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Okay, here goes: My name is Jenn, and I’m an unhealthy snacker. There… I said it. That’s the first step towards recovery, right? We’re a few weeks into the new year now, and I’m realizing that my “healthier eating” resolution has been a tad (okay more like completely) non-existent. How about you? The problem on […]

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I’ve been admiring this swanky party theme from the ultra-creative Joanna of Lotushaus for a while now.  She created this fun “Global Lounge” theme for Thanksgiving (yes, Thanksgiving!!), but don’t you think this look would also work beautifully for a variety of occasions? I’m thinking bridal shower, engagement party, or milestone birthday for starters… What […]

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We’re in Boston now for the Hip Hostess event tonight at KO Prime/Nine Zero hotel – and I’m so excited to meet some of you very soon! I have to say that this city is gorgeous – this is the first time I’ve been here since around age 7, so it’s been a while! The […]

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Umbra just came out with a fabulous new line at Target called Umbra Loft – and lucky for us, this bold, modern-meets-elegant collection is just as affordable as it is stylish! The overall look of the Umbra Loft reminds me of Nicky Hilton’s fabulous black and white dining room… so if you’d like that look […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – check out some fresh kitchen & dining finds featuring a bold blue and yellow color palette and fabulous Scandinavian style!

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If you’re on the market for a wedding photographer – or just love looking at stunning photos/visual eye candy in general – definitely check out The Best Wedding Photos of 2008 feature over at Junebug Weddings. It’s a gorgeous display of imagery from talented photographers around the world! For example: Amelia and Justin Lyon (pictured […]

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Winner Update 1/14: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I can’t believe how many fantastic budget tips were posted in the comments… great stuff!! And the randomly selected winner is: Commenter # 251 – Melissa F., who said: “My budget tip would be to purchase one really nice serving […]

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I’m loving the vibe of these chic chipboard postcards from Prismera. Available in Jungle and Heart, each card features a hand drawn illustration by designer Laura Su and is printed in soy-based inks on 100% recycled paper. $3 each at prismeradesign.com

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We’ve been busy this week finalizing all the details for the Boston Hip Hostess event…which is already only a week from tomorrow! If you’re in the area, please grab a friend or 2 and come celebrate with us next Thursday night (January 15th) at the Nine Zero Hotel. There will be tasty cocktails, yummy hors […]

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A pop-art/Warhol-inspired party has always sounded like so much fun to me….with all the vibrant colors and funky patterns/design elements that come with his style – it’s the perfect excuse to create a fun & genuinely “outside-the-box” experience for party guests! There are so many directions you could take with this theme, but these cool […]

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Let’s Eat Cake, an amazing fundraiser hosted by the equally amazing Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is coming up quick: Tuesday, February 17th at the Plaza Paramount Hotel! Let’s Eat Cake is a cake decorating competition with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the fundraiser right here. In an effort to […]

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I’m finalizing the details for the upcoming Hip Hostess Event in Boston (January 15th) and thought I’d share one of my favorite “Stylish Entertaining on a Budget” tips with you today – which is the theme of the Boston event. Scrapbooking materials are a great resource for budget-friendly entertaining – and this extends way beyond […]

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The tag line for Ann Kelle Designs is “Paper to Make You Smile” – and their bright, fun, and oh-so-modern products definitely do just that! Want to bring a little more cheer to your office this year? Check out the new Ann Kelle 18 Month Mousepad Calendar – featuring tear off calendar pages with a […]

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