looking for some inspiration for your Easter table? Here are a few of my favorite ideas from BHG.com that are not only chic and contemporary, but also approachable (a.k.a. not overly time consuming – hooray!). Pictured above: Who would’ve predicted that Eggs and Carnations would make for such a hip & modern centerpiece? (And I’m […]

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Well, today is officially the first day of Spring! I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride. Regardless of whether or not you actually have a wedding to plan – […]

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If you’re looking for a creative way to say thank you to your wedding guests – especially those that have traveled far and wide to help celebrate your big day – try surprising them with a “Welcome!” treat in their hotel room or a parting gift as they head home from reception. Jo Gartin’s Weddings […]

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Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here! Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET! Pictured below: […]

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When you think of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, I’m guessing the word “chic” isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind, but these smart & stylish ideas from ’round the web prove there’s another side to St. Patty’s Day festivities that’s sans the all-you-can-drink green beer and rowdy pub crowds! 1. Chic St. Patty’s […]

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The perfect St. Patty’s Day treat for adults… vanilla ice cream topped with Irish Stout! And LUCKY for us, the directions couldn’t get any easier: 1. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a chilled pint glass. 2. Top with beer. 3. Enjoy! Leave it to Martha to come up with the perfect themed “garnish” for our […]

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WINNER Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered and checked out How Fast They Grow! The random winner was chosen, and I love it when stuff like this happens because it proves that the results really are RANDOM. The # drawn was “1“! So Mirielle – our very first […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – get the details on the new (fabulous + affordable!) Orla Kiely for Target line, plus a few ideas for an party/shower theme inspired by this collection! And while we’re on the subject of the Orla Kiely brand… how fabulous are these bags from her Spring/Summer 2009 collection?! These aren’t […]

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In honor of Barbie’s 50th Birthday/Anniversary – Mattel went all out with a very cool, VERY PINK birthday bash at the “Real” Life-Size Barbie Dream House in Malibu, CA. Jonathan Adler was tapped to do the interior design of the “Dream House”, and celebrity event planner Colin Cowie (who also hosts’s Lifetime’s Get Married show) […]

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We have a new “Real Party” for you that’s loaded with decorating inspiration for those of you that love COLOR! This is a party that Michelle Schobert threw for her daughter’s 9th birthday celebration. Keep reading for lots of pics and all the colorful details, as told by Michelle: ***** “My youngest daughter Courtney has […]

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Today on Simply Stated: get the details on a fabulous web-based application that makes creating digital inspiration boards for your parties & celebrations super easy… no graphics training required!  I used it this morning to create the Pretty in Pink Bridal Shower board pictured above… in about 15 minutes flat! Learn more.

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Winner Update – 3/17: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to all 300+ of you that entered! And the FOUR lucky, random winners are: Commenters # 221 (Five O’Clock Somewhere), #223 (Danielle), #114 (Amber), and #188 (Whitney). Congrats! Garnish will be contacting each of you directly to coordinate your prize! ———- I’m really […]

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